Stay warm for longer thanks to our thermal accessories! Each temperature range has its own outfit...
When we are in the water, we lose more than half of our body heat through our extremities (feet, hands, head).
Consequently, here are the recommended accessories:
- in warm water and temperate water (>17°C) => neoprene low booties.
- in cold water (12-17°C): High booties (boots) and gloves.
- in very cold water (7-12°C): High booties (boots), gloves, hood and hooded top...
Find our entire range of neoprene accessories on the Decathlon website
How to choose the right boots
The first selection criterion when choosing a surf bootie is water temperature. Water temperature varies according to the location and the time of the year. Systematically make sure that the water temperature at your spot corresponds to the recommended temperature range: Warm water above 20°C. Temperate water between 17 and 22°C. Cold water between 12 and 17°C. Very cold water between 7 and 12°C. Visit the site seatemperature.org to find out the temperature of your spot.
Choose the right size
Surfing socks should be a very tight fit to ensure the best possible thermal efficiency. It is perfectly normal for it to feel like they are too tight when tried on dry. Choosing well-fitting socks ensures a better fit and prevents them swelling with water in use.
The 3 mm surf socks are made of neoprene to ensure better thermal comfort.
The neoprene is lined with synthetic fabric for increased resistance to wear.
Neoprene thickness: 3 mm.
The neoprene is made from an elastomer foam with insulating properties.
We test and guarantee the thermal quality of our neoprene materials.
We chose a thin and light polyurethane sole to favour contact and sensations with the board. Therefore, this sock is not suited to long approach walks: in such a case, choose the 3 mm Surf bootie.
The seams are stitched and glued for a watertight seal and durability.
The seams are "blind-stitched": The thread does not go all the way through the neoprene, preventing water from getting through.
The absence of threads on the inside avoids irritation and chafing.
Patches for comfort and reinforcement are strategically placed on the inside in sensitive areas.
Multi-water sports boots
Our surf booties are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding surfers. Our design choices also make them compatible with other water sports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, sea wading or SUP (stand up paddle boarding). These surf socks, however, are not suitable for windsurfing.
Get the wetsuit to match!
Our wetsuit models are also classified by water temperature range: Warm water, Temperate water, Cold water.
Our wetsuits are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding surfers.
Our design choices also make them compatible with other water sports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, sea wading or SUP (stand up paddle boarding).
Find the whole range of surfing wetsuits on our website
What is the Olaian brand?
OLAIAN, DECATHLON'S SURFING BRAND
Based in Hendaye, in south-west France, OLAIAN is Decathlon's surfing brand. In our offices at the water's edge, we can design a range of accessories and then on the same day go surfing and test them.