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Winter Wetsuits

In Uncategorized on December 28, 2010 at 9:57 am

It’s about time I write something over here. Since it’s winter time there is nothing else to write than about winter wetsuits.

 

 

Yep, there are people that go into the water in winter. There are places where water is so cold that even during the summer you need a winter wetsuit. Even more – there are people that go and surf places like Norway, Antarctica, Canada etc… there are no limits these days, all thanks to winter wetsuits.

So what do you need to know about them?

Full Wetsuit

These are full wetsuits meaning that they cover your whole body. You will need extra boots and gloves but the hood can be integrated or bought separately. By adding this extra gear – boots, gloves, hood you can use you wetsuit in even colder water.

Thickness

Winter wetsuits start with 4/3 thickness. 4/3 means neoprene thickness in millimeters. For colder places you need 5/4/3, 5/3 or even 6/5/4 wetsuits. The thicker the warmer but also the thicker the clumsier and more restricting.

Neoprene

Stretchier neoprene is more comfortable to wear and less tiring. Then there is the warmth of the neoprene – more air bubbles it contains warmer it is. There is even new limestone neoprene that does not soak up water and has more gas bubbles that any other neoprene out there.

Stitches on your winter wetsuit

This is an important one – make sure it is at least blindstiched. This way water can not get into the wetsuit through the holes in the neoprene. Even better and a must in all todays better wetsuits is liquid seal – a seal that closes all the stitches so they are waterproof.

Zipper and entry systems

Zipper can leak water. So shorter is better. Or even system without a zipper – most wetsuit manufacturers have it, check it out. It’s a matter of taste I think.

Wetsuit Brands

The most well known wetsuit brands: X-Cel, O’Neill, Billabong, Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Body glove, Matuse, Gul, West… and many more. If you choose from these you can’t miss.

Hope this helps you with your winter wetsuit shopping.

Bye!

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Surfing At Lower Trestles

In Uncategorized on December 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Cool competition yesterday. The webcast was the most technical webcast so far. HD, water surf with me camera… cool stuff and great to watch. Kelly Slater won, he deservingly beat Bede in the finals but why the hell Taj always gets ripped off at Trestles. His carve tube carve air got him like a weak 8, Kellys tube got him a 9 and a half. What the?!?! To bad Dane faded a little bit towards the end… he is THE MOST exciting surfer to watch.