30 June 21
Lifetime Californian surfer David Hilts has been perfecting his PaddleAir inflatable vests since 2004, and many a punter around the world – recovering from an injury, or surfing a lot, or maybe just getting on a bit – will tell you that PaddleAir adds comfort and longevity to watertime.
THE RIB CLOUD:
Latest from PaddleAir: Jessica Boynton is a surfer, designer, and a PhD chemist. Her degree in chemistry gives her a unique perspective into swimwear design, choosing the most sustainable fabrics and designing with the technical aspects in mind. She has been fashion designing since she was little with Halloween costumes and event wear. When she started surfing in 2014 and fell in love, she also realized the lack of innovation in surfing swimwear. So she used her passion for fashion and technical background to start her own company, Hakuna Wear.
When Dave approached her at the Oceanside surf contest where Hakuna Wear was a vendor to create a rash guard that offered women rib protection as well, she jumped at the chance. Solving problems and innovating in the surf industry is her passion, especially when it comes to empowering women to get out there and have fun! The Rib Cloud creates a "cloud" of protection around your ribs, allowing you to surf for longer and more comfortably.
"Anyone who has been on a surf trip wearing just a swimsuit after only surfing in a wetsuit (or if you just haven't surfed in a while or maybe it's your first time) knows the pain that can be caused from your ribs hitting your board. We even designed the Rib Cloud with hip bone protectors to make sure we cushion that area as well". Jessica also added a tropical and feminine touch by accentuating the natural curves of the body with different colours and patterns. "I wanted to create something that was functional but still looked feminine and fun".
You can now order PaddleAir range directly online in Australia and cutdown on the shipping costs.
CHECK OUT THE AUSTRALIAN SITE HERE - or phone Roger: 0414 681 889