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Surf Suit Testing Mission: Seea in Mexico

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Seea’s swimsuits are made to be elegant in style and functional for wave-riding—both weigh in equal importance. Every suit is designed for surfing and tested in different surf conditions by surfers of different body shapes to ensure that there will be no wardrobe malfunctions, no uncomfortable seams rubbing, and that your back side looks classy when you front side bottom turn.

For our latest R&D mission, we headed south to the warm waters of Nayarit, Mexico with a suitcase full of new neoprene, rashguards, bikinis and one-pieces to test ride.
On a boat and circling around to goofy foot paradise.
We had so many waves all to ourselves.
The test drivers.
Emptying the suitcase and examining the surf suits and wetsuit quiver.

Going on a surf trip and meeting up with the right people abroad can be like dating. There are many surf breaks to choose from, and many people that surf, but finding friends who have your same travel approach, surf style and artistic taste is another story.

We felt so lucky and grateful to be introduced— by friends Margaret Yao Calvani of Bing Surfboards and Ed Fladung of Quality Peoples— to Israel Preciado in Mexico, who was our surf tour guide. It couldn’t be more perfect. Israel knew the best waves, was friends with all the local surfer girls, had shiny Bing surfboards to ride, and laugh-out-loud quotes.

Every day we surfed like it was our job, coming in and out of the water to rehydrate and change outfits as the sun blazed harder or the wind kicked up.

On top of the glassy waves and natural beauty surrounding each different spot, the experience was all the more memorable because of the women and men we met. Whether they were born in Mexico or ex-pats that relocated from another country, it felt like meeting international branches of the same tribe of people as the Seea family in California.

Life according to Israel Preciado, "Fins: its like chicks, you never know how its going to work out in different conditions." Ed Fladung documenting behind the lens.
Gorgeous day and loading up to one of the many breaks easier accessed by boat.
Amanda demonstrates for a jumping-off-the-boat shot. No second chances.
We followed the rules and practiced safety first when traveling on a boat.
The water temperature was almost tropical warm but lightweight leggings were essential for sun protection at noon.
Local princess of Sayulita, Lola Mignot surfed in the Seea 1mm neoprene top with rashgaurd sleeves; and the Palomar cropped top with the Leucadia skirted bottoms. Surfing photos by Ed Fladung.
Food and culture around town.
Our home for the week: Casa Namaste's gardens and the Jalama bikini shown on our natural drying rack on the roof.
Stack up the Bing surfboards on the roof to the next spot!
Jungle trail to the sea.
Last look at lefty heaven. We'll be back.

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