O'Neill Psychofreak F.U.Z.E
O’neill’s new and improved wetsuit is boasted to be beyond warm, beyond flexible and beyond your imagination. The new Psychofreak F.U.Z.E utilises O’Neill’s exclusive techno butter neoprene that’s 20% lighter and absorbs 30% less water than ever before allowing for complete flexibility when treading the tides. Its innovative F.U.Z.E closure system incorporates a front upper zip entry with drain-holes to ensure that your body temperature is retained even in the coldest conditions. The result is a suit that is more than ready for anything and everything mother-nature throws at you.
Price: £339.95 | KingOfWaterSports.com
If it’s a lightweight suit you’re after then look no further. The SGX holds the title for the lightest wetsuit ever that provides ultimate flexibility for those of you staying on the water for hours on end. Perfect for surfing waves in hot climates, this innovative benchmark sets the standard in performance enhancing tech with a refined neoprene exterior that means the material never soaks up water. It also incorporates 3D moulded Supatex knee pads for extra protection when paddling on your long board. It’s definitely a performance-based design tailored for pros giving an extra edge to anyone who bears it.
Price: £200 | Billabong
Patagonia R3 Front-Zip
If you’re surfing in cold conditions you want to make sure your wearing an insulated wetsuit that can withstand the temperatures. The R3 from Patagonia will keep your body effectively warmer than most standard nylon-lined wet clothing giving you a wetsuit that will last you the whole season – and some more. The R3 blends Merino wool with polyester resulting in a comfy suit that is skin-like as you surf allowing you to perform more flexible aerial tricks. This wetsuit may carry a high end price tag but it guarantees to last you through some tough rides.
Price: £470 | Patagonia
C-Skins Wired S2 3x2 Steamer
The newest addition to the iconic Steamer series, - this Wired wetsuit uses rider technology to achieve a fit that’s flexible, lightweight, warm and comfortable, allowing the surfer to achieve moves beyond their peak level. This revised 2013 fit utilises C-Skins’ exclusive C-FLEX Ultra Stretch neoprene with a complimentary diagonal front-zip, thus massively improving the riders core flexibility while reducing water flushing. If you’re looking for a suit with a flexible skin for complete physical freedom along with enough warmth and comfort till you reach the shore, then take a look at this flagship outfit.
Price: £126 | C-Skins
New surfers will discover that deciding which wetsuit to choose is easier said than done. So T3 are offering a help in hand for beginners learning how to surf with the Quicksilver Syncro – an entry-level wetsuit made entirely of 100% Hyperstretch III, making it more flexible than other novice wetsuits. It’s fitted with Hollow Fiber Technology on the chest and back so that water drains out more quickly whilst keeping your body temperature up. Glued and Blind-stitched seams help minimize water entry and keep you practicing on the water for much longer. The Syncro is a more-than-capable choice for people looking to take up surfing this summer.
Price: £155 | Quicksilver
O’Neill Psycho 3
Wondering which wetsuit to don this summer? Well if you’re seeking out some tricky tides then you might want to check out the upgraded Psycho 3 from O’Neill. With new TechnoButter Neoprene technology this suit is stretchy, light and absorbs 30% less water than its popular predecessor. Combined with XDS-Air Firewall in the chest and back and its double Super Seam Weld, your body will retain its temperature whilst also providing enough flexibility to display some sharp moves on your board. It’s undeniably a leading contender in the rankings with features that should prove perfect for surfing colder water conditions.
Price: £260 | O'Neill
Rip Curl Flash Bomb Plus
Boasted to be the fastest-drying wetsuit on the market today, Rip Curl provides everything you’ll need out on the water. The Flash Bomb Plus has been redesigned with a new middle layer of neoprene that’s lined with titanium resulting in the warmest, lightest and most flexible exterior any wave-wrestler could wish for. Its signature Flash lining and 3-hole drainage system will make you dry enough to walk straight out the water and into your car. Bonus add-ons include smooth mesh panels to increase warmth and a handy stash pocket. With a hefty price tag, this impressive piece of aquatic armour is perfect for big wave surfers who are anticipating a rough ride.
Price: £349 | Rip Curl