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 at decathlon.ca
How to choose the right booties
The first selection criterion when choosing surf booties 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 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
Surf socks should be a very tight fit to ensure the best possible thermal efficiency. It is perfectly normal to have the impression they are too tight when trying them on in a dry position. Choosing well-fitting socks ensures a better fit and prevents them swelling with water when in use.
The 3 mm surf socks are made of neoprene to ensure better thermal comfort. The neoprene is lined with synthetic fabric for added resistance to wear. Neoprene thickness: 3 mm. Neoprene is a closed-cell polychloroprene elastomeric foam with trapped nitrogen bubbles that have 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 suitable for long approach walks: in such a case, choose the 3 mm Surf Bootie.
The seams are stitched and glued to ensure durability and a watertight seal.
The seams are "blind-stitched". The thread does not pass all the way through the neoprene, so water can't get 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 booties
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 at decathlon.fr
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.