Don't Hit the Waves Without This Surfer's 4 Tips

It's prime beach season, and as fashion lovers, we know you want to be as stylish as possible both in and out of the water. If you're looking to kick-start a surfing hobby this summer, you want to make sure you're armed with the right gear (starting with your swimsuit). Put your string bikini off to the side and opt for a sporty one-piece, but don't let it stop there—what to wear surfing (and when you sunbathe afterward) is crucial.

We enlisted professional surfer Bruna Schmitz for her best advice on what to wear surfing. From what she wears while carving through the waves to what she wears after she's finished, this surfer has the beachy style down.

"A spring suit (a suit with arm coverage) would be ideal for beginners," she tells us. "It's cute and comfy while still keeping everything together." Schmitz also shares that her beach bag consists of three key items: baggy pants paired with tops or maxi dresses. "When surfing, it's so important to have comfy (but cute!) clothes because you are sandy and wet all the time. This will set you apart from other beginners."

Now shop some of the four key items inspired by this pro surfer's advice for your next trip to the beach.

Spring Suits

So chic.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

You'll look so good on the waves in this.

Available in sizes UK 6 to UK 16.

Make a statement with this bold suit.

Available in sizes 1X to 3X.

A classic cut and color. 

Available in sizes 1X to 3X.


This will look so cute before and after you're done at the beach.

Available in sizes S to L.

A classic crop top is all you need at the beach.

Available in sizes S to M.

Wear this with a pair of cutoff shorts.

Available in sizes XS to L.

A simple halter will be great for the hottest of days.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.


Wear these to the beach or to brunch.

Available in sizes 00 to 12.

You'll want to wear these everywhere you go.

Available in sizes 00 to 14.

Linen pants are so great for the beach.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Maxi Dresses

This will be so comfortable after a long day of surfing.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

Throw this on after you're finished surfing.

Available in sizes 1X to 3X.

The perfect throw-on-and-go type of dress.

Available in sizes 10 to 20.

This dress will take you from the beach to the boardwalk cafe. 

Available in sizes S to L.

From simply being out on the water to actually getting up on the board, the thrilling experience is one you won't want to miss.

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