For many New Zealanders, spending time in and around the water is a huge part of life. When summer arrives, one thing that most kiwis love is to hit the beach and spend time in the water. Spending time in either the pool or ocean can be made even better when you’re sorted with the right swimwear and gear! Whether your time in the water is for sport or recreation, it pays to be prepared!

Hit the waves with the swimwear and accessories that are best suited to your lifestyle.

What Kind Of Swim Gear Do Should I Get?

Swimsuit. No matter what your time at the beach involves, the first thing you need on your beach packing list is a proper swimsuit. When choosing a swimsuit, take into consideration elements including comfort, aesthetics, as well as the intended purpose. A good swimsuit should comfortably fit your body without coming loose or hindering you while you swim.

At Waterman Store we provide a variety of swimwear that is built for comfort, look and performance. So whether you’re a swimmer in training, surf athlete, leisure swimmer or simply a beach-goer looking to soak up some sun, our premium brands have you covered! Choose from top brands like Kozii, Ohana and Engine to find the swimwear that’s right for you.

If you plan on surfing or engaging in any water sports, you might want to stay away from overly-complicated swimsuits that might come undone or restrict you in the water. Instead, opt for a brand like Engine who specialise in comfortable, well-designed swimwear that’s made to power your performance. With options for both men and women, the Engine range includes jammers, club cuts, bikinis, one-pieces and racesuits. For surfers, we stock wetsuits from premium brands including C-Skins, Roxy and Quiksilver.

Outerwear Or Cover-Ups. You will most likely want to cover up at some point, especially post-swim or when you’re travelling to and from the beach. Therefore, you’re going to want to bring something to wear over your swimsuit when you’re not in the water. 

Your choice of cover-up doesn’t have to be fancy. It would be best if you chose something that’s comfortable and easy to wear, like a cosy shirt and shorts or sports activewear. Check out Waterman Store’s new range of apparel - perfect for changing in and out of conveniently whilst supporting your favourite local surf store. For competitive swimmers and athletes, a perfect cover-up choice is the Engine Deck Parka which will keep you warm especially in the cooler months.

A Swim Cap, If Needed. A good swim cap is essential for competitive swimmers and athletes keeping hair out of the way during races. If you have long hair and putting it up in a ponytail isn’t enough, you might want to consider getting a practical swim cap.

Goggles, If Needed. Another key piece of gear for athletes is a good pair of goggles. Choose from our wide selection of Engine’s high performance goggles that are designed for racing and training in the surf or the pool. With plenty of colours and designs to choose from, you can’t go wrong!

Is There Anything Else I Need For A Fun Day At The Beach?

There are a few other things you should bring to the beach as well, along with excellent swimwear. Don’t forget to also bring:

Sun Protection. As kiwis we live for the sun, but too much sunlight can be harmful. Always bring effective sunblock if you’re going to spend an extended amount of time at the beach. Here are our top picks.

A Water Bottle. Staying hydrated is essential, especially during a hot day at the beach! Always keep a supply of water available as you have fun in the water. 

A Towel. Once the day is done and you step out of the water, it’s always a good idea to have a towel available for you to dry off and wrap around yourself.

Where Can I Find All Of These Items And More?

If you want to fill out your beach checklist with high-quality products, you should check out our shop at Waterman Store! We have an impressive selection of swimwear to help you enjoy the surf or pool. All of our products are designed with quality in mind so you can have a good time. 

In addition to excellent swimsuits, we are also proud to carry a wide selection of other products, including accessories to enhance your beach trip. Here you can find effective sun protection, sunglasses, stylish apparel and more. 

Are you having trouble figuring out what you need for the beach? For some extra help, you can contact our team at 0800 909 999 for more information.

Everyone deserves to have a great time in the water - enhance your experience with swimwear from Waterman Store!

June 06, 2022 — chris javierto