Announcement: After five successful years together, the two founders have decided to go their separate ways. OY Surf Apparel GmbH is still managed by Zelia Zadra from Switzerland. Regula Aebi will start a new brand on Bali and will take over some of the original cuts.
Founded in Switzerland and Bali in 2012, OY Surf Apparel was inspired by sometimes frustrating experiences. We realized that no surf bikini on the market actually satisfied our needs. It either slipped, was uncomfortable, made of cheap material or just looked terrible. We got tired of compromising and decided to take matters into our own hands.
Ever since we have supplied shops and clientele all over the world with our popular surf bikinis, leggings and lycra- tops and continue to offer surf- and active-wear with a high demand for functionality without compromising on design. The customer receives high quality and long-living products and also will still find the same product after five years time.
In 2012 our production started in Bali. But since we source our recycled fabrics in Europe we decided to move the production to Portugal in order to decrease transportation of materials and products and therewith our general carbon footprint.
Since 2020 OY Surf Apparel is managed by Zelia Zadra and Dario Zadra, based in Zürich and Berlin. Both have been associated with the surf culture and its needs from a very young age.
What sets OY Surf Apparel products apart is their ultimate functionality, quality and variety. The surf bikinis are a perfect fit without having to compromise on design.
Most of our surf bikini tops have fixed and crossed straps at the back, to provide maximum comfort and make sure your surf bikini stays in place. The different surf bikini bottoms we offer allow for generous coverage, but with practical strings that can be tightened according to the needs or taste of the individual, also allowing for optimum grip or release. This allows every surfer girl to focus on her best performance.
Although the label is surf culture oriented, OY Surf Apparel has also created various complementary products such as leggings and tops, with practical cuts and combinations, yet simple designs for all our joggers and yoga girls out there.
Production & Design
Our products are made in Portugal by a small family business under fair working conditions. We use only the most resistant fabrics, sourced in Europe to make sure the surf bikinis last and last without losing their shape and color.
OY Surf Apparel products are developed and designed in Switzerland. Through our background in product design paired with our passion for surfing, we can put an enormous knowhow into the development of our products.
We are always looking out for new innovative materials that are ideally based on regenerable or natural resources. We strive to produce products with the lowest possible impact on nature that are still high performance. The fabrics we use for our surf bikinis and leggings are mostly made of recycled yarn such as Econyl® and recycled polyester. In the future we want reach a circular economy wherein our materials can be fully recycled to a 100%.