The wetsuit thickness and water temperature chart

The surf industry produces several types of wetsuits for different environments. Check out the wetsuit temperature guide.

Wetsuit thickness is a compromise between staying warm and comfortable in the surf and flexibility. The thicker the neoprene is, the less flexible you'll feel in the waves.

Should I wear a wetsuit if I travel to Hawaii or Australia? What is the ideal wetsuit thickness for the UK? Is a 3/2 enough for surfing in Australia? And for Southern California waves, which wetsuit should I wear?

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The different types of surf breaks

The surf break is the zone - or lineup - where waves start to break. Take a look at the five main types of surf breaks and their characteristics.

Every surfer has a dream wave, an idyllic warm water location where waves form and peel perfectly down the line as if they were sent from heaven just for us.

In the real world, however, things can be a little bit underwhelming. Even perfect surf spots have their bad days with closeouts, long flat spells, and ultra crowded lineups.

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What is stand-up paddleboarding (SUP)?

Stand-up paddleboarding is an outdoor water sports activity in which a rider stands up on a large board and uses a paddle to move through the water.

Stand-up paddleboarding, also known for the acronym SUP, is one of the fastest growing boardsports in the world.

SUP is a subclass of paddleboarding, a broader concept that also includes the use of arms while kneeling, lying or standing on a narrow and long paddleboard to move around in the water.

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