Carve Winter Survival Guide
Cold winter weather doesn’t mean hanging up the surfboard for the season.
With the correct gear and equipment there are winter adventures and uncrowded waves to be had. Here are some key items to ensure you are prepared for the elements and thrive on those frigid surf trips.
Alder Future 6mm Split Toe Boot
6mm wetsuit boots with a flexible outer sole for maximum comfort and better board feel, double lined neoprene, glued/blindstitched seams, adjustable ankle straps and heel pull.
Adult & Junior sizes £50, aldersportswear.com
MFC JS Keels from Down The Line
MFC are at the cutting edge of fin design right now. An upright keel template designed for more traditional fish shapes like the JS Red Baron.
Patagonia DownDrift Jacket
An insulated, classic heritage-inspired jacket made from recycled fishing nets with weather-resistant NetPlus® and 600-fill-power Recycled Down for warmth.
Billabong 3mm Revolution – Split Toe Boots
Carbon Graphene 0.15 internal lining with an innovative new graphene coated yarn which traps and retains heat more efficiently for longer making it incredibly warm. £55, billabong.co.uk
Rip Curl F-Light Trekker 50L Cordura Backpack Sustainable and built to last, this is an absolute go-to for everyday adventures. Tough Base protection, expandable base gear section, external insulated cooler pocket and more.
Rip Curl Search GPS Series 2 Watch
Track every wave, swell, wind and tide. With real-time surf conditions and GPS tracking. Sync to the Search GPS app to log, review and share your sessions. £249.99, shop.carvemag.com
Inland Sea, SeaBlend Tee
Inland Sea’s new SeaBlend tees are made from organic cotton and seaweed fibres which emit minerals and vitamins. Sustainable, silky smooth and amazing for your skin.
Northcore Waterproof Haul Bag
Ultra-tough, 100% waterproof and ready for anything. The Waterproof Haul Backpack is super comfortable, breathable and durable enough to take you from urban to off-grid.
Hydro Flask’s double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel bottles, mugs and tumblers guard the temperature of your drink. Water is kept fresh and cold and coffee steamy hot.
From £26.95, hydroflask.com
C-Skins Wired Boot
Revamped for winter 21, the Wired Boot now comes with a market-leading Halo X lining coupled with Duraflex neoprene, improved fusion-welded bridge strap and lockdown cuff.
From £43, c-skins.com
Indoboard Original Whale Shark Design
New ocean themed design that is donating 4% of each sale to Maldives Whale Shark Research Program which helps with important conservation of these endangered animals.
Arbor Oso Foundation Cruiser
An 80’s inspired pool shape with a wider standing platform for cruising everything from sidewalks to transition.
Mystic Deluxe Explore Poncho
Windproof and water repellent with snug fleece inner lining, a tough front zip closure, waterproof inside chest pocket and carseat protection fabric.
Vans 3mm Surf Boot 2 Hi V
Placing a premium on board feel and grip the Surf Boot 2 Hi V is the next generation of pure performance without sacrificing style. Crafted for comfort and performance.