Wetsuit weather – Atmosea brings ‘mermaid-punk’ style to the ocean
Temps are dropping, which can only mean one thing – it’s time to bust out the wetsuits. Traditionally the wetsuit market is dominated with gear for the gents, so let us introduce you to Byron Bay-based ladies wetsuit brand Atmosea – designed and crafted just for gurfers (girl surfers).
Swedish-born Maria Nilsson is the creative, ocean-inspired brains behind Atmosea. The Byron Bay-based brand is designed to offer females ‘mermaid-punk’ fashion that you can surf in. Inspired by an influx of women surfers, Maria set out to create a female-specific collection of swim and surf wear that would stand out from the rest. Whilst it can be difficult to craft ‘actively worn’ garments for women, Atmosea’s collection nails the balance between functionality and design. Not only will you look like the coolest mermaid in the sea, you’ll be gliding along confidently know that what you’re wearing has been designed and created by females who understand what you need to get out of a wetsuit.
The designs and palettes are inspired by the ‘seapunk’ subculture – there’s everything from high-waisted neoprene briefs to 80s-style high-cut suits, in vibrant pastel colour schemes. In a nod to year-round functionality, you can mix and match within the range – don the Cosmos Long John sleeveless suit during spring or autumn, and add the long-sleeved Space Out crop vest for those cool winter surfs. Mermaids, jump online to check out the Atmosea range.