I’m a surfer, and here is my little guide to choosing the right wetsuit this summer
Tahiti, Bali, Biarritz, Costa Rica… For the lucky ones who are traveling this summer to a surfing destination, here
is a guide to the right wetsuit or swimsuit to face the waves.
Thickness, cut, color, technicality… When it comes to investing in a wetsuit that will follow us for years, there
are a lot of criteria to take into account in order not to make a mistake! If the most important thing is to choose
the right thickness adapted to the temperature of the water of the spot, the cut is also determining to be comfortable
during long sessions (no more pants that fit in the buttocks and disturb the practice!), as for the style, it’s a
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So, lycra or neoprene? Front zip or back zip? 4/3 or 3/2? If all this information is foreign to you or if you
have already asked yourself the question at least once before a purchase, this little practical guide is made
For water temperatures over 25° C
For the lucky ones who surf in the middle of summer or in tropical countries, if it is possible to surf in
a bathing suit because it is so hot, it is still recommended to cover yourself a minimum to avoid sunburn.
For that, we lean towards a long-sleeved swimsuit in light lycra or an anti UV t-shirt.
One-piece long sleeve swimsuit – Rip Curl
90 € Buy now Anti UV T-shirt – Rip Curl
30 € Buy now For a water between 20 and 25 °.
Same recommendations here, although for temperatures that drop a little, we prefer a mini neoprene suit, or
a one-piece swimsuit from the Mirage Ultimate collection with its neoprene inserts, designed in an ultra sharp
material for the most professional surfers. Without any surprise it is the favorite collection of the surfer
1mm neoprene wetsuit – Rip Curl
140 € Buy now Mirage Ultimate one piece swimsuit – Rip Curl
90 € Buy now For water between 18 and 20°.
Switch to a real 2mm thick neoprene suit to survive the longest sessions. You can choose long sleeves or short
sleeves for a freer range of motion.
Dawn Patrol 2/2 Wetsuit – Rip Curl
130 € Buy now For water between 13 and 18°.
In temperate waters, the 3/2 wetsuit will do perfectly. Adopt the all-black version, colored or with floral inserts,
signature style of Rip Curl.
Dawn Patrol 3/2 wetsuit – Rip Curl
230 € Buy now For water between 8 and 13°.
The 4/3 (i.e. a thickness of 4 and 3mm) is the all-purpose wetsuit, the one that is a little too warm when
you surf in spring but that you are happy to put on, and the one that is perfect when you surf in winter in
water that is not too cold. To put in all the hands of the surfers!
Dawn Patrol 4/3 wetsuit – Rip Curl
260 € Buy now For a water under 8 °
For those who are ready to brave the coldest waters to surf! When the water temperature drops below double digits,
we rush to a wetsuit whose thickness is close to 5mm for a waterproofness.
E Bomb 5/3 Wetsuit – Rip Curl
320 € Buy now For the ultra-sporty who combine surfing with other sports: the Run Swim Surf collection by Rip Curl
For sports addicts, Rip Curl has developed a collection called Run Swim Surf that allows you to keep the same outfit
for all your sports activities thanks to a cut adapted to all sports – a bra as well as cycling shorts, also available
in leggings – and a material benefiting from the VaporCool technology that regulates humidity. Genius!
Run Swim Surf Short – Rip Curl
55 € Buy now How to get your damaged wetsuit repaired?
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