Renting the right wetsuit
Chances are you don’t rent wetsuits very often and like anything your not familiar with it can be hard to tell what is a good wetsuit, does it fit properly or is it even on the right way round.
Water temperatures in the UK are typically classed as ‘cold water’ (water temperatures below 15°C) On average water temperatures in the UK are 12°C, so making sure you have a correctly fitted wetsuit which is appropriate to the time of year is vital for making the most of your time in the sea.
How thick does my wetsuit need to be?
When you rent your wetsuit it’s worth checking you have the correct thickness appropriate for the time of year. Too thin and you won’t last long in the sea, too thick and you’re boiling hot and cant wait to get out of the thing.
Summer suit = June to September | 3:2mm (3mm on the core and 2mm on the arms and legs)
Spring suit = April, October & early November | 4:3mm (4mm on the core and 3mm on the arms and legs)
Winter suit = Mid November to April | 5:3mm (5mm on the core and 3mm on the arms and legs)