Tricia Zimmer

Originally from Canada, Tricia followed her childhood dream of learning how to surf all the way to the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Leaving home with only her backpack and tent, she set up camp on the pristine beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula, bought a board, and taught herself to surf. Fifteen years later she is still surfing along that same stretch of coastline, living with her daughter and soulmate in the mountains of Playa Hermosa. Together, they run a successful surf camp and continue to live the “Pura Vida” lifestyle, seeking entrepreneurial opportunities worldwide from their tiny corner of paradise.

Salty Bird

Salty Bird Surf Apparel was inspired by the constant surf, warm waters and tropical beaches of Costa Rica, and brought to life in 2013 on the magical island of Bali. Discovering the need for functional, surf-worthy swimwear, Tricia combined her passion for surfing and love of fashion to create Salty Bird Surf Apparel - bikinis, one-pieces, rashguards and a 'girls' collection, all made with high-quality nylon and lycra in original, stylish prints. 

Salty Bird designs are functional, feminine and foxy, intended to flatter every woman's body. The Mix n’ Match concept lets you choose your favorite color, style and size to create the perfect bikini for you. Whatever your aquatic activity may be, Salty Bird bikinis are designed to hold you in place, while still allowing you to move freely in the water.

Salty Bird is a lifestyle brand full of passion for the sea - a celebration of women in love with adventure, thirsty to surf and travel the world.

“I can tell you from my personal experience and feedback from many Salty Bird customers that my bikinis are one of a kind. Functional, Feminine and Foxy is definitely what we stand for.”

2017 is Salty Bird's fourth year in production, with designs sold both locally and internationally in shops and online.