Coastlines is a step bigger than a brand, it’s a culture. And we live by the notion that doing something you love is more valuable than working to own something.

It all started in the mid 80's when a group of surfers banded together who shared a passion for adventure, local exploration and the ocean. The common thread that connected us was the Coastlines we shared.  

Collectively, we decided to create some essential products that allowed us to fulfil our aquatic desires and celebrated the limitless borders of NZ & the people who inhabit it.  

With an environment that’s harsher than most, breathtaking water temperatures, high winds and often volatile ocean conditions, we were challenged to satisfy our functional and performance needs, while ensuring accessibility to the everyday surfer.  

Over the years we’ve learnt from our own experiences, we’ve diversified, and cultivated a deeper understanding and knowledge about what works and what’s important. We’ve now evolved to become one of the largest surf and water sports product developers globally.  

Today we make premium suits for more than just the act of surfing. We’re about feeling free and encouraging the like minded to take on more adventures in the pursuit of those moments that truly make you feel alive.  

All are welcome at Coastlines. We are about respect, honesty, and inclusiveness. We have a rich history, we’ve been shaped by many stories, and together we’ll create many more.


To make reliable and functional products for the everyday surfer to fulfil their ocean adventures, goals and pursuits.


We surf in the dark, in the cold, in the heat, in the humidity, in the rain and even in the snow.

We live for adventure and surf for the moments of pure ecstasy, bliss and freedom.

We’re about creating products that allow you to embrace those special moments and live out your adventures freely.

We believe everything you need is in your mindset, we are just the thread that sews it together. 

We’re committed to our long-term relationships so you can ride with assurance.


Simple and minimal, yet symbolic of our roots and the coastlines we share

Our two stripe logo represents the two islands of New Zealand, and the shape mirrors that of the countless timber posts lining the fields where the land meets the sea.    

As passionate and determined NZ surfers and adventurers, we journey across these fields and navigate through these fences to gain access to the waves.