} Meet Zala Cuden – Tide + Seek | Sustainable Swimwear

Meet Zala Cuden, a traveling surfer and digital nomad who has travelled to some of the most exotic parts of the world. We recently caught up with her to find out more about her lifestyle and how she got into surfing. 


Hey Zala! First of all we would love to know how old you are and where you are from? 

I am 29 and originally from Slovenia.


There isn't much surf in Slovenia is there, so how did you get into surfing?

I started surfing in the Canary Islands just for vacations and I got addicted straight away.

zala cuden wearing Tide + Seek sustainable swimwear


What is it that you love about surfing?

I would say the whole lifestyle, freedom and spending time in the ocean.


Where has been the best place you have ever surfed? 

Mentawai islands, Indonesia.

zala Cuden surfing Tide + Seek

What do you look for when purchasing swimwear to surf in? 

I am always looking for swimwear that stays on. I don’t want to get bothered about bikinis while I surf.


How do you keep fit in between waves? 

I surf almost all year round, so when I don’t surf I usually do some exercise, just to be ready for my next trip.


How do find being a digital nomad and travelling from place to place all the time? 

It’s great! I guess you have to be a particular kind if person for that. I would say its not for everyone, but I enjoy it a lot. 


We see that you are currently in South Africa, how is it and where are you off to next? 

South Africa is great! Beautiful place with amazing waves. Its quite sharky but oh well you have to deal with that fear to right? 

Next destination is Canary Islands and then Indonesia

zala cuden surfing

Your three top travel essentials? 

Coconut oil, bikinis, cap.


Do you do anything in your daily routine to try to travel and live sustainably?

For sure! Its crazy whats happening with all this plastic. If I have time on the island I go for a beach walk and collect rubbish, never taking a plastic bag, even if I can’t carry what I bought, reusable bottle for the water, trying to spread the word about it everywhere I go because people still don’t get it.

zala cuden wearing Tide + Seek sustainable swimwear in South Afric


Follow Zala on her travels @zalacuden 

It's time to pack your bags, grab your favourite bikinis, and embark on an unforgettable girls' trip to Dubai!

As you plan to soak up the sun in this opulent desert oasis, you'll want to know where to rock your swimwear and what rules to follow for a fabulous and worry-free time.

Dubai, a jewel in the desert, is a city known for its lavish lifestyle, incredible architecture, and shimmering coastlines. When you're planning a visit to this iconic city, you can't help but wonder about the rules and trends surrounding swimwear.

Don't fret; we're here to spill the sandy secrets of where to don your swimsuit and the rules to follow when splashing around in this vibrant oasis, filled with glitz, glam, and sandy shores

Guidelines on Swimwear in Dubai (Do's and Don'ts)

When you're ready to hit the beaches in Dubai, there are a few things to know to make sure you have a blast and show some respect. It doesn't matter if you're a local or just visiting, these tips will help you rock your beach time in this lively city.


  • Wear a Cover-Up Outside the Water: While your swimwear is appropriate at the beach and by the pool, it's courteous to put on a stylish cover-up, beach dress, or tunic when you're not in the water.
  • Check Beach Rules: Different beaches may have varying rules, especially private beach clubs. Always check the specific rules and dress codes for the beach you plan to visit.
  • Respect Local Customs: Dubai is a culturally diverse city with a mix of local and expatriate residents. Be respectful of local customs and traditions by dressing modestly when outside the beach areas.


  • Avoid Topless or Nude Sunbathing: In Dubai, it's not acceptable to go topless or engage in nude sunbathing in public areas - it's actually illegal!
  • Don't Wear Revealing Swimwear Outside the Beach: While bikinis and stylish swimwear are appropriate at the beach, it's best to avoid wearing them in public areas like malls or restaurants.
  • Don't Forget Sun Protection: While not directly related to swimwear, it's essential to apply sunscreen to protect your skin from the intense Dubai sun.

Where to go and what to wear:

Look No.1 - Relaxed Day at the Hotel Pool:

For a super chill day at the hotel pool, grab those comfy Cosmic Bolt high-waisted bikini bottoms; they're great for giving you a stylish and comfortable fit with a bit more coverage. Then, mix and match with the Cosmic Bolt triangle plunge bikini top that's got that flattering plunging neckline. It'll keep you feeling supported and looking fab.

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Cosmic Bolt - High Waisted Bikini Bottoms

Cosmic Bolt - Triangle Plunge Bikini Top

Look No.2 - Taking it to the Beach!

For a fantastic day at the beach, embrace a simple yet stylish look. Start with the stunning Holo Daze classic cut swimsuit, a one-piece that combines classic design with holographic accents, offering both style and great coverage for your beach adventures.

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Holo Daze - Classic Cut Swimsuit

Look No.2 - Seeking some Thrill! Time for Water Sports:

When it's time for some thrilling water sports, you'll want a look that combines style and functionality. Get ready with the Gone Wild surf bralette bikini top and the matching classic bikini bottoms.

The surf bralette top offers the support and freedom of movement you need for active water sports, while the classic bikini bottoms provide comfort and coverage. This dynamic duo not only keeps you secure during all your exciting water adventures but also ensures you're doing it in style

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Gone Wild - Surf Bralette Bikini Top

Gone Wild - Classic Bikini Bottoms