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Shop the latest women's wetsuits from the top brands at 10 Over Surf Shop. Winter wetsuits, summer wetsuits & wetsuit accessories. Fast and free delivery on orders over £50 or choose "Click and Collect" from Newquay as an option.

We currently stock wetsuit brands Gul Wetsuits, Vissla Wetsuits and Sisstrevolution Wetsuits.

Each brand will have its own size guide which can be found on the product page. If you are unsure feel free to contact us to discuss your next wetsuit.

A Journey Through the History of Wetsuits

The history of wetsuits traces back to the early 20th century when the need for thermal protection in water sports and activities became apparent. Let us take you on a captivating journey through the evolution and key milestones of wetsuits, shedding light on their transformation from basic insulation to advanced, high-performance gear.

Discovering Early Insulation

During the late 19th century, water sports enthusiasts, including divers and surfers, sought effective methods to stay warm in cold waters. They experimented with a range of materials, such as wool, rubber, and oilskins, in their quest for insulation.

First Rubber Wetsuit

In 1952, a significant breakthrough occurred with the development of the first neoprene wetsuit by Hugh Bradner, a physicist from the University of California. Neoprene, a synthetic rubber material, possessed exceptional insulation properties and flexibility, making it an ideal choice for water sports enthusiasts.

Commercialisation

The 1950s marked a turning point in the popularity of wetsuits, thanks to the efforts of Jack O'Neill. As a surfer and entrepreneur, O'Neill played a pivotal role in popularizing wetsuits by establishing the O'Neill brand. He commenced commercial production and distribution of neoprene wetsuits, making them readily available to the water sports community.

Improved Designs

As time progressed, wetsuit designs underwent significant enhancements to improve comfort, flexibility, and thermal efficiency. Innovations such as the addition of zippers, reinforced knees, and improved stitching techniques revolutionized the functionality and durability of wetsuits.

Full Wetsuits and Spring Wetsuits

Initially, wetsuits predominantly consisted of long-sleeved tops and long pants, commonly referred to as "spring suits." However, the demand for enhanced protection led to the introduction of full wetsuits that covered the entire body.

Thinner Wetsuits

Advancements in neoprene technology allowed for the creation of thinner wetsuits without compromising on insulation properties. Thinner wetsuits offered improved flexibility and mobility, providing water sports enthusiasts with greater freedom of movement.

Specialised Wetsuits

The growing demand for tailored wetsuits resulted in the development of specialized gear for specific activities. Divers required thicker wetsuits to withstand colder temperatures at greater depths, while surfers favored thinner and more flexible wetsuits to enhance their maneuverability on the waves.

Technological Advances In Wetsuits

In recent years, significant technological advancements have further enhanced the performance of wetsuits. Manufacturers have incorporated features such as heat-reflecting linings, sealed seams, and improved stretch fabrics to optimize warmth and flexibility.

Conclusion

Today, wetsuits are indispensable in a wide range of water sports, including surfing, scuba diving, paddleboarding, and triathlons. Their journey from humble beginnings to advanced, high-performance gear is a testament to the tireless efforts of individuals, companies, and technological advancements. The history of wetsuits showcases their evolution into the functional, comfortable, and sustainable gear that water sports enthusiasts rely on to stay warm and enjoy their activities to the fullest.

WHERE IS 10 OVER SURF SHOP LOCATED?
10 Over Surf Shop is an online surf shop based in Newquay, Cornwall, UK. We are a few minutes drive from Fistral Beach which plays host to some of the biggest surfing contests in Europe. You can find our address on the contact us page. We offer Click & Collect for customers wishing to pick up their purchases.
DOES 10 OVER SURF SHOP OFFER FREE SHIPPING FOR Women's Wetsuits?
Yes our surf shop offers free shipping on all orders over £50. You can also select "Click & Collect" for free pick up from our location in Newquay.
CAN I RETURN MY Women's Wetsuits ORDER?
Yes you may return your order within 30 days of purchasing it. Check the links in the footer of this website to view our terms of service, refund policy and shipping policy.
HELP, I CAN'T FIND WHAT I NEED!
Let us help find the perfect item you need. You can use the AI search function located at the top of the website. Failing that, reach out to us via the contact form and we'll tell you where to get the gear you need, even if we don't stock it.
WHAT TYPES OF SURFBOARD ACCESSORIES DO YOU SELL?
We sell longboard fins, shortboard fins, wetsuits, leashes, board bags, board socks, wetsuit hangers, surf wax, changing robes, changing mats and loads more. Just use the search function above to find your surfing accessories.
WHEN IS THE SURF SHOP OPEN?
As an online surf shop we're open 24/7. We ship daily, except Sundays and bank holidays. Click and Collect is offered Monday through to Saturday.
DOES 10 OVER SURF SHOP SPONSOR PEOPLE OR EVENTS?
Yes we do, in fact Community is one of our core values. We currently sponsor the British Longboard Union, Surfing England, Longboarder Magazine and we sponsor up and coming young surfers. Learn more under About Us.

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