The 6 Best Hooded Wetsuits for 2013

Top 6 Hooded Wetsuits 2013When it comes to hooded wetsuits, the staff here at Cleanline Surf are experts. Most of the year a wetsuit with a hood is a necessity here in Oregon. Here we are, a few months into 2013 and we’ve had a lot of time to think about the Fall 2012 wetsuits. We’ve heard your praise, as well as criticism for the different wetsuits we carry and taken that into mind. Also, we’ve had personal experience with many of these suits while surfing in the cold waters here in the Northwest where it takes a top notch wetsuit to stand up to the coldest elements in mid winter. These are all high end wetsuits. I’m not covering the entry level wetsuits that come with detachable hoods. I’m not going to cover features like key pockets, and drain holes. This is strictly a brief rundown on the major features and benefits of these suits. With that said, here are the top six cold water hooded wetsuits for 2012/2013, in no particular order. Continue reading

Top 5 Spring Wetsuits of 2013

Let’s get straight to business here. What are the best new spring wetsuits for 2013? Here’s the rundown in no particular order. The main three factors we will be looking for in these wetsuits are warmth, flexibility, and durability. If you have questions about any of these spring suits feel free to call us and speak to one of our wetsuit experts. Click on any of the images below for more details on these spring wetsuits.

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O’Neill PsychoFreak vs Rip Curl Flash Bomb Plus

Flash Bomb Plus vs PsychoFreak

THE BATTLE OF TWO ULTRA HIGH END WETSUITS

We get a lot of questions about the differences between these two wetsuits. Being the top of the line suits from Rip Curl and O’Neill you might want to know what you’re getting when you’re dropping $500 or more. In this review I’ll be comparing the 4/3 Flash Bomb Plus, and the 4.5/3.5 PsychoFreak. I haven’t tried these out in the water, so some of this review is speculation, or based on customer feedback I have recieved, and all of this review is solely my opinion. Everyone has their personal preferences when it comes to wetsuits, so if you want to hear more opinions feel free to give us a call and talk to one of the wetsuit experts here at Cleanline Surf.
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New FCS II Fins System – No tools, No Hardware, Just Fins

Scheduled for release mid 2013 the new FCS 2 Fin System is a fully tool less system that will replace current system. Now you’ll be able to pop your fins in and out on the fly in a matter of few seconds. You would think the fins wouldn’t be as locked in, or pop out while your riding them, but FCS and their team riders have been hard at work testing the new system, and they’re all giving it the thumbs up, calling it the best fin system out there. The system will require special tool less fins to work as a tool free setup, but will still be compatible with older FCS Fins. So if you have a set of fins that is no longer made, you can still throw them in with the new FCS II system, but you’ll have to screw them in.

We’ll have the new FCS 2 Fins for sale on our website as soon as they’re available, so keep checking back, or subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page to get updates on new arrivals.