Longer days and slightly warmer weather (emphasis on the slightly we are in Scotland remember) means that the North Sea becomes a little less formidable and the Atlantic becomes a little more inviting. We asked Mark, our surf buyer to pick a few of his must-have pieces from our surf collection.
What’s not to love?! It looks great, it goes great, it won’t ding if you grate it against the rocks! It’s also one of the few board constructions out there that actually considers its environmental impact and therefore a total no brainer for me. With plenty of volume up front and a nice amount of tail kick - perfect for our East coast waves.
I couldn’t make a list like this without adding at least one piece from Patagonia. I picked one of these guys up last Autumn and could not believe how comfortable and warm this suit. To be using a 4.5mm suit in Scotland right into December is pretty impressive; it feels solid like it will be a partner for many years to come. On top of that, it pretty much grows on trees.
It’s silly I know, but it matches my board… It’s sticky and it’s bumpy, pretty much all you need to know right there. Oh and it’s got a lovely fragrance. I had my reservations at first, but it hasn’t left me looking or feeling blue so what more could I ask for.