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EA2010
02-19-2012, 01:38 PM
Any recommendations for brand, style, online store?

I'm looking for 4 suits for myself, my wife and the two kids.

Looking for the most high-end suits available, especially those made with surfing in mind.

Thanks!

EA2010
02-19-2012, 05:46 PM
This seems like a good overview of what's available ...

http://www.surfride.com/getsubcategory.asp?d=2&c=4&s=59

mikeg205
02-19-2012, 06:50 PM
what water temp will you be riding? There is no best wet suit. There is a wet suit that fits and keeps you warm. I have multiple suits. I have a 7/5mm for spring and fall and then I add 2mm neoprene socks for early spring. I will probably add a 2mm neoprene hood of early spring and fall as well. for late spring and early fall 3mm shorty. 75 - 80 degree water will eventually cool your muscles down enough to reduce performance. Above those temps, I just where a good pair of gloves for all day water sports. Remember 80 degree water is still almost 20 degrees cooler than you body temp.

vision
02-19-2012, 07:50 PM
It really depends on water temp and air temp. In general, we switch to dry suites once the water is less than 60 F. I almost never wear my wet suite any more.

mikeg205
02-19-2012, 09:33 PM
It really depends on water temp and air temp. In general, we switch to dry suites once the water is less than 60 F. I almost never wear my wet suite any more.

:D you can send your wet suits to me then.... :)

V-man
02-23-2012, 03:39 AM
O'neill Boost Drysuit for water temps below 60 degrees. Amazon has them for about 400. We also use 3mm XCEL Infinity drylock booties from wetsuit warehouse. Any 3/2 wetsuit will work for temps from 60-70 (about 100 bucks is average).

Tri4X2
02-23-2012, 12:05 PM
I just wear my old Triathlon wetsuit. Much greater arm and leg movements since they are for swimming and not just to keep you warm.

TN X-45
03-10-2012, 12:48 PM
+1 on the TRI suit :)