With the winter in full swing having the right kit is so important. I have been with Snugg wetsuits for over 20 years now. This in built 5’4’3 with attached hood is one of the best suits on the market. When you get out and still have dry hair you know the wetsuit is doing its job!
We have had less storms this winter, which has enabled lots of surfing off the beaches. The weather has been cold but bright, today for instance I surfed in my Snugg 4’3 with no gloves and hood, the waves were waist to chest high and loads of fun. I was using a 5’10 Gulf Stream sea pea which is a super floaty twin fin. For when it gets a bit bigger I ride a 5’11 Lost Short and round quad set up.
If you want to keep fit this time of the year living in Woolacombe there is great access to the Bristol Channel, this enables me to get out on my 14ft SUP and paddle down the coast following the wind and swell. I also use a 10’2 surf SUP that I use when there are small waves on the beaches.