Spring Suits

Patagonia R1 Reversible Long Sleeve Back Zip 2mmEnjoy the sleek form fitting design of Patagonia’s R1 2mm Vest or 2mm Long Sleeved Reversible Top during this coming summers dawn patrol paddle outs. Whether the afternoon dropping tide is meeting a growing south swell or high tide mush burgers are on tap, these tops will stay on tight with the Patagonia engineered Front Loop board short tie. Flatlock stitching with bar tacks, glue dots, and Melcro reinforcements at critical seam junctions are durable and non-restricting. Losing your fins and getting ground up in the sand at the Wedge this summer will be just as painful, but at least you’ll look good getting tossed upside down in the rigorously tested and handmade 2mm R1 Reversible Vest. With neoprene made out of 88% recycled polyester and 12% nylon you can feel good in knowing that Patagonia is doing their part to promote and take part in the importance of utilizing reusable materials.

In warm to hot water temperature bodies of water you’ll be best suited picking up the Men’s 2mm R1 Reversible Vest. The sleeveless design will provide core warmth with unrestricted arm movement. Another great feature is that on the brightest days you can turn it inside out to reflect the suns rays and help you to keep from overheating. Further benefits include the aid in fighting stomach rashes for surfers unaccustomed to life in board shorts and bare backing it. From seasonal warm summer water conditions here in California to warmer island locations, the addition of Patagonia’s 2mm R1 Reversible Long sleeve top to your wetsuit quiver is an excellent choice. Both pieces will perform well and remain fitting even after years of abuse by Patagonia adding spandex bindings at the arm and collar openings to keep you coming back for more.

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Quiksilver Grom SynchroGroms are wild crazy energetic monsters whose youth is wasted on the young and their body generally never enough to keep them warm. If it weren’t for those little gremlins we’d all still be doing check turns and spend our waves finding them trim so for the sake of surfing’s progression let us keep the little ones warm. Quik has the same quality Synchro 2mm spring adult synchro scaled down for grommets. They still use their hyper stretch materials throughout the entire suit to give that added flexibility for all those crazy flips and recoveries that make most people joints start to ache just watching them. This Spring runs a basic flatlock stictch along with seamless paddlezones to avoid those nasty rashes that can come about when all they do over the summer months is surf eat and cause mischief. The trouble with groms is that normally they outgrow suits too quickly to be used another season but with the Spring suits generally the extra arm ands legs they’re still growing into won’t really affect the fit of the suit. The chest panel also runs their vaporstretch material on both grom and adults. Generally a rare find to procure in a Spring but Quik went ahead and tossed some of that warm golden fleece to help keep your chest a little dryer and you in the water longer. As I mentioned before the Adult and boys suits are identical so there a great buy if you need to get more than one in the family.

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Quiksilver Ignite Spring WetsuitsThe Ignite is the second tier line of Quiksilver’s three tier wetsuit series. The line appeals to more core surfers that want the essentials for longer sessions but can do without the bells whistles and flashy colors of the top tier Cypher line. The Ignite 2mm GBS Jacket is a rare find in the world of surf tops as its one of the few to have fully sealed seams. Most tops feature a flatlock stitch which allows water to pass through the seams freely, ultimately nipping away a fair amount of your warmth in the long run. The Ignite runs Glued and Blind-stitched seams (Hence GBS) which seal the suit from those obnoxious pinhole leaks that sends the occasional shiver up ones spine. Now you’re probably asking why would one worry about being cold if you’re surfing in trunks. The answer is that most of us in California and Maui have this obnoxious pest called onshore wind. Once the wind cuts into your jacket it will start to cool the water closer to your skin therefore chilling you out. Having a sealed seam jacket keeps more water out so you can stay warmer. Another quirk of the Ignite series is that it does not run smoothie panels. That seal-like layer of rubbed is great for blocking out the occasional gust but if you’re practically dry under the jacket why bother? Smoothie has the drawbacks of becoming crispy and ultimately brittle with extended sun exposure as well as raising the price by a solid $20-30 that could be put towards the inevitable summer board repair. Removing the panels keeps the Jacket lasting a little longer for your buck and as an added bonus for the guy who wants as little resistance as possible makes the jacket significantly lighter. I know there are those who comment why would you need to make a jacket any lighter? With warm water come heavy solar rays ready to zap our endurance, something light and easy to use so can make all the difference in a 2 hour session riddled with summer vacation groms.

Now if you’ve been fortunate enough to get onto a plane and enter someplace tropical away from the crowds chances are you’re surfing something with pretty sharp reef. Cutting your foot on coral is probably the most demoralizing way to keep yourself out of the water. One good slice and standing on your board can feel like walking a bed a knives and I’m not going to even bring up the idea of infections. Protect those piggies and your trip with some Indo Booties. Quik makes the Ignite 2mm split toe Indo bootie that should protect against most of those nasty little critters on the sea floor. The Ignite Indo runs a heavy amount of vulcanized rubber on its sole to keep your soft spots covered. I wouldn’t deem this item practical for white sand beach breaks as the extra rubber is meant to deal with lava rock and coral spurs. The upside of the weight is that you can be assured that after multiple walks across sketchy waterscapes that they will hold up. If you’re worried about them holding water fret not as they do feature three sizeable drain holes near the center of your arch to allow all that water to pass through and avoid ever debilitating balloon foot. Upon first look you see the boot is shaped as a roundtoe but in fact it has an internal split. You get the best of both worlds, the flexibility of a split but without the worries of having your leash snag on your own feet. An amazing functional pairing of features considering that taking a bad fall on the drop in a place where you need to wear these boots means a whole lot of lime and rubbing alcohol in your future. All and all the Ignite series I uphold as the core series of Quiksilver’s line. They run more expensive than their Intro level Synchro cousin but that’s because if you’re rocking this line you’re probably not surfing intro level surf. A series perfect for the guy who wants gear that works in the conditions that have some consequence.

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Quiksilver Synchro Spring WetsuitThe Synchro line from Quiksilver is the starter set of their wetsuit line. Suits and accessories alike the features maintain solid price point purchases that gets you what you need to stay warm. This line is perfect for surfers just starting out or for the season vets who just bought the top of the line wetsuit and want to avoid an overdraft on top tier gloves and hoods. The Synchro 1mm pullover Vest is a year round accessory that can accommodate any budget and situation. This vest is that extra piece of material to keep your back from frying in the summer sun, avoid some of that afternoon breeze cutting back your wave count and all without the cost of sweating out all your endurance with its low millimeter weight. The other end of the spectrum is that the vest is thin enough to be worn comfortably under a wetsuit. We’ve seen guys take thick smoothie lined vests under a normal full suit and the results end up looking like something along the lines of a failed Houdini trick. This slim vest doesn’t impede any paddle zones on its own so in those harsh winter months where a 4/3 is too bulky and the 3/2 is just shy of comfortable this little nugget bridges the gap. An extra $45 for a vest that can be used year round versus an extra $260 investment for a solid 4/3 is a choice I can easily weight out in more post surf burritos.

The Short John is one of my favorite wetsuits to wear. I get near the freedom of trunks but I get the added warmth and sun protection from a wetsuit that doesn’t inhibit my movements. Quik has their version as the Synchro 2/1mm Short John. The suit’s leg cut is just above the knee but not so high that you’re something out of an 80’s Maui and Suns add. There’s nothing to for a knee to get caught on and no worries off pulling a “Bruce Flash” on a bad fall. The the sleeves are broad over your traps as to avoid pinching; there is no sense in wearing a wetsuit if it feels as if you’re surfing with a monkey on your back. If you’re the type that has shoulder concerns or just hates wearing neoprene in general I recommend trying a Short John on in the dressing room and let the difference speak for itself. I love seeing a good short sleeve wetsuit tan during summer but these are just as functional as their longer armed cousins with the added ease of a no legged wettie.

The Synchro 1.5mm Jacket is the quick stop of the line (pun partially intended). This is the jacket we’ll toss to any and all who simply need something fast. If you don’t have much time to tell us at the shop your specific needs other than “I need something more than trunks” while all your buddies are threating to leave you behind if you don’t hurry up this what you’ll end up with in your hands. It runs 100% of Quiksilver’s hyper stretch material making it one of the most flexible price point jackets on the market. The Jacket runs a flat lock stitch for breathable seams though I myself prefer a glued seam this keeps costs down and a more comfortable touch on the average surfer’s skin. The jacket also runs a short zipper in the back to add ease of removal, if you just spent all day surfing the last thing you want is a 10 minute wrestling match to get your jacket off. It’s a simple design with a 1.5 mm thickness you can throw on and go surf with confidence in most conditions.

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Families who love water will also love the 2012 Rip Curl Dawn Patrol series for toddlers, boys, and girls. Each of the Dawn Patrol 2mm Short Sleeve Spring suits go above and beyond in providing warmth, comfort, flexibility, and durability for your smallest sand castle building and boogie boarding champions. The well-known and trusted Rip Curl E3 Elastomax Superstretch neoprene used in the Dawn Patrol series is going to provide warmth and flexibility all day. The easy in and out of the back zip ensures that when they’ve worn themselves out and drank the last juice box, it won’t be a struggle to pull them out of the Dawn Patrol 2mm Spring Suit before they pass out for the car ride home. The important Stress Point Taped junctions let you know that even the hardest playing boys, girls, and toddlers will have difficulty blowing out any seams.

For those brave kids who are comfortable riding on the nose of dad’s longboard or even paddling out on a board of their own, the Seamless Under arms and shoulders won’t rash or chafe them in the areas they’re exercising the most. If you don’t trust your kids to keep the car key safe, it can provide you a great chance to teach your little ones good beach stewardship. Tell them to keep their eyes peeled for any candy wrappers or small pieces of trash while playing and whoever collects the most get a prize. An investment in the Dawn Patrol 2mm Boys, Girls, or Toddlers Short Sleeve Spring suit is one that will be worth every penny. When your oldest son or daughter outgrows their Rip Curl Spring Suit, guaranteed it will work great for whenever your youngest is ready to play in the ocean. Also check out the men’s and women’s complete line up of Rip Curl’s Dawn Patrol series with everything from 1.5mm tops to 4/3mm full suits.

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Rip Curl Spring Tropical Reef BootiesIf you’re planning on heading off on tropical surf trip this summer make sure to throw a pair of the Rip Curl Reefer Low Split toe 1.5mm Booties in your board bag. Cruise through airport security just as easy as you can grab the Pull on Heel Strap and tip toe across the reef in these Coral Proof Sole booties to surf the reeling right-hander out front of you island hut. The Reefer Low Split Toe 1.5mm booties are made of Rip Curl’s cutting edge Breathable Airprene E3 neoprene. The breathable Mesh Water Flow Panels and Compression Straps are extremely durable. Tightening down the Rip Curl Barrel Lock Closure system means you won’t get these booties sucked off your feet on a punishing wipeout and have to dodge poisonous urchins and razor shard coral heads.

Rip Curl Rubber Sole Spring Wetsuit JacketAnother great option for warm water escapes both local and afar is the Rip Curl Rubber Sole 2mm Long Sleeve jacket. This is a sleek all black 2mm top with old school Rip Curl logos on the chest and arm which exuding traditional style. Having a Superstretch Smoothy Chest Panel and arms provides warmth and fights wind chill. The rugged Flatlock construction will hold up for a long time to come and endure many days of abusive use. The E3 Elastomax Superstrech Neoprene used on the Rubber Sole 2mm top is high grade and guaranteed to keep you warm, light, and flexible while in the water. Do your best to keep your toddler warm this summer and spring at the beach or lake by zipping up the Rip Curl Toddler’s Freelite 2mm Long Sleeve jacket. They’ll have as much fun as they can take and stay totally warm in the wash with this 100% Superstrech neoprene. Fighting the shivers and providing UV protection has never been easier. For any ladies who need an excellent top, check out the Rip Curl Women’s 1.5mm Dawn Patrol top for great value and performance.

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Rip Curl Ebomb Gbomb SpringsuitsTreat yourself to a top shelf wetsuit for this spring and summer with Rip Curls dialed in line of EBomb wetsuits for guys, and GBomb wetsuits for women. Choose from the EBomb Chest zip 3/2mm Pro full suit, EBomb C/Z Short Sleeve Full 2/2mm, EBomb Chest Zip 2mm Long Sleeve Spring, EBomb 2mm Chest Zip Short Sleeve Spring, or EBomb 1mm Long Sleeve Jacket. The Adjustable Cinch Waist on the EBomb 1mm Long Sleeve jacket holds on tight to even the highest of flying aerialists. Tweak out grabs as hard as you want because the E3 Elastomax Superstrech neoprene and strategic E3+ Action Panels on all the suits in the EBomb series will move with you. The E3+ Action Panels have 30% more stretch than regular E3 neoprene and is twice as easy to stretch. Less fatigue in your critical paddling zones increases stamina and sessions length. Triple Glued and Double Blind Stitched seams on each of the Chest Zip models create a super warm suit by blocking out any intruding water. The Chest Zip on the EBomb Chest zip 3/2mm Pro full suit, EBomb C/Z Short Sleeve Full 2/2mm, EBomb Chest Zip 2mm Long Sleeve Spring, EBomb 2mm Chest Zip Short Sleeve Spring has a unique slide lock design and drainage system to minimize flushing and bar cold water from cooling you off too much.

The women’s GBomb 1mm Long Sleeve Front Zip Jacket and GBomb 1mm Long Sleeve Booty Spring suits are as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional. Together with Rip Curl’s new E3+ Action Panels and Flatlock stitching, the 2012 GBomb lets high performing surfers like standout Alana Blanchard push the limits of women’s surfing. The stylish cut of the 1mm Long Sleeve Booty Spring Suit turns heads and provides excellent range of motion. At a great price and with Rip Curl’s classic iconic logo and front zip on the GBomb 1mm Long Sleeve Font Zip jacket, it makes this top a hard choice for graceful ladies to pass by. A 1mm Long Sleeve Booty Cut Spring suit not gonna cut it? Check out the women’s Dawn Patrol 2mm Long Sleeve Spring for a warmer back zip option.

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Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Spring SuitBe the first one on it every morning this spring and summer with the help of the Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 2/2mm Short Sleeve Full. You can confidently jog down the beach as the sun is rising and pull up the zipper on this back zip right before you paddle out. The patented Rip Curl Fireskin lining on the Dawn Patrol 2/2mm Short Sleeve full is new and improved this year by being thinner and lighter, yet retaining all the same warmth as in years past. Combining the Fireskin and triple glued, double blind stitched seam construction throughout this suit, a sudden dip in water temperature overnight won’t be a session buzz kill. Additionally, you’ll be warm and flexible in Rip Curl’s E3 elastomax Superstrech neoprene that is also shared by the Dawn Patrol 2mm Long Sleeve Spring, 2mm Short Sleeve Spring, 1.5mm Long Sleeve top, and 1.5mm Short Sleeve top. All of these are excellent suits and a price that’s hard to balk at.

The Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 2mm Short Sleeve Spring is an ideal suit for those warmer days when water temperature isn’t as much of an issue. With rugged Flatlock seams and critical Stress Point Taped junctions, you can put the Dawn Patrol 2mm Short Sleeve Spring, Long Sleeve Spring, and 1.5mm Short Sleeve and Long Sleeve tops through the ringer and know they’ll perform. The Seamless Underarms and Shoulders were designed to let you have maximum range of motion, keeping you in the water as long as you can take it. Find yourself caught in a screaming rip current? Don’t stress because the Rip Curl E3 neoprene is used on all areas of each Dawn Patrol models keeps you warm, loose, and limber so you can fight the good fight and stay in position for the next set that is wrapping all the way around the point. A hidden Key Stash Pocket makes sure you can get home after a day of long leg burning lefts. If crawling over sharp rocks or reef is in your next trip, check out the Rip Curl Reefer low Split Toe 1.5mm booties to protect against urchins or razor sharp barnacles.

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O'Neill Hammer VestThe O’Neill 2012 Men’s Hammer series has you covered no matter what the next beach day might bring your way. Before heading out the door, don’t forget to grab your favorite pair of surf trunks so when you get to the beach you can pull on the O’Neill Hammer 2/1mm Jacket or 2/1mm Vest. Both tops offer exceptional warmth and mobility and make a great choice for anyone from pro to bro. Water temperature dropped a little bit? No problem, for a little more warmth you can also check out the Hammer 2/1mm shorty, 2/1mm spring suit, and 2/1mm long sleeve spring suit. The flat lock stitch design lets water through the seams so you won’t be baking in the sun between sets wishing you had less rubber on. The double super seal neck design is a sure bet to block water from flushing through while providing a comfortable and durable fit. The rolled edge finish adds a nice touch while letting you say goodbye to any neck chaffing.

Enjoy the warmth and UV/wind protection of the 2mm smooth skin paneling on the front and back of these two pieces that will make sure to take care of you when those pesky afternoon onshore winds pick up. The O’Neill Hammer jacket, vest, shorty, spring, and L/S spring are made with 100% Super Stretch material, so you won’t be fighting any harder that you have to be whether you’re scratching to catch small summer mush burgers or enjoying an all day wave feast on a tropical surf trip. The Strategic seamless paddle zones, patented O’Neill Lumbar Seamless Design, and 2mm chest and back panels combined with 1mm arm panels guarantee that the entire O’Neill Hammer wetsuit line will increase your session length and keep you comfy the whole time. Still looking for something to set you apart from the line up? Peep the O’Neill Original 3mm Beavertail wetsuit with new O’Neill Techno Butter material. With it’s unparalleled styling, warmth, and performance it’s sure to turn heads on and off the beach.

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O'Neill Gooru 2mm SpringsuitThe O’Neill Gooru 2mm is a great piece to have on hand for the variable water conditions associated with spring and summer in Southern California. Triple Glued Blind Stitched seams work to block penetrating water and the incredible stretch of 100% Ultraflex DS throughout this suit helps you ease into chilly dawn patrol paddle outs and to maximize your session when sneaky upwelling currents catch you off guard. Feel free to get loose in the O’Neill Gooru 2mm: whether it’s sloppy summer air sections or pulling into low tide drainers, the Krypto Knee Padz on the Short Sleeve Full and Critically Taped Junctions on both the Long Sleeve Spring and Short Sleeve Full won’t let you down. The trusted Z.E.N. Zip Closure system and classic O’Neill rolled edge collar show it to be a great choice for comfort and consistent ease of entry. A strategic drain hole on the lower back will see any water blocked that might penetrate to the internal flush barrier. This lets you wear this suit from the first few warm days of spring to the slowly cooling summer water and late season south swells of fall.

Stash your key in the External Key Pocket before bailing from the car to ensure any security worries are left in the parking lot. The super soft neoprene and minimalist seam design on the Gooru 2mm remains a team rider favorite year after year; it’s Lumbar Seamless Design (LSD) ensures minimal restriction on those long summer sessions chasing peaks up and down the beach. Crafted from O’Neill’s quality lightweight materials that guarantee proven performance, the Gooru 2mm Short Sleeve full and Long Sleeve Spring are no brainer purchases for unlimited warm sessions this coming summer, no matter what Mother Nature may throw your way. Looking for something lighter? Check out the O’Neill Hammer L/S Spring 2/1mm with flat lock stitches and 100% Fluidflex neoprene.

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