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HDi Polypro Hooded Vest Serious cold weather kit, the HDi Polypro range can be used as a thermal layering system to add extra warmth to your wetsuit, enabling even the most extreme cold wave spots to be surfed. The gusseted two layer collar and cinch pull cord on the hood enables you to get a really good seal. RRP £44.95

Wired 2.5mm LQS Glove The Wired 2.5mm LQS Glove is the most advanced glove on the market, boasting such features as Lock Down Cuffs, LQS Liquid Seam System, Fire Core Polypro lining not to mention the exclusive use of Ultra Stretch C-Flex neoprene. A unique seam line around the fingers and snot wipe thumb feature make this glove a step up above the rest, providing outstanding flexibility, comfort and warmth. Who says gloves are clumsy? RRP £30.00

Wired Balaclava

Wired 6.5mm LQS Split Toe Boots Incorporating all the same technologies and materials found in the C-Skins top-end wetsuits the Wired Split Toe boot will ensure that performance is not compromised by warmth. RRP £49.95

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The Ultimate in warmth without compromising performance. The Wired Balaclava features an adjustable face cinch cord, internal gusset, exclusive use of Ultra Stretch C-Flex neoprene, and Firecore Polypro. RRP £31.95

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The Psycho Single Lined 5mm Lobster Glove O’Neill’s Gloves have your digits covered for any conditions and are designed and built to keep you warmer and in the water longer. Features: 100% UltraFlex DS, 100% Sealed. Shark Skin Grip. RRP £30.00

The Gooru RG8 Hood Don’t let ice-cream headaches keep you out of the water as O’Neill’s Hood arsenal will regulate your body’s core temperature while you regulate the line-up. Features 100% UltraFlex RG8 Super gooey, gumballistic, 1.5mm Lightweight Fluid Foam Glideskin. RRP £20.00

mutant boots Our 2011 boot line reflects the expertly designed features and attention to detail you have to come to expect from ONeill. Features: Exterior: Fluid foam. Interior: Firewall. External foxing seam weld (100%) sealed. Glued and blindstitched seams. Integrated top velcro closure. Forefoot Foxing Support system. Multidensity rubber sole. RRP £40.00

Ice Breaker Jacket A team inspired favourite, due to it being made of our top FluidFlex and internal FluidFlex Firewall it can be worn over top your wetsuit in between heats. This jacket is long enough to keep your core body warm and dry. RRP £120.00

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4mm Thermal lined wetsuit surf boot The boot is made with glued and blind stitched seams, two adjustable straps (for a great snug fit) and made with tough but lightweight 4mm high quality neoprene. They offer softness, high stretchability and low water absorption. RRP £29.69

3mm Titanium neoprene 'extra grip' gloves The gloves use snug fitting X-Stretch neoprene with very grippy silicon dotted palms, glued and blind stitched seams for extra strength. The gloves are nice and thin giving plenty of feel. RRP £19.95

3mm Titanium neoprene surf hood The hood comes with watersport fleece lining for extra warmth and comfort. Double glued and blind stitched with a velcro side closure making it easy to take on and off. RRP £17.95 We also sell high quality Neprene Beanie hats with a Watersports fleece lining, great to wear in the surf, on the beach or anytime you are cold. RRP £9.99

1.5 mm Thermal neo hooded long sleeve rash vest. This rash vest is made with a specially formulated thermal watersport material mix, 90% neoprene & a 10% mix of nylon / lycra / thermal jersey for stretch, flex, durability and added warmth. Great to keep you warm under your winter suit. RRP £37.95

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R3® Gloves 3mm smooth skin neoprene with polypropylene lining; 3-panel construction and anatomically placed seams for fit and durability; 1cm bar tacks taped for durability. RPP £30

R3® Hood 3mm smooth skin neoprene with polypropylene lining ; elastic binding with fixed chin strap for snug fit; 3-panel construction. RPP £20

R4® Split Toe Booties 5mm neoprene with nylon facing and polypropylene internal lining ; asymmetrical wrapped construction ; split-toe and heel lock improve fit and performance ; rubber wrap reinforcement on outside and arch protect feet from rocks ; pull tab on heel for easy on/off ; fine-grip rubber soles for traction and board-feel. RPP £57

Fact: 50% of heat loss occurs through the head.





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Hot Mitts Made using the same process and materials as our bespoke wet suits, using aero zirconium hollow fibre fleece yarn through out with mesh single lined smooth-skin inners for grip and limestone based double lined neoprene for the remainder. RRP £29.99

The Vapor surf hood

Fusion Five finger glove 3mm glove with Vapor lock seams, metalite heat relating interior, anatomically cut and has fairskin throughout. RRP £19.95

wetsuit boots 5mm RRP £35.00

Vert round toe bootie The boot has triple glued blind stitched seams, has an anatomic and pre bent design and also features an ankle strap. RRP £24.95 (5mm) £29.95 (7mm)

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This 3mm hood has vapor flex panels, thermofiber interior for maximum comfort, vaporlock seam, it’s anatomically cut to added comfort and also features a fairskin riser. RRP £22.95

sleeveless heat vest CYPHER HFT 5 FINGER Ultraspan and LFS 5mm glove. Features: Dura mesh, HFT, Heat system, GBS construction. RRP £35

hooded sleeveless heat vest

Cypher boot Features HFT internal split toe construction boot, 5mm. Ultraspan and GBS construction. RRP £45

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Same as the heat vest but with a hood. Features: • FAR infra-red heat technology • High and low heat settings • Easily operated under any wetsuit • Rechargeable battery provides hours of heat • Car and wall battery chargers included • Impact resistant RRP £180

Heat your core with a push of a button. Quiksilver introduces the first ever battery powered heat vest that can be worn and operated under any wetsuit. Utilizing FAR infra-red heating technology, the Cypher PS+ heat vest system delivers hours of heat to vital organs maintaining your core temperature and extending your session. RRP £160

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wetsuit accessories retailer guide cornwall


Here at Zuma Jay all we do is surf. We only stock the best quality wetsuit accessories for all abilities. We are also surfers so can give you the best and advice you get you in the water. Tel: 01288 354956 Email: Web: Address: Belle Vue Lane, Bude, North Cornwall EX23 8BR is the ultimate lifestyle store with a huge selection of wetsuits catering for the gun grom to the grey soul surfer with brands such as Rip Curl, Billabong, Quiksilver, Animal and Xcel. Get expert advice and have your suit delivered FREE anywhere within the UK! Tel: 0844 357 1022 From outside of the UK: +44 208 795 1218 Email: Website:


King Of Watersports

Adams Surfboards have been making surfboards for over 20 years. They now also have a surf shop with an extensive range of winter wetsuits for this chilly season to keep you warm, toasty and frost free. Tel: 01637 850520 Email: Web: Address: 1 Beacon Road, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1HH

King Of Watersports offers an unrivalled choice of wetsuits from every single premium surf brand; Quiksilver, Billabong, O’Neill, Rip Curl, Xcel, Neil Pryde, Animal just to name a few! King of Watersports also offer free delivery on wetsuits. Tel: 01202 763675 Email: Web:

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SUNSET SURF mike searle

Independent, family-run surf shop. Right next to the beach on Gwithian Towans. Expert advice, in-store and online, from surfers for surfers. Wetsuits, Boards and Clothing from C-SKINS, Quiksilver, Roxy, Rusty and FCS. Tel: 01736 755007 Email: Web: Address: 10 Gwithian Towans, Gwithian, Cornwall TR27 5BT

Down The Line Surf Shop The UK’s premier wetsuit stockist 18 years as the UK’s number one hardware store. Expert advise from experienced staff. Free delivery - speak to the professionals. Rip Curl, Billabong, O’Neill, Xcel, Alder and Patagonia. Tel: 01736 757025 Email: Web: Address: Market Square Arcade, Copperhouse, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4EA


Crazywater As Dorset’s Water sports specialists we stock a variety of wetsuit accessories like boots, gloves, and hoods from O’Neill, Gul and Alder. Tel: 01425 275111 Email: Website: Address: 402 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Dorset BH23 5HE


Aber Adventures Specialising in wetsuits and accessories from Xcel and Tiki plus eco surf products. Expert advice from experienced cold water surfers. Tel: 07976 061 514 Email: Website: Address: AberAdventures, Treetops, Cae Melyn, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2HA

West Coast Surf We’re a well established Rip Curl Wetsuit main dealer but also stock Patagonia, C-Skin, Animal and others. We post anywhere. Tel: 01758 713067 Email: Web: Address: Lon Pen Cei, Abersoch, Gwynedd LL53 7AP


SECRET SPOT SURF SHOP Since 1989 we have strived to provide our customers with solid advice, great products and friendly service. With wetsuit and accessories from Patagonia, Rip Curl, Xcel, O’Neill and Alder we really are ‘The Cold Water Specialists’. Tel: 01723 867919 Email: Web: Address: 4 Pavilion Terrace, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2JU

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Extremities Fact: your extremities get cold before any other part of your body. With the above in mind, you should be saving a fair bit of your winter rubber wear budget to invest in some decent protection for your feet, hands and head. As we’ve banged on about before, wetsuit technology has advanced so far that the latest suits barely let any water in at all. Have you got a worn glove or boot with a tiny hole in? Have you got a hood that doesn’t offer a good seal? Even if they are only letting a drip of water in, then that chink in your armour can ruin all the warming effects from the rest of your suit. You need to be encased in one sealed neoprene cell. You’ve got a few decisions to make regarding where you are going to be surfing and the temperatures that you are going to be dealing with. And also how much you personally feel the cold. The average sea temperature in the middle of winter goes from 5 degrees in the north of Scotland to the balmy heights of 8 degrees around Cornwall and Sussex. The further up our fine land you are geographically located, the thicker your kit needs to be. We don’t want to state the obvious but don’t sell yourself short or you will ruin your own winter. Trying boots, gloves and head gear on is essential. They need to be as fitted as is comfortably possible. With gloves, if they are a little bit too big, they are likely to carry water in the ends of the fingers which will make your finger tips freeze in no time. Paddling will feel as though you’ve got a dumb bell in each hand. If you’ve got wettie boots that are too big, you’ll get ‘jelly foot syndrome’ as your foot swims in freezing cold water. Plus jumping to your feet will be almost impossible as boots that are too big get caught under your toes and make you trip over. If your hood isn’t tight, then you can suffer the ultimate in freezing pain - the complete flush through. Water will sneak down the side of your face, down your neck and down your back, where it will sit in the base of your spine, freezing your kidney’s. It’s not just a matter of keeping your hands, feet or head warm, it’s a decision that will affect your core temperature. Ultimately this will decide whether you stay warm this winter while you surf. Which will in turn affect how much you surf, it’s that serious! Make the correct choice from the excellent range below.

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