Rip Curl just shipped us a new batch of H-Bomb Heated Vests. Great for use by itself, or under a wetsuit to add that much extra cold water range. If you are braving the arctic waters of the north, slip this under a 5mm wetsuit and you will be well above the warmth of your typical 6mm suit. Being only .5mm it can easily fit comfortably under a fullsuit, or when worn alone it is light weight and flexible. According to the image above the heating element in the H-Bomb Vest covers much more of your body than leading competitors products. Coming in at $300 the price of comfort and long lasting sessions in the surf doesn’t seem so high, and backed by Rip Curl’s excellent warranty I would say this is an excellent choice for adding diversity to your wetsuit setup.
Taylor Steele’s new surf video, Here and Now was shot by more than 25 film makers around the world. Filmed entirely in a single day, this is a unique approach to making a surf film, and should be a good one. Check out the trailer below. We have copies in the store, or you can buy a copy over at our online shop.
Tony Gardner has been doing surf lessons out of our Seaside and Cannon Beach locations for years. Check out a few testimonials from his students below, and check out his website at artofsurfing.net.
Check out the full story over at shapingthenw.com
New for Fall 2012 Patagonia’s Wool Lined Wetsuit Booties and Gloves are finally here and they look bomb proof. At first glance you can see the quality in the seams, stitching, and neoprene that you come to expect from all Patagonia products. Besides being possibly the most durable wetsuit accessories we carry, the merino wool lining provides extra warmth for those cold winter days out in the surf. On top of that it also makes for an easy on and off because they wool itself slides easily against skin.
After trying on a few pairs, we noticed both the gloves and boots run a bit small compared to most brands, so you may want to go a size down. If you wear a 9 size shoe, you will want to get a size 10 boot. If you normally where a medium glove, go up to a large. The PU-Lamination is soft to the touch, but grips enough to hold on to the rails of your board. In a nutshell the new line of surf booties and wetsuit gloves from Patagonia get our seal of approval. Backed by the one of the best warranties in the business it’s a solid choice if you’re looking for a long lasting surf glove or boot. As always call us to hear our full opinion.