The water's finally warm enough to shed your neoprene suits and paddle out in something a little skimpier—but who needs the drama? We've all come up from a duck dive sans bikini top, and don't even get us started on whitewash wedgies. Don't let your swimsuit get in the way of the ride of your life—pick up one of these no-budge bikinis before your next surf, SUP, sail, or scuba session.
For perfect peelers
Say hello to the bikini of our sartorial dreams: a mix-and-match-up between Seea's Pavones high waist bottoms and Chicama Top. Simple and sweet yet technically designed, Seea cut down on the need for constant readjusting by taking the back seam out of their boyshort design (and we can't resist the chic floral design), while the boat-neck crop top is made with a textured cable knit that almost looks like nautical rope—it's so pretty we want to make it the star of our dry-land look, too. For a more covered-up look that protects skin from the sun, we love the elegant Hermosa one-piece.
For smooth sailing
If you prefer to stay high and dry on the water (but can't resist a quick surf off the side the boat), try O'Neill's Seaside High Waist bottoms and Jax Halter top—they've both got structure and style that keep everything in its place and prove there's a place for everything (like when you're dropping anchor at the margarita bar).
Surf, eat, surf, sleep. If your summer schedule looks anything like this, you'll need a bikini that dries quickly, resists sagging, and won't look dirty after a full day in the water. Enter Rip Curl's Mirage Crossback Revo Halter top and Mirage Revo Pant. We like the contrast color cross-back straps that keep everything snug and secure, the buttery soft fabric, and the reversible colors (so you can squeeze a few more days out of the same suit). When in doubt, go with a basic black bikini in a sporty shape, like Volcom's Trouble Maker crop and Cheeky Bottoms.
For Sunday sliding
When the wait time in the lineup starts to feel similar to that of a Disneyland ride, you'll be glad you're wearing the comfortable neoprene fit of the First Point Bustier and First Point Lowrider bikini bottoms from Billabong's Surf Capsule Collection. Cut from premium neoprene, the bottoms have wide hip bands that stay put, while the top has a stylish, bustier cut (but don't worry, subtle straps have your back if things get rough). Add in a tribal print and we're ready to wait all day. Still too chilly? Throw on the Salty Dayz Vest for covered-up comfort.
For booty-baring barrels
If it's true what they say, girls in Hawaii will think this booty-baring bikini is too conservative—but we think it's just cheeky enough for quick maneuvers (we don't want our bums to get board-burn, either). This super-soft Dream of Eden bikini from San Lorenzo has a sleek crossback design that mimics a sports bra, while the bottoms are reversible—one side's a floral print, the other a matching solid.
For salty shredders
Calavera is like the mother of no-slip-grip, so we trust their high-performance Lifeguard bikini top to hold up to our wildest rides. This Without Walls exclusive color-way is fun and feminine, and we can't help but love anything that comes with a chafe-free guarantee. Pick up the Lifeguard Bikini bottoms to match.
For hot wave days
When the sun starts baking your skin, put the brakes on damage with the Tallow Revolve rash shirt, a stylish skin-saver with a beautiful stained glass print that holds up to any surf condition. We love the front zip construction and snug seaming, all available in a lightweight rashie from one of our favorite Aussie brands.
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