Top 5 Winter Wetsuits!




Winter Wetsuits are something a necessity here up North on the East Coast, so we know a thing or two about the cold. Choosing the right Winter Wetsuit doesn't have to be a difficult task at all, and that's where this blog comes in to give you a little hand in choosing the right suit for you. We're going to give you the run down of the Top 5 Winter Wetsuits we at Secret Spot have to offer.








First lets tackle the basics of buying a winter wetsuit:

1.  You Get what you pay for.  As we much as we hate to say it, it's true! When buying a wetsuit the cost does reflect the performance and quality of the suit.  The cost of a wetsuit doesn't feature any unwanted extras that you might find with a car or a computer, the cost reflects the fact that the neoprene is better, the lining and technology is better, the durability is better.  It's exactly what you pay for!

2.  Look at where you surf and how you feel the cold.  There is a lot of surfers out there who will feel the cold more than others wherever they are surfing.  If you feel the cold a lot in winter we recommend surfing either a 5/4 to 6/4 Hooded Wetsuit in the U.K, if you don't feel the cold as much then you can go down to 4/3 wetsuit in certain areas of the U.K.  A lot of surfers who surf the South Coast or surf closer to France in the winter have said they can quite happily surf a 4/3 and stay perfectly warm.  So it's all about personal preference, every surfer is different. 

3. Know Your Fit.  Each brand of wetsuit has a different fit to others. For example,  If you've surfed O'Neill suits for as long as you can remember then you will know how they fit and knowledge of how they fit will be engraved on your brain.  However,  If you've surfed O'Neill suits and fancy a change to let's say Patagonia or Rip Curl then be sure to take a look at the other brands size charts as sizing does vary from brand to brand. 

4. Don't Hesitate To Get In Touch.  If you find yourself struggling with sizing or just want more info on the wetsuit you'd like to purchase, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.  We have Live chat on the site available to everyone or you can give us a bell on 01723867919.  Or if you fancy getting hands on with any of our suits why not visit our Scarborough or Cayton Bay Stores?!  We all know our stuff about wetsuits here at Secret Spot, so if you need any advice get in touch.  We are here to make the right surfer gets the right wetsuit!


Right now the good bit, The Top 5 Wetsuits:

Patagonia - R4 Yulex Hooded Wetsuit






The Patagonia R4 Yulex, well if you haven't heard about this wetsuit, where have you been?!  The R4 wetsuit is one hell of suit, it's seen some recent improvements to past R4's.  The Neoprene is now thicker 5.5/4.5mm, the wool lining has been teamed with Patagonia's amazing hydrophobic micro-grid recycled polyester for extra warmth and flexibility.  The R4 is the creme de la creme of winter wetsuits.  Oh did we mention the price has gone down too.  It seriously doesn't get much better than this!!!!


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Xcel - Drylock X 5/4mm Hooded Wetsuit





If you're after the most technical suit on the market today then look not further than the Xcel Drylock X Wetsuit.  Xcel have raised the bar again with this amazing suit.  The Drylock X Wetsuit is packed full of amazing technology that is guaranteed to keep you warm this winter.  The Drylock X wetsuit features Xcel's Infared Celliant Technology which recycles your body heat back to your body giving you even more warmth and increased performance.  Not only that but this years Xcel Drylock X comes with Powerseam Fusionweld Stitch Free Seams, which is the most durable all way stretch taping on the surfing market today.  Seriously Xcel have packed this wetsuit out to keep you warmer than warm this winter!


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Rip Curl - 6/4mm Flashbomb Hooded Wetsuit






It would just be damn wrong not to feature the Flashbomb 6/4 hooded wetsuit in this list, just because this is an absolute staple of a winter wetsuit.  The Flashbomb wetsuit has always been a favourite winter wetsuit with many surfers and there is good reason for that.  The Flashbomb wetsuit is fitted with Rip Curl's renowned E4 Neoprene throughout, giving you maximum warmth and flex for days.  Not only that but with Rip Curl's famous Flash Dry lining, this is one of the fastest drying suits on the surfing market today.  The 6/4 hooded flashbomb wetsuit is a true winter warrior!!!!


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Rip Curl - Flashbomb Plus 6/4mm Zip Free Hooded






AND They finally did it,Rip Curl have made a zip free hooded wetsuit and it's awesome. Removing the zip gives unmatched flexibility through the chest, thus giving you more movement in your paddling, and extra comfort. This Flashbomb Plus 6/4mm is a seriously warm winter wetsuit designed for serious surfers in freezing conditions. This suit is the business.


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O'Neill - O'Riginal FUZE Hooded 6/5/4mm - ONLY £215






Last but not least the amazing O'Riginal FUZE Hooded 6/5/4. The O'Riginal FUZE by O'Neill is a high quality pricepoint winter wetsuit that comes fully loaded with a built in hood. This wallet friendly wetsuit is made from Ultralex Neoprene which is super flexible and incredibly warm, not to mention durable! Inside we have a Smoothskin Carbon Firewall which absorbs the heat created by your body to keep your temp up. All in all the O'Riginal is a solid wetsuit which packs in maximum features for minimum cost.


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If you have any queries or want any more information on the suits in this blog that don't hesitate to log on to our website and give our live chat a go. Or alternatively give us a ring on 01723867919!  Don't forget we also now offer finance options.  If you're a new board and a new winter wetsuit why not take a look at our finance options and make your dream set up a reality!