For all the ladies out there who travel the world in search of the perfect wave, this post is for you! For you, surfing is a way of life. It’s all about finding rip-curling, foaming waves that you can ride for miles, or so it seems. Similar to scouring the globe looking for killer waves, scouring the stores in search of surf-friendly swimsuits can often be difficult without a little help. Luckily there is The Perfect Wave to organize unique girls surf trips, as well as swimwear authorities like InStyleSwimwear.com to help you find the perfect suits to take along your surfing adventures. Whether you’re heading east towards Fiji or northwest towards the Maldives, choose surf-worthy swimwear styles that can stand up to the job.
The key to choosing surf-friendly swimsuits is to find styles that offer great overall support, fit and coverage. The last thing you want is some accidental overexposure! Eliminate the risk of a swimsuit-related blooper by avoiding styles such as skimpy sliding triangle tops and string tie-side bottoms. Instead, opt for athletic sports bra-style tops, fixed halter tops, fitted rashguards, hipster and boyshort bottoms with substantial back coverage and classic one-pieces. And if your swimsuits don’t snugly hug your body, chances are they’re too big on you and they’ll increase your chances of experiencing a blooper.
When it comes to surf style, it’s better to leave the frills, embellishments and extra details for lounging on the beach. But that doesn’t mean your look has to be boring! Look for sporty-chic color-block patterns, fun-in-the-sun prints or have some fun mixing and matching different colored separates.
If your surf travels include places closer to the equator where the sun is especially strong, consider styles with built-in UPF. Many swimwear designers, particularly those specific to surf, realize that besides the beating you can take from crashing waves, your skin is also vulnerable to attack from hours upon end in the scorching sun. Even if you choose a swimsuit with UPF, make sure you still apply copious amounts of sunscreen. On the other hand, if your surf travels take you to places with cooler water temperatures or particularly rough waves, a wetsuit may be your best option. Back in the day, a wetsuit meant looking like something from a sci-fi film, but today, the possibilities are endless, ranging from various cuts, colors and coverage options.
The best thing about swimsuits and surf attire is that it packs easily and dries relatively quickly, which makes it ideal for traveling. Whether you’re planning a short little surf excursion or something a bit lengthier, make sure to bring a few staple pieces that can be used interchangeably and that suit your needs for that particular location.
Now that we have you pumped to start planning your travels and exploring the world’s sweetest waves, let’s go ahead and sweeten the deal! From now through December 8, 2013, take 10% off at InStyleSwimwear.com with promo code: TPW10 (keep in mind they ship worldwide!) Enter the code at checkout and you’re good to go. Happy travels!
To check out The Perfect Wave’s girls surf trips, contact The Perfect Wave on (+61)2 9939 0890.
Susan Bodack is the Social Media Marketing Manager at InStyleSwimwear.com, an online retailer specializing in designer swimwear, beachwear, footwear and accessories. Susan is knowledgeable on all things swimwear and loves to share her expertise with her fellow beach-goers and ocean-lovers. For more information about InStyleSwimwear.com or to read more of Susan’s work, visit InStyleSwimwear’s Beauty and the Beach swimwear blog.