- About Us
The first ProMotion Wetsuit paddled into the waves of Southern California in the late 70's. Founded by a surfer with wetsuit ideas of his own, and located next to some of the best waves in San Diego's North County, the early days of ProMotion were lived in true surfing style...surf first, then work. This love for the sport, combined with a commitment to building quality wetsuits has helped ProMotion build a strong following. ProMotion's initial success in the surfing industry led to a natural branching into other sports where specialized wetsuits are needed.
In 1982, ProMotion became involved in the young sport of Triathlon by building the first wetsuits designed specifically for swimming rescue for the San Diego Lifeguards. Now, 30 years later, ProMotion continues to excel in the Triathlon wetsuit market with evolved designs widely regarded as the finest available and loyal support from athletes worldwide.
In 1984, ProMotion entered the Windsurfing market full force by opening a factory and showroom in Hood River, Oregon. Besides being a top windsurfing and kiteboarding destination, the "Gorge" has proven to be an unbeatable location to design and test wetsuits. Temperatures range from below freezing in the winter, to above 100 degrees in the summer, giving ProMotion the opportunity to test and refine every product in their line. From cold water steamers all the way down to sun protecting rash-guards, it all has to pass the "Gorge" test before it ends up on the sales floor. The showroom in Hood River also puts ProMotion in direct contact with watersport athletes of all kinds and all abilities. Feedback and input from these people has a major impact in everything we do.
With over 30 years as an innovative wetsuit manufacturer ProMotion will continue to be the "suit of choice" for watermen (and waterwomen) who ask the most from their gear.