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Left: Anna Jerström. Right: A Calavera bikini.
Left: Anna Jerström. Right: A Calavera bikini.

Swimwear Designer Anna Jerström's Six Favorite NYC Surf Shops

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Left: Anna Jerström. Right: A Calavera bikini.

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Anna Jerström, the designer behind swim line Calavera, doesn't have the background of a beach bum. Born in Sweden, she earned an MBA from Columbia and spent nearly a decade working in finance in New York and London before an epiphany at surf camp in Costa Rica inspired her to quit her job and devote herself to surfing full-time. When she ran into trouble finding a surfing-friendly bikini, she started designing her own, and in 2010 Calavera was born. The suit tops are uniquely secure, while the bottoms are lined with stabilizing material to keep them from sagging. And each suit is tested by female surfers in Costa Rica to make sure it stays on.

Since Jerström is professionally obsessed with surfing gear, we asked her to recommend her favorite New York City surf shops. She came back with a mix of six stores across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Rockaway Beach. Find them all after the jump.

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1. Saturdays Surf

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31 Crosby St
New York, NY 10013

2. Warm

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181 Mott St
New York, NY 10012

3. Pilgrim Surf & Supply

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68 N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

4. Rockaway Beach Surf Shop

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1-77 Beach 116th St
Queens, NY 11694

5. Boarders Surf Shop

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192 Beach 92nd St
Queens, NY 11693

6. Breezy Point Surf Shop

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14-61 Point Breeze Pl
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

1. Saturdays Surf

31 Crosby St, New York, NY 10013
31 Crosby St
New York, NY 10013

2. Warm

181 Mott St, New York, NY 10012
181 Mott St
New York, NY 10012

3. Pilgrim Surf & Supply

68 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
68 N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

4. Rockaway Beach Surf Shop

1-77 Beach 116th St, Queens, NY 11694
1-77 Beach 116th St
Queens, NY 11694

5. Boarders Surf Shop

192 Beach 92nd St, Queens, NY 11693
192 Beach 92nd St
Queens, NY 11693

6. Breezy Point Surf Shop

14-61 Point Breeze Pl, Far Rockaway, NY 11691
14-61 Point Breeze Pl
Far Rockaway, NY 11691