Summer is officially here and for most of the country summer’s arrival means it’s time to ditch the wetsuit and slide into your favorite pair of boardshorts or bikini for your warm water summer surf sessions. Nothing beats the feeling of shedding the winter wetsuit in exchange for something lighter and warm water ready. Here on the North Shore, it’s board short and bikini season year-round, so we know a little something about summer swimwear. Whether you’re surfing with us in Turtle Bay on the North Shore of Oahu, traveling abroad, or paddling out at home this summer, make sure you’re doing it in style and comfort in Our Favorite Summer Swimwear for the Surf, the Beach, and the Pool.
JOB Venice Trunk by Catch Surf
Our favorite pair of boardshorts this summer is the JOB Venice Trunk by our friends at Catch Surf. The Catch Surf JOB Venice Trunk is Jamie’s signature surf trunk and his go-to for sessions at Pipeline and around the world. These boardshorts boast a modern performance fit with 4-way stretch and convenient side pockets wrapped in a classic retro surf package. If you’re hitting the beach this summer, do it in the JOB Venice Trunk by Catch Surf.
Aokai Swim Haleiwa One Piece
Aokai Swimwear was started by Tina and Sally Cohen, to bring surf functionality to women’s swimwear. As surfers from the North Shore of Oahu with Japanese roots, the Cohen sister sought to combine their Japanese heritage with their love for the Ocean in their brand-new swimwear line. “Ao” in Japanese means blue, and “Kai” translates to ocean in Hawaiian. The Aokai Haleiwa One Piece is the ultimate blend of style and function with an athletic design and fit made to take on the best surf in the world.
It may be warm enough to ditch your wetsuit, but we still need to protect ourselves from the sun. The Buell Wetsuits Get Rad Top offers premium sun protection in long and short sleeve options. This rash guard is made in the 0.5mm neoprene in the chest for maximum rash protection and cushion. The Buell Get Rad top features a 4-way stretch and only weighs 6 oz. If you’re looking for sun protection during your warm water surfs, Buell has you covered.
Aokai Swim Kai Top
The Aokai Swim Kai top is the perfect surf top. This classic triangle top is designed for the waves but looks great on the beach or in the pool. Like all Aokai swimwear pieces, the Kai Top is designed to be size-inclusive. This sporty top comes in all different colors to match your style.
If you’re visiting Oahu during the summer, book your stay at Turtle Bay Resort to stay close to the action on the North Shore. Check out our North Shore Surf School for the best surf lessons and surf guiding on the island. Stay tuned to our blog for more Hawaii travel content.