Are you considering buying a neoprene hood or beanie for your surfing sessions? We have different models in stock from Brunotti and ION . Read the differences and benefits per head type below or visit one of our surf shops for customized advice!
If you don't want to be stopped by some colder water to surf, it is wise to pack yourself well. In addition to a wetsuit , we recommend that you always look at the use of surf shoes, surf gloves and a surf cap. You lose the most heat during surfing through your excellent limbs; feet, hands and head. To prevent this, special clothing has been developed from Neoprene, a type of fabric that keeps water out and is available in various thicknesses so that you can adapt your clothing to the weather conditions.
There are different types of Neoprene headwear to keep your head warm while surfing. Depending on how cold you get and what you like, you choose your preferred cap.
First of all it is important to take into account the cold that you are going to brave, depending on which you choose the thickness of the surfboard's neoprene. Make sure that a cap (of any type) always fits snugly around your head, so that no cold water can run into it. When water does run in, it loses its insulating function and you also get cold. Also keep in mind that neoprene in the water always runs slightly compared to dry passes.
The traditional hood can be compared to a balaclava, which covers your entire head and sometimes even your neck and part of your upper back to keep the heat in properly. You obviously have cut-outs for your eyes, nose and mouth.
The beanie is a more modern, but also less insulating, model and can be compared to a normal hat. The surf beanie is also made of neoprene, but only covers the top of your head and you can still pull it down over your ears.
Not sure which model suits you best and the weather conditions in which you take to the water? Feel free to visit us for more tips and advice that suit your situation.