Body Glove Creates Big Wave Floatation Wetsuit

Garrett McNamara

Garrett McNamara putting the new Body Glove prototype in Portugal. Photo courtesy Body Glove

Body Glove And Garrett McNamara Create Big Wave Floatation Suit

Redondo Beach, CA, [November 20, 2012]– Big wave Guinness World Record holder, Garrett McNamara, partners up with Body Glove to create the ultimate floatation suit. In 2011, Garrett rode the largest wave ever ridden in Nazare, Portugal and still continues his search to ride even bigger waves.

The Body Glove Big-Wave Floatation Suit is a culmination of several, specialized design features that in combination provide Garrett with the increased level of safety and performance he requires. Facilitating a faster surfacing time, the interior of Garrett’s suit is comprised of a system of modular foam inserts strategically placed in key areas of the suit to provide customizable floatation, equivalent to almost 3 adult life jackets. In order to maximize the efficiency of each portion of the suit the exterior panels were engineered with the least amount of seams possible and built entirely of Magna-Flex; Body Glove’s top of the line super-stretch material.

“Working with a great team such as Body Glove, I had no doubt that we would be successful on our first go at making a suit developed strictly for survival in life threatening conditions,” states Garrett McNamara. “After some testing in big waves and then taking the Martin Stepanek’s Waterman Survival course, I came to the conclusion that we have built the perfect suit for big wave surfing.”

The Body Glove Big Wave Floatation Suit was designed for big wave cold-water surfing. For inquiries please contact pr@bodyglove.com. For more information on Body Glove athletes and products go to www.bodyglove.com and for daily updates visit www.facebook.com/bodyglove

About Body Glove
Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide water sports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and technology accessories. The company sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers Jamie O’Brien, Cheyne Magnusson, Anthony Walsh, Alex Gray and Holly Beck and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Harley Clifford, Bob Soven and Jeff McKee. Body Glove and Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society have formed a legendary alliance to help preserve and protect the ocean while providing ocean and diving geared equipment to water enthusiasts around the globe. Some of the proceeds from the sale of those products go directly to Ocean Futures Society. Through Reef Check, SIMA’s environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove also works to preserve the purity of the waters it loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a network of independent retailers. Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50 countries internationally.