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How to Choose a Wetsuit

Surfing can be a year-round sport if you're willing to brave some colder water temperatures. Wetsuit companies have come leaps and bounds in their wetsuit technology to help keep you warm while in the water. Wetsuits come in many different shapes, sizes and thicknesses. Taking the time to find the right wetsuit and fit for you will ensure a suit that lasts you for years and years.

Types of Wetsuits

  Fullsuit WetsuitsFullsuits - Fullsuit wetsuits are just like their name implies and covers a full amount of the body. There are full leg and arm sleeves offering warmth for your arms and legs. Different brands offer different wetsuit technology to to help keep you warm and dry. Fullsuits can sometimes come in a short sleeve option for when it's still a bit cold, but not needing that full coverage. Fullsuits can come in a variety of thicknesses in millimeters including 4/3, 3/2, 2/2, and 2/1. The increase in thickness equals in increase in warmth of the suit. Mens Fullsuits Womens Fullsuits Kids Fullsuits

  Springsuit WetsuitsSpringsuits - Springsuit wetsuits are just like their name implies and designed to be worn in the spring time - when the water is still a little cool. Springsuit wetsuits typically have only half sleeves for both the arms and legs covering mostly the mid body section. Different brands offer different wetsuit technology to to help keep you warm and dry. Springsuits can come in a variety of thicknesses in millimeters including 4/3, 3/2, 2/2, and 2/1. The increase in thickness equals in increase in warmth of the suit. Mens Springsuits Womens Springsuits Kids Springsuits  

 

Wetsuit JacketsJackets - Wetsuit jackets are just an upper jacket portion of a wetsuit. These jackets are meant to be worn with boardshorts or some type of swimsuit bottom. Wetsuit jackets can be used when the water is almost warm enough to skin it but you're still a little cold. Different brands offer different wetsuit technology to to help keep you warm and dry. Jackets can come in a variety of thicknesses in millimeters including 4/3, 3/2, 2/2, and 2/1. The increase in thickness equals in increase in warmth of the suit. Mens Jackets Womens Jackets Kids Jackets  

 

Surf CampWetsuit Accessories - There are many Wetsuit Accessories that you can add on to any of the above suits to help keep you warm. These include things like: Wetsuit Booties - for your feet, Wetsuit Gloves - for your hands and Wetsuit Hoods - that enclose around your face and head. Mens Booties Womens Booties Kids Booties  

 

Wetsuit Sizing Guides

MENS WETSUIT SIZES
Ht. Lbs Chest Waist
XS 5'4-5'6 168-173 37" 30"
S 5'6-5'8 175-183 37" 30"
ST 5'9-6'0 170-175 38" 31"
MS 5-7-5'9 173-178 39" 32"
M 5'8-5'10 125-135 35.5" 29"
MT 
5'11-6'1 180-185 39" 32"
MLS  5'6-5'8 168-173 40" 33"
ML  5'9-5'11 175-180 40" 33"
LS 5'7-5'9 170-175 41" 34"
L
5'10-6'0 178-183 41" 34"
LT  6'1-6'3 185-191 41" 34"
XLS  5'8-5'10 173-178 43" 36"
XL  5'11-6'2 180-188 43" 36"
XLT 
6'3-6'6 191-198 43" 38"
2XLS  5'9-6'0 175-183 45" 38"
2XL  5'9-6'0 183-191 45" 38"
3XLS  5'10-6'1 178-185 49" 42"
3XL
6'1-6'6 185-198 49" 42"
4XL 6'1-6'6 185-198 53" 46"
WOMENS WETSUIT SIZES
Ht. Lbs Bust Waist Hips
2 4'11-5'2 90-100 31" 23" 32"
4/XS 5'0-5'3 95-105 31.5" 24.5" 33.5"
6/S 5'2-5'5 105-115 34" 26" 35"
6/T 5'5-5'8 115-130 34" 26" 35"
8/S 5'2-5'4 105-120 35.5" 27.5" 36.5"
8/M 5'4-5'7 115-130 35.5" 27.5" 36.5"
8/T 5'7-5'10 120-135 35.5" 27.5" 36.5"
10/S 5'3-5'6 120-135 37.5" 29.5" 38.5"
10/L 5'5-5'8 130-145 37.5" 29.5" 38.5"
10/T 5'9-6'0 140-155 37.5" 29.5" 38.5"
10/L 5'5-5'8 130-145 37.5 29.5" 38.5"
10/T 5'9-6'0 140-155 37.5" 29.5" 38.5"
12/S 5'4-5'7 140-155 40.5" 32.5" 41.5"
12/XL 5'6-5'9 150-165 40.5" 32.5" 41.5"
14S 5'4-5'7 150-170 44" 36" 45"
14/2XL 5'6-5'9 160-180 44" 36" 45"
16 5'7-5'10 180-200 47.5" 39.5" 48.5"
KIDS WETSUIT SIZES
Ht. Lbs Chest Waist
4 3'10-4'1 40-55 23" 20"
6 4'1-4'4 50-65 24.5" 21.5"
8 4'4-4'7 60-75 26" 23"
10 4'7-4'10 70-85 27.5" 24.5"
12 4'10-5'1 80-95 29" 26"
14 5'1-5'4 95-110 31" 28"
16 5'4-5'6 105-120 33" 30"

 

The Surf Station has one of the largest selections of surfing wetsuits in Florida, and in the world. Our brands include O'Neill, Xcel, Rip Curl, Dakine, Billabong, Quiksilver, Roxy, Vans and more! Our shop is staffed by surfers who are experts in helping you pick out the right wetsuit for your level of experience and ability. Come visit is at the Surf Station when it's time to buy a new wetsuit!

The Surf Station main shop location and new surfboard showroom is located on Anastasia island, just south of the iconic St. Augustine Lighthouse.

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