With the right cold weather surfing gear, you can keep surfing throughout the entire winter season. In order to help you find all the gear you need to keep going throughout winter 2021, we’ve sourced the best cold weather surfing gear that is available right now. Let’s take a look at our top finds.
Billabong Absolute 4/3mm GBS- Chest Zip Wetsuit For Men
The most important item on any winter surfing kit list is of course a cold weather wetsuit. There are lots of great winter wetsuits available this year, however one of our favourite picks has to be the Billabong Absolute winter wetsuit. Featuring a carbon graphene lining, this long sleeve wetsuit retains heat more efficiently for longer, making it incredibly warm. The material is also knitted, allowing the wetsuit to stretch, as well as reducing water absorption.
Ripcurl Heat Seeker 3mm Hood
A high quality wetsuit hood is essential for keeping your whole body warm in cold water, and the Ripcurl Heat Seeker hood is one of the best hoods we’ve seen this year. Constructed with neoprene that generates heat when stretched, as you move through the water, this hood will activate heat in your wetsuit, keeping you warm in icy temperatures. This allows you to stay in the water for longer, even when in the middle of winter.
O’ Neill Psycho Double Lined Surf Glove
Made from the same neoprene material as the Ripcurl Heat Seeker hood, these high performance surf gloves from O’ Neill are essential for keeping your hands toasty in cold water, whilst also protecting you from cuts and abrasion. The gloves feature a sealed wrist gasket that prevents any water from getting inside, and they’re also finished with a tacky grip on the palms to ensure that you can hold your board securely.
Red Original Pro Change Robe
Keep warm before and after you exit the water with a Pro Change Robe from Red Original. Available in long or short sleeves, this ultra warm changing robe is fitted with a super soft fleece lining that is also moisture wicking to ensure optimum comfort. Complete with wind baffle protection and an easy to use YKK zipper, this change robe makes changing out of wet kit a breeze, even in the coldest of conditions.
Patagonia R3 Yulex Split Toe Booties
Made using a snug split toe design that holds feet securely whilst providing plenty of flexibility, these are some of the best wetsuit boots we’ve seen in 2021. These boots feature internal and external seam sealing that offers maximum heat protection, whilst grippy soles provide excellent traction. They are also made from Yulex material that is a natural rubber based material made without the use of petroleum, making them a sustainable choice.
Mrs Palmers Cold Water Surfboard Wax
Another winter surfing essential that is often overlooked is cold water wax. Wax designed specifically for use in cold water is usually a lot softer, making it easier to apply. Mrs Palmers ultra sticky cold water wax offers the exceptional grip that you need for the cold water weather, and as an added bonus, it also smells great!