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  • Guide to a Summer Wetsuit

    A Guide To Your Summer Wetsuit

    It looks like the warmer weather is coming and with the school holidays not too far away now either, some of you may be lucky enough to be heading west to Cornwall for a week or two! (jealous!)
    One of the main things that is a must on a holiday regardless of where you are is getting into the sea and have a go at Bodyboarding or surfing.
    So we thought we would give you a heads up on what might be ideal for our dear English sea. Below you will find a few wetsuits and bits and bobs that we have picked out and are quite popular amongst our customers and staff to make your time away that bit more awesome!

    What Does The 3/2mm Of Wetsuit Mean?
    All wetsuits we have picked are 3/2mm wetsuits ideal for the summer months. What does this mean you’re probably thinking? It simply means the 3mm part is the thickness in millimetres of the neoprene around the core of your body to keep your organs warmer. The 2mm area covers your legs and arms. The reason for the difference in thickness is simply so the thinner neoprene offers more flexibility so you can carry out the sport in hand with ease of movement.

    Childrens
    Starting with the kids, we have a wide range of colours for the O’Neill Reactors, both in  shorty and full length suits. These offer a full dose of performance for a great value with technology such as FluidFlexTM (improving the movement in the shoulders and sleeves), and an adjustable super seal neck with a YKK back zip to keep the water out and you warm. These suits are an ideal entry suit for anyone that wants to get in the water!

    Some of the O'Neill Reactors Avaliable O'Neill Kid Reactors

    Toddlers
    Sunsuits for toddlers are perfect for wearing on the beach and dipping between the rock pools. They even offer UV protection so just like a rash vest would,  their skin is protected. With a back zip entry, they are a no hassle suit and won’t irritate. These are made out of neoprene and don’t offer the same warmth as a wetsuit would, but are a great all round suit. It’s ideal to get an O’Neill Toddler Reactor if you intend to head into the sea, these are 2mm thick and provide a bit more warmth.

    toddler-sunsuits-and-neopreneshorty Toddler Suits

    Men’s
    If you’re likely to give surfing a go then the Rip Curl Dawn Patrol is ideal. This suit is available in a chest zip or back zip style. Again another high quality suit for a great price. These suits are ultra-light with Rip Curls E4 neoprene offering all the stretch you need in the right places!  A great feature is the batwing system, this has been designed to combat those coldwater flushes (water entry) and get rid of the water so you can surf for longer without getting colder quicker.

    Rip Curl mens Dawn Patrols this way Rip Curl mens Dawn Patrol

    Women
    Finally ladies, there is the Womens O’Neill Bahia 3/2mm wetsuit. This suit was designed for those which wanted to bring beauty personality and confidence to the water. This suit is 100% super stretchy and has flatloc stitched seams so water can move in and out discreetly and most importantly keep you warm!

    O'Neill Womens Bahia Wetsuit O'Neill Womens Bahia Wetsuits a click away!

    All full length suits mentioned above have the right padding and support that your knees need to protect them from friction against the sand, pebbles or your board.

    Some people like to keep their feet warm too! We stock a range of boots and shoes for completing that summer holiday in the sea!

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    Children’s wetsuitsMen’s wetsuitsWomen’s wetsuitsToddler sunsuitsWetsuit Boots SurfingBodyboardingWetsuits

  • It’s all about the knowledge! Boardriders Guide To…

    Check out our Knowledge Base – your handy online boardsports bible! We’re called Boardriders Guide for a reason, so this is our “Guide To…” surfboard, wetsuits, bodyboarding, rash vests.....everything! 

    We're more than just an awesome shop you know - with over 20 years in the industry, we know our stuff. Our staff are all into their sports and we've got our own skate and surf team too. 

    The sections in our knowledge base “Guide To…” are our answers to the questions we get asked most frequently about surfing, wetsuits, bodyboarding and more. Handy when you need an answer out of hours and a great reference guide too.

    Find out what terms like ‘batwing’ or ‘GBS’ mean when choosing a wetsuit. Find out what rash vests are actually for. Wondering what size bodyboard you need? Or maybe you’re wondering what the different types of surfboard tail are. All this and more ANSWERED!

    We’ll be updating with even more knowledge over the next few weeks, so watch this space for our guide to skateboarding and snowboarding!

    CHECK OUT OUR KNOWLEDGE BASE >>>

    CHECK OUT OUR GUIDE TO WETSUITS >>>

    CHECK OUT OUR GUIDE TO RASH VESTS >>>

    CHECK OUT OUR GUIDE TO BODYBOARDING >>>

    CHECK OUT OUR GUIDE TO SURFBOARDS >>>

     

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