Xcel

XCEL
PREMIUM, TECHNICAL WETSUITS AND APPAREL

Here at XCEL, we believe that climate should never dictate your performance, in and out of the water.

Focusing on purpose-driven development and functional design, XCEL allows you to stay out longer, be warmer and feel confident the second your feet hit the water.

XCEL continues to constantly focus on evolving the nature of how wetsuits and other protective essentials are designed, providing the most technical products to our consumers.

Today

XCEL is acquired by Boardriders, Inc.

2018

The Infiniti Comp TDC fullsuit wins XCEL’s 5 th SIMA award for Wetsuit of the Year.

2017

XCEL introduces the FDA-approved* Thermo Dry Celliant (TDC) wetsuit interior into the marketplace, keeping consumers warm through increased blood flow and muscle retention.

2014

The Drylock Boot wins SIMA’s Hardgoods Accessory Product of the Year, becoming the most reliable surfing bootie in the marketplace.

2012

XCEL reinvents wetsuit design by introducing the magnetic closure system.

2013

The Infiniti Drylock fullsuit wins SIMA’s Wetsuit of the Year, XCEL’s third honorary award.

2010

The US Special Forces adopts XCEL wetsuits as it’s trusted supplier of military suits all made out of the factory in Haleiwa.

2009

XCEL wins it’s second SIMA Wetsuit of the Year award for the groundbreaking Infiniti Drylock fullsuit, featuring the industry’s first ever donut cuff and waterproof wetsuit zipper.

2008

XCEL wins it’s first ever SIMA Wetsuit of the Year award for the Infiniti fullsuit and is acquired by Burleigh Point.

2007

The offset back zip design is created by XCEL, allowing for easier changing and more enhanced performance fit.

2006

XCEL introduces the X2 chest zip, reinventing it’s very own industry first: the X1.

2003

Taking influence from the footwear marketplace, XCEL redefined wetsuit booties for surfing.

2001

XCEL brings to market the first premium, all-stretch fullsuits.

2000

The revolutionary X1 chest zip, invented by XCEL, becomes the industry’s first ever chest zip, changing the wetsuit industry forever.

1996

XCEL moves into it’s new headquarters in Haleiwa, HI.

1990

Ed founds the XCEL Pro which becomes the launching platform for many top local Hawaiian surfers.

1985

XCEL creates the first neoprene/lycra combination suits in the surf market.

1983

Ed D’Ascoli creates XCEL wetsuits out of his house in front of Backdoor on the North Shore of Oahu, HI.

1982

TECHNICAL WETSUITS / UV PROTECTION / DIVE SUITS / MILITARY & RESCUE SUITS / ACCESSORIES

There are a few key items a surfer needs: surfboard, a set of fins, wax and protective coverage. Instilling that notion into every aspect of the XCEL brand, the production of all our products has always been approached from a hard goods perspective, regardless of activity. We pride ourselves in creating the tools you need to comfortably perform to your highest abilities.

Ambassadors: Albee Layer / Kiron Jabour / Kevin Schultz / Rueban Ash / Ocean Ramsey / Juan Oliphant / Hawaiian Water Patrol

R&D is a crucial aspect to providing the most specialized offering in the marketplace. Every individual product must go through the same filter: The most technical products, tested by the most technical people in the most technical conditions. We are proud partners of some of the world’s best: Surfer’s travelling around the globe chasing the largest swells, Marine Biologists free diving with giant tiger sharks, Special Forces operators serving their country abroad and big wave lifeguards saving surfers in harrowing conditions.