What's the story behind SurfAce?
“It all started on the surface of the ocean, when me and my friends were sitting in the empty line up of a random spot on the east coast of Taiwan. The sun was glowing and the waves were mellow, slowly passing by and giving the feeling of joy and relief with every time they collapsed and propelled our boards along the face. That feeling of just floating on the sea, paddling or gliding with the speed of the waves… it was what I had fell in love with on this island, irrevocably.”
Eileen grew up in Switzerland, and therefore never had the chance to learn surfing until she was 17 and came to Kaohsiung, her mothers home town. While studying in Taiwan, she didn't only study the language, but also started connecting to the culture, the people and the ocean. What started as an occasional weekend surf, turned into a ritual and a deep passion.
The surf community was just starting to grow, and she quickly found out that most of the girls faced the same problem: Not finding a bikini that stays put during the surf! So she decided to make her own and integrate sportive functions into the bikini designs, and soon SurfAce Apparel was born!
What does SurfAce mean?
SurfAce is a combination of three words:
surface. surf. ace
surface = as in surface of the ocean
That's where all the joy happens, where our PASSION is! We could stay on the surface of the ocean riding waves all day long!
surf + ace
We hope you can improve your surfing skills by wearing the right outfit! Our surf designs shall stay put and make you feel good, and therefor let YOU focus on the WAVES!
Where do we stand now?
Since 2015 our first bikini collections were all hand-made in our home studio in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. After fast growing demand from our customers we couldn't keep up anymore, and since 2016 we let a local, family owned factory help us out with production! We're proud to say that we work very close with them and that the working conditions are great!
Besides that, we also insist on only using local, high quality material, and even recycled textiles when available to decrease our ecological footprint!
By now we don't only make surf bikinis, but also other surf apparel and other beach accessories! Not only surfer like to wear SurfAce Apparel, but also divers, swimmers, and yogis!
Our goal has always been to support and encourage people to live an active lifestyle and get outdoors, and we are now going further with our new yoga and sports collection!