In 1952, Jack O'Neill invents the world's first wetsuit and O'Neill was born! Today, O'Neill still has the most high-tech and functional wetsuits in the world. Check out our series to see which of our wetsuits fits your needs best. New to surfing? Then make sure to give our wetsuit guide a read. Besides wetsuits, we offer all kinds of surf accessories to keep you warm and stay out longer.
Various sizes wetsuits
At O’Neill you can find a wide range of wetsuits in various sizes. From an XS wetsuit to XL. Do you want to make sure you choose the right size? View our handy wetsuit size chart and discover your size. This also includes all other surf clothing and accessories. The wetsuits are available in thicknesses from 1 mm to 6mm. The thicker the neoprene, the warmer the wetsuit. Which thickness you need depends on the water temperature. You can find the temperature of your surf spot online. The thickness of a wetsuit is expressed in two numbers. For example 3/2mm. The number in front of the ‘/’ means the thickness of the neoprene on the back and stomach to keep you warm. The 2nd digit represents the number of mm on the arms and legs for optimal freedom of movement. In the overview below, you can see exactly which thickness fits which water temperature.
|Wetsuit thickness women||Wetsuit thickness men||Wetsuit thickness kids||Temperature (℃)|
|UV shirt or Lycra||UV shirt or Lycra||UV shirt or Lycra||26+ ℃|
|1 mm wetsuits||1 mm wetsuits||1 mm wetsuits||21℃ - 25℃|
|2mm wetsuits or shorty||2mm wetsuits or shorty||2mm wetsuits or shorty||18℃ - 20℃|
|3/2mm wetsuits or 4/3mm wetsuits||3/2mm wetsuits or 4/3mm wetsuits||3/2mm wetsuits||12℃ - 17℃|
|4/3mm wetsuits or 5/4mm wetsuits||4/3mm wetsuits or 5/4mm wetsuits||4/3mm wetsuits||8℃ - 11℃|
|5/4mm wetsuits or 6/5mm wetsuits||5/4mm wetsuits or 6/5mm wetsuits||5/4mm wetsuits or 6/5mm wetsuits||4℃ - 7℃|
|7+ mm wetsuits||7+ mm wetsuits||7+ mm wetsuits||Below 3℃|
|All women wetsuits||All men wetsuits||All kids wetsuits|
Remember that this is just a guideline! Preferences could be different per body type! Check our page about wetsuit thicknesses if you want to know more about this topic.