Using A Plastic Grocery Bag Vs. The Surf Banana

There are a couple of different hacks or tricks to slide into a wetsuit easier. A plastic grocery bag is one that people sometimes use, and I wanted to highlight the main differences between using a plastic grocery bag and the Surf Banana to help change into your wetsuit faster.

I grew up using a plastic bag trick to put on a wetsuit but found they tore super easily, leaving bits and pieces of plastic around me or stuck in my wetsuit. They also fit awkwardly around my foot because they're too big, which becomes tricky when it's windy out as they can fly away. They also ended up being banned in my state of California, so they were harder to come by. 

Due to the number of plastic grocery bags I was going through, I knew there had to be a more reusable and sustainable alternative to this.

So I created the Surf Banana as a simple, fun, and sustainable alternative to the plastic grocery bag. I've constructed it to be:

  1. Incredibly durable. Made from some of the strongest material, the Surf Banana never tears and should last a lifetime.

  2. Eco-friendly. The average surfer using plastic grocery bags to change into their suit will go through 5-15 bags a year. One Surf Banana should last you a lifetime, creating less plastic waste.

  3. Slippery! Coated with a waterproof layer, the Surf Banana is even more slippery than a plastic grocery bag, so you can slide through neoprene significantly easier and quicker than before.

  4. Fit your foot. The Surf Banana is 7.5 by 15 inches and therefore fits more snugly onto your feet than a plastic grocery bag. This makes it much easier to put on, slide through your suit, and take off. Additionally, we have added a back heel flap so that once you slide your foot inside the Surf Banana, it unfolds and contours to the shape of your heel and foot, creating a better experience.