Female Surfers Model Surf-Inspired Fashion
Here, a perfect lineup of water women work the look—in tropical prints, neoprene, racerbacks, and mesh—on the gorgeous beaches of Kauai.
By Clarissa Cruz
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the June 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Kassia Meador won the Roxy Wahine Classic in 1997 at age 15. Now 30, she still competes in women's longboarding while designing wet suits for Roxy (she also surfs for the brand) and a watch for Swatch, and indulging her passion for photography and art. "It's interesting to see how designers translate the surfing vibe," she says. "My wet suits take women's curves into consideration—they make you feel beautiful, which is empowering."
Dress, Peter Pilotto. Necklace, Chico's. Cuff, Anndra Neen. Clutch, Jimmy Choo. Shoes, Joan & David.
Surfer's Style Tip
Sexy doesn't always mean showing skin, says Meador. "I like tight black jeans more than supershort skirts."