Sensi Graves is a professional kiteboarder, entrepreneur, speaker, kiteboarding instructor and writer. In 2007, she tentatively signed up for a kiteboarding lesson in North Carolina’s Outer Banks and immediately fell in love. Just two years later, she applied to be a kiteboarding coach, relocated to the East Coast, and started collecting accolades. The Hood River, Oregon, local regularly places in the top three at some of the biggest international kiteboarding invitationals, garners continuous coverage in kiteboarding magazines, and leads women's kiteboarding retreats worldwide.
In 2012, Sensi launched her eponymous swimwear label, Sensi Graves Bikinis, to meet the demands of her sport (after losing one too many string bikinis in the surf, she decided to tackle the job herself and design suits that actually stay on in rough conditions).
"We design swimwear that’s made to work, whether you're tow-surfing at Jaws or sup-ing down the river. Going into our 8th year in business, our products have continued to develop and improve but we’ve always stuck by our core mission: to design swimwear that’s both fiercely functional and fabulously feminine.
Thank you for supporting small business, female empowerment and positive vibrations!"-Sensi Graves
Our #1 goal is to make the world’s raddest swimsuits. Designed by a professional kiteboarder with action in mind, everything we make is tested and refined to perform. We utilize high-quality, UPF 50+, recycled fabrics from Spain, Italy and the US, which are designed to hold up over time. We produce in the USA with quality seamstresses. We make bikinis you can wear with true confidence.
We run the world! And we want to see more women out there charging. Besides designing empowering swimwear, we give our customers actionable tools to uplevel their thinking, build confidence and try new things, This big, beautiful life is meant to be lived and we do so with an open heart, an adventurous spirit and and a smile on our faces. When all else fails, we laugh and have a margarita.
We fiercely want to protect the places we play and our home, Mother Earth. That’s why we use recycled packaging, compostable poly bags and hygienic liners, incorporate recycled fabrics into our suits, and make our products in the USA. We're also a 1% for the Planet member and donate 1% of sales to environmental causes.