Get ready to chase the waves by browsing surfing wetsuits. Here on eBay, there are wetsuits to suit men, women or children in a range of different conditions.
There are so many things to consider when choosing a wetsuit from the shape and style to the thickness of the material.
Did you know that when your body is submerged in water it loses heat 20 times faster? Wetsuits offer a layer of insulating foam to reduce heat loss. Always make sure that wetsuits fit snugly as suits should form a seal against your body to stop water from entering at the ankles, wrists or neck.
The wetsuits with the least coverage are shorty wetsuits, which come in a short length, finishing just above the elbows and knees. If you're surfing in a hot country or at the height of summer, shorty wetsuits are a great choice.
For Spring through to Autumn, look for one piece wetsuits, which have full-length arms and legs. You can also choose convertible wetsuits that have the option of attaching or detaching long sleeves.
For greater coverage, choose a semi-dry suit, a full-length wetsuit that adds an extra secure fit to prevent water flowing through the suit.
Neoprene wetsuits come in a range of thicknesses to get you ready for the season ahead. Choose a 2 to 3mm thickness for warmer environments or hot days. They're also ideal for high energy surfing as they offer better flexibility.
Choose 3 to 5mm thickness for year-round surfing. This level of thickness often combine layers of neoprene to give flexibility at the arms and legs, meaning that you can still perform and keep warm.
Thicker materials are usually reserved for water sports such as scuba diving that require greater protection; however, if you're surfing in colder weather, you may want to invest in one.