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 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.
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.
Wetsuit Recycling Program
When we first started KASSIA+SURF it was a two-part mission; to create the best women's wetsuits on the market and to develop a wetsuit recycling concept that allowed for a more sustainable solution at the end of a wetsuits life.
We are excited to bring the second part of our mission into a reality with our Wetsuit Recycling Program. We've teamed up with Suga to create recycled yoga mats out of 100% old wetsuits and neoprene scraps from our cutting room floor.
As friends, supporters, and lovers of this earth, we're asking you to send us your old wetsuits to help us in keeping them out of landfills and giving us the opportunity to up-cycle them into new and useful lifestyle products. As a thank you for helping us make the world a cleaner place, we will give you a special discount to use on kassiasurf.com.
- 1 Suit = 10% off
- 2 Suits = 15% off
- 3 Suits = 20% off
- *Orders over $80.00USD Psychedelic collection ONLY
To send us your old wetsuits, all you need to do is download our WETSUIT RECYCLING FORM, fill-in and email back to us. Box up your old wetsuit (or suits!), tape the FREE Pre-Paid Shipping Label that our specialist will provide to the outside of the box, and drop them off at any USPS location to send them our way.
Once we receive your old suit(s) we will send you an email confirmation along with your discount code. Shop away and smile knowing you are helping our planet! Together there are so many ways we can reshape our world into a more conscious sustainable tomorrow. Thanks so much for your help and support and see you out in the water, sea lovers.
Projects We Support
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide.
Kassia has long been a supporter of and activist for keeping our beaches clean. She has worked on several projects with the Surfrider Foundation and is a Surfrider Ambassador; working to help spread the word and work to keep our oceans clean. From hosting events, to leading local beach clean ups, Kassia works with Surfrider to make sure our beaches are as enjoyable as possible and advocate what can be done to participate in this movement.
To learn more about how you can protect our ocean, waves, and beaches visit www.surfrider.org.
KEEP A BREAST
The Keep A Breast Foundation™ is a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support. Since its inception in 2000, Keep A Breast has worked with young people to remove the shame associated with breasts and breast cancer health. Through various initiatives such as breast cast art exhibitions, the “Non Toxic Revolution” and "I love boobies!" campaign, Keep A Breast has opened up the dialog about breast cancer, and has proven to be a doorway to breast self-awareness and education.
After her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, Kassia became very passionate about helping to spread the word about breast cancer and breast health education, as well as coping and supporting with those who are affected by breast cancer. She participated in Keep A Breast Foundation's breast casting, surfed in their surf events, collaborated on a surf wax with Keep A Breast, and contributed photography for their magazine and other visual assets. She strongly supports the Keep A Breast movement to education young women about breast cancer.
To learn more about Keep A Breast Foundation, check out their site www.keep-a-breast.org.
EVERY MOTHER COUNTS
Every Mother Counts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. Every Mother Counts informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world. Every Mother Counts supports programs in Bangladesh, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United States that address three critical barriers to maternal health care: lack of education, transportation and supplies.
In 2013 Kassia joined Every Mother Counts founder, Christy Turlington Burns on a ‘Midwives For Haiti' trip where Kassia volunteered her photography skills, helping to document the training of midwives to educated people about the importance of supporting countries with fewer resources to ensure safer childbirths.
To learn more about Every Mother Counts work, visit www.everymothercounts.org.
Süga introduced the world's first yoga mat made entirely out of recycled wetsuits. Süga reengineered the yoga mat to feel better and perform better, while solving a pressing environmental problem - how to recycle non-biodegradable neoprene surfing wetsuits. Süga spent two years researching and developing a way to recycle wetsuits while improving the performance of the traditional yoga mat. Because Süga mats are manufactured from neoprene, they're uniquely closed-cell foam, which means they don't sponge up bacteria, sweat, dust, and dirt from yoga studio floors like other mats. Süga mats maintain their grippiness whether dry or wet. They also give non-biodegradable wetsuits a second life by keeping them out of landfills.
As an environmentalist, Kassia knew she needed to find a sustainable way to produce wetsuits, without destroying the environment.
When she discovered Süga she knew it was a perfect way to recycle scraps too small to recreate with. With a passion for yoga, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to give unused neoprene another life. KASSIA+SURF donated all unused scraps after completing from its first collection to Süga. Together they cooked up a batch of psychedelic yoga mats for all your zen moments.
To learn more about Süga recycled yoga mats visit www.sugamats.com.
THE LATITUDE PROJECT
The Latitude Project is an unconventional charity working throughout Latin America asking communities what they need and help build solutions that make sense. Founded by sisters, Alanna and Jennifer Tynan, The Latitude Project is a natural collision of exploration, play, and a desire to give back along the way. They explore what people need and work together to alleviate the stresses of poverty. Past projects have included re-roofing houses, solar light programs, building schools and implementing literacy programs. In addition to their needs-based projects, they run a special program called “See The Sea”, that emphasizes exploration, play, and the deep blue sea: taking people from rural communities to experience the beach for the first time.
In early 2016, The Latitude Project reached out to Kassia, inviting her to be part of the benefit series in an effort to raise money for their overhead project costs, they hosted a “Seas That Connect Us” in Victoria, New York and Los Angeles. The series is centred upon an ocean-inspired photo auction: unique pieces kindly donated by Kassia and a sea of other notable friends.