The south swells are starting to roll, the sun is shining and you have your favorite grovler, log, or fish waxed and ready. There aren’t many places that are as filled with as much stoke and good times than San Diego County in the summer, and for good reason. The days are long, the water is warm, and with the right swell, the surf can be all time.
While the weather and water temps definitely rise to a level that can be downright balmy in the summer months, many mornings and evenings can still be cool enough to call for some neoprene protection so you can surf longer and stronger. A great option for cold mornings and evenings is a quality men’s wetsuit jacket or surf vest. Wetsuit jackets and surf vests allow you to still wear your boardshorts while keeping your core warm, which is critical for surfing at your very best.
Men’s wetsuit jackets and surf vests are also a great option for anyone visiting Southern California in the summer, as they are an inexpensive way to stay warm for your first surf lesson or swimming on cooler days.
Wetsuit jackets are generally 2/1 mm, while vests can be as thin as 0.5 mm of neoprene. Both cover the core, and while the surf vest doesn’t have sleeves like a wetsuit jacket, both offer core warmth and also much needed sun protection, which is key for enjoyable sessions in the summer.
Men’s wetsuit jackets are also a favorite with the Stand Up Paddle board crowd. SUPers don’t spend as much time in the water, which means their core stays warmer, however they are more susceptible to wind, making zipable and pullover wetsuit jackets a great option.
Hansen’s is proud to carry the very best in both surf vests and men's wetsuit jackets from the best brands in the industry, including Rip Curl Wetsuits, O’Neill Wetsuits and Xcel Wetsuits. Whether you are shopping online or in store, our expert staff is here to help you find the perfect wetsuit jacket or surf vest.