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With beachy blond hair, striking blue eyes and a statuesque 6-foot-2 frame, it’s no wonder 17-year-old Ireland Basinger Baldwin is taking the modeling industry by storm. Her stunning good looks and poise are mirrored traits of her model-actress mother, Kim Basinger, while her sharp wit and penchant for social media (her Instagram “selfies” have earned her more than 35,000 followers) prove she shares the charisma of her actor father, Alec Baldwin. Here, the East Hampton beauty heads to Montauk’s Ditch Plains with model and avid surfer Albert Reed to catch some waves and roam the rolling Walking Dunes.

On her: Bikini top at Eres, East Hampton

On him: Boardshorts at; white T-shirt at John Varvatos, East Hampton

On her: Open-weave wool sweater, Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane at Hirshleifers, Manhasset; Electric Eel ruffled bikini bottoms at

On her: White string bikini at Malia Mills, Southampton; Everglades charm necklace and bracelet at; Eden stud earrings (worn throughout) at

On her: Colorblock wet suit at Cynthia Rowley, Montauk

On him: Wet suit shorts at Topman, NYC

Get Amped With Albert Reed

What’s your life mantra?
Let go.

Favorite sport?

Best surfing tip?
Don’t try it. I don’t want any more people in the water.

Favorite Hamptons spot?
The vintage store past The Surf Lodge

Favorite Hamptons eats?
Lobster rolls. I love to cook so I go to all the vegetable stands. Cooking is therapeutic.

Favorite beach?
Turtle Cove

Favorite beach accessory?
My Borsalino hat

Favorite social media platform?
I’m tired of people projecting their brag sheets on social media.

What song do you have on repeat right now?
Sister Nancy’s “Bang Bang”

Best childhood memory?
Surfing with my best friend, Strader, who’s like my brother. We grew up together. He lives in California but we talk every day. He owns a restaurant called The Hart and the Hunter.

Best snack?
Peanut butter and banana sandwiches

Favorite designer?
For jeans, RRL—they’re quality goods. And Patagonia makes good clothes.

One thing we don’t know about Albert?

What are you looking forward to in the next five years?
I want to own three or four beach clubs. I’m opening up a string of restaurants, bars and boutique hotels on the beach—one in the Rockaways and [the other in] Lima, Peru.

Beach Break With Ireland Baldwin

What’s your favorite social media platform?

What’s your life mantra?
“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes,” by Mahatma Gandhi

Favorite sports?
Stand-up paddling and surfing

Best paddleboarding tip?
Don’t fall.

Favorite beach?
Main Beach, Indian Wells and Ditch Plains

What song do you have on repeat right now?
“Keep Time” by Gauntlet Hair

Best childhood memory?
Traveling the world and having the adventures I did.

Best snack?
Almond butter on apple slices

Favorite swimwear designers?
Pret-a-Surf, Mikoh Swimwear, L Space Swimwear, Beach Bunny Swimwear, Tori Praver Swimwear, Billabong... The list goes on.

One thing we don’t know about Ireland?
I lived in Africa for a little while so I was a real-life Cady Heron [from Mean Girls].

Favorite Hamptons spots?
Nick & Toni’s, Mary’s Marvelous, Scoop NYC and the East Hampton farmers market.

Favorite beach accessory?
My Clinique sunscreen

Favorite word?

It isn’t summer without…
Long beach walks with all my pugs

What are you looking forward to in the next five years?
The paths my modeling career will take me on. I’m excited to work and study acting as well.