OLAIAN, DECATHLON'S SURF BRAND
OLAIAN, DECATHLON'S SURFING BRAND
Based in Hendaye, in South West France, OLAIAN is Decathlon's surfing brand. In our offices at the water's edge, we can design a pair of boardshorts and then on the same day go surfing and test them to check that they stay in place in the waves, are comfortable and durable.
UV protection even when wet.
The fabric of this OLAIAN anti-UV product blocks at least 98% of UVB radiation and 95% of UVA (UPF 50+). This guarantees effective protection from the sun.
It can be used both in and out of the water, for water or nautical sports.
The density of the textile fibres filters out UV rays, for long-lasting protection, even after washing.
What does UPF 50+ mean?
UPF is a sun protection factor (Ultra Violet Protection Factor) and is standardised worldwide. It defines the protection level of a fabric and more precisely the proportion of UV rays it lets through.
To meet the standards, it must block at least 95% of UV rays. UPF 50+ means that the fabric blocks at least 95% of UVA and 98% of UVB rays.
Recommended behaviour when in the sun
Although this T-shirt provides protection from the sun, phenomena such as reflections (from the water, sand, etc.), heat, time of day, etc., must be taken into account. Wearing this T-shirt does not exempt the wearer from adopting suitable behaviour: wear sunglasses, wear a hat or cap, regularly apply an appropriate sun cream, drink regularly, etc.
We have created the LUCY long-sleeve one-piece for all young surfers who wish to surf in a swimsuit without the risk of losing it. Its cut has also been designed to avoid any friction between the board and the wax.
Its coverage and component help protect the surfer from the sun UPF50+
This swimsuit is really the iconic surfer-girl swimsuit.
GIRLS' SWIMSUIT SIZES
At Decathlon, we design swimsuits for young surfers by taking into account their growth. It is for this reason that we systematically associate the kid's height with the size, as age is not sufficient to guarantee the correct size. Two 10-year-old girls can be of totally different heights, weights and shapes, and have different measurements. We also recommend trying the swimsuits on if possible.
Surfing is your favourite sport and you surf regularly in warm waters. During your sessions, you paddle out to the line-up and either duck dive or turtle roll, depending on whether you are on a shortboard or a longboard. You surf waves bigger than one metre and you can do tricks. You often wipe out and you are used to being thrown about underwater. You want your swimwear to stay in place with each of your movements and not get in your way when paddling.
OUR GIRLS' SWIMSUIT SIZES
Here is the link between age and height on our swimsuit labels:
7/8 years: from 125 to 132 cm
8/9 years: from 133 to 142 cm
10/11 years: from 143 to 150 cm
12/13 years: from 151 to 160 cm
14/15 years: from 161 to 169 cm