Staying Warm in the Water This Winter
The temperature of the UK’s coastal waters do vary a lot throughout the year. While we can do our best to wish for a warm winter Autumn has arrived and whatever may happen extra layers will be needed in the depth’s of winter to keep everyone surfing!
Over July and August lots of surfers were enjoying being able to surf in shorties or boardies as we has a super summer with headlines reading ‘Cornwall hotter than California? British sea temperatures hit all-time high’ when water temperatures in Britain were found to be at their highest in seven years.
With the water temperature known to vary between 8C to 20C you can easily become unsure about what to wear while surfing in Cornwall. At Fistral you are faced with all of the equipment when you arrive so we have put together a little guide to help you decide what you may want to be wearing in the water this winter to keep you nice and warm.
FEBRUARY & MARCH
JUNE, JULY, AUGUST & SEPTEMBER
The water is 16C+ over these months so a summer 3/2 wetsuit will do you just fine; with the occasional highs and lows within these months.