As female surfers of all levels, we designed this swimsuit for advanced surfers surfing in all types of waves. These swimsuit briefs are ideal for surfing, with an elasticated drawstring waistband to keep them securely in place in the waves.
Carefully designed to stay in place in waves of more than one metre
SURF / WINDSURFING / KITE SURF CANOEING KAYAKING / STAND UP PADDLE SKIMBOARD BODYBOARD SURF BODYSURF STAND UP PADDLE SKIMBOARD BODYBOARD SURF BODYSURF WAVE STAND UP PADDLE
Medium leg cut
LEVEL OF PRACTICE
YOU ARE AN ADVANCED SURFER
You surf intensively, it's your favourite sport. During your sessions, you paddle out to the line-up and duck dive if you are on a shortboard or turtle roll on a longboard to get out the back. You show commitment in powerful waves of more than one metre. Your swimsuit must stay in place for each of your movements, whatever the strength of the wave. We have designed a range for you to suit your intensive practice and your body type.
With its supportive shape, Valy briefs were specially designed for women wanting to surf, stand-up paddle or bodyboard without having to worry about finding themselves in a compromising situation. Their shape has been designed to offer a perfect hold during use. Its low-rise cut and side seams give it a sporty look that suits all body shapes.
STAYS IN PLACE IN THE WAVES: THE TEST
We design swimsuits that promise to stay in place in the waves. To test them, we use a panel of female surfers with different body shapes who will follow a test protocol in a pool at our design offices in Hendaye. This protocol aims to reproduce the sensations experienced by surfers when being thrown around by a wave. If this test is conclusive, we go surfing in the sea to test our swimwear in real conditions.
DRY SIZING AND WET SIZING
To ensure a perfect fit in the water, it is important to choose the right size while you are dry because once they are in the water, swimsuits become looser. We therefore recommend you buy the correct size. The swimsuit needs to fit snugly against your body in the fitting room, you should feel supported. The elastane contained in certain components used in the design of our swimsuits softens and relaxes in the water.
DO YOU WANT TO EXCHANGE YOUR SWIMSUIT?
Is the size or style not suitable for you? Would you like to exchange it at your Decathlon store? No problem, just be sure not to cut off the label of the swimsuit in case you want to exchange it.
OLAIAN, DECATHLON'S SURF BRAND
Based in Hendaye, in South West France, OLAIAN is Decathlon's new surfing and bodyboarding brand. In our offices at the water's edge, we can design a swimsuit and then on the same day test it directly in the sea to check it stays in place in the waves.
Score to compare the environmental impact of products
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over its entire life cycle and with different indicators. An overall score (ABCDE) is attributed to help you easily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type with one another (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.). Decathlon chose to apply this voluntary environmental labelling scheme. For more information, visit: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/
This product has been tested in use in Hendaye and has been subjected to numerous laboratory tests to guarantee the quality of use for which it was designed: tests on the fabric's elasticity and strength, colour fastness when rubbed, washed, exposed to sea water, chlorinated water and light, and tests on the product's overall performance after several washes.