About Phocea Surf

Dive into Phocea Surf

Phocea Surf is a new way of thinking about, and shopping for, wetsuits and water-loving activewear. Because you can’t spell “functional” without fun, Phocea Surf brings you fashion-led styles that are surf-tested and ocean-approved.

Made by a fashion-loving surfer

It began with founder Carole El Rahi, a fashion-loving, print-mixing French expat based in sunny Sydney. Looking for a wetsuit that was flattering and fashionable – but functional– was a challenge. With signature enthusiasm, she decided to design her own, fusing French-girl chic with bold, colourful Sydney beach style.

Phocea Surf was born – an independent wetsuit label that believes personal style doesn’t need to stop where the water starts.


Phocea Surf starts with one thing: style. Then add durable fabrication that goes as hard as you do. Our designs are the basics every stylish surfer, paddle boarder and watersport girl needs. We think of our wetsuits like any other part of our personal style, expressing our mood, our personality, our creativity. Bold patterns and flattering feminine shapes are our thing, because we believe there’s no reason you can’t extend your stylish self into the surf – it’s a central part of who you are.

We are:

  • Designed in Sydney, Australia
  • Fashion forward, with unique prints
  • Always made from durable, high quality fabrications


DAYBREAK collection by Phocea Surf

Meet me in Sydney. DAYBREAK evokes the carefree cool of morning on a Sydney beach - the thunder of waves crashing against the shore, the tang of salt air and surf wax, humid nights under the stars, and early starts to catch the best breaks.

On Sydney’s eastern coastline you’ll find some of the most stunning beaches in the world. From Bondi to Tamarama, Bronte, Clovelly and Coogee, the six-kilometre stretch of fine white sand and sparkling bays is home to crystal-clear rock pools,stunning cliff top views, and surf beaches that attract people from around the world. Whether enjoying the vista, plunging under the waves, paddle boarding or surfing, the coastline enchants the ocean-loving Phocea Surf girl.

Designed in their Sydney  studio using high-quality fabrications, DAYBREAK draws inspiration from Sydney’s natural landscape and bold confident style.  Deep-sea blues, crisp white highlights, tropical hues and distinctive prints that vibe off of the 90s – for a collection that’s fun, feminine, fashion-forward.

Phocea Surf’s debut collection transports you to the beautiful natural beaches of eastern Sydney – where summer isn’t just a season, it’s a way of life.

Photographed by Myles Kalus in in Bronte.