So many surf brands, but no decent surf bikinis! How can so many mainstream surf brands NOT make any decent active swimwear that works for surfing?
With any surf bikinis or active swimwear, the function is so much more important than what it looks like but there are some great bikini brands marrying both style and functionality.
Many are using recycled, sustainable fabrics also and have a great policy of promoting and supporting up-and-coming female surfers. So here you go. From me to you.
Surf bikinis and active swimwear that we have tried, tested and recommend. There are some discount codes for you too.
Designed by the professional kiteboarder Sensi Graves alongside her team of female water athletes. These bikinis are made specifically for women who are active in the water.
They have a great range of cross-back bikinis and crop-top styles. Sensi Graves ripping in a bikini from her range — so many amazing active bikinis to choose from.
A selection of surf bikinis using recycled lycra, amongst regular bikinis. Adjustable cross back bikinis, thick straps, stunning prints and amazing bottoms: I love the cut of their bikini bottoms.
Roxy has really upped their game in the surf bikini department with their POP surf collection. Neoprene and regular surf bikinis, one-pieces, surf-leggings and strange hooded top things that are street meet surf! All Surf Worthy bikinis are handmade in Bali. They are a crop top style with a comfortable high crossback. The prints are stunning artist collaborations of ocean-inspired designs. The bottoms are all cute little boy shorts with a hidden draw-strong.
Buying from this brand allows you to use your purchase for positive change in the world. OY Surf is an active swimwear brand based out of Switzerland and Bali.
They have fixed cross-backs, triple cross back bikinis and three different styles of draw-string bikini bottoms Bikinis from hawaii surf shop choose from.
Incredible quality fabrics, really cool prints and long sleeve surf suits and surf leggings that are high on my wish list. They also sponsor a fair few women free-surfers include Mathilde Hamde that I met when surfing El Salvador. How to get beach blonde surf hair.
I really like a neoprene bikini in the winter to wear under my wetsuit for extra warmth. Probably the best surf bikini made by a mainstream surf brand.
The Mirage range is their surf bikini specific selection.
Great shoulder straps, racer backs and solid coverage. The ultimate indie surfer girl brand. Great active surfwear for more coverage. The Best Surf Sunscreens — Good for you and the ocean. Crop top style bikinis with sexy cross back and Bikinis from hawaii surf shop straps. Awesome water-colour, photo, or nature-inspired prints and good quality high cut, hip-skimming bottoms. If their bottoms had a draw-string they would be perfect for surfing, but I absolutely LOVE the cheeky cut!
Great for small waves.
Jolyn Bikini has a great range of simple cross-back bikinis and bottoms of varying coverage, all with draw-strings. They even have an active swimwear range for volleyball players!
We put a Jolyn Bikini to the test in big waves in Bali and it did just fine. The most comfortable and flattering bikini bottom tested to date.
Since my review, they have made the straps thicker and more durable. The price point is really, really good.
Another great surf bikini and active swimwear brand out of Germany. Zealous have some great fixed back, crop-top style bikinis and do some cool collaborations with artists.
I met them in Bali and did an interview with them on how they started the awesome surfer girl brand.