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How great is that feeling of swapping your thick winter wetsuit for a lighter, more flexible summer suit? You know that’s when summer has arrived. So, how do you know that you need a new wetsuit? Quite simply, when the ocean starts flooding into your suit every time you surf and you’re getting cold, that means it’s time.
With this in mind we’ve brought together a variety of wetsuits in The SurfGirl Summer Wetsuit Guide. It features the industry leaders, new technology and suits to fit all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a high-tech, top-end wetsuit or something to chuck on for the odd surf or sea dip, we have something for every budget.
Surf brands continue to evolve the humble wetsuit, upping their game every year with super stretch neoprene fabric, more durable seams and increasingly more eco friendly options to choose from.
As there are lots of styles and brands to choose from, buying a new wetsuit isn’t something to rush into. The most important thing to consider when buying a wetsuit is the fit. If your wetsuit is too big it will let in lots of water. And, if it’s too small, you’re going to be restricted, uncomfortable and it will probably rub. Wherever possible, try before you buy and don’t be afraid to change your dress size when trying on wetsuits. If you’re in doubt about the fit ask a friend or shop assistant for advice; the best thing you can do for your summer surfs, is buy a wetsuit that fits.
With this in mind, check out our Summer Wetsuit Guide for inspiration.