Who We Are
California born and bred, Kassia Meador began surfing at age 14. by 17-years-old, Kassia was a sponsored pro-longboarder, traveling the world and competing in surf events globally. Known for her graceful surf style, Kassia was crowned the "queen of noseriding" by the New York Times and in 2011 ranked 2nd on the WSL women's longboard tour.
Throughout her 17-year career as a competitive sponsored athlete, Kassia was actively involved in designing products under the umbrella of her sponsors. In 2013, Kassia left sponsored surfing to build a brand--that focused on quality instead of quantity--for women by women.
Since launching in 2015, KASSIA+SURF has pushed the limits of women's surf culture, lifestyle, and design. With a mission to create aquatically functional wetsuits, accessories, and lifestyle gear, KASSIA+SURF is about freedom, empowerment, and enlightenment. Delivering superior quality goods by using eco-conscious production. Future flavor with a classic twist.
KASSIA+SURF is more than just superior quality wetsuits and surf gear. With design rooted in experience and authenticity, we set out to create in the most sustainable way possible; for our planet and for our future. KASSIA+SURF repurposes all our cuttings to create new products keeping any unused materials for more magic rather than for the landfills.
KASSIA+SURF didn’t just set out to produce, we set out to inspire and empower women to expand their minds, bodies, and souls through healthy active lifestyle choices and experiences.
We use local vendors for many of our goods, thinking about and working towards lessening our impact on the environment any chance we get. We create more conscious, sustainable and thoughtful products to accompany you on your journey wherever it may take you.
Most importantly, we don’t just create this way--we live it. Our priority is to raise awareness and lead by example. It’s what inspired our wetsuit recycling program as a way to encourage all oceanic enthusiasts to rethink tossing out old neoprene. We get our hands dirty as often as we can, including hosting local monthly beach cleanups. We lend our voices to issues that impact us all globally and give back in different ways to brands that have the same mission so supporting us, means supporting them.
KASSIA+SURF wetsuits are created with the best quality materials to maximize the surf experience. We chose the best, most durable neoprene on the market and custom dyed all our fabric to ensure longer lasting suits with visually dynamic, vibrant colors. And we didn’t stop there; putting extra care and attention into the details, the seams on each suit feature a double blind stitching with taped and glued seams for additional durability and warmth.
Our long Jane, spring, and full suits all feature an infrared thermal heat lining on the chest and back for extra warmth. We combined that with the wind resistant smoothie material, which we strategically placed on the torso, arms and legs along with fabric knee pads to ensure durability and maximum flexibility in and out of the water. Each sleeved suit includes a small zip stash pocket on the left arm to keep your keys, money or wax at the ready.
Founded in performance functionality with a conscious creative approach, KASSIA+SURF is dedicated to creating premium surf and lifestyle products that will enhance every trip to your favorite beach or waterway.