YOUR WETSUIT FINDER RESULTS

region - NZ North Island
season - Summer
gender - Boys

Ahh, summer on the North Island... We recommend a 3/2mm steamer, or for the height of summer, you may be happier in a Long Arm Springsuit. 

 

Our preferred 3/2mm steamer for summer is the Defender 3/2mm.The Defender 3/2 has glued and blindstitched seams, MeshSkin chest/back panels and SuperGrill liner to help keep the water out and the heat in. The Hyperfreak 3/2+ is our stretchiest and lightest steamer, not as warm as the defender but seriously comfortable, worth every cent if you can afford the extra.

 

For the less frequent surfer, the Reactor II 3/2mm Steamer is a good value for money option featuring wind-resistant Smoothskin 3mm neoprene on the chest and back, and Ultraflex neoprene on the arms and legs, but lacks the stretch and warmth of higher-end wetsuits.

 

Or in the warmer parts of summer pick a Reactor II Short Sleeve Springsuit


If you are lucky with the water temp or don't feel the cold as much you might get away with just lyrca at certain times, but generally you'll need neoprene.

 

 It just depends on what’s most important to you - warmth / flexibility / price.

 

  

Check out the autumn/spring recommendations for further suggestions if you feel the cold more or you are leaning towards cooler conditions. 

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TECHNICAL INFO

Fuze (Chest Zip) Front Upper Zip Entry (chest) uses a free floating zipper panel and anti flush barrier with drain holes to keep you dry and feeling loose.
Chest Zip / FUZE Zip
Chest Zip / FUZE Zip
Front Upper Zip Entry (chest zip) uses a free floating zipper panel and anti flush barrier with drain holes to keep you dry and feeling loose.
Back Zip
Back Zip
Backzip entry system with durable zipper provides easy entry and exit with a water resistant seal.
Zen Zip
Zen Zip
Z.E.N. ZIP (back zip) entry system with free floating zipper panel and anti-flush barrier-2 with drain hole, keeps you warm and unrestricted. U.S. Patent #5,898,934
Zipperless
Zipperless
Lightweight Closure System Over a 360° Barrier with drain holes and Cinch Cord. Water tight seal with ease of entry and exit.
Modular Closure
Modular Closure
Modular Closure system comes with detachable hood so you can interchange the crew neck for a hood when conditions require.
Front Zip
Front Zip
Front Zip entry system provides the easiest entry with an old school feel. Also keeps zippers away from long hair.
"To stay in the water for long enough for a good session during summer, you'll want to be in a 3/2mm steamer. At the peak of summer I often wear just a short arm 2mm steamer."