Rapid Surf & Ski has a large range of women's steamer wetsuits and spring suits from Rip Curl, O'Neill, and Billabong for all seasons. We also stock wetsuit shorts in varying lengths - perfect for the water skier, wakeboarder or jet skier for extra protection.
We offer great advice and service to make sure you get a wetsuit that will fit correctly and last for years to come.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WETSUIT
Wetsuits come in different thicknesses and are measured in millimetres. Generally, our Steamer Wetsuits are 4/3mm or 3/2mm. In a 4/3, the 4mm refers to the thickness of the chest/core, and 3mm is the thickness of your arms and legs. Our Spring Suits are 1.5mm or 2mm, and this is the thickness of the neoprene all over.
Depending on when and where you want to use your wetsuit will determine which wetsuit you need. Look at where you love to surf and check the water temperature!
As a guide:
11-14°C- 4/3mm Steamer
13-18°C - 3/2mm Steamer
17-21°C - 2mm Spring Suit
All brands vary slightly different in fit, but a good place to start is our Wetsuit Guide Charts. The right size wetsuit should fit snugly but not so your range of motion is restricted. One of the most important areas to look at is the fit between the top of the neck and the crutch. It should feel firm but not like it's pulling your body down. The suit should not be baggy anywhere as it will allow water to run through the wetsuit.
It sounds confusing, but our Wetsuits have 3 different types of seams - Flatlocked, Glued & Blindstitched (GBS) and Taped. Flatlock does not offer a full seal, water will still enter your wetsuit. Generally, entry-level wetsuits have flatlock seams. Glued & Blindstitched is the most common of seams, this seam is extremely stretchy, and this wetsuit is normally in the mid-price range. No pin holes and glue on the non-stitched side of the seam result in little water entering the suit. The rolls royce of seams is Taped, which is an extension of GBS seams with taping running along the seam. End result - is a durable seam in our high-end wetsuits that lets no water in!
Still not sure of which wetsuit you need? Give us a call or pop into our stores, and one of our wetsuit experts can help you choose the best wetsuit to suit your needs.