Surf boots, gloves and hoods: get warm in the waves

In wintertime, surfers need to stay warm. Protecting from the cold wind and water means getting quality surf boots, gloves, and hoods.

Have you been surfing in near-hypothermia conditions? Do you want to feel really comfortable in the icy waves? Surfing in cool-to-cold water has never been easy, but it's far from being intolerable.

In the last couple of decades, surf science evolved and improved warmth in chilly waves. So, when the water temperatures go below 50°F (10°C), it's time for you to invest in high-end neoprene booties, gloves, and hoodies.

Surf boots are a great invention. Keeping your feet warm is crucial, but you must pick a model that will not cut off blood circulation. Tight, but not too much.

 

Rip Curl Flash Bomb 5mm Hidden Split Toe Booties

Rip Curl Flash Bomb 5mm Hidden Split Toe Booties

A redesigned model featuring a stitchless compression strap, velcro shaft closure, and a super thin sole. Comes with an anti-stink treatment to reduce odor caused by bacteria. Expect more warmth, durability, and flexibility.

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Hyperflex AMP Split 5mm Toe Boots

Hyperflex AMP Split 5mm Toe Boots

The Hyperflex AMP Split Toe Boots are designed and built to be simple, yet effective, in warm to cold water conditions.

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O'Neill Psycho Tech 5mm Round Toe Booties

O'Neill Psycho Tech 5mm Round Toe Booties

Features a fluid seam weld, a shin-and-arch strap, a heel pull tab. Its round toe design will please many surfers.

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Xcel Drylock Split Tour Boot 3mm

Xcel Drylock Split Tour Boot 3mm

Features quick dry fibers that will keep your feet dry and warm in cool water temperatures, a pull-up ankle loop for easy entry, and a single rubber bottom for extra durability.

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Surf gloves will keep your paddling warms ready for the next freezing wave. Fingers are always in contact with the cold water, so thick gloves are an essential winter surfing gear.

 

O'Neill Psycho Tech 3mm Gloves

O'Neill Psycho Tech 3mm Gloves

Features 100 percent sealed ultraflex neoprene, and a tacky grip palm for optimum performance, warmth, and grip.

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Rip Curl Flash Bomb 5/3 5 Finger Gloves

Rip Curl Flash Bomb 5/3 5 Finger Gloves

These finger gloves keep your digits warm, while you paddle through the cold foam all day long. Featuring a gel texture palm grip, and an aquaban seal on the internal wrist to reduce water flush.

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Hyperflex Mesh Skin Gloves

Hyperflex Mesh Skin Gloves

An extremely warm sealed seam glove with mesh skin rubber that acts as a barrier and repels water. Waterproof glued and blindstitched seams, pre-curved for less hand fatigue.

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Surf hoods will keep your brain active and warm while protecting ears from exostosis. Hoodies also block cold winds from touching and damaging your skin.

 

Rip Curl Flash Bomb 3mm Hood

Rip Curl Flash Bomb 3mm Hood

Features 3mm E5 Flash lining and E5 flash line tape for maximum protection and comfort. It has a gasket that tucks into the inside of the wetsuit, providing an excellent seal to possible flushing.

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Hyperflex Bibbed Surf Hood

Hyperflex Bibbed Surf Hood

A 100 percent neoprene hood. Features waterproof glued and blind stitched seams for extra warmth. Comes with a shock cord face cinch for a secure seal around your face.

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O'Neill Psycho 3mm Hood

O'Neill Psycho 3mm Hood

Features a plush-on-skin TechnoButter interior, UV protection, and a wind resistant single layer smooth skin exterior. The visor blocks sun and channels water from eyes.

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The surf boots, gloves, and hoods review has been updated on November 1, 2018.