About 10 years ago, my friend Corinne told me about Honey Girl bathing suits that her friend Louisa a body boarder friend of hers made. She said they were cute suits that didn’t come off when you surf. I bought my first Honey Girl bathing suit shortly after that and have been wearing Honey Girl bathing suits ever since.
A cute, flattering, feminine cut suit that stays on when you surf? If you are a surfer, body boarder, paddler, swimmer, or even beach volleyball player you know this is almost impossible to find.
Creator and owner of Honey Girl Water Wear is local girl Louisa Ngum who grew up on a boat in Waikiki and in 1997 she started her bathing suit line. She had always dreamt of a bathing suit that would stay on in the surf with her goal to “make beautiful, most functional, and best quality swimwear for all female-kind.” Over the years she has perfected her fabrics, cuts, styles, and even expanded into children’s swimwear and cover-ups.
I cannot tell you in words how much I love Honey Girl bathing suits! I guess a ten year following and over 10+ suits is a little bit of a clue, but really these suits are the real deal. I’ve been through the medley of Roxy, Billabong, Victoria Secret, Rasins, Oneil, etc. bathing suits all to be disappointed.
Don’t get me wrong, these brands can make a cute suit, but laying on the beach is pretty much all those brand suits are good for. For active water women like myself we require something more substantial. Honey Girl suits use tough fabrics and they can be adjusted to tighten up before you paddle out.
Surfer girls all know we need tight fitting suits when manuevering through the surf. If not, we can be caught mooning and flashing our fellow surfers. These suits also last through wear after wear. Some of my suits have lasted for years and years even after going to the beach 3-4 times a week.
If you’re looking to buy a Honey Girl suit you can find them on island at Splash! Hawaii, Island Paddler, and Surf N Sea. These three stores have the largest selection of suits on the island. Honey Girl and Little Honeys official store is located in Kauai Anchor Cove Shopping Center in Lihue, located at 3416 Rice Street. Honey Girl suits are now located in over 100 surf and swim shops throughout Hawaii, East Coast, West Coast, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Carribean, so you’re favorite surf shop may carry them too!
For more information you can visit the Honey Girl Water Wear’s website and even order suits online. This is the mother-ship for me with all styles and colors at my fingertips. I inquired about sizes and availability via email to their website and communicated with the Louisa herself. I ended up meeting Louisa, visiting her warehouse, and getting two new suits and cover-up! I was very excited to meet Louisa and have to tell you she is super friendly, genuine, and passionate about her swimsuit line.
I am very thrilled to sport my new bathing suits, will continue to support Honey Girl, and can’t wait to see what new cuts, styles, and colors Louisa will come out with next! For more information about Honey Girl Water Wear visit their website online.