Working as a surf guide generally isn`t a lucrative profession yet requires a fair amount of surfwear. Here is my 2012 surf-wardrobe-in-progress:
1// Boyfriend`s old singlet – I`ll tie a knot in back or side
2// Liquid Destination cap
3// Seafolly pants – not normally a brand I`d think of for surfing but I fell in love with these pants and they feel robust enough in the water (had first surf yesterday) while still looking foxy with the laser-cut holes in the sides.
4// Muther of All Things one piece, halter, cut out back
5// Alope neopreen surfsuit – back zip, sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves
6// The Seea – Swami`s Playsuit, lycra, boyleg with hot pink back zip
7// Muther of All Things lycra surf suit with back zip
9// Muther of All Things rashvest – lycra V-neck (from 2011 season that`s why it looks a little grubby from so much wear)
11// Tallow neopreen one piece – racerback, no zips, floral detail on chest
12// 80s neon one piece – bought for $2 from an Op Shop in New Zealand! We all need a random piece for impromptu frivolity and costumery.
13// DIY surf tank – I cut up boyfriend`s old t-shirt and added a piece of neon scrap material in the chest. Not for sun protection, more for easy-to-spot when boyf is taking photos
14// KALi bikini – thick elastic waistband on pant, cheeky bottom cut, cross ties at back, artists print. Awesomeness.
15// Roxy surf bikini – not really in keeping with my support of independent brands but it was on sale, fitted well and I really like the back tie design (pulls in between shoulder blades and doesn`t tie around neck)
17// Surfkini separates – love the top so much I bought two. Tops cross over at back (no neck ties), cheeky cut pant which has internal tie at back for extra peace of mind. Core basics for any surf wardrobe.
18// DIY bikini pant revamp – bought the bikini in Sri Lanka last year, originally had tie sides, same blue colour but wasn`t very sturdy in the water. Came across this post on the Goldfishkiss blog and voila: new surf pants
19// Huffer t-shirt – iconic NZ brand, 8 years old and must`ve shrunk so hadn`t worn it in years until pulled it out for last season. Good way to standout in a crowded lineup.
20// Tallow surf bikini – rad print + strappy straps = winner
21// Muther of All Things bikini – not something I would`ve thought for me but tried it on and it looked killer. Strong V-neck detail, basic pant cut, slick charcoal lycra material. My sexy bikini allowance.
Photographs taken on location onboard the Liquid Mystique surfari boat, Maldives. March 2012.
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