Body Glove

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What began as a passion for lifeguarding has morphed into a swimwear brand that’s now over sixty-years-old. In 1953, part-time lifeguards and full-time Dive N’ Surf shop owning twin brothers named Bill and Bob Meistrell discovered an insulating material called neoprene used in the back of refrigerators. The brothers shared a passion for everything aquatic but needed a way to withstand the cold ocean temperatures of California. With this “neoprene” material the Meistrell brothers fashioned the first practical wetsuits, and Body Glove was born. Today, the brand is one of the most historic and sought-after manufacturers of everything water, from women’s bikinis and swimsuits to men’s boardshorts and swim trunks. Body Glove's extensive collection also includes pro-surfer-approved styles ready for any ocean swell.

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