First Time Only Happens Once
They say you never forget your first time and 2014 was packed full of Seea first launches and births! Our family grew with the arrival of the first Seeababy, Annabel Ocean Greer into the world, Seea hired it’s first full time employee Summer Nelson and our new Southern Hemisphere sales rep Leana Rack sold our first orders to stores in Australia!
It was our most ambitious year of collabs: we released the first Seea surfboard collaboration with shaper Christine Brailsford, our first Vans x Seea collab of footwear came out with a party to celebrate at Thalia, and our first collab with the Royal Hawaiian Hotel featured our first Hawaiian Seeababe Ashley Johnston.
We had fun trying new things and going to new places, such as producing our first print magazine The Shakamuchacha Issue and being included in the launch of Without Walls stores nationwide! Seeababes Mele Saili and Jenayl Peters touched down on Italian soil for the first time ever, we were invited to show in the RedMilk Room at an international trade show, White Milan for the first time, and our resident shutterbug Luki O’Keefe got her first printed photo feature in Foam Symmetry magazine.
Photos that went Viral
We know you love beautiful surfing photos but we couldn’t believe the outpour of love for personal photos and stories. Margaret Yao Calvani’s pregnant surfing photo and our Korean friends JinSoo & Lucy’s wedding invitation went viral with hundreds of likes and tons of shares.
You were inspired by Nasima Akter, a pioneer of women surfers in Bangladesh to share the story with your friends, and of course, gorgeous feats of wave riding (during Hurricane Marie, the Deus Bali Logfest, and more) made our iPhone alerts blow up with likes and comments.
|Front page of the Life & Fashion section in OC Register! The Seea x Royal Hawaiian Hotel collab Doheny rashguard photo by Bryce Johnson and photo of Mele in the Montara rashguard and Pacifica legging by Nick LaVecchia.|
Your Love for Seea was everything
Thank you to all of our fans that shared their love for Seea. Many of our most liked and commented photos were #MySeeaLife photos taken by real customers!
We were incredibly honored to discover that Olympic athlete Julia Mancuso wears the Seea Swami’s playsuit while being a badass surfer, diver and stand-up paddle boarder to crosstraining in Hawaii during the off season. The OC Register wrote a fantastic story on the revival of women’s surf rashguards and featured Seea on the front page of the section! We were stoked to become friends with the super stylish and beautiful human being Leah Dawson, who's now been wearing Seea during her North Shore surf season.
And finally, our fans astounded us with support of each new collection video and project by sharing with their friends and offering congrats. We'll leave you with the video we launched at the same time last year for the 2014 collection, and the video teaser we just released this month, for the 2015 collection. Cheers to another wonderful year!
Mexico Calling - Seea 2014 Collection from The Seea on Vimeo.