Olympic Gold medallist, Commonwealth champion and Arena Elite athlete, Chad Le Clos grew up in Durban, South Africa where he not only started taking part in swimming competitions at age 7 but where he also discovered his other passion: surfing. In celebration of Chad’s passion, Arena and Le Clos have developed C Le C, a six piece surf collection divided into two themes: Unbelievable and Ready to Roar.
The C Le C Collection offers a selection of surfer essentials in standout colours: a hoodie, a rashvest, a low waist short, a midjammer surf belt and a pair of long Bermuda shorts. For both ranges, Arena’s team have built the rashvests, midjammers and low waist shorts from an Italian fabric created by the industry leaders in the field, Carvico. It maintains optimum shape retention and is highly sand resistant as well as offering superior UV protection and excellent coverage. It is also exceptionally breathable, ultra-flat and non-curling, ensuring maximum comfort and freedom of movement.
Speaking at the launch of the new range Chad Le Clos said: “I am very proud of my partnership with Arena. They’re the leading performance swim wear brand in the world right now. I am excited at the potential of my new range for surfers, sportsmen…..and just guys on holiday! It was a great experience to work with Arena’s design team on this and it’s an honour to be here in Dubai at the world famous Atlantis Hotel on the Palm to launch the range today.”
An exclusive preview sale of the collection will be offered in the Arena shop at the FINA World Championships in Doha (December 3 – 7) and the collection will then be available to buy worldwide from June 2015.