YOUR WETSUIT FINDER RESULTS

region - NZ South Island
season - Summer
gender - Mens

Autumn and Spring for the South Island still has cold air temps and cold water, just not as brutally cold as Winter. There is an opportunity to transition out of your coldest neoprene setup into something a little lighter. Booties and a hood will still be needed for part of these seasons, but again lighter versions may be best to transition from Winter to Summer if you have the option.

If you have no intention of surfing through Winter but like to get into the water when things warm up a little, these recommendations may be all you need.


Our top picks for the summer steamer quiver are our Psychotech 3/2mm, Psycho One 4/3mm, or Hyperfreak 4/3.

The Psychotech is our warmest and most advanced cold water series, with fully sealed seams, wind blocking chest and back panels, TechnoButter Air Firewall liner and TB3 neoprene, to let you surf without restrictions for longer sessions.


The Psycho One has fully sealed seams, TB Firewall and hydrophobic TB3 neoprene, but focus on this suit is slightly more towards flexibility rather than warmth in the details, so it’s a perfect transition steamer in the 4/3, or 3/2 depending on how warm you naturally are.

If you want unmatched flexibility, the Hyperfreak 4/3 has it, and GBS + TB3X taped seams plus TB3 body panels will keep you snug, and it is the stretchiest, most free feeling option out there.


For a solid value option, the Defender 4/3mm is still perfectly warm and flexible with world leading fits, GBS seams and SuperGrill liner, for anyone on a tighter budget.

We recommend the Heat Ninja 3mm boot as a lighter feeling boot if you already have a Winter boot, or the Defender 3mm Split Toe boot for extra durable rock-hopping comfort.


For a lighter weight hood, we like the 2mm Sport Cap, and if you want lighter weight gloves we’d go for the Psychotech 1.5mm Glove

It just depends on what’s most important to you - warmth / flexibility / price.

Check out the autumn/spring recommendations for further suggestionsif you feel the cold more or you are leaning towards cooler conditions.

OUR TOP RECOMMENDATIONS

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TECHNICAL INFO

Fuze (Chest Zip) Front Upper Zip Entry (chest) uses a free floating zipper panel and anti flush barrier with drain holes to keep you dry and feeling loose.
Chest Zip / FUZE Zip
Chest Zip / FUZE Zip
Front Upper Zip Entry (chest zip) uses a free floating zipper panel and anti flush barrier with drain holes to keep you dry and feeling loose.
Back Zip
Back Zip
Backzip entry system with durable zipper provides easy entry and exit with a water resistant seal.
Zen Zip
Zen Zip
Z.E.N. ZIP (back zip) entry system with free floating zipper panel and anti-flush barrier-2 with drain hole, keeps you warm and unrestricted. U.S. Patent #5,898,934
Zipperless
Zipperless
Lightweight Closure System Over a 360° Barrier with drain holes and Cinch Cord. Water tight seal with ease of entry and exit.
Modular Closure
Modular Closure
Modular Closure system comes with detachable hood so you can interchange the crew neck for a hood when conditions require.
Front Zip
Front Zip
Front Zip entry system provides the easiest entry with an old school feel. Also keeps zippers away from long hair.
"Most of summer is bets suited to a 4/3mm steamer, but at the peak of summer we'll get away with 3/2mm suits"