How to Choose the Best Wetsuit for Surfing Cold Waters

How to Choose the Best Wetsuit for Surfing Cold Waters

Surfing in cold water can be a great way to get exercise and enjoy the outdoors, but it's important to choose the right wetsuit to stay warm and comfortable.
Reading How to Choose the Best Wetsuit for Surfing Cold Waters 2 minutes

Here are a few factors to consider when choosing a wetsuit for cold water surfing:

  • Water temperature: The colder the water, the thicker the wetsuit you'll need. A good rule of thumb is to get a wetsuit that is 3-5mm thick for water temperatures between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and 5-7mm thick for water temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Your body type: If you have a lot of body fat, you'll be warmer in a thinner wetsuit. If you're skinny, you'll need a thicker wetsuit to stay warm.
  • Your activity level: If you're planning on doing a lot of paddling, you'll need a wetsuit that allows for a full range of motion. If you're just going to be sitting on your board, you can get away with a less flexible wetsuit.
  • Your budget: Wetsuits can range in price from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars. It's important to find a wetsuit that fits your budget and your needs.
When you're shopping for a wetsuit, it's important to try it on in person to make sure it fits well. You should also be able to move around freely in the wetsuit without feeling restricted.

With a good wetsuit, you can enjoy surfing in cold water all year long. So get out there and start exploring!

Here are some additional tips for choosing a wetsuit for cold water surfing:

  • Look for a wetsuit with a thermal lining. This will help to trap heat and keep you warm.
  • Consider getting a wetsuit with a hood. This will help to keep your head and neck warm.
  • Wear a rash guard under your wetsuit. This will help to protect your skin from the cold water and the sun's rays.
  • Stay hydrated. It's important to stay hydrated when surfing in cold water, as you can lose body heat quickly.

With these tips in mind, you'll be sure to find the perfect wetsuit for surfing cold waters.

Check out Coastlines Cold Water options here