Behind the scenes: Aquabumps x Speedo campaign

I’m very proud to say this our 7th collaborative year working with Speedo Australia. What a lot of people don’t know is that Speedo originates from Bondi like us, so this partnership story was one of origin, roots and a genuine love of the ocean and beach.

The collaboration is truly one of cohesion – being a bikini connoisseur myself, we work closely with the talented Tahnee from Speedo on the designs, cuts and fabrics, ensuring they stand up in the surf for both the guys and the girls.

Every year I feel like the collection gets better – this year taking Uge’s iconic ‘Colours of Bondi’ Image as the main creative inspiration for the women’s collection and a range of his images from Hamilton Island and Sydney coastlines for the men’s.



Aquabumps and Speedos team meeting mid shoot

This year we were lucky enough to shoot at the iconic icebergs pool and shot with local couple Izzy and Jonny from the Editorialist. Jonny a local surfer and Izzy is a true representation of a beautiful aussie beach girl.

Our friend and talented photographer Julie Adams captured the couple embracing our stunning Aussie lifestyle and the new Aquabumps Speedo collection as she does everything, with style and laughter and Isobel Claire for hair & makeup the master of beach chic. Creative Direction me ‘Deb Tan’ of Aquabumps.

The cuts and fabrics are beautiful to wear whether you surf swim or just swan by a pool – Uge and I are always the first to trial them – we even jumped in for a little behind the scenes this year to prove it. Not models!!

Can’t wait for you to see what we’ve created for Summer 2017/18 – all Aquabumps Speedo collection will be available at

Words: Debbie Tan

Campaign Photographer: Julie Adams

Behind the scenes photographer: Rachel Dray