Get the Scoop: Xcel Wetsuits

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Having a solid wetsuit can make anyone’s day. Not having to worry about your suit rashing you up in all the wrong places, fitting oddly as if you were wearing a pair or granny panties, or your little sisters panties for that matter, and keeping you warm enough to survive the cold cloudy day in […]

How to: Care for your Wetsuit

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Taking proper care of your wetsuit can extend its lifespan and save you money. Maintaining the neoprene material, rinsing your wetsuit with freshwater and hanging it to dry properly will preserve its fit and quality. It’s also important to break any bad habits of storing your wetsuit in the back of your trunk, or folding […]

The Scoop on Wetsuit Gloves

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Even if you surf in Southern California, there’s a good chance that your hands get cold at the end of long sessions. It’s normal—your extremities lose heat fast, and even if the water’s in the high 60s it can still take a toll on your fingers after a while.  That’s where wetsuit gloves come in. […]

Picking the Right Wetsuit for Kids



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It’s the heart of winter right now, and if you’re a parent you’ll know that it’s one of the toughest times of year to keep kids active and entertained. Even if you live here in Southern California, it can still be rainy or cold for days at a time. It probably won’t surprise you that […]

Wetsuit Hoods: The Unsung Heroes of Winter Surfing

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You may have heard the old bit of folk wisdom about how most of your body heat leaves through your head. It turns out that, in general, this is completely false. The amount of body heat you lose depends on the surface area you have exposed, so a larger surface area, like your leg, naturally […]

Body Glove Pr1me 3/2 Wetsuit

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One of the most awkward parts of surfing is the get-into-your-wetsuit dance in the parking lot. You know the one: where the zipper is jammed or you haven’t worn your wetsuit in a while or it didn’t fit right to begin with, and you’re in the parking lot doing yoga contortions to get into your […]

O’Neill Mutant 5/4 Fullsuit

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If you live in Southern California or farther south, you’ve probably never put on a 5/4 wetsuit. It’s a rare occasion when you need all that neoprene down here. But cold-water surfing has seen a renaissance in the last few years, and a lot of great waves have been discovered in places where the water […]

Body Glove California 1nvasion Tour

The Body Glove California 1nvasion Tour heads to Jack’s Surfboards in Huntington Beach, California on July 20th 2012 at 1pm. Stop by and meet team Body Glove’s Jamie O’Brien, Alex Gray, Nate Yeomans and Cheyne Magnusson. Plus giveaways and raffles.