I started Flor de Olas Swim when I was twenty three years old. I had been traveling around Central America for a year, and landed back home in San Diego broke but inspired. It started pretty primitively. Spandex off of the sale rack at my local craft store and the cheapest serger I could get my hands on. It grew faster than I would have imagined at the time. I grew with it and can truly say designing swim is my life's work now at thirty three. But it also grew into something I started to become unsure of, so I closed the doors in 2020. The changes we’ve all gone through in the last two years is unexplainable. We’ve changed as people, as families, as Communities. This new launch of Flor de Olas Swim is my twenty three year old selfs passion project. A decade later I hope it finds you in a new light. We are older, wiser and stronger. We know what we like, and we know who we are.
I’ve always had a fire that burns for travel and adventure. It’s what has fueled every design I’ve made. It what’s driven me when I cant travel. I grew up spending most of my time in Baja with my family, on the gulf side by a river not many people have heard of. My love for water and the desert comes from this magic place. When I design my heart is in Mexico. I crave functional pieces, that can take you from a swim to a trail run. Or from yoga to a surf. Something I can hike in but can also use at the gym later. I like to think our swim is in your bag for your next adventure and looks like it’s been through some shit. That it’s first on your mind when you want something comfortable to swim and hike in. I design pieces for women like myself, who are active, and don't exactly like to just sit on the beach, although it works great for that too. My swimwear is for that Woman.