Summer is now a distant memory, the leaves are turning and it’s starting to get colder in the northern hemisphere. But the swells are bringing pumping waves and the beginners have all gone home. The line ups are for the real surfers now. To make the most of your sessions you’re going to need some warmer gear – here’s our pick of the best surf gear for fall from Hansens Surfboards.
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The water is getting colder so you better get yourself a thicker wetsuit. This 4/3 from Rip Curl is a high performance suit that cost you a bomb. The combo of E4 and Freeflex neoprene ensures flexibility whilst keeping you warm enough to stay in the water all day despite the change in season.
It might depend on where you are surfing or just personal preference but you should think about getting a pair of gloves for the colder season. There is nothing worse than getting cold fingers and having to cut short an epic session. These 2mm E4 neoprene should take the edge off but if you need thicker you can get up to a 5/3mm or even a 7/5mm mitten. Check this page for more options.
We featured the Nixon Ultratide in a recent roundup of the best surf watches on the market. At this time of year you want to make the most of day and head to the breaks with the epic conditions. The Ultratide uses Surfline data to give you conditions for approx 3,300 locations around the world. You’ll get tide, swell, temperatures (water and air), forecasts and the Surfline flat to epic rating. And a lot more.
Out of the water you’re going to need a little bit of extra warmth whilst sinking a few beers with friends. We love this top from Hurley and it’s great value as well. The blue looks good but also available in white.