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As I sit typing this intro to the 2012 Summer Wetsuit Guide, outside the sun is shining, the birds are singing and the flowers are in bloom. Yes, we’re not far off ladies and gents; summer is just around the corner! This means a number of things; 1. Soon you can pack away your long johns and other thermal under garments including vests, socks and pants – then replace them with t-shirts, shorts and flip flops 2. Surfing will no longer be a weekend or day off activity. The longer days will mean you will be able to surf long before and after work/school/college. 3. You will finally be able to revel in the moment when you stash your restrictive, hulking winter wetsuit in the garage and prepare to slip into something more comfortable! We all know that, for a surfer, this is probably the sweetest thing about the warmer climate – there’s nothing quite like the liberating feeling of being in a summer suit, when, for the previous few months you have surrounded your body with thick rubber. The following pages are devoted to slinky summer suits. These puppies are the latest offerings of the top wetsuit manufacturers operating in the market today and if, you are on the hunt for a new little number, look no further than one of these brands. When buying your new suit there are few things to bear in mind. Firstly, think about how long you plan to wear your summer suit. Obviously this is will be dictated to you by the weather but don’t forget; we live in a cold country and our warm (I use this term loosely) water season is short so think about value for money. A 2 mil suit is fine and will feel like you’re surfing naked but if you can only stick it for a couple of months, it might be worth going a step up with a 3/2 which, if it’s a quality model, will see you through to the autumn. Also, as with anything in life, spending less can be a false economy. If you’re a regular surfer it’s a good idea to think about buying a higher end suit because that way, providing you look after it (wash it out after use, store it somewhere dry) you’ll be able to wear it for the next couple of seasons. The last thing to bear in mind is kind of obvious; we humans come in different shapes and sizes, therefore, when you’re in the shop, try lots of different wetsuits on. Remember, you don’t just buy the first pair of shoes you come across and considering you will be parting with quite a lot of money, it’s the same principle here. Make sure the suit fits you perfectly – if it doesn’t, move on to another until you get it right. Eventually you will come across the perfect summer suit and I can guarantee you, it will be featured in the coming pages.

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Joss Ash, North Cornwall Photo: Ben Selway

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contact: web: quiksilver.com email: liam@quiksilver-tech.com tel: 07412 678432

CYPHER

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Cypher Series: 3/2mm Zip: Chest or back The CYPHER is available in two entry systems, chest zip or back zip. Both featuring FIBER LITE and BIOFLEECE THERMAL NEOPRENE and our FLEXMAX SEAL seam sealing. Add to that, our new and improved BEAD LOCK SEAL on all models, THERMAL SMOOTHIE and HYDROSHIELD in our back zip styles, and you have the warmest, most flexible and lightest weight cold water suit available. Features: • Glideskin neck • Thermal smoothie • GBS seams • Hydrowrap adjustable neck closure • Water block semi dry zipper • Ecto flec knee pads • Behind knee embossing • External key pocket • Fiber lite neoprene • Bio fleece thermal neoprene • Bead lock seal • Flexmax seal RRP: £220

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IGNITE

Ignite Series: 3/2mm Zip: Chest Featuring Quiksilver’s new ultra flexible FIBER-LITE NEOPRENE, the IGNITE has 14% more stretch than the other guys’ high end suits. The IGNITE is built exclusively with GBS stitching or a combination of GBS stitching and LFS (Liquid Flex Seal) seam sealing. It has a SHORT CHEST ZIP for easy entry, and our new INTERLOC 2.0 SEALS to eliminate cold water flushing. Features: • LFS (Liquid Flex Seal) • Ecto flex knee pads • External key pocket • Glideskin neck seal • Seamless paddle panel • GBS seams • Interloc 2.0 seals • Fiber lite neoprene RRP: £180

SYNCRO

Syncro Series: 3/2mm Zip: Chest or back SYNCRO is the first entry level series of suits made exclusively with 100% HYPERSTRETCH II material, making it 18% more flexible than any other entry level suit on the market. It has Quiksilver’s HFT HEATING SYSTEM (Hollow Fibre Technology) in the chest panel and our HYDROSHIELD zip barrier. Features: • GBS Seams • Seamless paddle panel • Vaporstretch mesh • Glideskin neck • Hydrowrap adjustable neck closure • Ecto flex knee pads • External key pocket • 100% Hyperstretch II • HFT heating system • Hydroshield RRP: £130


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Quiksilver team rider Toby Donachie, Cornwall Photo: Ben Selway

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CYPHER

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Cypher Series: 3/2mm Zip: Chest or back The CYPHER is available in two entry systems, chest zip or back zip. Both featuring FIBER LITE and BIOFLEECE THERMAL NEOPRENE and our FLEXMAX SEAL seam sealing. Add to that, our new and improved BEAD LOCK SEAL on all models, THERMAL SMOOTHIE and HYDROSHIELD in our back zip styles, and you have the warmest, most flexible and lightest weight cold water suit available. Features: • Glideskin neck • Thermal smoothie • GBS seams • Hydrowrap adjustable neck closure • Water block semi dry zipper • Ecto flec knee pads • Behind knee embossing • External key pocket • Fiber lite neoprene • Bio fleece thermal neoprene • Bead lock seal • Flexmax seal RRP: £220

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IGNITE

Ignite Series: 3/2mm Zip: Chest RRP: £160 Featuring Roxy’s new ultra flexible FIBER-LITE NEOPRENE, the IGNITE has 14% more stretch than the other guys’ high end suits. The IGNITE is built exclusively with GBS stitching or a combination of GBS stitching and LFS (Liquid Flex Seal) seam sealing. It has a SHORT CHEST ZIP for easy entry, and our new INTERLOC 2.0 SEALS to eliminate cold water flushing. Features: • LFS (Liquid Flex Seal) • Ecto flex knee pads • External key pocket • Glideskin neck seal • Seamless paddle panel • GBS seams • Interloc 2.0 seals • Fiber lite neoprene RRP: £160

SYNCRO

Syncro Series: 3/2mm Zip: Chest or back SYNCRO is the first entry level series of suits made exclusively with 100% HYPERSTRETCH II material, making it 18% more flexible than any other entry level suit on the market. It has Roxy’s HFT HEATING SYSTEM (Hollow Fibre Technology) in the chest panel and our HYDROSHIELD zip barrier. Features: • GBS Seams • Seamless paddle panel • Vaporstretch mesh • Glideskin neck • Hydrowrap adjustable neck closure • Ecto flex knee pads • External key pocket • 100% Hyperstretch II • HFT heating system • Hydroshield RRP: £125


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Roxy team rider Sally Fitzgibbons Photo: Roxy

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contact: web: patagoniasurfeurope.com email: store_sansebastian@patagonia.com tel: +34 943 290 126

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New M’s R1® Back-Zip S/S Full Suit

87320 | Formfitting | S-XXL. Made for warmer water; 2mm neoprene lined with soft, recycled polyester. Fabric: 2mm neoprene suit with a smooth, recycled polyester jersey exterior and a soft knitted, recycled polyester/spandex grid lining Features: • Handmade with high quality neoprene that meets our rigorous standards for strength, durability and warmth • Innovative blend of recycled polyester and spandex knitted into a grid pattern for increased flexibility, warmth and dry time • One piece front panel for minimal seam design and increased flexibility • Wind-block internal back flap with recycled polyester grid lining separates the zipper teeth from the skin for retained warmth and comfort • Neoprene underarm panels are faced with a recycled polyester jersey on both sides for better stretch • Center-back zipper with crescent-shaped neoprene panel for better-seal and easier zip-up; zipper gusset has drain holes • Extended neck closure flap with PU molded Velcro® hook allows for a stronger seal and increased comfort • Ankle cuff edges are heat-pressed for reduced hydraulic lift and flushing • 1cm bar tacks, glue dots and Melco® reinforcements secure all high stress areas and critical seam locations • Anatomically engineered PVC-free kneepads are made with flexible and durable Supratex material • Seams are single-needle blind-stitched to the outside using nylon bonded thread and triple-glued for extra durability and strength; crotch seams are internally taped RRP: £229

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M’s R2® Front-Zip Full Suit

87600 Short | 87605 Regular | 87610 Tall | Formfitting | M-XL (Reg XS-XXL). Made for cool water with 2mm neoprene lined with soft, chlorine-free merino wool and recycled polyester. Fabric: 2mm neoprene suit with soft, chlorine-free merino wool grid lining blended with recycled polyester Features: • Handmade with a high quality neoprene that meets our rigorous standards for strength, durability and warmth • Soft, chlorine-free merino wool grid lining blended with recycled polyester for superior warmth; chlorine-free merino wool dries quickly and reduces odor for the garment. (U.S. Patent No. 7395553) • One-piece front and back panels; internal/external neck gaskets (1.5mm neoprene with a polyester jersey surface and center-front key pocket); overlapped front yoke for easy on/off • Neoprene underarm panels are faced with nylon jersey on both sides for better stretch • 1cm bartacks, glue dots and Melco® reinforcements secure all high stress areas and critical seam locations • Recycled polyester jersey on outside of the seat and legs increases durability • Anatomically engineered PVC-free kneepads are made with flexible and durable Supratex • Seams are single-needle blind stitched on the outside using nylon-bonded thread and triple glued for extra durability and strength; crotch seams are internally taped RRP: £399

New W’s R1® Back-Zip Full Suit

87405 Regular | 87410 Tall | Formfitting | 4-14 even, Tall 8,10. Made for warmer water; 2mm neoprene lined with soft, recycled polyester. Fabric: 2mm neoprene suit with a smooth, recycled polyester jersey exterior and a soft knitted, recycled polyester/spandex grid lining Features: • Handmade with high quality neoprene that meets our rigorous standards for strength, durability and warmth • Innovative blend of recycled polyester and spandex knitted into a grid pattern for increased flexibility, warmth and dry time • One piece front panel for minimal seam design and increased flexibility • Internal neck gasket prevents water entry; Wind- block back flap with recycled polyester grid lining separates the zipper teeth from the skin for retained warmth and comfort • Neoprene underarm panels are faced with a recycled polyester jersey on both sides for better stretch • Center-back zipper with crescent-shaped neoprene panel for better-seal and easier zip-up; zipper gusset has drain holes • Extended neck closure flap with PU molded Velcro® hook allows for a stronger seal and increased comfort • Wrist and ankle cuff edges are heat-pressed for reduced hydraulic lift and flushing • 1cm bartacks, glue dots and Melco® reinforcements secure all high stress areas and critical seam locations • Anatomically engineered PVC-free kneepads are made with flexible and durable Supratex material • Seams are single-needle blind-stitched to the outside using nylon bonded thread and triple-glued for extra durability and strength; crotch seams are internally taped RRP: £279


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On the clock. Dan Malloy in full product-testing mode Photo: Chris Burkard Š 2012 Patagonia, Inc

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contact: web: billabongwetsuits.com email: billabong@dohltd.com tel: +44 (0)1656 747 790

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SGX

302 CZ LS Steamer (available in 543 with a Modular Hood and in 403, both with furnace lining) The SGX is all about lightweight performance utilising the most advanced Japanese materials combined with innovative features to make a wetsuit that feels like a second skin. Features: • Japanese airlite superflex: the most advanced wetsuit material to date. It is flexible with extremely low profile, reducing water absoption and staying lighter than traditional wetsuit materials when it’s wet. • IWSS welded seams: internally welded seam construction to make all seams durable and water tight despite the suits weight. It’s surprisingly warm. • Contour collar edge for unparalleled comfort and a water tight seal. • Strategic seam placement to maximise comfort and performance without sacrificing fit. • Chest zip entry, wrist and ankle grippers and pre-bent anatomic panelling to keep you warm with less restriction. RRP: £250

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SG5

302 CZ LS Steamer (available in 543 with a Modular Hood and 403). The SG5 is the suv of wetsuits, designed to function and perform surf after surf. Features: • ZG400 Superflex Neoprene : zero gravity superflex neoprene is a high performance neoprene which is durable and flexible. • Furnace Lining: furnace lined internally front and back with a moisture wicking, heat retaining jersey to maximise thermal retention. • 2x Iwss Welded Seams: double internally and externally welded seams combined with a glued and blind stitched construction to make all seams durable and water tight. • Contour collar edge • Strategic seam placement • Wrist and ankle grippers RRP: £220

REVOLUTION

302 CZ LS Steamer (available in 543 with a Modular Hood and 403). The Revolution for 2012 has been souped up, now with 100% zero gravity superflex, furnace thermal lining, new boa chest zip and welded seams throughout the body area. It’s incredibly flexible, functional suit at a great price point. Features: • ZG400 Superflex Neoprene: zero gravity superflex neoprene is a high performance neoprene which is durable and flexible. • Furnace Lining : furnace lined back panel with a moisture wicking, heat retaining jersey to maximise thermal retention. • Iwss Welded Seams: all seams are glued and blind stitched (sealed) with stress point reinforcement on all seams and welded core body area for durability and a completely sealed seam. • Contour collar edge • Strategic seam placement • Wrist and ankle grippers • Pre-bent anatomic panelling. RRP: £160


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Billabong team rider Reubyn Ash, Scotland Photo: Will Bailey

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contact: web: aldersportswear.com email: info@aldersportswear.com tel: 01566 783 444

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evo 3/2

Oh don’t you just love the summer ? well, Alder are making it even better with this chest zip dazzler! Using Alder’s “X” stretch throughout for comfort and fit this suit will allow you to forget the winter blues. The chest has “Aerocore” inside which traps air against the skin to help maintain the body temperature it’s also fast drying. The seams on the lower body are strengthened with S-Seal while the Duratec knees use specific foam and nylon for tough but flexible performance. Features: • 3x2 blindstitched • Chest zip • 100% “x” stretch • Aerocore torso • S-sealed seams on lower body • Double lined torso • Duratec knee pad RRP: £160

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Stealth men 3/2

Bring on those summer days! You won’t have to spend a heap of money to get the best out of your surfing with the Stealth range. The minimal seam design and attention to detail ensure warmth and comfort. “X” Stretch on the sleeves and under arms combined with single lined torso and Duratec Knees adds up to a lot of summer fun. Features: • 3x2 blindstitched • Back zip • “X” stretch sleeves & underarms • Single lined torso • Duratec knee pad • Metal YKK zipper RRP: Men’s £100, Junior £80

Stealth Lady 3/2

Your friends at Alder have one thing on their mind when designing this suit - it begins in “F”... fit the combination of great fit with “X” Stretch on the sleeves and under arms super soft lycra lined collar means you are assured of a warm comfortable surf. Features: • 3x2 blindstitched • Back zip • “X” stretch sleeves & underarms • Single lined torso • Duratec knee pad • Metal ykk zipper RRP: £100


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Alder team rider Conor Maguire Photo: Roo McCrudden

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contact: web: circle-one.co.uk email: sales@circle-one.co.uk tel: +44 (0) 1363 773005

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NOIR ‘ZIPPERLESS’ 3/2

Bullet-proof build quality, anatomical fit and unique design, the Noir Zipperless is in a pedigree of its own. Utilising cutting edge materials and continued testing by our team riders, the Noir has all the features you demand from a top-performing summer suit. Features: • 100% Ultra-stretch neoprene for ultimate flexibility • Velcro zipperless ‘stiction seal’ closure • ‘Double Barrier’ ergonomic easy entry system makes getting in and out with zero fuss • Durable GBS seams, with internal liquid seal for ultimate durability and flex • Torso mesh chest panel to cut wind-chill • Raw finish wrist/rolled ankles with flush resist glide-skin seal • Anti-chafe adjustable collar for comfort fit • Kevlar impregnated full flex knee pads • Pre-bent legs RRP: £149.99

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ICON 3/2 LQS

Circle One have been making wetsuits for UK surfers for 40 years so we know a thing or two about building a product that will deliver in all conditions. The ICON 3/2 LQS is no exception. Built to meet the demands of the modern surfer and intelligently thought out, it boasts dynamic seam placement, engineered panel design and Ultra-stretch neoprene for maximum flexibility and comfort. The ICON has all the features you’d expect from a top-end summer suit and the updated sleek graphic styling means it looks the business. The price is easy on the eye too. Features: • 75% Ultra-stretch neoprene coverage where it’s needed most • Durable Glued and Blind-stitched seams • 100% external Liquid Seal for ultimate durability and flex • Spot seal internal reinforced seams • Torso mesh chest and back panel to cut wind-chill • Sealed metal YKK zip with impenetrable ‘lock-out’ Barrier System • Raw finish wrist and ankles with flush resist LQS seal • Anti-chafe adjustable collar • Kevlar impregnated full flex knee pads RRP: £109.99

FAZE 3/2

New for Spring 2012, the Circle One FAZE 3/2mm flatlock summer suit is packed full of essential features to ensure you get the most out of your session. No compromises here, the FAZE package stands for quality, warmth, superior fit and bang up-to-date styling; all at a price which leaves you change spare for the car-park. Features: • Strategic super-flex neoprene placement on shoulder, arm and under-arm • Solid flatlock seam construction • Kevlar impregnated full-flex knee pads • Torso mesh chest and back panel to cut wind-chill • Luxury lycra adjustable collar for comfort fit • Anatomical panel fit • Durable, chunky YKK back zip RRP: £69.99


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Circle One team rider Matt Capel, Canaries Photo: Ben Selway

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contact: web: gul.com email: info@gul.com tel: +44 (0) 1208 262400 fb: facebook.com/gul

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Vortex Mens 3/2mm

Jump into those chili waters with the ultimate high performance back zip wetsuit. The Vortex external liquid seaming provides a perfect water seal and the thermospan lining traps in the heat. Toasty! Features: • UBS back up system to eliminate flush • G-lock wrist seals reduce water flush • External liquid seams for 100% water seal • X-Flex super stretch main body panels for flexibility and freedom of movement • Glide Skin – Providing a comfortable and watertight seal • External key pocket • Thermospan core body panels for ultimate insulation and warmth • RS printed chest and back print to prevent wind chill • Powertex knees for flexibility and durability RRP: £200

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Viper Mens 3/2mm

The new generation of Viper suits feature less panels and more stretch! X-Flex neoprene and the horizontal chest zip mean that the Viper stays flexible and comfortable. Fit for the professional. Features: • External blindstitch and liquid seams for 100% water seal • Pro neck seam free neck seal • Quadrate horizontal chest zip entry for maximum flexibility • Titainum 2 neoprene reflects the heat back in • Powertex knees for flexibility and durability • X-Flex super stretch main body panels for flexibility and freedom of movement • RS printed chest and back print to prevent wind chill • G-lock wrist seals reduce water flush RRP: £200

PROFILE Mens 3/2mm

The perfect entry level suit available with a chest zip or a back zip. The 3/2mm profiles bring you elite level features at an affordable price. Features: • Quadrate Horizontal Zip – Chest entry for maximum water seal, flexibility and warmth. (CZ only) • Powertex knees for flexibility and durability • Glide Skin – Providing a comfortable and watertight seal • Blindstitched and critically taped internal seams • X-Flex - Super stretch main body panels for flexibility and freedom of movement • G-lock wrist seals reduce water flush • Thermospan core body panels for ultimate insulation and warmth • RS printed back panel print to prevent wind chill • External key pocket RRP: £150


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Gul team rider Tom Butler, Scotland Photo: Tim Nunn

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contact: web: tikisurf.co.uk email: tiki@tikisurf.co.uk tel: 01271 812442

TIKI ZEPHA

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TECH20

Superstretch neoprene, critical seam tape, duratech knees and GBS for under a hundred pounds! Features: • Superstretch Neoprene • Critically sealed seams • GBS • Duratech Knees • Also available in 4/3 RRP: Steamer only £99!

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The all new Zepha was developed and tested with our team Cotty, Barry Mottershead and Rick Willmett. We’ve been making wetsuits for nearly 50 years. This is the best wetsuit we’ve ever made. Features: • SuperExtend Limestone Neoprene • Liquid seal seams outside • Taped seams inside • Critical seam reinforcement • Chest Zip design • Thermo lined • Slick seals • GBS • Duratech knees • Available in 4/3 and 3/2 Steamer From: £189.95

TECH

The TECH has always been a benchmark for quality in the price conscious end of the market. As a proper surf company, owned and run by the original founders of nearly 50 years, we are only happy to put the Tiki name on wetsuits that we know will perform, regardless of price. With wetsuits you cannot afford to cut corners on quality. Mens, Ladies and Kids Steamers and Spring suits RRP: From £29.95 - £69.95


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Tiki team rider Andrew Cotton, Praia do Norte, Nazaré Photo: Nazaré Qualifica / Wilson Ribeiro

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contact: web: xcelwetsuits.com email: info@danielsurf.com tel: 01752 330772

Xcel 3/2 Comp X-zip 2

Xcel have created the ultimate performance wetsuit with Xcels ultrastretch foam and unique single-panel chest to knee design and this will feel like your second skin. This year’s big change is the introduction of the tried and tested X-Zip2 entry system, now not only do you have the performance but you also have the warmth. Performance, warmth, price what more do you need? RRP: £200

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Xcel 3/2 Drylock

Sima awards wetsuit of the year. Since its introduction in 2007 the drylock has been the suit against which all others are measured. This year’s features include new plush deep pile bamboo lining, taitex ankle seal and Quick dry fibres. The Drylocks new features have pushed it further ahead of the competition and solidified Xcels ethos ‘stay warm, stay in’. RRP: £310

Xcel 3/2 Xflex X-Zip2

The Xflex has been one of the longest standing models in the Xcel range, however don’t be fooled into thinking it is old technology. In the last few years it has gone through a series of significant changes turning it from our old faithful into a performance driven, price point suit. The Xflex now has X-zip 2 zip closure, bamboo lining and upgraded stretch neoprene, so the next time you are looking for a performance suit don’t overlook the Xflex. RRP: £170


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Xcel team rider Sepp Bruhwiler, Canada Photo: Tim Nunn

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contact: web: westsurfing.com email: info@westsurfing.co.uk tel: 01726 862449

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Edge

A unique design constructed from 100% West Gen-4 Ultraspan neoprene with GBS seams gives you the freedom of the EDGE range of wetsuits – West’s most flexible suits. Features: • Batwing • GBS triple glued & blind stitched sealed seams • Seamless lower back • Wrist / ankle water lock fluid strips • Pre-bent & contoured arm & legs • Embossed action panels (behind knees) • YKK metal zips • Taped stress areas • Tatex skin on k-foam knee pads • Forte collar closure • A-foam • Fuse Cut Hems • 100% West Gen-4 Ultraspan RRP: £180 - £240

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Lotus

West offers state of the art design and technology in the lotus wetsuit. The use of 100% West Gen-4 ultraspan neoprene, fluid seams, glide skin neo tape and new seam design makes the lotus the premium cold water wetsuit. Features: • Fluid seams • 100% West Gen-4 Ultraspan • Poly pyro-fibre chest • Batwing • GBS triple glued & blind stitched sealed seams • Seamless lower back • Thermal mesh skin • Wrist / ankle water lock fluid strips • Pre-bent & contoured arm & legs • Embossed action panels (behind knees) • YKK metal zips • Taped stress areas • Tatex skin on k-foam knee pads • Forte collar closure • A-foam • Availabe in chest and back zip RRP: Chest zip £230, back zip £220

The NITRO

The NITRO suits are constructed from 100% West Ultra-span Gen-3 neoprene. In the GBS steamers the Nitro has both a batwing and poly-pro. These provide you with added features that similarly priced suits don’t offer, giving you more value for your money. Features: • West Gen-3 Ultraspan • S-foam • Batwing • GBS triple glued & blind stitched sealed seams or flatlock seams • Seamless lower back • Pre-bent & contoured arm & legs • YKK metal zips • Taped stress areas • Tatex skin on k-foam knee pads • Red Poly Pro • Thermal Mesh Skin RRP: 3/2 £120 back zip / £140 chest zip


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West team rider, Australia Photo: Russellord.com

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contact: web: c-skins.com email: info@cjbsurf.co.uk tel: +44(0)1208 78845 fb: facebook.com/cskinswetsuits t. twitter.com/cskinswetsuits

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Wired 3x2 LQS Steamer

This is what the Pipemaster wears. Revised for 2012 and with rider proven technology used throughout the Wired Series 2 enables any surfer to perform at their optimum ability without sacrificing warmth and durability. Features: • LQS Liquid seam technology – 100% externally sealed watertight seams • 100% use of Ultra stretch C-FLEX neoprene – lightweight and low water retention properties through entire suit • Glued and blindstitched construction • Fire Core Polypro interior front panel – draws water away from body • Lock Down cuff seals with internal silicone seal • Enigma floating chest zip • Pre bent elbows and knee areas • Duraflx knee pad panel • Minimal panels for more stretch and greater freedom • Hidden key pocket on exterior of suit • Super seal glideskin single seam collar • Kieren Perrow Team colourway available for purchase this season in 3x2 at all good surf shops. Available in: Mens: S, MS, M, MT, ML, L, LS, LT, XL, 2XL Ladies: 6, 8, 10, 12, 12/14, 16 RRP: £199.99

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Re-Wired 3x2 GBS Steamer

The rider proven ReWired is lighter, warmer and more flexible for 2012. Made using recycled fibers the ReWired also boasts some pretty good eco credentials as well. Features: • 20% Ultra stretch C-FLEX neoprene – lightweight and low water retention properties • 80% Ultra stretch Eco-Flex neoprene – recycled fibres, friendly to the environment • Glued and blindstitched construction • Re-designed clam shell neck entry for a better water tight fit • LQS wrist/ankle cuff seals – for a secure seal • DFZ - Diagonal front YKK zip • Pre bent elbows and knee areas • DuraFlx knee pad panel • Ultra Minimal seam styling for greater freedom • Super seal glideskin single seam collar • Hidden key pocket on exterior of suit Available in: Men’s: S, MS, M, MT, ML, L, LS, LT, XL, 2XL Ladies: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 RRP: £139.99

Legend 3x2 GBS Steamer

The Legend Series has a mind blowing list of high end features like Ultra Stretch C-Flex neoprene on the upper body, DuroFlx knee pads and all new style lines. The Legend emphasizes quality, durability, warmth and unbeatable value for money. Features: • Glued and blindstitched seams • Ultra Stretch C-Flex neoprene – Over total upper body • DuraFlx knee pad panel • Titanium mesh chest and back panel – increased warmth and protection • Super seal o-ring glideskin wrap around collar • Closeout backwing barrier system • Engineered fit for maximum comfort and freedom • Superlite Neoprene on lower body • Hidden key pocket on exterior of suit • YKK Back Zip Available in: Mens: S, MS, M, MT, ML, L, LS, LT, XL, 2XL, 3XL Women: 6, 8, 10, 12/14, 14, 16, 18 Boys/Girls: XS, S, MS, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL Adults RRP: £109.99 Kids RRP: £74.99


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C-Skins team rider Kieren Perrow. KP Team colourway available this season Photo: Swilly

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contact: web: oneill.com email: wetsuits.eu@oneillwetsuits.com tel: UK/Eire: +44 (0) 1730 811460

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The Psycho RG8

O’Neill first began incorporating recycled plastics into our RG8 series Wetsuits in 2009. By working closely with our factories, and a handful of outside partners, O’Neill continues to find real solutions to the ecological waste issues facing the surf industry today. We’re discovering new ways to refine scrap neoprene and re-introduce it into other materials to build a variety of components and products typically made with first generation neoprene. O’Neill is excited to be at the forefront with this programme and its efforts to reduce, re-use, and re-generate the products that keep you in the water longer. Features: • F.U.Z.E. Closure System- O’Neill’s exclusive Front Upper Zip Entry offers a fresh alternative. Using the same floating zipper technology as our Z.E.N. zip closure, the F.U.Z.E. closure keeps you dry without restricting flexibility • Exterior single fluid seam weld • 100% Ultra Flex RG8 Neoprene • ECO RG8-Air Firewall chest and lumbar panels • Plasma wrist and ankle seals • LSD- Lumbar Seamless Design • External key pocket with loop Sizes: 3/2mm: XS-2XL, MS, MT, LT SRP: 3/2mm: £225.00

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The Psycho 2 Wetsuit

The Evolution of Insanity… The Psycho 2 known for warmth, flexibility and superior fit continues to evolve. That’s no exception for 2012 we’ve added the all New Super Stretch XXXDS Neoprene. Along with the XDS-Air Firewall in the Chest and back, combined with Double Fluid Seam Weld, keeps you warm and loose. The latest from Area 52 continues to be an industry leader and keeps you performing at the top of your game. PERFORMANCE WITH WARMTH. Features: • Triple XDS Neoprene • XDS- Air Firewall • Super seal cuffs • Double fluid seam weld (stitchless) • Patented Z.E.N Zip closure system with pullover barrier 2/ double superseal neck/drainhole Sizes: 3/2mm: XS-2XL, ST, MS, MT, LS, LT, XLT SRP: 3/2mm: £250.00

The O’Riginal 3mm Full

The O’RIGINAL 3mm Full Suit features the all new exclusive Techno Butter Neoprene. This is the latest evolution of neoprene technology.  It boasts a 17% lighter formula with 30% less water absorption therefore quicker drying, with more stretch and less weight.   It’s Always Summer on the Inside Features: • Body: 100% Techno Butter • Chest/Back: UltraFlex smooth skin • Glued and blindstitched seams • Critically taped junctions • 10 YKK zipper • Krypto knee padz • Sizes: S-XL SRP: £160.00


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SUMMER WETSUIT GUIDE

O’Neill team rider Micah Lester, Morroco Photo: BonnarmeAquashot

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wavelength surf magazine, summer wetsuit guide, 2012

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