YOU ARE AN ADVANCED SURFER
You surf intensively, and it is your favourite sport. During your sessions, you paddle out to the line-up, duck-dive under the breaking waves if you are on a shortboard, or turtle-roll if you are on a longboard. You show dedication in powerful waves of more than one metre. You can surf any type of wave. We have designed a range for you that is suited to your intensive surfing and body shape.
THIS WETSUIT HAS NO ZIP!
This 3/2 mm wetsuit has no zips and is aimed at advanced and skilled female surfers. Putting this type of wetsuit on isn’t the easiest thing to do first of all, but it offers exceptional freedom of movement when paddling. After time, you will get used to putting this on, the neoprene slowly gets looser and it will become second nature.
Choose the right size
To make the most of the features of your wetsuit, it is necessary to choose the correct size. A surfing wetsuit should be a very tight fit and there should be no visible folds. When dry, it is perfectly normal to feel like it is too tight, this discomfort disappears as soon as the wetsuit gets wet, as the neoprene loosens in water. If possible, we strongly encourage you to try it on in-store before buying.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT WETSUIT? (PART 1)
The first selection criterion when choosing a surfing wetsuit is the 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°C and 22°C.
Cold water between 12°C and 17°C.
Very cold water between 7°C and 12°C.
Visit the site seatemperature.org to find out the temperature of your spot.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT WETSUIT? (PART 2)
The second criterion to take into account is the length of your sessions. If your sessions last less than an hour, the 100 models will be suitable. For up to 2 hours, opt for the 500 models and for up to 3 hours, the 900 models. Compared to the 100 models, the 500 models will be warmer (and more watertight) and more efficient at reducing fatigue (more freedom of movement) and irritation. The same is true for the 900 models compared with the 500 models. NB: the 900 models are easier to put on.
MAXIMUM FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT
The 900 OLAIAN women's wetsuit range offers a style and material specifically chosen to facilitate paddling and fully ease movement. The entire wetsuit is made from ultra-stretchy neoprene. All the seams can stretch. The fact that this wetsuit has no zip completely frees up your back when in use.
The neck finish has been developed to reduce irritation. According to the sensitivity of the wearer, a UV top can be worn under the wetsuit to reduce the risk of irritation. The application of grease (e.g. Vaseline) in friction areas (neck, armpits, knees) is also recommended if wearing the wetsuit for long periods. When first trying on, the neck area may feel tight, but this will become looser once in the water.
There is a key pocket in the front panel.
OLAIAN 900 wetsuits are made from 100% ultra-stretch neoprene, to guarantee improved comfort during use and a high level of freedom of movement. The neoprene is lined with synthetic fabric for increased resistance to wear.
Neoprene thickness: 3 mm and 2 mm
The neoprene is made from an elastomer foam with insulating properties. We test and guarantee the quality of our neoprene materials.
Our 900 range of wetsuits are made from Limestone, a limestone-based neoprene. The black colour of the neoprene, called Eco Carbon Black, is obtained by recycling used tyres. The glue used to assemble the textile and neoprene, called Aquaglue, is water-based and solvent-free. The dope-dyed yarn process used for the black colour is very water-efficient and environmentally friendly.
STAY WARM FOR LONGER WITH 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). In view of this, 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
OLAIAN, DECATHLON'S SURF BRAND
Based in Hendaye, in south-west France, OLAIAN is Decathlon's new surfing and bodyboarding brand. In our offices at the water's edge, we can design a swimsuit or wetsuit and then on the same day test it directly in the sea.