Today is International Surfing Day!
We’re hoping this ISD is wardrobe malfunction-free. But just to give ourselves a little insurance, we took this year’s suits on a test ride. Read on for the list of top tops (and bottom) that stay on top whilst surfing (or during various other beach-day frolickings).
Pictured Above: Billabong Surf Capsule
– Fixed Pieces: Slide tops and waves don’t get along too well. They’re the opposite of friends, really.
– Adjustable Fit: Ties or adjustable straps are key to keeping your bikini in place in the water. You can always loosen them up on the sand for a cush bronzing session.
– Minimal Excess Material or Trim Pieces: A little fringe or bow here and there won’t drag you down, but an oversized bottom will drag itself down – if you get where we’re going with that!
– SWELL style-approved. No doy.
Billabong Endless Summer Bikini : Bonus – the top reverses to rainbow stripes.
Frankies Bikinis Ocean Halter : Teensy tiny bottoms = less chance you’ll loose ’em duck diving.
Roxy Rio Bikini : A timeless style that’s way surfable.
Beach Riot Exclusive Bikini : Digging the edged-out style and extra support this style offers.
Mandalynn Kelly Bikini
Lolli Heart Cut Out Top / Bow Bikini Bottom : We hope heart tanlines are the bigger “problem” we have this Summer!
Rip Curl Fiesta Bikini : A bustier style with an adjustable tie back!
Maaji Bikinis : Mix and match these ultra fun, mixed print bikinis. Almost every style is surf-friendly (aside from the bandeaus – those are reserved for said post-surf bronzing sesh).
L*Space Fringe Bikini : We’re 100% okay with our fringe smelling like surf wax.
Billabong Cheeky Jane Wetsuit : By far the most secure of the bunch are the Billabong Surf Capsule Wetsuits. The retro styling lets these suits stand out in the surf and in the sand – no mid-day change required.