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Junior Winter kit Guide 2020

Words by Secret Spot

on 21/11/2019 12:10:09


After such a successful season with our kid’s club season and lots of frothing Grommit’s eager to get back in the water. We thought we would create a Junior kit guide for 2020. We can imagine your new mini surf addicts are chomping at the bit for their very own boards and wetsuits and with winter drawing in and Santa on the way now’s the ideal time to get your little nipper suited and booted for the new year ahead.  It’s important to make sure you choose the right kit for your youth.

Often, we see kids dashing down to hit the waves armed with surfboards that are too small and wetsuits that are too big and swiftly come trotting back cold and disheartened. We all want to see them having a good time in the water and catching as many waves as possible with a smile from ear to ear and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t.

Firstly, we are kickstarting our guide with our Junior wetsuits this week then soon to be followed by our Junior boards guide next week. To make the mind field of buying surf kit feel like a walk in the park.  We at Secretspot are passionate about all things surfing and everyone within the company surfs regularly. Our knowledge and expertise on wetsuits are unmatched and we are here to make sure you get the right wetsuit the first time.

Following our 2019 kids club. Our top two surf coaches Tori and Icky have worked with hundreds of kids in the water this year and have selected their favourite tried and tested junior suits for 2020 especially for you.

    - Always invest in a good quality 5mm wetsuit. This is a surfers most vital piece of kit to keep warm especially here on the east coast.

    - We understand your little whippersnappers are growing rapidly and it may be tempting to purchase a wetsuit with extra space for them to grow into. Trust us it’s not worth the risk. Their wetsuit wants to act as a second skin and without too much space for cold water flushing. A suit that is too big defeats the object of its job.

    - As we understand this is a ‘growing’ issue we now part-ex any outgrown 5mm junior wetsuits `purchased from us so you’re not out of pocket when the time comes to replace them. On top of this if you have a loyalty account with us you receive 5% loyalty points on all wetsuits and accessory purchases that can be collected and used both instore and online. The points soon add up and are often used to buy a new pair of gloves/boots etc. Just a nice little treat from us to thank you for shopping local.

    - For those avid surfers who plan to surf year-round we recommend a full hooded winter suit. We stock the best on the market that are guaranteed to keep your Grom extra toasty whatever the weather!

    - We suggest the use of a full hooded suit from the end of September-early May and a more lightweight summer suit throughout the warmer months. Alternatively another option is to have a standard 5mm hoodless wetsuit that can be used all year round and a sperate hood attached during winter.

      Here’s our top pick 5 Junior winter wetsuits for 2020.


      C Skins // Session 5/4mm Hooded Chest Zip Youth Wetsuit 2020 - £189.95

      We absolutely love C-Skins Sessions hooded 5/4 Chest Zip Youth Wetsuit. This awesome suit definitely stands out in a crowd! We love its cool and vibrant style. It’s brand new design for winter 2020 explodes into our range as the ultimate solution for warmth, fit and flexibility without breaking the bank.

      It’s True thickness panels maintain core warmth for those cold days and the performance fit combined with 100% Xtend neoprene makes this suit awesomely flexible. Now there’s nothing to hold you back our little rippers back on those big winter days! It’s snug fitting glide-skin hood stops any flushing and is super toasty ensuring no body heat is lost though your head thus keeping you warmer for longer!

      All seams are glued, blind-stitched and critically reinforced making this a top class suit that gets a massive thumbs up from us!

      Buy the C Skins Session 5/4mm >>

      hyper-freak-hooded-54-secretspot(2)O'Neill // 2020 Youth Hyperfreak 5/4mm Hooded Chest Zip Youth Wetsuit 2020 - £199.95

      The awesome O’Neill Youth Hyperfreak wetsuit is now available in a hooded 5/4mm for winter 2019/2020 - this Youth suit is perfect for groms who wont let a bit of cold water stop them ripping!!  The suit is constructed with super light TechnoButter 3 and Technobutter 3X neoprene, the most unique, lightweight, fully sealed suit on the market.

      This suit is our most talked about suit this year! Tried and tested by our head surf coach and receiving top marks all round. This advance technology allows you to perform at the highest level with construction that’s incredibly comfortable and light with acute attention to detail! It’s our best selling suit in our adults range and O’neill junior range is no exception exceling straight to the top of our list once again!

      This suit is freakishly warm considering just how flexible it is! Smashing all expectations for winter wetsuits and quickly flying off our shelves.

      Buy the O'Neill 2020 Youth Hyperfreak 5/4mm >>

      wsm7hb-0090-1jpg-10c10558-99d1-4466-8908-7718fb96d681Rip Curl // 2020 Junior Dawn Patrol 5/4mm Hooded Chest Zip Youth Wetsuit 2020 - £169.95

      Ripcurl are certainly top of their game and a must have brand. Not only will your Grommit look super cool in the line up but they will be reaping the benefits of the excellent performance and durability that this suit delivers.

      Ripcurl have found the perfect balance of warmth and flexibility with the use of their E5 Neoprene and flash lining in the key areas of the suit to keep your core body temperature warm and their extra flexible E4 neoprene in the action panels. Their flash lining is the quickest drying on the market making that second surf of the day much more appealing!

      All the seams are glued and blind-stitched with extra taping in the critical stress points thus creating its excellent durability. This suits certainly not too be missed this Christmas and another one of our top picks for you.

      Buy the Rip Curl Junior Dawn Patrol 5/4mm >>

      24364-1ONeill//Youth Epic 5/4 Back Zip Wetsuit  - £125

      The Epic Series has many of the same sick features as our highend wetsuits, including 100% Ultraflex neoprene, double seal neck closure, LSD (lumbar seamless design) and re-engineered covert blackout zip. Clean graphics and sharp style lines make the Epic the best value in the industry. This excellent quality suit accessorised with a separate hood can keep your ocean lover toasty all year round.

      If you choose to go for a hoodless wetsuit then ONeill have just the answer to keep your melon toasty during the winter months.

      Buy the O’Neill Youth Epic 5/4mm Wetsuit >> 

      o_neill_youth_psycho_3mm_hood_-_dayglo_greenONeill // Youth Psycho Hood 3mm - £24.95

      This year’s youth hood is strikingly brightly coloured and will keep your precious Grom visible in the water not to mention looking rather cool in the line-up. This 3mm wetsuit hood features ONeill Technobutter firewall neoprene with a smooth skin exterior preventing any wind chill.

      Its anatomical fit makes it super comfortable and its adjustable cinch prevents any cold-water flushing. A must have on fresh winter days.

      Buy the O’Neill Youth Psycho Hood >>

      Words by Tori Gower – Head Surf Coach and Store manager at