The best wetsuits to buy now
- O’Neill Hyperfreak. Best wetsuit overall.
- Rip Curl Flashbomb 3/2 Chest Zip. Another excellent, flexible wetsuit.
- Quiksilver Highline Pro 1MM.
- SRFACE Heat.
- Olaian men’s surfing 4/3mm neoprene wetsuit 100.
- Finisterre Nieuwland 3E.
- Picture Organic Equation 3/2 FZ.
- Patagonia R3 Yulex FZ Full Suit.
Who makes the best wetsuits?
- The best surf wetsuits in the world are designed and produced by Bill abong, Body Glove, Hurley, O’Neill, Patagonia, Quiksilver, Rip Curl, Roxy, Volcom, and Xcel. Check out our wetsuit size chart and pick the right model for your body. Now, take a look at the best wetsuits for the 2021 season:
- 1 What wetsuit should I buy for surfing?
- 2 What brand of wetsuit is best?
- 3 What is the difference between a wetsuit and a surf suit?
- 4 Can you surf in a swimming wetsuit?
- 5 What is the warmest wetsuit for surfing?
- 6 What is the Stretchiest wetsuit?
- 7 What should I look for when buying a wetsuit?
- 8 Is there a difference between surfing and swimming wetsuits?
- 9 Is triathlon wetsuit good for surfing?
- 10 Will swimming help my surfing?
What wetsuit should I buy for surfing?
If you’re spending most of your time surfing in the UK you would be best suited to getting a really good 5mm suit and an economy 3mm suit, as you’ll find you’ll use the 5mm wetsuit approximately 7-9 months out of the year and the 3mm the rest of the time.
What brand of wetsuit is best?
Here are the best wetsuits:
- Best overall: O’Neill Psycho Tech.
- Best on a budget for women: Rip Curl’s Dawn patrol Line.
- Best on a budget for men: VISSLA 7 Seas.
- Best non-neoprene suit: Patagonia wetsuits for men and women.
- Best for paddle sports: O’Neill O’Riginal Wetsuit Line.
What is the difference between a wetsuit and a surf suit?
The resilience of the neoprene material of scuba wetsuits under the pressure of water is much better than that of ordinary fabric. Surfing suits generally do not require resistance to water pressure. Wetsuits are designed specifically for diving environments.
Can you surf in a swimming wetsuit?
While surfers need a wetsuit with built-in flexibility to swim (just like us triathletes), they also spend a lot of time bobbing about, waiting for that stellar wave. So, surfing wetsuits are usually thicker than triathlon wetsuits on average – when you take into consideration torso, back, shoulders, arms and legs.
What is the warmest wetsuit for surfing?
For warm and cool conditions, here are some of the best wetsuits for surfing:
- Flatrock Sarvo Steamer 3/2mm.
- Rip Curl Flashbomb Heat Seeker Zip Free 3/2mm.
- Flatrock Bronte Wetsuit Top 1.5mm.
- O’Neill Psycho Tech Steamer Chest Zip Wetsuit 3/2mm.
- Quiksilver Men’s Syncro Steamer Surfing Wetsuit 3/2mm.
What is the Stretchiest wetsuit?
O’Neill Hyperfreak 5/4+ wetsuit review: performance O’Neill Hyperfreaks have a reputation for being the stretchiest wetsuits around and despite the 5/4+ model being slightly thicker than most winter wetties, it still manages to feel light and supple.
What should I look for when buying a wetsuit?
Ensure the Wetsuit Fits Correctly A wetsuit should fit like a second skin. The wetsuit needs to heat a thin layer of water evenly around your body to regulate your body heat. Therefore, it needs to be tight to your body to work. If there are any gaping spaces, these will fill with water and cause you to feel cold.
Is there a difference between surfing and swimming wetsuits?
Wetsuits were first developed for water-sports to provide warmth in the water. Surf or diving wetsuits are generally designed with warmth and protection in mind, not with swimming movement or speed. Open water swimming wetsuits are made specifically for swimmers needs.
Is triathlon wetsuit good for surfing?
The answer is Yes! You can use a triathlon wetsuit for surfing. Consider body surfing instead, which may cause less damage than surfing. Be careful when you come in contact with your surfboard or fins, because the outer layer of a Triathlon wetsuit is fragile.
Will swimming help my surfing?
Swimming and surfing may have a lot in common, but they’re far from the same sport. While swimming laps can help surfers gain some paddling fitness, for most it’s challenging getting to a pool or the open water with consistency. This is especially true for time-crunched, land-locked, working surfers.