YOU ARE A BEGINNER SURFER
Your daughter is a beginner surfer, practising in very small waves. She stays in sight, where she can still touch the bottom. She wants to play in the waves and discover new sensations. While learning to surf, she’ll only wipe out in weak waves. These swimsuits are specifically tailored to young surfers, and stay in place as they discover the waves.
We designed this BALI two-piece swimsuit so that all young surfer girls can have fun and discover the waves. The crop top with spaghetti straps stays in place in the waves. The swimsuit can be easily stored in its built-in pouch so that young surfers can take it with them wherever they go.
GIRLS' SWIMSUIT SIZES
At Decathlon, we design swimsuits for young surfers by taking into account their growth. It is for this reason that we systematically associate the child's height with the size, as age is not sufficient to guarantee the correct size. Two 10 year old girls can be of totally different height, weight and shape and have different measurements. We also recommend trying the swimsuits on if possible.
OUR GIRLS' SWIMSUIT SIZES
Here is the link between age and height on our swimsuit labels:
4 years: from 98 to 104 cm
5 years: from 105 to 114 cm
6 years: from 115 to 124 cm
8 years: from 125 to 132 cm
10 years: from 133 to 142 cm
12 years: from 143 to 150 cm
14 years: from 151 to 160 cm
16 years: from 161 to 169 cm
DRY SIZING AND WET SIZING
To ensure a perfect fit in the water, it is important to choose the right size while you are dry because once they are in the water, swimsuits become looser. We therefore recommend you buy the correct size. The swimsuit needs to fit snugly against your body in the fitting room, you should feel supported. The elastane contained in certain components used in the design of our swimsuits softens and relaxes in the water.
STAYS IN PLACE IN THE WAVES: THE TEST
We design swimsuits that promise to stay in place in the waves. To test them, we use a panel of at least 12 female surfers with different body shapes who will follow a test protocol in a pool at our design offices in Hendaye. This protocol aims to reproduce the sensations experienced by surfers when being thrown around by a wave. If this test is conclusive, we go surfing in the sea to test our swimwear in real conditions.
DO YOU WANT TO EXCHANGE YOUR SWIMSUIT?
Is the size or style not suitable for you? Would you like to exchange it at your Decathlon store? No problem, just be sure not to cut off the label of the swimsuit in case you want to exchange it.
OLAIAN, DECATHLON'S SURF BRAND
Based in Hendaye, in South West France, OLAIAN is Decathlon's new surfing brand. In our offices at the water's edge, we can design a swimsuit and then on the same day test it directly in the sea to check it stays in place in the waves.
WHAT IS THE OLAIAN BRAND?
Tribord surfing products have now become OLAIAN products, the new Decathlon brand dedicated to surfing, bodyboarding and skimboarding. Gradually, the branding of all our surfing products will be replaced. This is why your product may have a different logo to the one in the picture illustrating the product.
Tips for storage and maintenance
Machine wash - 30° max - normal
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Do not iron
Do not dry-clean
Restrictions on use
Do not use in chlorinated water
TESTS AND WARRANTY
"this product has been field-tested in Hendaye and has been subjected to numerous laboratory tests to guarantee the quality of use for which it was designed: tests on the elasticity and stability of the fabric, colour fastness during rubbing, washing, exposure to sea water, chlorinated water and light, and overall performance of the product after several washes."