region - NZ South Island
season - Autumn/Spring
gender - Womens

Autumn and Spring for New Zealand's South Island still has cold air temps and cold water, just not as brutally cold as Winter. There is an opportunity to transition out of your coldest neoprene setup into something a little lighter. Booties and a hood will still be needed for some of these seasons, but again lighter versions may be best to transition from Winter to Summer if you have the option.


If you have no intention of surfing through a South Island Winter but like to get into the water when things warm up a little, these recommendations may be all you need.

Our top picks for the steamer quiver are our Psychotech 4/3mmand the Bahia 4/3mm.


The Psychotech 4/3mm is our warmest and most advanced cold water series, with fully sealed seams, wind-blocking chest and back panels, TechnoButter Air Firewall liner and TB3 neoprene, to let you surf without restrictions for longer sessions. 

Our Bahia 4/3mmis a solid, warm and comfy suit thanks to it's glued and blindstitched seams (GBS), MeshSkin chest/back panels and SuperGrill liner, and looks incredible with its seasonal Surf Series print.


For Booties, the Mutant 3mm Split Toe is the warmest option. Check out the Heat Ninja 3mm boot as a lighter feeling boot if you already have a winter boot such as the Mutant, or the Defender 3mm Split Toe boot for extra durable rock-hopping comfort.

Our top pick for separate hoods is the Psycho 3mm Hood,and the 2mm Sport Capis a lighter option. Our recommended glove is the Psychotech 1.5mm Glove.


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



Check out the winter or summer recommendations for further suggestions if you are leaning towards colder or warmer conditions.


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"A good 4/3mm will see you through all of autumn or spring down in these parts. And don'f forget your booties, hood and proably some gloves "