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International Surfing Day

It combines all my favorite things in onedancing (I’m a longboarder), being salty, travel, beautiful friends, being social, playfulness, and then the sensations you feel when you catch a wave, nothing beats it.

– Emy Dossett

We shot with pro surfer Lola Mignot @lolamignot and surf photographer Emy Dossett @salty_see a selection of our best swimwear for surfing. Hear what these two salty souls have to say about their career in the surf scene, the ocean, and our sustainable swimwear.

Location: Sayulita, Mexico.

How long have you been a surf photographer? How did you start? Would you say this is your passion and you are living off of what you love?

Emy: “I’ve been a Surf photographer for 3-4 years now. I studied film photography in high school but put my camera down for nearly 10 years pursuing a career as a Motion Graphics Designer. Through a beautiful series of events and meetings, I picked up my camera again and bought my first digital camera 6 years ago. I started posting to Instagram and was asked to exhibit my photos and it kind of snowballed from there. This is totally my passion! There is so much beauty when you’re in the water watching how the surfer interacts and flow with the water and light. And I’m very fortunate to be living off doing what I love. It’s a lot of hard work but it’s so rewarding and I’m stoked that I get to spend my days doing this.”

What are the best parts of your job?

Emy: “The ones that make you say, this is why I do this. When everything comes together, the conditions, the light and the position and movement of the surfer and you click that epic shot. That electric feeling of joy that you get when you know you’ve got the shot and then you show it to the surfer and they’re just as stoked as you! Then there is the places it takes me to, the people I meet, it keeps me frothing all the time.”

Do you surf? If you do, express your feelings about the sport, how you feel when you practice it? Why do you practice it?


Emy: “Yes, I do surf! It combines all my favorite things in one, dancing (I’m a longboarder), being salty, travel, beautiful friends, being social, playfulness, and then the sensations you feel when you catch a wave, nothing beats it. I honestly could live underwater if I could, being in the ocean is like a visual stimulation overload haha.”

Any kind-loving words for CHIA swimwear?

Emy: “Keep doing what you’re doing! Promoting sustainability and giving back to the community with your beautiful swimwear. The world needs more brands to be like CHIA. Love your swimwear and everything you stand for!”

How long have you been a longboard surfer? When and how did you start?

Lola: “I have been longboarding since I was 13 years old, I’m now 22 years old. I started longboarding when Israel Preciado (family friend and Mexican longboard legend) lent me his longboard to try, from then I was hooked.”

Express your feelings of the sport, how you feel when you practice it, what goes on or not in your mind. Why longboard?

Lola: “The longboarding scene is more of a community, less competitive, and more family-based. Everything is slower, you can really feel it. I love to dance and that’s what it feels like, more of a dance. Also the feeling of knowing you’re going to stable on the nose, there’s nothing else just water. “

What was your first impression of the swimwear? Do they seem first hand as good swim for surfing? And did you find them comfortable while surfing?

Lola: “I love the colors and the styles, the feel of the fabric was very soft and they were very comfortable to surf in. The bikinis also held well in the waves.”

Any kind-loving words for CHIA swimwear?

Lola: “Keep sharing the stoke and putting those beautiful bikinis out there.”

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