EIGHTH MERMAID - https://instagram.com/eighthmermaid/
One of my favorite IG accounts, I am in love with their vibrant neoprene sets which are almost always sold out *sob* Fashionable and functional, their designs will make you stand out at the beach. These halter-types are calling me, perfect for surfing sans rash guard.
NAIYA RIVER - https://instagram.com/naiyariver/
If you're having difficulty finding a good bikini that will withstand those waves, try a onesie! These ones from Naiya River are super adorable and well, cool. Cat prints? Yes please.
MUUNO SWIM - http://www.muunoswim.com/
Recently launched, Muuno offers crocheted swimwear in juicy colors. Not sure how these would hold up during surfing, but hey, I'm a fan of anything that's girly and crocheted. Can't wait to see what else this brand will offer in the future.
I've always been a fan of I Love Koi even during my bazaar/Multiply days. Probably the first Filipino swimsuit brand that went global (please correct me if I'm wrong), always ahead of the trends, and always innovating. They've got collaborations with famous fashion bloggers and celebrities, and you can even create your own bikini set via their DIY Bikini Lab.
BROWN BELLY SWIMWEAR - http://www.brownbellyswimwear.com/
I first encountered Brown Belly back when I used to frequent the indie fashion store MLNW (Make Love Not War) by Isa Alvarez in early 2000. I also met owner Noelle Hilario and just recently, Kage Gozun, who were both so nice and passionate about the beach life. Aside from swimwear, Brown Belly also has skin care products, yoga apparel, beach wear, and surfboard slings. I should've gotten that Aloe There! Aloe Vera Gel before I went to the beach.
ANEMONE SWIMWEAR - https://www.nothingbuth2o.com/
Classy and tasteful, that's how I would describe swimwear by Anemone. I am really liking the retro stripes collection, and I always visit Nothing But H20 to check on their new releases. Some of their pieces also have UPF 50 as additional protection from the harsh rays of the sun.