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Monthly Archives: March 2016

  • Sea Swimming

    Sea Swimming

    Sea swimming

    Sea swimming is a Brighton and all along the South Coast tradition. Due to its popularity, more and more people are inclined to swim in the sea for the majority of the year and not just on those nicer days and the holidays.

    We are getting asked a lot for Sea Swimming or Open Water wetsuits, and depending on what you want from your swimming experience in terms of equipment, this is where we come in.

    Are you after the ultimate experience of swimming when our local sea temperature drops as low as 5°C (41°F) at the coldest time of the year?  You may be looking for a little more protection in the form of a wetsuit and wetsuit accessories?

    Or, all you are looking for is a swim suit, swimming cap and goggles? Either way, we’ve got you covered.

    We have been selling wetsuits in our Brighton store (Ocean Sports) and online (Boardridersguide) for over 25 years. We pride ourselves in offering a wide selection and have friendly, knowable staff on hand to make sure you buy the right wetsuit for you!

    A wetsuit will keep your core warm and provide a little extra buoyancy too! The more neoprene you have on, the warmer you will be. Too much neoprene and you may start to lose the feeling of swimming through the water and just float.

    If you are a member of a sea swimming club, we suggest you speak to your instructor / organiser first, they will be able to offer you the best advice and what you will need for local conditions.  We have found lightweight, short arm and long leg or short leg wetsuits are preferred as they keep the body warm and don’t restrict your movement, allowing you to swim through the water at ease.

    You will find that your hands and feet may get cold also! Fingers and toes are the first to complain in the cold water, we have wetsuit boots and wetsuit gloves that will do just the job.

    Lightweight gloves will keep your hands warmer without detracting too much from the feeling of swimming. Wetsuit boots or wetsuit shoes for sea swimming are recommended to keep your feet warm and protect you from sharp stones and those nasty weaver fish. For colder temperatures we also sell neoprene beanies and hoods to keep all the heat you generate whilst swimming from getting lost through your head (these make a big difference). We also have a good range of sea swimming googles and swimming hats to offer.

    If you need more information please call us on 01273 412241 or check out our recommended sea swimming products in our Men’s Open Water Swimming and Women’s Open Water Swimming sections or better still call into our store in Brighton and say Hi..!

    Related Links: Swimming GooglesSwimming hatsWetsuit glovesWetsuit beanies

  • Vans 50th Annivesary


    Vans 50th Anniversary

    It’s Vans 50th Anniversary..! March 16th 2016 marks 50 years since the Van Doren family started their iconic Californian shoe brand. Back in the day, if you saw a kid in Vans you knew fully well that they were either, a Skateboarder, Bmxer or a Surfer.

    Vans have grown into a well-known brand, it is even desired by those that don’t participate in any of the sports but enjoy the lifestyle that is symbolised with extreme sports. Vans still hold their core roots at heart, just look at their collection of team riders and The House of Vans Project, which aims to engage the spirit of ‘Off The Wall’ through art, music, skateboarding, bmxing, street culture and fashion for the local communities.  Vans also have a range of skateparks and organises events globally (so they are kind of a big deal).

    Both Oceansports and have been selling Vans collectively for over 20 years. We are so stoked to see the company grow and progress, whilst still producing the world’s No.1 Skate Shoe.

    So to celebrate Vans half a century milestone, they have reissued some of their most iconic styles and colourways with an update into the 21st century on skateboarding tech such as, DuracapTM and UltraCush TM shoe protection. Only a handful have been produced for stores all over the world…..and of course we were one of them!

    We have a great range available to suit a whole host of tastes. Click on the banner below to get shopping!


    Related Links: Vans • SkateboardsHouse of Vans

  • Max's Trip to Peniche Portugal

    Peniche Portugal By Max Spicer

    A few words from our team member Max Spicer on his trip to Peniche Portugal

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  • Could you be a beach lifeguard


    Fancy working your summer as part of a professional team on Brighton & Hove’s
    world-famous beaches.

    LifeguardYou will need excellent customer service skills, be a team player and have a good base level of swim fitness. It’s no problem if you do not currently hold a UK Beach Lifeguard qualification. A conditional offer will be made after a successful swim test
    and interview. We can help you qualify through courses run locally by Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club - visit for more information. There’s a swim test (400m in under eight minutes) on Sunday 10 April and interviews take place on 11-13 April.
    We can’t promise perfect weather, but we can promise teamwork, training and a great office view. If you’re interested, visit - the advert goes out on Monday 7 March.

    For more information, call 01273 292715
    or pop in for a chat:

    Seafront Office,
    141 Kings Road Arches.

    We look forward to seeing you,
    The Seafront Team

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