If you are only going to treat yourself to a wetsuit then it should probably be a wetsuit designed for the female form. We have a great selection of ladies winter wetsuits here at Porthcawl Marine. We have chosen our styles from the excellent Alder, Body Glove, ONeil, Roxy and Sola ranges. There are both 5mm and 4mm wetsuits to choose from and there is sure to be a style that matches your requirements. Whether you are looking for a womens winter wetsuit to replace your old one or are starting out in the world of watersports, explore our collection and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
If you an experienced surfer then you probably know exactly what type of wetsuit you need but if you're a novice then you may be a little confused about wetsuit terminology and which style would best suit your needs. It is crucial to find the right suit if you are going to be comfortable and warm.
Most wetsuits are made from foamed neoprene. This technical fabric insulates your body from the cold water, cooler air temperatures and the effects of the wind. The thicker the neoprene, the better the protection you get from the elements. Neoprene wetsuits also trap a layer of water between the suit and your skin. Your body then heats the water which keeps you nice and warm. For this reason it is important not only to choose a womens wetsuit of the right thickness but also one which fits correctly. If you wear a suit that's too large the warm layer of water will quickly get flushed away.
Summer wetsuits are designed for use in the warmer Summer months and will be 3/2mm thick available in full or short length. Winter wetsuits are full length styles with thicker neoprene. With ladies Winter wetsuits the Neoprene will be 4mm or 5mm around the torso but thinner around the limbs to provide the freedom of movement that you need. If you are in the water throughout the year or are active in different climates then you should probably invest in more than one wetsuit. This wont cost you much more in the end because you will wear each suit less frequently so you will need to replace them less often. Even if you only go in our British waters in the Summer months, the water can be much colder early in the season when it hasnt had time to warm up. You will quickly feel cold in a Summer suit if the water is chilly or the wind is blowing.
If you have any questions about our Ladies Winter wetsuits then please contact our friendly team who will always be happy to help you find the perfect wetsuit for you or you can read more about how to buy a wetsuit here.