Dave Wassel encompasses everything that it means to be a waterman. He is a North Shore lifeguard, a long time big wave surfer, and a free diving addict. We are proud to announce that Wassel will be riding for Body Glove wetsuits for both surf and dive categories. For over a decade, Dave Wassel has been in an elite group of big wave surfers. The last three years, Dave has been invited to the In Memory of Eddie Aikau. Last year, Dave Wassel made the cover of both Surfer Magazine and Surfing Magazine for riding a giant swell at Tavarua.
Also last year Dave won the Monster Paddle Award in the XXL Big Wave Awards for a 53 foot wave at Jaws. Body Glove team rider Alex Gray said, “Dave Wassel fits Body Glove like a glove. From big wave surfing, diving, and hunting, Wassel’s footprints are always the most recognizable. Not to mention he is one of the funniest humans on the planet. Body Glove couldn’t have added a better waterman to excel an already stellar team. Can’t wait to get crazy with the man from Kailua shorebreak.”