Nothing beats the feeling of being in the ocean, alone with just your board. If you’ve not been lucky enough to catch a few waves over the festive period, we’re hoping to inspire you to get back on your board. We’re just days into the new year and we couldn’t imagine a better way to get stuck into a healthy routine than doing what we love the most. We’ve pulled together the top 10 surfing products to get your stoke levels back into gear and ready for the next swell.
This suit is constructed from Xtend neoprene and 70% Free Flex neoprene which creates a barrier between you and the water. The result? It’s going to keep you warm. Complete with critically reinforced glued and blind-stitched seams, you can be assured that water isn’t going to seep into your suit. This legendary C-Skins suit has a back zip for easy entry so you can get into the water even quicker.
The Roxy Prologue is a high performing wetsuit that’s suitable for beginners or someone just starting to find their feet in the water. This classic entry level wetsuit has Freemax Neoprene in the body and Hyperstretch 3.0 technology in the arms and legs, which offers optimum movability and comfort. Perfect for waters between 9C – 13C.
Wetsuit boots are essential if you’re venturing into water at 10°C or below. They’ll keep your feet warm even as the water temperature plummets. We recommend this pair by Rip Curl, constructed with wetsuit neoprene and with sealed seams to keep you as warm as possible.
Maluku Genie FCSII Thruster Surfboard – From £479.99
A versatile board that’s perfect for long, drawn out turns and speed down the line. The Genie surfboard is suitable for waves from 1ft to 5ft and makes paddling a breeze with its full round nose holding plenty of volume. A flat rocker will ease you into more waves and full longboard rails will allow you to draw classic lines, turn with ease and even allow a cheeky noseride (conditions permitting.) Check our our surfboard buying guide to find the right board for you.
Northcore Keypod 5GS Key Lock – £24.99
Whilst you’re out making the most of the swell, make sure your belongings are safe on dry land and stash away keys in this Northcore Keypod. You can surf easy knowing your keys are protected behind a four-digit combination.
Ocean And Earth Sunset Moulded Leash – From £16.99
You don’t want to be heading back into the water without a surfboard leash. Get your hands on this moulded leash from Ocean and Earth. It’s 7mm thick and suitable for waves up to five foot. Attach it to your ankle via the padded Velcro strap so you can surf to your heart’s content without fear of losing your board. Read our leash buying guide if you’re unsure if this is the one for you!
An essential requirement that no surfer should be without, but make sure you choose the right wax for the water temperature! Sex Wax is paraffin-based Wax that is biodegradable and will help you achieve the grip you require when you need it most. Unsure how to wax your board? Watch this quick and easy how to guide.
Once you’ve braved the conditions, got your surfing fix, and realised it’s time to get out, your next goal is to get warm quickly. What better way than wrapping yourself up in this synthetic lambswool lined Dryrobe that’s fast drying, waterproof and windproof? Even when your changing room is the carpark, you can change swiftly out of your wetsuit into warmth in a matter of minutes.
The Carver series are for the power surfers who like to really work their fins with heavy bottom turns and long, arcing turns on the face. Ideal for point and reef breaks, the FCSII system means there is no need for any screws or tools as you can simply pop in and out your fins when they’re required.
FCS Classic Funboard Bag – From £49.99
Looking after your board is important and, let’s face it, carrying a heavy surfboard for a long time isn’t fun. Pack your board away in a bag like this lightweight one by FCS so you don’t have to worry about any bumps and scratches. This one is designed to hold 1 funboard and has 5mm thick padding for protection. The shoulder straps are also padded for extra comfort for those long walks back from the beach.