The Lotus Brand
An Interview with AXXE Wetsuits
Words by Kim Feldmann de Britto
Stiff fingers that can’t keep hold of the car keys. Tired shoulders after a one-hour session only. Necks compressed by rubber, feet that don’t respond when popping up. Cold water seeping through the seams or sluicing down the neck. A new wetsuit every season. A heavy conscience for purchasing yet another petroleum-based product made in god-knows-where by a billion-dollar enterprise. If you surf or have ever surfed with a wetsuit, you have certainly experienced one of these scenarios, and if that’s the case, chances are you have thought about the wetsuit you own and whether it’s the right choice for you and the planet.
Indeed, when it comes to aquatic adventures, having the right gear is crucial for both comfort and safety; in surfing, this means being able to paddle and turn comfortably as much as maintaining a comfortable bodily temperature. And whilst there are countless brands out there that tick some boxes in the wetsuit department, few are the ones that come close to ticking them all. After teaming up with Axxe Wetsuits, Mahalo has found out that they are one of these rare exceptions.