The West Story

30 Years of Authentic Surf!

The powerful southern swells that push up the vast, ancient west coast of Australia create some of the best and most isolated waves in the world.

In 1982, inspired by the sense of escapism and soul of this raw environment, two surfers, Patrick Leahy and Roger Liley created a unique, grass roots surfing company, WEST. Built by people passionate about their products and committed to creating wetsuits known for their quality and fit.

Over the years WEST’S reputation for technically advanced, high quality wetsuits has become renowned throughout the surfing world. The latest range of wetsuits is the culmination of three decades of wetsuits manufacture using state of the art, environmentally sustainable materials including limestone based neoprene, bamboo and recycled bottle fabrics. Tried and tested in Western Australia’s most harsh surfing conditions where a quality wetsuit is crucial.

Confidence in the quality of our suits led West to become the first wetsuit manufacturer to offer a lifetime warranty on stitching – a popular feature still offered today. Thirty years on, West continues to design core surfing products that are function driven with a feel good edge.