Surf. Sun. Swim. Repeat.: Hot Wax Surf Shop

Photographed by T.J. Drechsel | Swimwear from Hot Wax Surf Shop


As the temperature heats up, so does surfing fashion. Wilmington based Hot Wax Surf Shop, one of the largest surf shops in North Carolina, carries an extensive collection of trendy, eye-catching swimwear that uses cutting-edge technology geared towards optimal surf performance.  



L*Space Rocky Top & Estella Bottom

Model: Rachel Jacobs

Scorching hot fixed wrap style Rocky” top by L*Space has adjustable straps and a smooth back. The “Estella” bottom is one of L*Space’s more popular designs. This sleek suit has sexy cut-outs on the hips but stays in place like a second skin.

Top $88.00 / Bottom $70.00



RipCurl’s Tropic Tribe Collection

Model: Kelly Johnson

Escape to paradise in Rip Curl’s Tropic Tribe collection. The fixed triangle bikini top has a racer back and adjustable straps. The hipster bottom provides generous coverage. Wrap-up with an ankle-grazing maxi-skirt to match.

Top $49.95 / Bottom $39.95



Quiksilver Highline Division 2.0

Model: Damian LiBassi

Gear up for summer in Quicksilver’s Highline Division 2.0 boardshorts. These high-performance boardshorts are made from extremely light, flexible fabric with 4-way stretch uses the latest quick-dry technology, allowing for a lighter, dryer ride on the waves.






Velvet One Piece-Roxy Western Escape One Piece

Model: Kelly Johnson

Velvet for a swimsuit? Absolutely! Rock the beach in Roxy’s Western Escape one-piece velvet swimsuit with criss-cross back.





Billabong “73 X Line-Up”

Model: Mitchell McDowell

Stand out in the line-up with Billabong’s retro boardshort design. These 73 X Line-Up boardshorts have an engineered fit with 4-way stretch and a throwback pattern that commands attention.





Away We Go Crossback by Billabong

Model: Kensi Snowden

Maximize your swimwear looks with Billabong’s reversible Away We Go cross-back swimsuit. Create multiple mix-and-clash looks with a reversible stripe/floral pattern suit.

Top $49.95  / Bottom $49.95




Rip Curl “Connor Surge Mirage” 

Model: Mitchell Mcdowell

Ripcurl has created the ultimate high-performance boardshorts with the fusion of technology and surf knowledge. Pro surfer, Connor Coffin’s signature boardshorts are called the Connor Surge Mirage.