Wetsuit Care

Wetsuit Care

We stand behind everything we sell, including our wetsuits. But wetsuits require care if they are going to perform and wear the way they were intended. We are not responsible for wetsuits that are abused or show normal wear and tear over time. Cuts, scratches and fading are inevitable, as are tears from the occasional close call with a fin.

  • Rinse your wetsuit with fresh water after every use.
  • After rinsing, fold in half at waist and hang dry. You can hang from a wide hanger, but over time it can stretch the shoulder panels.
  • Do not store it wet or in direct sunlight. (UV kills modern wetsuits if left to dry in sun)
  • Put your wetsuit on carefully. Suits are made of high-stretch materials for their comfort and function. Avoid overstretching fabric and seams. Do not step on one leg to pull the other leg out.
  • If possible, change in a plastic tub or on a mat, stones and sharp objects on the ground will cut your suit.
  • Fit issues that arise after the wetsuit has been used. Fit issues should be resolved before the wetsuit hits the water

Treat a wetsuit like it’s made of high performance rubber and glue (it is) not chain mail and you should get many fun warm surfs, dives and swims out of a quality wetsuit.

Thanks for reading.

The team at Coastal Sports

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