WINTER SWELL | GET READY FOR THE COLDEST SESSIONS
Posted on May 11, 2016 by Trace
HOW TO PREPARE
W I N T E R S W E L L
Unless your local surf-spot is on or near the Equator, there comes a time of year when you need to get re-aquainted with the neoprene pushed to the back of your closet.
Winter Denial is getting a Reality-Check!
Self-confessed Surf addict Marta Tomasini from on-line Journal Surfragette, is an Italian living in the Coastal town of Biarritz, France. All too familiar with surfing in cold water; her passion for the stoke gives her the motivation to face the coldest days of the Season.
She shares her Winter tips with us…
Everlasting rains, cloudy weather and a drop in temperature… In the Northern Hemisphere surfing starts becoming an activity for the tougher ones.
The idea of getting out there in the cold water and paddling toward the line up, is making me linger longer over my [second] cup of hot tea.
But I know you [and I] have the strength and the passion to be persistent and take advantage of the less crowded months. With some little tips cold weather surfing will be less of an effort and I bet you’ll be paddling into the line up next weekend!
Here we go!
Yes, I know, talking money is always a delicate issue. But I firmly believe that a GOOD wetsuit can really make the difference. Two good wetsuits even more. I’ve tried some different brands over the years and I get it, that a little investment now can save you money later, when your base wetsuit won’t be enough to get through the coldest months.
If you feel like it wouldn’t be worth the expense, try to have a look for past season premium wetsuits in your favorite surf shop sales, or check on the web for multi-brands e-shops for deals. I always do!
I personally use Xcel Wetsuits and I have to say I’m rather a happy customer. For its flexibility and warmth I think it’s one of the best brands I’ve ever tried. I’d be happy to hear your experience and exchange suggestions too!
Then Patagonia just launched its new Eco-friendly wetsuit!! Expensive, but totally worth the cost in order to do what we love the most and preserve the future of our planet.
Here’s a few suggestions for some winter gear you might want to give a try!
SHOP THESE LINKS ☞ | 1 | Xcel Infiniti X2 or TDC 4.3. | 2 | Patagonia R3 Back Zip. | 3 | Roxy Syncro 3mm round toe boot. | 4 | Rip Curl Flashbomb 5.4 Hooded. | 5 | Patagonia R2 Gloves. | 6 | Rip Curl Flashbomb 3mm Wetsuit Hood.