This piece of clothing has transcended the decades to be the leading fashion choice of thousands if not millions, of wave and sea enthusiasts.
Regardless of whether you’re an experienced wave-rider or new to this water sport, you should always choose quality clothing such as Hansen surf Mens shorts.
Other bringing and wearing a pair of shorts to the beach, you might also want to bring your own surfboard. After all, where’s the fun in a beach trip if you won’t ride some waves? For beginners, longer boards are the better option because they provide more stability when transitioning between positions.
Though quite small, this piece of surfing accessory could mean life or death in some situations. Wearing a leash that connects you to your board ensures that your board would stay beside you after a big wave swipes you. Keeping your board tied to you also help prevent yourself and someone else get knocked in the head by a surfboard.
Wetsuits are an absolute must for surfers, most especially beginners. It prevents any injuries such as chaffing and skin rashes from happening, and also keeps your body warm for longer in the water.
Wetsuits have more to them than meets the eye. Because wetsuits are usually the second most important surfing gear for beginners, second only to the surfboard itself, let’s take a closer look at the details of wetsuits.
Size – Wetsuits have a variety of sizes, but the majority of them can be classified into four main categories: the light weight, the shorty, the wetsuit top, and the rash guard. The light weight wetsuit is the full body one, better suited for less warmer waters and for absolute beginners in surfing. The shorty, or commonly called springsuits are like light weight suits, only with lesser covers on the limbs. A good selection of springsuits can be found in the O’Neill Mens Springsuits wetsuits collection. The wetsuit top is only the top part of the suit, while rash guards are thin modified shirts that are more suited for swimming and surfing.
Seams – Seams stitching can indicate how watertight the suit can be. There are three common types of stitching, with varying quality – Overlock, Flatlock, Blind stitch – in order of increasing water-tightness.
Thickness – Wetsuit thickness are known through the numbers separated by a slash (/). The first number indicates the suit’s thickness on the torso region, while the latter number is for the limb areas. Wetsuit thickness can give you the idea of what kind of climate that wetsuit is more suited. For example, the thinner O’Neill Mens Springsuits wetsuits are better suited for the sunny climate, while thicker ones are better for colder waters.
- Boots, gloves, and hoods – Usually for colder climates, keeps the wearer warm for longer.
- Surf poncho – A type of robe to help surfers change clothes easily without towels.
- Boardshorts – A type of short that is both sporty, being used by dedicated surfers, and casual, worn by the common beachgoer. Good pairs of boardshorts can be found in Hansen surf Mens shorts collection.
- Surf watch – Keeps track of the time, as well as the tide and weather data.
- Surf Camera – For more adventurous people, to capture your best wave riding moments.