Read about how our suits stay on and stay put from our very own world champ CANDICE APPLEBY, as featured in a recent article by Rebecca Parsons at Adventure Sports Network.
Photo: Sean Dulany
CANDICE APPLEBY: My favorite swimsuits are made by Pualani Hawaii Opens a New Window. and I’ve been wearing them for at least 12 years. My favorite style is the Sport Tie Opens a New Window. top and Skimpy Double Tie Opens a New Window. bottom.
The Sport Tie is adjustable and gives great support – nothing moves. Same with the Skimpy Double Tie bottom – the tie sides are double looped so that you can cinch them down tighter when doing a rough water activity or loosen them if you’re just laying out. I body surf big shore break and do rigorous pool workouts in these suits and they stay put. They’re also super cute.
Honestly, I can’t remember a swimsuit malfunction since I’ve been wearing Pualani Hawaii suits – they’re that good! I do recall a malfunction that was more of a mental malfunction than anything. I was having a picnic on the beach after surfing and I put my shirt on over my suit. My bikini top was wet, so I took it off under my shirt so I could warm up. Once I had warmed up, I wanted to take off my shirt and lay out in my bikini, but I had forgotten that I actually took my bikini top off. I took off my shirt and oops, I was topless for about 10 seconds until totally panicking and grabbing for cover!