Woman sunbathing wearing a floral bikini and hat.

What to wear for water sports this summer In Austria.

20. Mai 2020

We’ve been talking a lot about summer in Austria and dreamy lakes lately, which brings us to our quest of what to wear for water sports this year.

There is more to summer than just lying in the sun, and once at the Austrian lakes, you will surely feel like sailing, windsurfing, water skiing or stand up paddling. So you don’t want any wardrobe malfunctions, right? You will need to find swimsuits that are not only stylish but also comfortable.

Woman paddling on a boat in a lake wearing a blue and red bikini.
Photo by David Straight via Unsplash

The best swimsuits for water sports, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned surfer, are the ones that help you feel confident in the water. You need to be free to move without having to worry about losing your bikini top. Luckily, there are plenty of fabulous options to wear this year. In fact, we found such beautiful swimwear for water sports that you will want to wear them even if you’re planning on just sunbathing all summer!

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Go for bold neon swimwear. Otherwise, pastel colours are also on-trend. One-piece swimsuits are more practical for water sports, for obvious reasons. And they’re also flattering, for every body-type. 


If you prefer two-piece swimwear, choose the ones that have bikini bottoms with high rise silhouettes and sporty tops. Small string bikinis won’t do it for water sports. As for patterns, florals and animal prints are going to be big this summer.


For high-speed sports like waterski and wakeboard, wear Cynthia Rowley wetsuits. The surf-leisure brand makes chic wetsuits with geometrical patterns and beautiful colour combinations. Additionally, Rowley’s wetsuits are sustainable, made in recycled materials and with green technology. Read more about it in Surf Chic at its best.

Last tip

If you’re spending the day on a sailing boat, besides your swimsuit, make sure to bring along a kaftan or a t-shirt with long sleeves and a hat to help protect your skin against overexposure to the sun.

Photos courtesy of Cynthia Rowley