Fall 2014 Body Glove Wetsuits
Body Glove Wetsuits
Check out our full line of Men and Women’s Body Glove Wetsuits for 2014 Fall Wetsuits! Featuring: Jamie O’Brien, Ezekiel Lau, Breyden Taylor, Alex Gray, Tatiana Weston-Webb, Mason Ho, and Nate Yeomans.
Mens Fullsuits: Note, these are two of the best selling wetsuit in the USA!
Body Glove Wetsuits was started by identical twins in Missouri, Bob and Bill Meistrell. Moving to Manhattan Beach in California in 1944, they became interested in surfing, and were one of the first to put fiberglass on the nose of their surfboards to protect the foam filled plywood boards. In 1953 , they found the insulation used in the back of refrigerators, neoprene, worked well for the first practical wet suits. Bob and Bill borrowed $1800 from their mother and each bought one third of the local sports shop called Dive N’ Surf.
The Meistrells designed and tailored their own brand of wetsuits. In the beginning the Body Glove wetsuits were named Thermocline. The Meistrells didn’t think this was a great name so they hired a marketing consultant, Duke Boyd. Duke asked about the characteristics of the suits and Billy said, “They fit like a glove,” so Duke came up with the name Body Glove Wetsuits.
They were among the very first crop of South Bay lifeguards.
Body Glove Wetsuits headquarters are in Redondo Beach, California.