SHOWCASE – Maria Fernanda Hernández Bastidas

SHOWCASE – Maria Fernanda Hernández Bastidas

Maria Fernanda caught our attention with some epic in water photos showcasing the famous Hawaiian wave of Pipeline, then captivated us with her coverage of the legendary powerful surf break Puerto Escondido. Enjoy this feature of one of the most skilled and bravest female water photographers out there…

A dragon wave in the beautiful island of Kauai

A dragon wave in the beautiful island of Kauai

Words by Maria Fernanda
I’m a water photographer born and raised in Mexico City with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in Tourism. I grew up as a competitive swimmer and I always had a passion for the ocean even though I lived far from it.

Alana Blanchard top turn.

Alana Blanchard top turn.

Alexandra Florence (John John´s Mom) dropping in at Pipeline.

Alexandra Florence (John John´s Mom) dropping in at Pipeline.

After graduating from college I started to get a little more into photography, but it wasn’t until I travelled to Hawaii a few years ago that my passion for water photography started. This past three years Ive been spending most of my time between Hawaii, South California and Mexico, taking pictures on the ocean and surfing the different breaks.

Asia, Hawaiian mermaid free-diving.

Asia, Hawaiian mermaid free-diving.

Bethany Hamilton doing what she does best.

Bethany Hamilton doing what she does best.

Through my pictures I want to be able to share the amazing beauty of the ocean and the joy that I experience by being out in the big waves and on the lineup, its just the best feeling in the world when you are surrounded by the great power of the ocean. Its a feeling that I could never express in words but I can share at least a bit of it through my pictures!

Coco Ho enjoying her backyard.

Coco Ho enjoying her backyard.

Keala Kennely posing for the camera at Pipeline

Keala Kennely posing for the camera at Pipeline

Kirra gliding down the line on the North Shore

Kirra gliding down the line on the North Shore

Leave it to a girl to never loose style even in the water.

Leave it to a girl to never loose style even in the water.

Leave it to Leah Dawson to point toes with all the style in the world

The always stylish Leah Dawson

No doubt underwater animals are the most amazing and colorful ones.

No doubt underwater animals are the most amazing and colorful ones.

Ocean Beach Pier. The golden hour.

Ocean Beach Pier. The golden hour.

Thanks for sharing your passion with us Maria!
x GSN

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