Being a girl surfer is sometimes hard. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade it for anything; numerous scientific studies have shown that girls almost always have more fun. But imagine this: you just dove under the first of a four-wave set, you come up for air, open your eyes, adjust to the bright light, take a big breath and immediately have to look down and reach for your bathing suit. Before you can take one stroke further out the back, you have to check where your damn bikini is on your body. You better do this all pretty damn fast because waves two, three and four are right in front of you.
That’s why I decided to put this guide to the Best Suits to Surf In together. Because as the water begins to heat up, I don’t want to spend another surf season focused on where my bikini is in relation to my body. I just want to surf! I performed this gear test in my hometown of Montauk, New York and enlisted the help of some of my best buds: Kristen and Katie Brady, Alexis Miller, Jamie Staubitser, and Missy Pagdanganan, to determine which suits fair best in the lineup.