The Vampire Diaries just wrapped filming on its fifth season, and Candice Accola (Caroline) isn’t wasting anytime getting her fun-in-the-sun on. Check out these awesome photos of Candice surfing on the Hawaiian waves.

“EPIC surf lessons from the best @ianwalsh4 @dklegend #youtakeyourcartoworkilltakemyboard,” Candice captioned the Instagram photo of herself and fiance Joe King hanging with their teachers in everything surfing. They must have been effective instructors because Candice also shared a photo of herself up on the board, riding the mini-waves. Color us impressed! “Get up stand up…” she captioned the beautiful snapshot. Of course, all of that surfing is hard work, as seen in Candice’s “Post Surfing Sea Turtle Stretch” pic, which shows her lying face down on the beach next to a sea turtle. Both photo subjects seem content to not go anywhere for awhile.

Candice seems to be having a lovely time on her vacation — and it’s not all working out on the waves. She shared this photo of herself lounging on a hammock, along with the caption: “Hanging out in heaven... Maui #FSMaui #MaiTaiTime #bliss.” Other pic-sharing moments included hanging in an infinity pool and drinking a rainbow-hued snow cone on the beach. This woman sure knows how to do vacationing right!

What prompted the Hawaiian vacation? According to this adorable photo of Candice and Joe looking chilly-but-excited in Denver, the two were “Running away from Denver's spring snow...where we end up...nobody knows.”

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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