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 independent brands marrying style and functionality. Many are using recycled, sustainable fabrics and promote and support 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 – Sustainable fabrics
Salt Gypsy – Use Stillstoked10 for 10% off – Sustainable fabrics
Cenote Swimwear – Use STILLSTOKED for 15% off
Awoni Surf – Use STILLSTOKED for 10% – Sustainable fabrics
Mona Swimwear– Use STOKEDABOUTMONA10 for 10% off – Sustainable fabrics
CEACEA Swimwear – Use code stillstoked for 15% off
Zealous Bikinis – Use stillstokedxzealous for 10% off – Sustainable fabrics
OY Surf Apparel – Use stillstoked15 for 15% off
Glide Soul – Use STILLSTOKED2019 for 10%
DKOKO – Use STILLSTOKED for 10% off
TIDE AND SEEK – Use STOKED10OFF for 10% off
Here are the surf bikinis I love and recommend:
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- 1% for the planet member
- Made in the US from sustainable/recycled fabrics
Designed by the professional kiteboarder Sensi Graves alongside a team of female athletes. These bikinis are made specifically for moving, falling and diving in the water. They have a large range of cross-back, crop-top, and one-piece surf bikinis.
I’m over the moon to be one of their athletes and have designed a fully adjustable triple-cross back surf bikini called “THE ALEXA” – check it out!
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THE ALEXA Surf Bikini – Part of the Sensi Graves Bikini range!
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- Read about all the features of THE ALEXA surf bikini and why I designed it
- Great for women with a large bust and small rib cage
Use STILLSTOKED for 10% off for THE ALEXA or any Sensi Bikini
- Use Stillstoked10 for 10% off
- Read an interview with Salt Gypsy founder Danny on setting up the brand
- Sustainable fabrics and ethical production
- We have worn the surf leggings for 4+ years & they are still going strong!
An independent brand from Byron Bay. They designed the first ever surf leggings out of necessity when the owner Danny, was surf guiding on a boat in the Maldives. The ultimate indie surfer girl brand. Super stylish and functional surf bikinis, surf leggings and rashies. I feel like a bad-ass surf chick in their muscle tee and the Winki surf top is unreal. I have had the surf leggings for 4 years and they have kept their shape. Excellent quality. Great active surfwear for more coverage.
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- Hands down, one of our favourite bikinis for surfs in up to 3ft. Read the full review of the Retro top and Sexy surf bottoms
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I have never received more compliments from any other bikini than my DKOKO Retro bikini top and the Sexy surf bikini bottom. The fabric is thick and supportive and they designed each piece with different fabric panels, drawstrings, and ties in ALL the right places. The Retro bikini top is incredibly flattering for girls with larger chest size and although small in coverage due to its lower cut, it was perfect for surfing, yoga and being active. A great alternative to a crop top style bikini without sacrificing support.
DKOKO are designed in Costa Rica and ethically made in their own sewing shop in Nicaragua. They offer a really wide range of surf bikinis and one-pieces that are solid in the surf.
Use STILLSTOKED for 10% off DKOKO
- 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 has some great fixed back, crop-top style bikinis and do creative collaborations with up-and-coming 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
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CEACEA are a small independent label from Perth in Australia. My favourite is their unique ‘bralette‘ bikini top (pictured below) with adjustable straps, and a thick band under the bust/ribs. For increased sun coverage, the Asteria mid-waist top with a high neck, long sleeves, and inside shelf bra for more bust support, is a great buy. Their bottoms are also reversible (two colourway options) with a ruched bum but no drawstring, sadly.
I also really like their MAZU surf suit which is double lined with a contoured waistband for extra support. Check them out.
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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
- Read our review of the Mona Eco-friendly one-piece – 4.6 out of 5*
- Made from Seatex™ fabric derived from post-consumer ocean waste
Great to see an independent brand with such a strong focus on using recycled fabrics made from abandoned fishing nets and discarded plastics. Durable fabrics, secure stitching and amazing prints. We tested one of their one-pieces in the heaviest big-wave beach break in the world Puerto Escondido, Mexico. It was solid!
Use STOKEDABOUTMONA10 for 10% off MONA
- Use STILLSTOKED2019 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.
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- Made from REPREVE fabrics – 83% recycled polyester/ 17% spandex
- Free shipping Canada & US. Free International shipping for orders over $180.
A sustainably-minded indie brand located in the heart of the Garment District in Manhattan, NY. All colours and patterns are hand designed in-house and printed digitally (to reduce water waste), out of high-quality REPREVE fibers (fabric name) that are made from recycled plastic bottles. These fibers are then sent to a mill in LA where the 83% recycled polyester/ 17% spandex fabric is made. This thought-out, US-based supply chain means you know #whomademyclothes.
Beautiful prints, double-lined high-waisted bottoms, high neck, full coverage style tops with a thick ribband that offers excellent support. This bikini and their matching surf leggings (pictured below) are gorgeous for a pear-shaped figure. Very well made.
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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
- 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.
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- 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.
Other surf bikinis / active swimwear not yet tested:
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!
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.
More tips for surfer girls:
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Surf Bikinis
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Surf Hair Care – Pro surfer tips on how to look after beach hair
Surf Hair, Do Care: How to get beach blonde surfer hair
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Surfer Girl Style – Top 10 surf fashion staples
Best Surf Sunscreen – Full review & breakdown of top brands
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!