A print inspired by one of the fastest, most dynamic fish in the sea

$65

Iridescent blues, metallic silvers and golden copper hues flash and reflect the light as a sailfish shifts its colors with it’s changing mood. Specialized, pigment containing cells within the skin called chromatophores and iridophores receive signals from the nervous system, resulting in a startling display of colors from what many consider to be the fastest fish in the sea.

Model is 5'10 and 145lbs. She is wearing a size Medium.

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Product Journey from Bottles Graphic Waterlust Sailfish

Elements

86% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester), 14% lycra, giving 10 post-consumer plastic bottles a positive future. 100% awesome!  Printed using dye-sublimation, an environmentally friendly process which uses no water and minimizes waste.

Built with a 50+ Ultraviolet Protection Factor to keep your largest organ safe from that giant fireball in the sky! No sunscreen required.

Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for superior shape retention. We're talking to you yogis, let's see you drop Trikanasana on a SUP!.

Sorbtek fiber technology for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability. Get wet, get dry, stay stoked!

Built to stay put for the active Waterluster. Wide waistband for added security or fold over for a lower rise. Bottom line, when you huck a gainer off a cliff, these puppies ain't goin' nowhere!

Take a look behind the scenes as we join The Billfish Foundation at Casa Vieja Lodge in search of a perfect photo for our sailfish print!

Tagging a Sailfish off the coast of Guatemala

A sailfish tagged with a unique I.D. number can help scientists to better understand populations, migrations, growth rates, and other important characteristics.


Giving Back

Sailfish (Istiophorus) also known as billfish (along with swordfish, marlin, and spearfish) are characteristically known for their elongated nasal bones which form the “bill”, and their dorsal fin (known as a sail) that stretches the length of their back. Their aerodynamic bodies and long bills are built for speed, and many consider them to be the fastest fish in the ocean. This speed, agility and dynamic nature make them one of the worlds most renowned sportfish for recreational anglers.

Our purpose in creating this print is to tell the story of these fish and capture some of the iridescent colors that make them so special. As one of the ocean's top predators, they play an important role in the ecosystem and as prized sportfish they sustain important recreational fisheries, making them both economically and culturally important. We believe fishermen (and women!) can be some of the strongest advocates for the ocean and the species that inhabit it. Our Tag & Release Sailfish print represents this exciting species and promotes responsible fishing practices. These include tag & release fishing and minimizing the stress experienced by a fish while caught. Continued research, education and responsible policy management benefits both sailfish populations and the recreational fishing industry that advocates for them.

In addition, 10% of profits from your purchase of our sailfish printed gear will go directly towards The Billfish Foundation (TBF). TBF is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission of conserving billfish worldwide through research, education and advocacy. Their keystone program, the traditional tagging program, was begun in 1990 and today it has grown to be the largest private international billfish tagging database in the world. TBF receives about 6-7000 tagged fish reports and about 7-10,000 released fish (without tags) reports each year globally, totaling nearly 250,000 tag and release records which provide vital information for billfish conservation. The deployment of traditional tags and the data gathered from recaptured billfish provides valuable scientific data to further understand growth rates, migratory patterns, habitat utilization, and post-release survival rates. To learn more about how you can help conserve billfish, click here.


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