Episode 12

Published on:

1st Jul 2019

How This Dude Built A Custom-Fit Wetsuit Company For Surfers & Divers With Andy Park

Yo! What’s going on guys? New episode of Badass Asian Dudes. 

This week’s guest is Andy Park, the founder of 7till8. 7till8 makes custom fit surf and dive wetsuits tailored to your body’s exact specifications. You just go on their website, send your measurements, and then they send you a custom wetsuit in a few weeks.

You see this a lot with clothing for example suits, shirts, jackets - but i remember when Andy and his former business partner came up with this idea years back - I thought it was pretty genius because custom and made to measure clothing was getting big in those days.

Of course just having an idea is nothing. The hardest part is executing it and actually turning it into something.

But what do you do if you have no experience with wetsuits and you’ve never made a wetsuit before?

And also how do you compete against the already established wetsuit companies out there like Body Glove, Billabong, and O’Neill that have been in the game for years?

All they had was the idea of creating a custom wetsuit company.

That’s the position Andy and his former business partner were in.

Some things we talk about in this episode:

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Badass Asian Dudes
A brotherhood of badass Asian dudes seeking their own definition of accomplishment, cultural identity, and masculinity through personal development, mental health, life coaching, emotional intelligence, and psychedelic plant medicine
This is a place for Badass Asian Dudes to become the best version of themselves both on the outside and inside. This is more than achieving big goals just to check off another list. It’s about seeking inner peace, fulfillment, and emotional stability in everything we do, so we can each live longer in our own versions of what a badass life looks like. It's for the Badass Asian Dudes who seek deeper exploration in their emotional intelligence, their masculinity and femininity, and their cultural identity.

On this podcast, we challenge our guests to get real. We talk to Asian male-identifying entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders, therapists/coaches, entertainers, experts, researchers, etc. about how they managed their internal experience and external obstacles to get to where they are today. So you can have everything you need to truly live a badass life from within.