If we want it or not.. Winter is slowly creeping closer.
Waking up to darkness and sundowner sessions at 8. (Which will soon be 4!)
The water is still warm enough after a hot summer, but that too will soon change. So if you want to stay in the water, better be prepared to get into a thicker wetsuit. But it’s not all that bad, because as the water gets colder the line up will shrink and the average level in the water will go up slightly. There will be more empty waves for grabs to those who can defeat the cold.
Every season designers try their hardest to make it less of a conquest for us surfers. The wetsuits get warmer, more stretchy and ridiculously comfortable. If you are in need for a new winter wetsuit, than take a look underneath where you can find a selection of the new women’s 5/4 and 5/3 wetsuits for upcoming winter. Enjoy the empty waves!!
For more wetsuits, check out my Pinterest page “Surfing Essentials”;
Price range; $$
O’ Neill Superfreak Fuze 5/4
Great value for money suit, that also comes in a hooded version.
FUZE stand for front upper zip entry. Front zip makes the suit more flexible on the back and the ultra minimal seam design adds extra warmth too.
Glued and blindstitched seam construction. (GBS)
Billabong Synergy 5/4
Billabong’s mid range Synergy wetsuit comes with Furnace thermal lining made from hollow yarn jersey which adds warmth to the suit.
Watertight thanks to the welded internal seams. Strategic paddle panels and pre bent knee pads and back of the knee makes the suit more flexible and comfortable. It is available in front zip and back zip.
Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/3
The Dawn Patrol has Rip Curl’s newest E4 neoprene, which is 20% lighter than the previous E3 neoprene. Glued and blind stitched seams. Flash lining in back for extra warmth, quick drying, flexibility and that means more comfort! Stretchy!
Price range; $$$
Billabong Salty Dayz 5/4
The newest addition to the surf capsule range has glued and blindstitched seams. Airlite superflex G3 neoprene, furnace thermal lining and super tough knee pads. Style and cutting edge wetsuit technology combined in one suit.. Awesome!
O’ Neill Psycho 3 5/3
O’neill’s top end suit is made from the Technobutter neoprene, which is lightweight and quick drying (comes in very handy in winter!!) It has a Air-Firewall in the front and back and double welded seam, which will keep you hot hot hot.
Rip Curl Flash Bomb 5/3
Rip Curl most famous wetsuit, the Flash Bomb. This high end wetsuit is known to be one of the fastest drying suits. It has the E4 neoprene, flash lining and taped seams. The 4 ways back stretch allows maximum stretch which makes the suit extra comfortable. This is the suit for those who brave the cold every day, and even better a few sessions a day, without having to worry about getting into a cold wet suit.