It won’t be long now until the frigid fingers of Lady Winter have us firmly by the balls. Of course winter means waves, but it also means toe-numbingly cold water and ice-cream headache duck dives. A good wetsuit is an absolute necessity to make the most of this bountiful surfing season. Flexibility, water leakage and rash producing seams can make or break a winter campaign.


That’s why we recently banished three surfers to the icy coastline of the Great Ocean Road where they put 10 of the best wetsuit offerings of 2016 through their paces before delivering their verdicts. They’ve done all the hard work, so you don’t have to. Peruse at your leisure and be informed dear reader.

Brett Burcher
JJ Jenkins
Steve Ryan (Photos)