Making Waves: FP Model Annie McGinty Shares 5 Tips To Staying Beach-Photo Ready

Have you ever wondered how surf models always look so fantastic in front of the camera? 

Their skin is always glowing, their body is fit, and their images just scream “laid back cool.” How do they do it? Well, we asked FP model and Southern California beach babe, Annie McGinty, to share her top five tips to staying photo-ready on the beach. Annie grew up in Columbus, Ohio, but has since lived all around the world. She now resides in LA, where she can surf, skate, and hike to her heart’s content. Read on to hear how this nature-loving cool girl keeps herself photo-ready:


Get the look: Cropped Rashguard Solid, Raw Hem Denim Cutoff, Sunrise Obi Belt


Get the look: Short Sleeve Cutwork Structured Tee, Sunrise Obi Belt, Cleopatra Anklet

1. First and foremost, I stay healthy and active. I practice yoga, I love to run, and I take some sculpting classes at Pop Physique. Always want to make sure my beach bum is in shape!

2. I live about 20 miles from the beach so I always pack everything I might need. I take my surfboard… and if the waves are no fun, I always have my skateboard in my truck.


Get the look: WTF Off The Shoulder Graphic Tee, Sammie Bottom Print


Get the look: Printed Boyshorts, WTF Steel Tank, Metal Armband Duo


Get the look: Easy Tea V-Neck Sweater, Runaway Slouch Cut Off


Get the look: Long Sleeve One Piece

3. I bring my portable speakers and my journal. Some days I go and lay out in the sand for hours. I put on my favorite music blog, “Reverberation Radio”, and draw, write, or just do nothing!

4. Once a week I prepare a homemade face mask. Usually it consists of avocado, honey, blueberries, oatmeal, cucumber, and vitamin E oil. I let my skin absorb that for about 15 minutes. When I rinse it off, I apply a homemade scrub which is just raw sugar and olive oil to exfoliate. This way my skin is fresh and ready to soak up the sun.

5. My favorite snack for the beach is pineapple. It’s full of water and vitamins, it acts as a natural Tylenol, and best of all, it doesn’t leave you bloated.



Get the look: Printed Boyshorts, WTF Steel TankEliza Straw Hat



Get the look: Woo Wee Dress, Metal Armband Duo


Get the look: High Neck Top Solid, Morrison Washed Flare, Eliza Straw Hat

Thank you, Annie! We can’t wait to put these tips into practice!

+ How do you stay beach ready? Leave your own tips in the comments! 

Models: Annie McGinty & Nick Fouquet

Hair by Heather Rae, Make up by Stacey Tan

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9 years ago

Whenever I need a quick getaway that seems like a vacation, I love heading up to a beach along the Malibu coastline. Its so secluded that I can easily pretend I’m on a tropical retreat in some faraway place. It’s a quick way for me to unwind and feel rejuvenated. I also always bring my sunhat sunscreen and a light portable beach chair to spend a lazy day watching the waves roll in.

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9 years ago

Living in the Philippines, the beach is never very far away when I’m craving some serious sand, sun, and surf. My bathing suit ‘collection’ has grown seriously out of hand and I love always knowing I’m ready to hit the pool, or the waves, at any time with any suit fixed to my mood! I’m always up for an impromptu beach trip, and now for a stretched-out resort vacay.


9 years ago

This makes me want to hit the beach so badly! Gorgeous styling! I love the surf tops – definitely needed.

Warm Regards,

9 years ago

I would loove to live near the beach! It would definitely incentivize me to go running :)
That face mask sounds lovely, I’ll definitely try it out!
Lots of love!

P.S.: I love pineapple too!!

9 years ago

Everything about this is absolutely stunning!

9 years ago

Love her homemade face mask- I just started using coconut oil and tree tea oil to moisturize and my skin is so happy being chemical free!

9 years ago

Never forget water. One time I forgot I was dying. lol. My tip is to make sure you moisturize your hair too. Coconut oil or jojoba oil is my favorite. We tend to forget to protect our hair under the sun! :) Happy beach time everyone! <3

9 years ago

I love living close to the beach, it feels liberating! And I always carry my favorite boho beach bag with me, like this one


9 years ago

I try to stay fit for the summer, that is the sure fire way to look good at the beach.

9 years ago

This article is totally ridiculous. How to have a beach body? 1. Have a body, 2. Go to the beach.

8 years ago

Love these pics! Very California-esque.