Kassia Surf — yes, as in the aforementioned surf legend Kassia Meador — is launching an upcoming surfing swimwear collection full of midline bikini-cut bottoms and bike shorts for those who want to steer clear of inner-thigh rashes. But in the meantime, you should check out her 3MM psychedelic full suit that’s built for maximum warmth in colder water — particularly 48°F to 65°F. After all, as a California-bred surfer, wetsuits are Meador’s specialty.
Never mind that you’ll look like an intergalactic space-surfing superstar, this suit resists wind and retains heat, while the double-blind stitched, taped and glued seams, Velcro enclosures and two neck flaps keep cold water out. The infrared thermal heat lining on the torso adds warmth, and fabric knee pads and a zippered left-arm stash for keys, cash, and wax add bonus points.
Plus, all Kassia Surf products use solvent-free dyes and glues, and they’re made of limestone vs. Yulex, which she argues has the best stretch quality. Kassia Surf also partners with Suga to turn old wetsuits and neoprene scraps from the BLUESIGN-certified cutting room floor into recycled yoga mats. (Related: This Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat Stands Up to the Sweatiest Downward Dog)