May 17th, 2014 | By | 289 Comments

SeaMade: Bikini Review | Rip Curl

A good bikini is essential for fair weathered surf sessions. You can’t be troubled with checking your bikini over and over again to make sure it’s in place when the waves are pumping and the sun in shining. Even if you aren’t surfing and are just practicing your beached whale bronzing skills, worries of nip slips shouldn’t be concerning you. So the saying goes “out of sight, out of mind”, as should your nips.

As a busty petite slady (that’s lady-slider, Lauren Hill’s recent contribution to the surfing lexicon), tops with good support and coverage that don’t look like a bra are essential to my bikini arsenal. Of course, I have tops that are less practical but a good surf top is like gold in my wardrobe.

I recently surfed in a Rip Curl’s My Mirage bikini (above right) and it definitely passed my test of performance kini wear. Constructed from UV protective, light weight, quick drying fabric, this bikini felt so smooth and comfortable. The material is even curve hugging without digging in. The rouched bottoms have moderate coverage that is flattering for all booty shapes and sizes. The top is racerback style and very sturdy and flattering. This thing definitely isn’t flying off while duckdiving. Also, it is reversible so it’s like two bikinis in one!

After surfing, I changed into the Rip Curl Brightside bikini which has just about the cutest retro aloha print ever. The bottoms are cheeky and the top is bralette style, so it is very good for tanning if you want minimal tans lines. Super cute bikini all around.

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See you on the beach and in the water you SWELL bikini babes!

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