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    Wetsuit Thickness and Water Temperature Guide.

    Wetsuits from Watersports Warehouse in Cape Town, South Africa

    Are you wondering about the right wetsuit thickness for your needs? Unsure which suit is suitable for the water temperature you’ll be in? Curious about terms like “3/2 wetsuit”? Look no further! We’ve put together a guide to help you find the right suit thickness based on the water temperature that you plan on being in. We’ve included some charts tailored to each water sport to help you in making an informed decision.

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    Wetsuit Care – The 9 essential do’s and don’ts.

    Wetsuit care

    The proper wetsuit care and maintenance is vitally essential to ensure your suits longevity and to keep it smelling clean and fresh. By following these straight forward guidelines, you can maximize the lifespan of your wetsuit and avoid becoming “that person” at the beach.

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    How does a wetsuit work?


    Whether you’re into kitesurfing, waterskiing, swimming or surfing, a wetsuit is an essential piece of gear for colder water conditions. Wetsuits offer better insulation than standard swimsuits or boardshorts, making them a preferred option for extended water activities. They are available for men, women, and kids, making them suitable for the whole family.

    Wetsuits are typically made of neoprene and come in various thicknesses to suit different water and activity conditions. Neoprene is not waterproof, but it has small holes (cells) that allow water to enter. The thin layer of water that gets trapped between the neoprene and your skin acts as an additional layer of insulation, keeping you warm. Thicker neoprene has more heat-trapping cells, providing better insulation. Consider the thickness of the neoprene based on your activity and the time of year.

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    Ripcurl Omega Mens Entry Level Wetsuit

    Ripcurl Wetsuit

    The Ripcurl Omega wetsuit Range has landed in South Africa and is available at Watersports Warehouse

    The release of the Omega range of wetsuits from Ripcurl South Africa is going to cause some upsets for competitors. This wetsuit although basic, is a great all-round entry level wetsuit and offers all the correct features you want! Its the 1st time in many years I’ve seen first rate wetsuit brand release a decent wetsuit under the R3000 barrier, This come in at a Price of R2295 and is a well constructed product with no flaws.

    They have lined all the high pressure points on the wetsuit for increased warmth and ultimately greater durability. as illustrated below

    The Ripcurl Omega wetsuit offers surprisingly great flexibility for a entry level wetsuit as well due to the Ultra Flex 3mm neoprene panels they have placed in all the moving areas of the wetsuit. The main chest and back area are rubberised for added warmth and durability against chaffing.

    Designed with the all-round beginner in mind and ease of entry when getting the suit on and off , the Omega is a Backzip wetsuit and offers a high quality YKK  zipper with a neoprene seal built in for added dryness. From an aesthetics perpective , Ripcurl have also added some colour to the mix with a Black blue and grey Accent.

    All in all this is a great product and is sure to be one of the best selling wetsuits on the market!