Words by: Racheal Downham @rachael_downham
Location: Kailua, Hawaii
Salty suit of choice: The Riptide Top x Boa Bottoms in Eagle Ray
Photographers: @eriocean and @rogue.mango
Elation is that feeling. To me it's getting up at 5:30 in the morning to hop in the ocean and experience its magic as you free dive through magnificent waters and catch glimpses of worlds unknown. Elation is when you get up on an amazing wave and time just slows down until you are one with the sea.
My elation suit not only supports my active lifestyle in the water but quite literally supports my large bust size comfortably and allows for swimming, diving, and surfing without the constant adjusting to stay put. The cuts are flattering for almost all body types.The fabric is thick and buttery soft, plus who doesn't love the amazing patterns!
I live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean. I can see the effects of pollution and global warming every day up close and personal. Many of my favorite beaches are now engulfed with microplastics. When I surf I almost always pull a plastic bag out of the water. When I dive I cut fishing lines off the reefs that are desperately trying to survive. When it comes to sustainability I think for many people it's an out of sight out of mind situation. If they could see the wonderful beauty I see on my little island, they too might be more conscious of sustainable living.
We only have one planet that gives us life so why would we not protect it?