All We Want For Christmas...

August 05, 2017

Dear Santa,

We promise that we have been good...

If you define good as charging waves and tucking into barrels, saluting the sun and standing on our heads, hiking up mountains and mountain biking down them, getting sweaty and a tad bit dirty, all while our MI OLA suits keep up with us.

But we need your Christmas love to help us continue to #GetOutThere, as well as keep us feeling good. So sweet, generous Santa here is the MI OLA Christmas Wish List, with help from our ambassadors,  the MI OLA team, and influencers: Jill Wanless, Deputy Editor of HELLO! Fashion Monthly  and one of our favorite #getoutthere adventurers, Chelsea Yamase.

All we want for Christmas is:

Gifts under $50

All Washed Up - brings us a badass, locally made Stamped Beaded Bar Necklace.  - Adrienne Kina.


Natural zinc from Surf Mud -  So I can stay out in the sun (& sea!) longer on Christmas day - it's not a true Australian Christmas unless you go to the beach!  - Ellen Moon.

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Avasol Sunscreen - A FAV and good for the environment.  - Influencer, Chelsea Yamase

avasol sunscreen

Frank Body coffee scrubs - A simple coffee scrub, equal parts dirty and loving, mostly humble and naturally derived.  - Susi Brunvaer.

Aquarian Soul Sunstone & Citrine Radiance Oil -   This is fab stuff when summer's gone away. It's a moisturizing,  pigmented body oil (not a self-tanner) giving my skin a subtle sheen with glowy, dewy highlights.  - Myra Gonzalez.

Myra Under $50

Le Vernis in No.29 Rose Divin, Givenchy Nail Polish - What a great color to remind us summer will be back.  - Deputy Editor, HELLO! Fashion Monthly and Influencer, Jill Wanless.


Hydroflask  - Coffee and tea lovers keep your beverages hot (or cold) for hours while you ease in and rev up your day.  - Meredith Drangin.


Surfrider Foundation, Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund.  I am always a fan of giving something that gives back. I love when I get donations in my name to nonprofits that work so hard to keep our ocean and planet clean.  - Kate Ditloff.



Gifts under $200

Grand Trunk Roatan Hammock from Urban Outfitters - Super fun for your backyard or for shorter day hikes.  - Influencer,  Chelsea Yamase.


Kate Davis Jewelry -  Unique and stylish jewelry inspired by scuba diving, marine biology and an intense love of all things ocean.  - Ashley Averill.

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The Lorelei Maillot one-piece in Pescadito from MI OLA!!!  - Susi Brunvaer.

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A Go-Pro! - Yep! Go be HEROine.  - Catherine Marquis & Elena Pressprich


Glassy Zone - I've been dying to get my hands on this amazing wave tracker. It’s not been released yet but it looks amazing, totally wearable and what is cooler than real-time data on how you are surfing?! Oh and it doesn’t just track waves, it keeps up with your fitness and your sleep so you can make sure you are happy and healthy, which is vital in being a MI OLA girl!  - Kate Ditloff.

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It's Just a Ride, and the APN Longboard is built for it. I LOVE this hand-made waterski shaped deck, inspired by the 70's skate scene. Cruisers  come in 43", 45" and 53".  - Myra Gonzalez.


This leather pouf  is  an amazing addition to my  bikini obsessed beach life in Costa Rica.  I have it in white, light natural leather and gold.   The gift that keeps on works with my NY living too.  So comfy! And you can get a great deal from  - Helena, Founder & Chief Bikini Officer, MI OLA.


Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 bluetooth speaker.  - Meredith Drangin.

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Our Dream Wish List

A Women's Only Surf Trip  -  I learned to surf at a women's surf camp and some of my best friends I met on this journey.   What surf camp do I particularly love?  Witch's Rock Surf Camp.  And they are launching Women's Surf Retreats, starting in January.  If you're resolved to make 2016  even better than 2015, this is a great way to kick off your year!  - Helena, Founder & Chief Bikini Officer, MI OLA

Women's only surf retreat

Two nights at Qualia Resort in the Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia. Paradise! - Ellen Moon.


Peace of Paradise Retreat by Solshine Yoga Studio!  Discover the best of the Island life with this adventurous SUP Yoga retreat.  Spend 5 days and 4 nights soaking up the sunshine and salt water. The retreat includes Yoga classes, creative self-expression workshops, SUP Fitness, SUP Yoga, and all of your fresh, organic, local meals prepared in house every day.   - Amanda Minton.


The MALDIVES was popular for our dream list. So MI OLA left it up to our influencers to round it up.

  • A Surf trip to the Maldives.  Crystal clear water, fun waves, diving, fishing, bungalow on the water.. le sigh.  Influencer,  Chelsea Yamase.


  • A Long weekend at Club Med Spa, Finolhu Villas, Maldives.  What an amazing way to relax after a tough day at the shore.  Eco-Friendly villas located on a jewel-like lagoon, on a private island.  - Influencer - Jill Wanless.

Club Med

Here's an escape to a tropical paradise - where you come back feeling even fitter and more relaxed than when you left.  At  Just Add Water, a SUPYoga retreat in Puerto Rico, you take part in daily  yoga twice a day, everyday runs or fitness walks, organic meals prepared by a local chef, massages, relaxation and more.  It's all led by Jessica Bellofatto, a momma of three, yogini, surfer, triathlete, avid stand up paddle boarder, SUP racer, and one of the pioneers of SUP YOGA. 


So there you have it, Mr. Clause!  We'd be happy with any tiny little thing on this list.... or, if it can happen, world peace, safety and resources for everyone.

We'd make that trade in a minute.

Happy Holidays!

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