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WINTER WETSUIT GUIDE

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WINTER WETSUIT GUIDE: OCTOBER 2011 WAVELENGTHMAG.CO.UK

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WETSUIT GUIDE 2011 WORDS GREG MARTIN

If you were in my surf shop right now, you would have just wandered into my extensive wetsuit department. Welcome. The unmistakeable smell of new neoprene would have hit you and as you pause to let the artificial aroma waft up your nostrils, reminding you how urine-ridden your existing suit is, I would have appeared like a magician from behind the rails. I am your guide to steer you through this confusing sea of black rubber. After a casual greeting and maybe some banter about the state of the waves to make you feel at ease, I would give you a quick look up and down and guess your size… medium tall, making you feel ever so slightly uncomfortable. Before you can tell me that you are just browsing, I would pull medium tall suits from five or six different brands and throw them at your feet, showing that I am really trying hard to help you chose your new wetsuit. But of course this is just a cunning plan to prompt you to engage in conversation with me. “I’m not after a new suit mate, my old one will do me for another year,” you would tell me. It is the exact response I am looking for. I would hit you back with a made up stat about a new suit giving you an average of 17 hours extra surfing throughout the winter, and to think about how many waves you could catch during those 17 hours. I’d then ask you to try on just one wetsuit… a special one that all the best surfers are talking about. From the changing room you’d shout out that it felt a bit tight and uncomfortable. Ha! It’s another clever sales trick! That suit is from 1988! I apologise for the trick and give you one of the latest wetties to try on, which of course, after the 80’s suit feels like putting on pyjamas. “Does it feel warm?” I would ask as you pulled the hood over your head. But before you have time to answer I would pull a secret lever outside the changing room, triggering a trapdoor beneath your feet and dropping you into a tank of iced water. “HOW ABOUT NOW?!!! Concentrate! Stay focussed! You are slowly dying from hyperthermia! Your body is about to shut down and your heart will soon stop as you freeze to death!” At which point, you would tell me that actually you can’t feel the cold. At which point, I would have basically sold you the wetsuit. I don’t have a surf shop, I just have a magazine. Please feel free to browse the wetsuit department.

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Winter in the UK Photo: Ben Selway

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

THE PSYCHO 2 WETSUIT

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The Evolution of Insanity. The Psycho 2 known for warmth, flexibility and superior fit continues to evolve. That’s no exception for 2011 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 SRP: 4/3mm: £270.00, 5/3mm: £280.00

NINJA SPLIT TOE BOOT

The 2011 boot line continues to impress and reflect the expertly designed features and attention to details you have come to expect from O’Neill. Features: • Exterior: fluid foam • Glued and blindstitched seams • Top ahin strap: anti flush • Split toe (ST) • Multidensity rubber sole SRP: £17.50

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SUPERFREAK 5/3MM

GOORU GBS 5/3MM

Light weight and streamlined. True to the goo, this Series is constructed with buttery UltraFlex DS, light and flexible GBS seams, lumbar seamless design (LSD), unfinished cuffs, and krypto knee padz. The light weight, quality materials and attention to detail make this series a team inspired favourite. Features: • Body:100% UltraFlex DS • Chest and back: smooth skin ultraflex firewall • GBS (glued and blindstitched) construction • Patented Z.E.N. zip closure system • Barrier-2 • Double super seal neck SRP: £165.00

From the diabolic minds in wetsuit design. After the success of the F.U.Z.E entry in the Psycho RG8 series in 2010, O’Neill’s Area 52 team developed the same entry system for our new SuperFreak series of wetsuits in 2011. With GBS seam construction and super- flexible combination of the UltraFlex DS and FluidFlexTM materials, the Superfreak keeps the water out and keeps you warm like no other wetsuit ever offered at this price level. One more freak of nature for your enjoyment from your friends at O’Neill. Features: • F.U.Z.E. Closure system- front upper zip entryuses the same zipper technology as our Z.E.N zip closure keeping you dry without restricting flexibility • 100% Superstretch - 60% ultraflex and 40% fluidflex • Ultra minimal seam design- Insane flexibility fit and warmth using a unique design which utilizes less seams • Glued and blindstitched seam construction (GBS) • New Integrated side key pocket (on thigh)- Your key is easy to access and completely secure • Double super seal neck • Krypto knee pad • Strategic seamless paddles zones SRP: Men’s 5/3mm: £145.00, youth 5/3mm: £100.00

THE GOORU RG8 HOOD

Don’t let ice-cream headaches keep you out of the water. 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 material in an environmentally friendly option. • 1.5mm lightweight fluid foam glideskin • Our thinnest and lightest neoprene • Flatloc stitched • UV protection SRP: £20.00

PSYCHO GLOVE

Keep your hands nice and toasty. O’Neill’s glove line is built to keep you warmer and in the water longer. Features: • 100% UltraFlex DS • 100% Sealed • Tacky Grip SRP: 5mm: £30.00, 3mm: £25.00


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O’Neill team rider Micah Lester Photo: Ben Selway

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

CYPHER FUSEFLEX HOODED

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6/5/4mm Chest Zip Suit CYPHER FUSEFLEX: Stitchless seam technology. Cypher Fuseflex is an historical first in seam sealing that drastically boosts freedom of movement & warmth. Featured in all Cypher Fuseflex series suits, Fuseflex stitchless seam technology eliminates the need for stitching seams and strips away all excess taping. The razor-thin molecular bonding process reduces the amount of tape needed by 60% over traditional 2x taping methods to completely seal the seam. This construction does away with pin hole leakage while dramatically increasing flexibility. Features: • Hydro-lock dry chest zip • FUSEFLEX stitchless seam technology • Plio-tech thermal air chamber neoprene • Bio fleece thermal neoprene • Fibre-lite neoprene • External key pocket RRP: £370

QUIKSILVER HEAT VEST ‘HEAT YOUR CORE WITH THE 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. 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: £160 062

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CYPHER HOODED

5/4/3mm Chest Zip Suit CYPHER: Ultimate performace in the dead of winter. The cypher is available in two entry systems, chest zip or back zip, both featuring Fiber-Lite, 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 style and you have the warmest, most flexible and lightest weight cold water suit available. Features: • Bead lock seal • Fiber-lite neoprene • Bio-fleece thermal neoprene • Flexmax seal • Ecto flex knee pads • External key pocket RRP: £250

5/4/3mm Chest Zip Suit SYNCRO: 100% Hyperstretch II without the premium price. 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. It has Quiksilver’s HFT Heating System (Hollow Fiber Technology) and our Hydroshield zip barrier for extra comfort. Features: • 100% Hyperstretch II • HFT Heating System • Hydroshield • Ectoflex knee pads • External key pocket RRP: £140

CYPHER HFT 5 FINGER ULTRASPAN AND LFS 5MM GLOVE • Ultraspan • Dura mesh • HFT • Heat system • GBS construction RRP: £35

CYPHER HFT INTERNAL SPLIT TOE 5MM BOOT

• Ultraspan • HFT heat system • GBS construction RRP: £45


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Quik team rider Shaun Skilton, Badlands Photo: Greg Martin

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CYPHER HOODED

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5/4/3mm Chest Zip Suit CYPHER: Ultimate performace in the dead of winter. The cypher is available in two entry systems, chest zip or back zip, both featuring Fiber-Lite, 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 style and you have the warmest, most flexible and lightest weight cold water suit available. Features: • Bead lock seal • Fiber-lite neoprene • Bio-fleece thermal neoprene • Flexmax seal • Ecto flex knee pads • External key pocket RRP: £240

ROXY SYNCRO ROUND TOE 5MM BOOT • GBS construction • Nylon II • Velcro strap over RRP: £27

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CYPHER

5/4/3mm Back Zip Suit CYPHER: Ultimate performace in the dead of winter. The cypher is available in two entry systems, chest zip or back zip, both featuring Fiber-Lite, 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 style and you have the warmest, most flexible and lightest weight cold water suit available. Features: • Bead lock seal • Fiber-lite neoprene • Bio-fleece thermal neoprene • Flexmax seal • Ecto flex knee pads • External key pocket RRP: £230

5/4/3mm Chest Zip Suit SYNCRO: 100% Hyperstretch II without the premium price. 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. It has Quiksilver’s HFT Heating System (Hollow Fiber Technology) and our Hydroshield zip barrier for extra comfort. Features: • 100% Hyperstretch II • HFT Heating System • Hydroshield • Ectoflex knee pads • External key pocket RRP: £140

ROXY 0.5MM LONG SLEEVE JACKET Metalite chest Xtend ultraspan material Perfect for use under wetsuit to provide extra warmth RRP: £45

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Roxy team rider Candice O’Donnell, Newquay Photo: Ben Selway

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

HOTWIRED 5X4X3

Features: • New for 2011 • HOTWire Seam- triple fused • Ultra stretch C-Flex AirLoc neoprene chest and back • QuickDri Channel Polypro internally on chest, thigh and back panels • 100% Ultra stretch C-Flex neoprene • HOTWired mesh chest and back panel • Enigma chest zip • Dri-crypt zipper • Lock down cuff seals • LQS ankle cuff seals • DuroFlx knee pads • Ultra minimal seam styling • Engineered fit • Pre bent elbow and knee areas • Super seal glideskin collar • External Key Pocket • Available in Mens RRP: £325.00

WIRED 2.5MM LQS GLOVE

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Features: • 100% Ultra stretch C-Flex neoprene • Firecore polypro internal lining • Lock down wrist cuffs • Snot wipe on thumb • 100% LQS liquid seam system • Seamless fingertips for great comfort and fit • Sizes: 2XS, XS, S, M, L, XL RRP: £30.00

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LEGEND 5X3

WIRED 5X4X3

Features: • 100% External LQS liquid seam system • 100% C-FLEX ultra stretch neoprene • Glued and blind stitched construction (GBS). • FireCore polypro interior front panel • Enigma Chest Zip • YKK Zip • Ultra minimal Seam styling • Lock Down Wrist cuffs • DuroFlx knee pads • External key pocket • Engineered fit • Super seal Glideskin collar • Available in mens, ladies and kids RRP: £239.95

WIRED BALACLAVA

Features: • Ultra stretch C-Flex neoprene • Glued and blindstitched construction • Fire Core polypro interior lining • Adjustable face pull cord • Gusted 2 layer collar for in and outside of wetsuit • 3mm Peak • Sizes: S, M, L, XL RRP: £31.95

With an awesome high spec, the Legend offers incredible value for money for Winter 2011 Features: • Glued and Blind stitched seams (GBS) • C-Flex ultra stretch neoprene over total upper body • Fire Core (Polypro) thermal interior chest panel • Super seal Glideskin wrap around O-ring collar • DuroFlx knee pads • Engineered fit • Closeout back wing barrier system • YKK zip • Titanium mesh chest and back panel • External key pocket • Available in mens, ladies and kids RRP: £120.00

WIRED 6.5MM LQS SPLIT TOE BOOTS

Features: • Multi layer sole rubber reinforcement/ultimate grip • 100 % LQS liquid seam system • FireCore polypro interior lining • Rubber reinforce foxing: Achilles/ankle support & protection • New stitchless construction on arch strap/secure fit • Ultra stretch C-Flex neoprene • Lock down ankle cuff • Glued and blindstitched construction (GBS) • Split toe for improved feel and balance - eliminates foot roll • Split toe barrier- prevents leash snags • Ease-on webbing heel tab • Adult UK Sizes: 4-12 RRP: £49.95


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C-Skins team rider Joss Ash, north Cornwall Photo: Ben Selway

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

W’S R4® FRONT-ZIP HOODED FULL SUIT

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Thickness: 5mm neoprene torso, back, legs; 4mm sleeves and hood; 3mm underarms. Made for frigid water: 38-48°F, 3-8°C. Features: • One-piece front and back panels; internal/external neck gasket (1.5 mm neoprene with a polyester jersey surface and center-front key pocket); overlapped front yoke for easy on/off • Underarm panels are faced with nylon jersey on both sides for better stretch while paddling • 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 • Bar tacks (clean-finished and reinforced with a polyurethane tab) reinforce wrist and ankle seams in high stress areas • Anatomically engineered, PVC-free kneepads are flexible and durable • Chlorine-free merino wool grid lining for superior warmth • Men’s version available RRP: 599Euros / £499

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M’S R3® BACK-ZIP FULL SUIT M’S R3® FRONT-ZIP HOODED FULL SUIT

Thickness: 3mm neoprene throughout with chlorine-free merino wool. Made for cold water: 48-55°F, 8-12°C. Features: • Same construction as R4® front-zip hooded full suit • Women’s version available RRP: 549Euros / £469

Thickness: 3mm neoprene throughout with chlorine-free merino wool. Made for cold water: 48-55°F, 8-12°C. Features: • Same construction as R4® front-zip hooded full suit • Vertical zipper with crescent-shaped neoprene panel along closure for easier zip-up and a better seal • Zipper gusset has drain holes • Women’s version available RRP: 499Euros / £419

When we build a product we want to build the best. When it came to wetsuits, we wanted something warmer, more flexible, better fitting and tough enough to withstand extended use. We started with a combination of limestone neoprene, polyester and nylon, like all the other brands, but then pushed further, unsatisfied with just tweaking the status quo. Looking to what divers, sailors and fishermen had been using all these years to stay warm in and on the ocean we tried wool. Wanting the finest, we chose merino. It’s the merino lining that gives our wetsuits their added warmth without added rubber. But our patented merino wool grid is just one part of the successful equation. The neoprene we use has a high-density nitrogen cell structure for maximum warmth and durability, the post consumer recycled polyester jersey increases durability, and the quality craftsmanship and attention to little details ensures a great performing, well-made wetsuit. Check out the entire line of Patagonia Wetsuits and FCD Surfboards at the new Patagonia Surf store in San Sebastián, Spain or via our European surf website patagoniasurfeurope.com and facebook/ patagoniasurfeurope.


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Patagonia surfer Dustin Hollick, surfing one of the worlds heaviest waves in south eastern Tasmania Photo: A.Chrisholm

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

SGX XERO*

SG5

SG5 MODULAR HOOD

SGX GLOVES

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The SGX XERO is the most advanced wetsuit of its kind to date : utilising a new stitchless welded seam construction, light weight japanese thermal materials (nicknamed silk touch), xero chest zip entry and added features to keep you warm, with less restriction. *Xero – a combining form meaning « dry » RRP: 403 CZ LS Steamer – £310 RRP: 543 CZ with a Modular Hood - £330

RRP: 2mm - £25

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The SG5 is the suv of wetsuits, designed to function and perform surf after surf. Features : • ZG400 Superflex Neoprene • Furnace Lining • Solar Mesh 5 • 2x Iwss Welded Seams • Contour Collar • Strategic Seam Placement • Wrist & Ankle Grippers • 403 CZ and BZ LS Steamer - £240 • 543 CZ and BZ with a Modular Hood - £260

RRP: 2mm - £25

SGX

• 403 CZ LS Steamer - £280 • 543 CZ LS Steamer with Modular Hood - £300

SG5 BOOTS RRP: 3mm - £35 RRP: 5mm - £38


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Billabong team rider Benjamin Sanchis, Ireland Photo: Bonnarme

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contact: web: ripcurl.com email: rc_newquay@ripcurl-europe.com tel: 01637 859359 Rip Curl began making wetsuits in 1970 for the simple reason to catch more waves and to surf better. This quickly formed the foundations for Rip Curl’s commitment to make the best wetsuits possible.

DAWN PATROL CHEST ZIP

E-BOMB CHEST ZIP

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The E-Bomb features a 4-Way Back Stretch panel. By working with our team, we identified the importance of stretch across the back for both paddling and body torque during turns. By breaking the straight seam line across the back it allows the E3 to do it’s job without the seam restriction. The new super stretch E3 Tape on the internal seams allows for maximum seam stretch whilst giving the ultimate seam sealing and comfort. The E-Bomb is ¾ taped to allow unrestricted movement where you need it most. Features: • 100% E3 Neoprene • External Glued and blindstitched seams • Lock Slide Design – a shock cord system which allows you to adjust the suit to fit you • Drainage system – a three hole drainage system allows excess water to drain freely • Seamless Underarms and Shoulders • S-Flex Knees – highly flexible/durable knee pads • Stash pocket • Batwing • Hydro lock collar • Also available in Back Zip (£230) and Hooded versions (£260) RRP: Chest zip = £245 for 5x3mm, hooded = £265 for 5.5x4.5mm, back Zip = £235

FLASH BOMB BOOTS The companion to the Flashbomb suit, with the same quick dry lining – the boots will dry out in a flash. Features: • E3 Taping • Stitchless compression strap • Supersoft sole • Pull-on heel strap • Velcro Shaft closure RRP: £45 (7mm) £40 (5mm)

FLASHBOMB CHEST ZIP

Flash Dry is an exclusive new weave technology with two engineered layers – the first layer is designed so that the water passes through it directly into the second layer. The second layer then funnels the water rapidly out of the suit once it is hung up. And of course, as well as the rapid drying time, the Flashdry lining is also one of the warmest, most comfortable linings available. Features: • Stitchless Technology: A suit using stitchless technology is both stretchier and warmer. • E3+ Tape plus Aquaban Combo - New E3+ super stretch tape on the internal seams allows unrestricted stretch and is the most comfortable seam around. • Aqualock Waterproof Zip, a new waterproof zip system to keep out cold water • Constructed from 100% Elastomax 3 neoprene • Chest Zip • S-Flex Knees & Shoulders • Hydro-Lock Collar • Stash Pocket RRP: Chest zip = £300 for a 5x3mm, hooded = £330

FLASH DRY HOODED VEST

Incredible new weave technology allows for rapid dry time – dry in a flash. RRP: £40 (also comes in non-hooded, short sleeve and long sleeve versions)

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For the surfer who wants a high quality suit from the leading brand, incorporating some high end features at an economical price. Features: • Elastomax 3 Neoprene • Seamless underarms and shoulders • Bluesteel Zip – a new and improved water resistant steel head zipper with engineered overlapping teeth and a urethane coating • Glued and Blindstitched • Mesh Skin – smooth mesh panels that absorb solar heat and reduce wind chill • Ultralight – exceptionally durable and warm neoprene with a soft hand feel • Fireskin Lining • S-Flex Knees – highly flexible and durable knee pads allowing maximum movement and unsurpassed durability • Stash Pocket • Stress point taped RRP: Chest Zip = £165 for 5x3mm, back Zip = £135 for 5x3mm

H-BOMB VEST

The H-Bomb heated vest uses the proven technology and durability of the H-Bomb full suits and can be worn under any wetsuit. This is the absolute ultimate in power heated vests and uses only the very best materials and components. Features: • 100% E3 Neoprene (0.3mm) • Side zip entry • Carbon Fibre heating system • New single battery with built in switch encased in an engineered waterproof casing. Vibration controlled switch with built-in LED light • Marine grade waterproof steel, gold plated pin connectors and non corrosive Carbon Fibre. RRP: £250


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Rip Curl team rider Jayce Robinson Photo: Ben Selway

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contact: web: circle-one.co.uk email: sales@circle-one.co.uk tel: 01363 773005

NOIR ‘ZIPPERLESS’ 5/4/3MM

The holy grail of wetsuit design – a true zipperless suit. Bullet-proof build quality, anatomical fit and unique design, the Noir Zipperless revolution continues apace. Features: • ‘Double Barrier’ ergonomic easy entry system makes for getting in and out with zero fuss • 100% Ultra-stretch neoprene for ultimate flexibility • GBS Liquid Sealed seams • Flush resistant glide-skin wrist and ankle • Anti-chafe adjustable collar for comfort fit • Velcro zipperless stiction seal closure • Poly-plush thermal chest lining • Armoured Kevlar knee pads • Pre-bent legs RRP: £220.00 6/4/3mm RRP £240.00

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POLY-PLUSH THERMAL VEST

Ideal as a stand alone base layer or an extra layer under the wetsuit on those Arctic days. Available in long sleeve. Features: • Micro-fibres for outstanding insulation • High collar for full neck warmth • Water-wicking lining RRP: £33.99 Short sleeve, £39.99 Long Sleeve

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SUPAFLEX LQS 3MM GLOVE An essential piece of your cold water armoury, the ‘Supaflex’ LQS glove is engineered for maximum feel and comfort whilst retaining valuable heat throughout the hand. Features: • GBS construction and 100% LQS Liquid seams for durability • 100% Ultra-stretch neoprene • Red Polyplush lining • Ultimate grip palm print RRP: £24.99

ICON LQS 5/3

Built to meet the demands of modern surfing and intelligently built, the ICON LQS 5/3 boasts strategic seam placement, anatomical panel design and Ultra-stretch neoprene for maximum flexibility and comfort. This suit has all the features you’d expect from a top-end Winter garment but at a price which offers fantastic value for money. Features: • 75% Ultra-stretch neoprene • Glued and Blind-stitched seams • 100% external Liquid Seal for ultimate durability and flex • Spot seal internal reinforced seams • Polypro-plush chest lining for added core warmth • Sealed zip with impenetrable Barrier System • Flush resistant glide-skin wrist and ankle • Anti-chafe adjustable collar for comfort fit • Kevlar impregnated full flex knee pads RRP: £139.99

ULTRA-STRETCH 5MM BOOT

The ‘Ultra-stretch’ 5mm Performance Boot is a top-spec, no nonsense piece of kit. Features: • 5mm Ultra-stretch neoprene for easy entry and exit • Glued and blind-stitched seams • Articulated sole for increased board feel and controlled foot roll • Velcro tensioning strap to maintain secure fit • Reinforced achilles & ankle section for maximum support RRP: £23.99

SURF CAP 3MM

Banish ice-cream headaches with this essential piece of winter kit! Features: • Mesh side panels to kill wind chill • Reinforced peak for reduced spray • Lycra-bound edging for maximum comfort • Velcro adjustable for snug fit • One size fits all RRP: £12.99


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Circle-One team rider Matt Capel Photo: Ben Selway

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contact: web: oxboworld.com UK retailers: ultrasporteu.com email: info@ultrasporteu.com tel: 01332 813150

TEAM 53 GBS WETSUIT

• Essential protection and maximum durability • Grade 2 Neoprene (2 x Stretch) • Ultra stretch and Ultra comfort knee pad • Key pocket RRP: £170.00

MENS 5/3MM FLEX WETSUIT

Features: • The best flexibility for ultimate riders • Grade 3 Neoprene (3 x Stretch) • Double flap collar (exclusive Oxbow) • Ankle and wrist reinforcement to reduce water entry • Key pocket RRP: £259.00

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MEN’S & WOMAN’S LONG SLEEVE FLEX TOP:

Great for extra insulation under your suit on those super cold days. Made using super stretch neoprene, with flatlock construction and an adjustable waist. RRP: Mens £80, Womens £70

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WOMENS’ 5/3MM WETSUIT

Top insulation, protection in all conditions and comfort especially designed for women. Features: • Grade 3 Neoprene (3 x Stretch) • Fine mesh - single lined neophene to protect against windchill factor • Hip pads to project pelvis against friction with boards • Batlink system for maximum protection against water flushes RRP: £188.00


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

NEW FOR 2011 2011 Xcel drylock. Voted SIMA wetsuit of the year. Features new quick dry fibre technology (QDF) which reduces water absorption on the surface of the wetsuit giving increased warmth and performance

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DRYLOCK SYSTEM

Voted SIMAS wetsuit of the year. Stay warm, stay dry, stay in. New for winter 2011, all DRYLOCK fullsuits feature XCEL’s QUICK DRY FIBRE TECHNOLOGY (QDF) which enables the outer lining to absorb less water thus reducing weight and windchill. The DRYLOCK system is loaded with high performance features including a waterproof DRYLOCK front entry zipper, DRYLOCK wrist seals, Thermo Bamboo heat retaining lining with an airprene chest panel and 100% Ultrastretch, Ultrasoft neoprene reinforced with fusion seam technology. RRP: The Xcel Drylock is available in 4mm (£330), 4mm Hooded (£350), 5mm (£350) and 5mm Hooded (£360)

DRYLOCK GLOVE

A superwarm glove for the coldest conditions with a DRYLOCK wrist seal and water repellent Thermo Bamboo insulated lining. The DRYLOCK glove is available in 3mm, 5mm and as a mitt in 5mm and 7mm sizes XS to XL. RRP: £42.00

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INFINITI SYSTEM

The original front entry fullsuit, the XCEL INFINITI XZIP features Thermo Bamboo heat retaining lining, 100% Ultrastretch, ultrasoft neoprene sealed with pressure bonded fusion seam technology. The Infiniti Xzip is designed with minimum seams to maximise stretch and performance. RRP: The Xcel Xzip is available in 4/3mm (£250) and 5/4mm (£270) and also with a built in Thermo Bamboo lined hood in 5/4mm (£290) and 6/5/4mm (£310)

DRYLOCK 5MM BOOT

Lightweight split toe flexible boot with engineered fit for maximum performance. The DRYLOCK boot has Thermo Bamboo lining with a ultrastretch ankle panel and a drylock ankle cuff seal. All seams are pressure bonded, taped on the inside and liquid sealed on the outside. Offered in sizes 4-12. RRP: £55.00

XFLEX

Front entry zipper on outer flap attached at one shoulder for a more watertight fit. Thermo carbon inner chest insulation with a wind resistant texture skin outer chest panel. Ultrastretch upper body with 4-way stretch Duraflex knee panels. Minumum seams, maximum warmth and performance. RRP: Xflex X-Zip2 5mm £196.00

INFINITI BOOT

Engineered for warmth and performance. ThermoCarbon heat-retaining lining. 100% blindstiched - sewing never fully penetrates neoprene for a more watertight fit. Velcro cinch across instep; heel and toe supports for a snug fit. Offered in sizes 4-12 RRP: £44


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WINTER WETSUIT GUIDE

Xcel team rider Bede Durbridge Photo: Courtesy of Xcel

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