New Zealand Surfing - - Out there Doin it -

From the leg­endary rugby jer­sey to the Swan­ndri, surfers have al­ways sought a way to keep warm around the line­ups of our is­lands. Early wetsuits, while very wel­come, were heavy and restric­tive, even forc­ing surfers to ride boards with much more vol­ume in the colder months than sum­mer. This meant surfers where they could were al­ways look­ing for a way to es­cape the cold to warmer cli­mates so they could feel free and loose and surf all day. Luck­ily since then these stitched and glued to­gether pieces of neoprene, first in­vented by a Cal­i­for­nia surfer named Jack O’Neill back in the early 1950’s, have come a long way Each and ev­ery year as tech­nol­ogy ad­vances and works its way into the man­u­fac­tur­ing process of ma­te­ri­als and con­struc­tion, wetsuits have come to a point where you don’t even feel like you’re wear­ing one; be­ing super flex­i­ble and of­fer­ing heat in­su­la­tion like never be­fore.This means no mat­ter where you live and what sea­son you find your­self in, you can en­joy those per­fect waves when they turn on and you don’t have to es­cape the win­ter just to feel free, af­ter all the colder months are when some of NZ’s best waves sweep into our shores. Here we fea­ture the lat­est and great­est suits from the best man­u­fac­tur­ers, built to make your Aotearoa surf­ing ex­pe­ri­ence longer and more en­joy­able.

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