Winter Warmers Guide 2012


NIKE | Acrop Hoodie

A really heavy duty, lined, insulated, reversible hoody made with durable fabric that locks in the heat even when wet. A multi-panel scuba hood zips up to the chin to block out the elements. A Kangaroo pocket on one side with zip pockets on reverse for hand warmth and storage. Rib cuffs and hem for a snug fit.

Price: £128

NIXON | Lodwon Surplus Neon/Orange

Being on your game on tides and conditions is essential. Using super-precise tide watches to make sure you catch the perfect window for that battle in the ocean. The Lo-Down has all the radical 80s appeal with legit time-telling and tide-telling capabilities and a custom digital interface that graphically displays crucial ocean info for over 200 beaches until 2020. Plus dual time, alarm, wave counter, chrono and light.

Price: £90

O’NEILL | Ice Breaker Jacket

A team inspired jacket made from the same neoprene as we use in our top end wetsuits, this jacket is long enough to keep your core body warm and dry and with the extra deep zippered pockets your hands will be toasty too. Constructed from our top FluidFlex neoprene with internal FluidFlex Firewall it can be worn over top your wetsuit in between heats, sessions, or on the way to and from the surf. Available in all sizes.

Price: £120

PATAGONIA | Men’s Interlodge Down Jacket

This lower hip length jacket is made from a combination of durable, 2-layer recycled nylon GORE-TEX® fabric and warm 600-fill-power down insulation to provide waterproof/breathable performance in saturated, chilling conditions. A DWR (durable water repellent) finish increases wet-weather performance while the insulated adjustable hood, tall collar, 2-way watertight zip with wind flap, adjustable cuffs and adjustable-hem drawcord hold in your heat. It has two welted, zippered hand-warmers lined with polyester brushed jersey, one padded pocket at left chest with cable routing for electronics, and two internal pockets, one with zipper, the other with mesh for hats and gloves.

Price: £475

VANS | The Del Norte

Mid-top design with fleece lining to keep your feet warm and toasty. Removable and washable super comfy Vanslite footbeds and ultra-flexible vulcanized gum rubber outsole.

Price: £55


A hot recovery drink, great to help you warm up after a surf when your core is cool and lets face it, it’s pretty cold here nine months of the year! Apres is made with high quality organic cocoa and malted barley. Cocoa has lots of flavinoids and malted barley also has anti-oxidative properties and has been shown to aid circulation & reduce cholesterol. It’s 3:1 carbs to protein to replenish glycogen levels and repair damaged muscle tissue, contains vitamins, electrolytes to aid rehydration and L glutamine to reduce muscle soreness & help rebuild damaged cells. And it tastes nice! Take a flask with you.

Price: 15 x 40g sachets £26.99

Billabong | Alaska Jacket

The Alaska is a reversible black nylon and grey heather fleece jacket. Warm, waterproof and breathable. Perfect for keeping you warm between sessions.

Price: €140

C-SKINS | Changing Robe

Made from soft cotton towelling fabric, perfect to keep you warm when getting changed. One size fits all.

Price: £29.95

REEF | Megladon Le Mid

Whether you are just out of the water or on an early mission to scout some waves, these flock lined shoes will keep your feet warm and toasty. As a major source of heat loss, keeping the feet warm is critical in maintaining overall body temperature.

Price: £80

DC | Woodland SE

Soft suede, sherpa blend lining, custom hex key eyelets, foam padded tongue, performalite mid-sole, rugged all-terrain outsole. All the warmth you need before, after an in between sessions.

Price: £90

FAT FACE | Barrier Jacket

Facing the elements will never be an issue with this technical jacket; the rip stop fabric is water repellant, and the micro fleece lining is lightweight yet incredibly warm. The adjustable hem and storm cuffs coupled with the zip guard, are extra barriers against the cold. Ideal for throwing on once you’ve stepped out of the water and are psyching for the next session.

Price: £68

VOLCOM | Likealion Hydro Fleece

Hydrophobic Fleece is a soft, lightweight, warm and comfortable fabric that doesn’t absorb water so it retains much of its insulating powers even when wet, and it is highly breathable. It’s a fleece jacket that won’t get waterlogged, will dry quickly, and will insulate even if wet. Ribbed cuffs, hems and a drawcord hood keep out those wintery blasts.

Price: £64.99

QUIKSILVER | The Storm Jacket

The Storm jacket is a super warm high tech jacket designed by surfers for surfers. Built from 3.5 mm neoprene and nylon 11 material it is wind and rain resistant it is perfect for those in between tide sessions and suitable to wear over wetsuit on jet ski. It has a high closing zip, hood with drawstring and cuff fasteners to keep out the North Atlantic gales.

Price: £136

DRYROBE | Advance

This is a heavy duty changing ‘robe’ for extreme conditions. It is waterproof, windproof and has a synthetic lambs wool lining which draws the water away from your skin, drying you instantly while insulating you and making you feel unbelievably warm. You can change in it, wear to and from the beach, or between sessions. It has loads of pockets and an MP3 player pocket.

Price: £69.99

RIP CURL | M69 Jacket

A great parka jacket that has all the features you’d expect from a top snow wear jacket (powder skirt, snow cuffs, adjustable hoods, sleeves and waist, fully taped seams) that combines a cool look and twill fabric with 10k waterproof and 8k breathable performance. More than enough to check the local spot this winter.

Price: £150

THERMALUTION | Heated Undersuits

Turns your ordinary wetsuits into a heated wetsuit! This durable heated lightweight rash vest weighing just 700 grams allows maximum flexibility and has three level temperature control settings that you can adjust in the water. It has slimline batteries, is waterproof to 70 meters and the controller works great with front zip wetsuits (just tuck it into the front). The two lithium batteries will last 90-120 minutes which could extend your surf by hours! Batteries can be charged from your cars cigarette lighter so you can charge it between sessions. Comes with six month warranty.

Price: £279

MOONFIRE | Changing mat/bag

To be honest we’ve never got round to owning one, but always get a tinge of jealousy when we see other people in the car park not getting covered in mud and gravel. So we’re going to get one. Keeps the crap off your wetty when changing so you don’t end up with gravel around your nuts on your second surf. Primarily though they stop your feet from freezing when changing before and after surfs. Cold ground saps the heat from your feet really fast and these stop it.

Price: £15

HURLEY | Phantom Slicker Jacket

This is it, the most technically advanced jacket from the team at Hurley inspired by the world of search and rescue. The Hurley Phantom Slicker is constructed with a highly breathable, 3-layer nylon ripstop with a waterproof membrane to repel any storm. The jacket is lined with brushed tricot and all the seams are welded. The hood has a reinforced visor and is designed to help fight horizontal rain. It has a zip front with a reinforced snap storm flap, interior cord port, reflective taping, camo-grid lining print, and a low profile interior waist cinch. If you’re looking for a 100 percent waterproof and breathable jacket and still want to maintain your style, grab a Phantom Slicker.

Price: £359