Best surf bikinis & active swimwear
Plus live discount codes exclusive to Still Stoked
So many surf brands, but no decent surf bikinis! How can so many mainstream surf brands NOT make any decent active swimwear that works for surfing? URGH! Talking to women in the surf and knowing what I want from my surf bikini, I’ve narrowed down the best surf bikini brands and active swimwear to save you the time, money and Google searches.
With surf bikinis or active swimwear, the function is so much more important than what it looks like but there are some great bikini brands marrying both style and functionality. Many are using recycled, sustainable fabrics also and have a great policy of promoting and supporting up-and-coming female surfers.
So here you go. From me to you. Surf bikinis and active swimwear that we have tried, tested and recommend. There are some discount codes for you too. You’re welcome x
Discount codes for swimwear
Sensi Graves Bikinis – Use STILLSTOKED for 10% off
Cenote Swimwear – Use STILLSTOKED for 15% off
Surf Worthy – Use STOKEDFORSURFWORTHY for 10%
KOKOH Bikini – Use SOSTOKED for 15% off orders over $100
Mona Swimwear– Use STOKEDABOUTMONA10 for 10% off – Sustainable fabrics
Zealous Bikinis – Use stillstokedxzealous for 10% off
OY Surf Apparel – Use stillstoked15 for 15% off
Glide Soul – Use STILLSTOKED2018 for 10%
Tide + Seek – Use STOKED10OFF for 10% off – Sustainable fabrics
Salt Gypsy – Use Stillstoked10 for 10% off – Sustainable fabrics
Dkoko – Use STILLSTOKED for 10% off
Mi Ola – Use stillstoked for 20% off
Here are the surf bikinis I love and recommend:
- Use STILLSTOKED for 10% off
Designed by the professional kiteboarder Sensi Graves alongside her team of female water athletes. These bikinis are made specifically for women who are active in the water. They have a great range of cross-back bikinis and crop-top styles. Made in America from recycled fishing nets and platsic bottles.
I’m over the moon to be on their athlete team and have designed my own triple-cross back surf bikini with them called “THE ALEXA” – check it out!
Use STILLSTOKED for 10% off Sensi Graves Bikinis
THE ALEXA Surf Bikini – Part of the Sensi Graves Bikini range!
- Use STILLSTOKED for 10% off
- Read about all the features of THE ALEXA surf bikini and why I designed it
Use STILLSTOKED for 10% off for THE ALEXA or any Sensi Bikini
- Use STOKEDFORSURFWORTHY for 10% off Eco-Warrior collection
- Read full review of the Eco Warrior bikini – 5/5 stars, the 1st time ever we have awarded that!
I surfed solid waves in this bikini and it stayed put the whole time. I fell in love!
All Surf Worthy bikinis are handmade in Bali. They are a crop top style with a comfortable high crossback. The prints are stunning artist collaborations of ocean-inspired designs. The bottoms are all cute little boy shorts with a hidden draw-strong.
All Surf Worthy bikinis are made out of sustainable fabrics, regenerated from discarded fishing nets. They also donate 10% profits to conserve Indo’s reefs. Buying from this brand allows you to use your purchase for positive change in the world.
Use STOKEDFORSURFWORTHY for 10% off Eco-Warrior collection
- Use stillstokedxzealous for 10% off
- Read: Zealous Clothing – How this German surfer built a clothing empire from Bali
Another great surf bikini and active swimwear brand out of Germany. Zealous have some great fixed back, crop-top style bikinis and do some cool collaborations with artists. I met them in Bali and did an interview with them on how they started the awesome surfer girl brand. Super cool girls!
Use stillstokedxzealous for 10% off Zealous Clothing
- Use Stillstoked10 for 10% off
- Read an interview with Salt Gypsy founder Danny on setting up the brand
The ultimate indie surfer girl brand. Super stylish and functional surf bikinis, surf leggings and rashies. Salt Gypsy uses sustainable fabrics and ethical production (they’re the real deal). I feel like a bad-ass surf chick in their muscle tee and the Winki surf top is unreal. Great active surfwear for more coverage.
Use Stillstoked10 for 10% off Saly Gypsy
- Use STILLSTOKED for 15% off
A selection of surf bikinis using recycled lycra, amongst regular bikinis. Designed in Western Australia, made in Bali using regenerated nylon, UV50+, ultra-chlorine fabrics. Adjustable cross back bikinis, thick straps, stunning prints and amazing bottoms: high cut boy-shorts or Brasilian cut, all with a hidden drawstring. I love the cut of their bikini bottoms.
Use STILLSTOKED for 15% off Cenote Swimwear
Roxy has really upped their game in the surf bikini department with their POP surf collection. Neoprene and regular surf bikinis, one-pieces, surf-leggings and strange hooded top things that are street meet surf! Check them out – POP Surf – usually loads of discounts/offers on their web page.
- Use STOKEDABOUTMONA10 for 10% off
Made from Mona Seatex™ Fabric that is 100% regenerated, and derived from post-consumer waste reclaimed from the ocean and other environmental sources. This includes abandoned fishing nets and discarded plastics. Their prints are divine! Solid one-pieces.
- Use stillstoked15 for 15% off
- Read full review of OY Surf Apparel LOU top and BRASIL bottoms– 4 out of 5 stars
OY Surf is an active swimwear brand based out of Switzerland and Bali. They have fixed cross-backs, triple cross back bikinis and three different styles of draw-string bikini bottoms to choose from. Incredible quality fabrics, really cool prints and long sleeve surf suits and surf leggings that are high on my wish list.
Use stillstoked15 for 15% off OY Surf
- Use STILLSTOKED2018 for 10% including off wetsuits!
- Read full review of Glide Soul neoprene bikini top and bottoms
- Read full review of Glide Soul wetsuits (excellent value for money)
A funky active swimwear brand made from neoprene with funky prints and vibrant colours. I really like a neoprene bikini in the winter to wear under my wetsuit for extra warmth. They do the COOLEST wetsuits for a great price.
Use STILLSTOKED2018 for 10%
Probably the best surf bikini made by a mainstream surf brand. The Mirage range is their surf bikini specific selection. Great shoulder straps, racer backs and solid coverage. As it is a low triangle style rather than a high crop, you can fall out of it in bigger surf. It’s great for girls with a moderate size chest.
- Use SOSTOKED for 15% off orders over $100
- Read how Kendall started KOKOH bikini from the south coast of NSW, Australia
Crop top style bikinis with sexy cross back and detailed straps. Awesome water-colour, photo, or nature-inspired prints and good quality high cut, hip-skimming bottoms. If their bottoms had a draw-string they would be perfect for surfing, but I absolutely LOVE the cheeky cut! Great for small waves.
Use SOSTOKED for 15% off orders over $100
- Read our full Jolyn bikini review
Jolyn Bikini has a great range of simple cross-back bikinis and bottoms of varying coverage, all with draw-strings. They even have an active swimwear range for volleyball players! We put a Jolyn Bikini to the test in big waves in Bali and it did just fine.
- Read full review of Costa Surf Bikinis Del Sol top & bottom – 3 out of 5 stars
The most comfortable and flattering bikini bottom tested to date. Great prints but when I tested the Del Sol range, the straps were too thin and the stitching came undone so the bikini didn’t last. Since my review, they have made the straps thicker and more durable. The price point is really, really good.
Other surf bikinis / active swimwear not yet tested:
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Check out their reversible wrap bikini top.
Great selection of surf suits and bikinis that offer more coverage in beautiful contrasting prints and textures. Very classy. Their surf suits may be the best on the market. I’m dying to try one! Always admire girls wearing these in the surf!
- Dkoko – Use STILLSTOKED for 10% off
A great selection of full coverage, crop and cross-back surfing bikinis. Made in Costa Rica. Their tie-bottom bikini bottoms look solid.
Use STILLSTOKED for 10% off DKOKO
Great quality surf bikinis with good coverage – pro surfer Tatiana Weston-Webb rips in them!
Another cool surf brand from Germany (seriously, how can an oceanless country have so many good surf bikini brands?). I want so many of these crop top bikinis!
I’m constantly reviewing surf bikinis and adding to this list so be sure to keep returning or check out the review section for more details on a specific brand.
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Surf Bikinis
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What do YOU want in a surf bikini?
Do you know if any brands that I should review and include in this list?
If so, tell me in the comments below (or if you’re a brand email me through the contact page. Let’s make this list the one-stop-shop for the best surf bikinis around!