It’s a simple fact that as a surfer in Britain and Ireland we need more gear than them lucky folk that live in warmer climes.
But what we lack in water temps and balmy climate we make up for in good waves and less crowds. Winter surfing is hardcore. If it was warm all year it would be busy all year.
So getting the right gear to keep you toasty in the depths of winter can mean a massive boost in surfing time. Get the gear that works and you won’t even notice the cold … Until you come to get changed of course.