Bespoke wetsuits for surfing dudes
Surfing is a fast growing and thrilling sport for those who manage to stand up and ride the waves.
Andrew Park, a Los Angeles lifeguard and Grace Hsiang, a marketing manager, found that standing up on a board wasn’t the only surfing challenge - finding a wet suit to fit was also pretty tricky. Their solution was to create high quality bespoke wetsuit based on 16 measurements provided by the surfer out of Yamamoto neoprene - made from Japanese limestone - which is extremely comfortable as well as providing excellent performance. Surfers can also choose their wetsuit colour and thickness.
The startup @7till8wetsuits is named after the “glass-off hour” which is the time of day when surfers consider conditions to be perfect.
A sustainability angle we particularly like is that 7TILL8 offer free repairs and alterations so their wetsuits last for years - which helps to justify the cost of their premium wetsuit over cheaper options.