|Your wetsuit & swimwear playground guide is here! So often we get asked what women’s wetsuit is best for what conditions, and we so get you! There are so many options, and so many variables when it comes to sea conditions, from sea temperatures to time of day to wind chill factor. But we’ve got you!
Coming into our peak salty season here in the Southern Hemisphere many of us are planning our seasons (you better believe it, I’ve absolutely already lined up many salty roadies for the season hehe), and so with that, we’re getting together our surf and dive kit, filled with wetsuits & swimsuits ready for any occasion! As you get your surf kit ready for the season, we’ve given you a helping hand below in selecting the right suit for your season. And if you’re based in New Zealand, like us, we’ve added an extra helpful key of water temperatures around the country!
|Swimsuit/ Wetsuit recommendation
|22° C/ 72° F
Bikini or one piece surfing suit. Pair it with a jacket or wetsuit shorts or leggings on days with wind chill. For sunrise or sunset surfs you may want to go for a 2mm springsuit.
|In mid Summer these temps can be found in waters by these locations: Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Coromandel
|19° C/ 66° F
2mm springsuit paired with a matching bikini or swimsuit;). For sunrise or sunset sessions you may want to go for a 2.5mm full wetsuit
In mid Spring these temps can be found in waters by these locations: Auckland.
In mid Summer- Taranaki, Napier, Christchurch.
|16° C/ 60° F
2.5mm Full wetsuit. Don’t worry we have full wetsuits coming in this thickness very soon!
In mid Spring these temps can be found in waters by these locations:- Taranaki, Napier, Coromandel.
In mid Summer- Wellington, Kaikoura, Dunedin
|12° C/ 54° F
4/3mm Full wetsuit
In mid Spring these temps can be found in waters by these locations:- Wellington, Kaikoura, Dunedin