Wetsuits are an insulation suit made of neoprene for warmth and protection in watersports that take place is less than comfortable water temperatures. They have allowed people to go to uncharted waters in search of waves and previously unsurfable peaks. Originally developed in the 1950s the modern wetsuit has undergone a number of transformations and innovations that have provided us with a wide array of material, stitching and designs. This guide will give you a basic understanding of how wetsuits work, the different types and how to choose one based on your local surf break.
Temperature & Wetsuit Selection
This table is a rough guidet to the type of wetsuit & thickness you will need depending on the temperature of the water. Other factors also need to be considered when choosing the thickness such as the air temp, the wind speed, your sensitivity to cold and your level of activity. Manufacturers will usually have guides of their own
Types of Wetsuits
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