Celebrating their 60th year in business in 2013, Body Glove is an iconic American business success that helped create the Southern California surf culture of the 1950s and 1960s. A newly published book, “Fits Like A Glove” brings to life the rise of Body Glove humble beginnings to become an industry leader in water sports manufacturing,

Fits Like a Glove tells the history of the company from the inside, revealing details never before shared with the general public, and includes extensive interviews with the Meistrell family, including the company’s founders Bill and Bob Meistrell.


About Body Glove

Founded in 1953 by twin brothers Bill and Bob Meistrell, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide water sports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and technology accessories. Body Glove and Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society have formed a legendary alliance to help preserve and protect the ocean while providing ocean and diving geared equipment to water enthusiasts around the globe. Some of the proceeds from the sale of those products go directly to Ocean Futures Society.


Preserving the Marine Environment

Through Reef Check, SIMA’s environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove also works to preserve the purity of the waters it loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a network of independent retailers. Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50 countries internationally.