Elementary School Teacher & Yogi

Cheyenne Tilford

"I’ve been living in Hawaii since I graduated from SMU in 2018. I moved out here to teach at a Title One school for Teach for America and completely fell in love with the island energy, people, and all of the beauty I feel so grateful to be surrounded by everyday. This past summer, I moved from Oahu to Kauai where I continue to teach at a Title One elementary school.

When I am not at school, I’m always doing something active from taking or teaching yoga to hiking to running marathons, surfing and just beach cruising, you can almost always find me rocking at least one of my favorite Maui Girl pieces."

Surf Coach


"Originally from the East Coast I found myself on Maui in 2014. I’m a yoga instructor, surf coach and love outdoor adventure! After surfing for more than 20 years I had a lot of experience trying various swim suit brands looking for the right one that could keep up with my active lifestyle in and out of the water!

When I was introduced to Maui Girl Swimwear, I LOVED that it was a female owned, local business. With so many unique styles, designs and vibrant colors to choose from it’s hard to pick just one! They’re comfortable, stay in place and last!"

Wing surfer

Rio Blue

"Born and raised in Maui. Growing up on the island, I was always in awe of the courageous ocean community we have in Hawai’i and decided to start winging in 2020. Since then, I have become a part of the wind-water ‘ohana and developed a passion for outrigger canoe paddling as well.

Being brought into the Maui Girl family is such an honor as we all share the same mentality: love for the ocean and appreciation for everybody out on the water."

Ocean Lover & Beach Club Manager

Sydney Payne

"My relationship with the ocean began when I was a little girl growing up on the East Coast. I pretended I was a mermaid and dreamed of being in and around the water. Years passed by and I found myself holding a one-way ticket to Hawaii. It clicked that all of those dreams I was having about being a mermaid was now a reality.

I spent time connecting deeper with nature and the ocean. The ocean gives us so much more than we could ever give back. As a Maui Girl Ambassador I’m proud to put my foot down and share with others how each of us as individuals can be more sustainable.

I live in the US Virgin Islands now at a small eco-resort managing the beach club and teaching yoga. The Maui Girl bikinis allow me to move, shake and dance with grace and confidence. The small-batched limited-edition swimwear allows me to embrace my authentic self and hugs me in perfectly in every way as I dive deep into the ocean. I love that the business is women owned, and that you can feel sexy in a sporty suit!"
Xoxo, —Syd

Big Wave Surfer

Skylar Lickle

"I was born on Maui and I adore every aspect of the ocean. It has been a sanctuary for me for as long as I can remember. I enjoy Maui Girl because they too were established on Maui! They want to encourage everyone to feel comfortable and cute in the ocean!"