Body Glove was founded in Redondo Beach, California, by twin brothers Bob and Bill Meistrell in their sports shop called Dive N Surf, This pair of brothers has been credited with the development of the first practical wetsuit. After borrowing $1,800 from their mother, the pair invested in their business, eventually inventing the neoprene wetsuit to keep surfers warm.
The company designs and sells surfing and swimwear, including wetsuits, board shorts and shirts, phone cases, backpacks, and footwear and is run by almost every member of the Meistrell family. As of 2006, the company had more than $200 million in annual revenue.
Body Glove is known around the world, with retailers selling the brand in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Germany.