Kitesurfing and safety: 9 tips for avoiding accidents
August 01, 2023
Kitesurfing is an exciting, but sometimes risky sport. It is therefore important to prioritize safety and know how to navigate effectively in a variety of conditions. In this article, you’ll read more about the risks of kitesurfing and how to avoid them. This way, you can enjoy this exhilarating activity in the safest way possible.
Do I need a back zip, chest zip or zipless wetsuit?
June 07, 2023
If you’re on a wetsuit shopping mission, you will notice that there is a great variety in wetsuits: you can choose from a range of styles, features and thickness grades. One of the factors that has the biggest impact on the performance and comfort of a wetsuit, however, is the zip system. No wonder that many surfers ask whether they need a back zip, chest zip or zipless wetsuit. In this blog, we will explain the differences between the available zip and entry systems, so you can choose the wetsuit that best matches your desired use.
Wetsuit & surfing accessories, and when to use them explained
May 16, 2023
A wetsuit is designed to keep your body warm in cold water. In really chilly conditions however, a wetsuit alone isn’t enough. This is because the parts of your body that aren’t covered in neoprene – your head, feet and hands – will get cold too. For this reason, O’Neill and other surf brands produce various wetsuit accessories. In this blog article we will explain which accessories there are and when you need them.
Discover the best surfing spots in Europe for advanced surfers
April 26, 2023
Contrary to what you may think, Europe has a number of surf spots that can compete with the world’s most famous spots in Hawaii, California or South Africa. Whether it is about really big waves or the most adventurous cold-water destinations: these are Europe’s best surf spots for advanced riders. Please note that most of these spots aren’t suited for beginners, so don’t paddle out without the right precautions!
Discover the best surfing spots for beginners in Europe
April 21, 2023
If you live in Europe and you just started surfing, you don’t need to travel to the other end of the world to surf great waves. There are plenty of good spots to find here! This is our overview of the best places to surf for beginners in Europe.
Learn the basic rules & etiquettes of surfing for safety
April 20, 2023
As experts in the world of surfing, O'Neill understands the importance of surfing safety. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, it's essential to prioritize safety when surfing in the water. In this blog post, we will outline the basic rules of surfing for your safety and also for the safety of others.
Surfing is an amazing experience and a fun and endorphin-boosting sport; however, it may sometimes be challenging and demand good physical and mental preparation. It requires a unique blend of power, endurance, balance, flexibility and speed. If you want to ride more waves and improve your surfing, you need to be prepared. That’s why even surfers who spend a lot of time in the water incorporate specific on-land training. In this article, we give you some practical tips about training for surfing and discuss some of the best surf training exercises.
Tips for beginner surfers: our beginner guide to surfing
February 03, 2023
If you have ever ridden a wave on a surfboard, you probably agree it’s the best feeling there is. But learning to surf can be hard, or even intimidating. To make your life as a beginning surfer a bit easier, we give you some practical beginner surf tricks. Read our beginner guide to surfing and make the most out of your time in the water!
Finding the right size wetsuit can be quite a challenge. It should fit like a second skin, tightly wrapped around your body. After all, a wetsuit only works when the fit is right. On the other hand, you don't want it to be too restrictive or tight, and want to avoid excess material in areas like your armpits, lower back and behind your knees. But don’t worry, we offer suits for every body type and gladly help you choose your correct wetsuit size. This makes wetsuit shopping a lot easier than before. Keep your measurements at hand, have a look at our wetsuit sizes guide and order the right size without having to try it on in a sandy fitting room!
Wetsuit care instructions: How to wash and clean your wetsuit?
December 21, 2022
After every session, you have to wash your wetsuit in order to get it fresh and ready for the next one. Apart from eliminating sand, salt, and odors, regular care will make your wetsuit last much longer. The good news is that washing your wetsuit isn’t that hard. In this blog article, we will tell you how to wash and care for your wetsuit, so you can enjoy it for longer and spend more time in the water!
What thickness wetsuit do I need at which water temperature?
December 21, 2022
Wetsuits are a great way to stay warm and comfortable in the water. They allow you to go out all year long, and have more fun for longer. A wetsuit should keep you warm and comfortable, but not too hot. Additionally, it shouldn’t restrict your range of movement. Therefore, it is important to choose the right wetsuit thickness for the weather conditions and water temperature in which you are going to use it. As a pioneer in wetsuit development and innovation, O’Neill tells you all about wetsuit thickness and helps you make an informed choice. Keep on reading!
A wetsuit is a great tool to keep you warm in the water but putting it on can be quite a hassle. But don’t worry, you just have to know how to do it. With the following tips and tricks, putting on a wetsuit will no longer be a struggle. And remember: practice makes perfect!