Kayak Hire in Lyme Regis – Boylo’s Watersports

Kayak Hire in Lyme Regis is something that has been missing for a number of years. So last summer we decided to test the water with a couple of boats and now as of this year we are officially offering a fleet of rental kayaks for locals and holiday makers alike!Kayak hire in Lyme RegisOur beautiful Jurassic Coastline is one of the most dramatic backgrounds for watersports in the UK and paddling on a Kayak is the best way of experiencing it! A kayak gives you complete control of your journey. Where you go, when you go, and how fast you go is entirely up to you. Rent Kayaks with a friend and share the experience for twice the enjoyment!

Kayak Hire in Lyme Regis

Is there a better coastline to explore than this?

We have all the equipment you’ll need to safely enjoy your kayak rental period. When you book with us we provide:

  • A top quality Sit On Top Kayak
  • A paddle to go with that Kayak
  • A waterproof case to store your phone, car keys, money, etc.
  • A rough guide to our reccomended paddling area
  • Contact details for us and the emergency services in case you need them

The bay here in Lyme Regis is very protected from the prevailing South Westerly winds making it the perfect spot for paddle sports. Even when the wind does pick up the harbour wall and extensive sea defenses ensure that the bay stays calm and manageable for everyone including beginners.

Out on the water you’ll be joined and greeted by fish, sea birds and lots of friendly water users. Lyme Regis is an inviting place to pursue watersports and what’s more with the RNLI lifeguards situated right on the beach you’ve never been in a safer place!

kayak hire in lyme regis

For more information on our Kayak Hire in Lyme Regis please contact a member of our Boylos Team!

Boylo’s Wave of the Winter Entries

Boylo's Wave of the Winter

Thanks to the great support of all the brands involved the Boylo’s Wave of the Winter competition is booming!

Winter 14/15 started off quite slowly with a few small low pressures coming through in December but nothing that really set the world on fire. The Christmas/ New year holidays though seem to have opened the gates for much better conditions and more entries to our Boylo’s Wave of the Winter competition! Having done the maths, the prize for our competition is worth a mouth watering £1,133.74!!! And it seems more and more people are sensing the opportunity to win themselves some awesome gear!!!

The Entries

1. Jordan Buckland – Lyme Regis

2. Sam Latham – Shoreham

3. Callum Taylor – Lyme Regis

4. Rob Richardson – Gwithian

5. Callum Taylor – Lyme Regis

6. Warren Rowe – Bournemouth

Warren Rowe

7. Jony Price – Ireland

Jony Price

As you can see we’re receiving some awesome entries and more are sent in each week! The judges for the competition are looking for the best wave not neccessarily the biggest one. So make sure you send in your pic or footage as if you do a great move, edit a great video or simply fill the judges with stoke you could be the one who wins our unbelievable prize bundle!!!

The Prize

Boylo's Wave of the Winter Prize

Each brand has donated to the Wave of the Winter Prize and the bundle now has a total worth of £1,133.74!!!

For your chance to win this prize you need to email your photo (.jpg) or video (.MOV) to info@boylos.co.uk before the end of February! The winner will be announced on the 1st of March! Good Luck!

K4 Fins the rise and rise of a british brand

With all of the breezy conditions recently it’s been great to see a lot of people out on the water windsurfing! There’s nothing we love more than sails on the water and smiles on faces! Something that we’re noticing is the amount of bright yellow fins seen underneath wave and freestyle boards! The popularity of K4 Fins is sky high and we wanted to look at how K4 are managing to slowly but surely take over the wave and freestyle market not just here in the UK but globally!

Pedigree

One thing that goes without question is the performance pedigree that K4 Fins have. The founder, Steve Thorpe, is known national and globally as an absolute charger! He regularly travels the length of the British Isles in search of the most hardcore wave sailing conditions. As I type in fact Steve is in Ireland on a spur of the moment trip chasing some of the most full adrenaline conditions in the world! It is from Steve’s lust for performance windsurfing that the fins were born. Unsatisfied with what was on offer on the market Steve set about building new fins for his wave board that would offer him the turning capabilities that he was after, soon after the K4 Fins flex was born.

Steve Thorpe

K4 Fins founder Steve Thorpe testing out his latest fins at UK Big Wave spot ‘The Cribbar’!

Performance

The performance that Steve has strived to perfect in the K4 Fins is almost faultless. When generally wave riding they provide a predictable and forgiving ride with the flex of the fins working with your movements and pressures you put through your feet. When landing big jumps the fins again flex and this helps you be in more control when first hitting the water rather than skidding out. Waveriding is where the fins really excel though and this is what K4 have to say about the performance: “In your bottom turn the flex of the fins allow you to drive them hard and fast. As you’re going through the bottom turn and your speed starts to drop off the fins give you something back. All that ‘stored’ energy from flex is given back to you when you need it most. In doing so you don’t get stuck through your turn. You can power all the way through to the lip and smack it at full velocity.” This isn’t just marketing gobble, all of the team here have made the transfer from conventional G10′s to the new K4 Fins setups and all of us swear by the performance benefits!

K4 Fins

The harder you push through the bottom turn the more drive the fins will give you to unleash at the top!

Pro riders

To prove the point of the performance of the K4 Fins you need only look at their current team. This is no accumulation of small local heroes. The K4 Fins team includes some of the biggest names in windsurfing right now including: Graham Ezzy, Leon Jamaer, Omar Sanchez, Alastair Mcleod, Emilio Galindo, Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers, Aleksy Gayda, Loick LeSauvage and many more! PWA competitors in wave and freestyle are using the fins to push their own competitive level to podium winning heights! Perhaps the most A-List name of all is Graham Ezzy. Graham chose to join the team a few years ago and has since released his own signature model fins which he uses to win professional tour competitions in Ho’okipa and charge massive Jaws!!!

Graham Ezzy

Pro team rider Graham Ezzy praises the fins for his performance in the PWA Mauii event saying “‘My flexible K4 fins give me a massive advantage over most of the other riders who use stiff G10 fins. You can see it in my carves– I can keep speed as I redirect.”

Price

You would think that with the added performance of the fins as well as the top flight team names, K4 Fins would cost you a fortune and far more than their lesser performance G10 rivals. You would be wrong. K4 Fins have added performance proven by the backing of many of the best windsurfers in the world and the cost less than any alternative we have found on the market! A set of Quad rears costs £47.50 and the fronts £22.50! Which means that for the price of 1 of the G10 competitors fins you can have an all new setup of the highest performance fins on the market!

K4 Fins

The affordability of K4 Fins means that now everyone can experiment with the best setups for their boards without breaking the bank!

Purchase

It’s actually very easy to see why we’re seeing so many yellow finned boards on the water these days. With higher performance and lower cost why would anyone bother looking at any G10 versions? You can view our full range by clicking K4 fins

SUP Trotters the social network for Stand Up Paddlers

SUP Trotters is a social network made for Stand Up Paddlers. The site is new and something that the team here at Boylo’s are very excited about! The site has lots of interactive features that allow you to share your passion for SUP with a global community. You can meet new people, find new spots and share your experiences!

Log your sessions

SUP trotters

Log details of your SUP sessions for your own records and to show your mates!

The session logging is a great feature as it helps shed some light over what you like most and what you need to work on. What was your favourite spot this year? Which board did you use the most? It’s all recorded for you and your mates to see.

Discover new spots

SUP trotters spots

Log where you’ve been and find out where others have had sessions to unlock new spots for your future adventures!

With the spots logged on SUP Trotter you can browse tonnes of new locations for SUP all around the world and see pictures and statistics. Where will you go on your next trip?

Meet other paddlers

SUP trotters

Meet people and make more friends on the water!

This is the most exciting social aspect! Connect with other SUPers find out where they normally ride, what gear they like to use there then send them a message and see if you can share a session! It’s all about spreading the love and enthusiasm on this SUP specific social networking site!

We’re registered already on SUP trotters and you can find details of our lessons and equipment on there as well as on our site! We look forward to seeing you on this fast moving network and more importantly on the water!

Boylo’s Wave of the Winter…

Boylos Wave of the Winter

Thanks to the backing of all of the brands we have our first National competition!

This winter we’re running our first ever watersports competition, Boylo’s Wave of the Winter! Those of you from the surfing world will be familiar with the format as it is almost identical to the Hawaiian North Shore competition that you’ll see all over the web. We want to showcase the awesome conditions that the UK and Ireland can get in the depth of the winter low pressures and we want to encourage all riders to push their performance to the next level when the conditions are on!

The Rules

The rules of this competition are pretty easy! The wave ridden must be in the UK and Ireland. You must have either a picture or a video of you riding the wave. That’s it. A key point is that ANY wave riding equipment can be used! We want this to be a watersports event, so whether you’re on a windsurfer, kitesurf kit, SUP, surfboard, bodyboard, kayak or whatever else you choose, if you ride the BEST wave this winter and get a picture or video of you doing so, you’ll be the 2014/2015 Champion!!! There’s no limit on how many times you can enter so keep going big and send in all of your awesome rides!

The Prize

On the 1st of March the Boylo’s Team will go through all the entrants and pick the winner based on wave size and quality of the ride. This charger will receive a Winners jersey to wear proudly all year, plus a box of goodies from some of the biggest brands in watersports and we will use our connections with watersports magazines and websites to get the winner and the wave published either online or on print!

Boylo's Wave of the Winter Prize

Each brand has donated to the Wave of the Winter Prize and the bundle now has a total worth of £1,133.74!!!

Application

To enter the competition you must email your application to: info@boylos.co.uk and you MUST include the subject: BOYLOS WAVE OF THE WINTER APPLICATION.

Your Email must contain:

  1. Name
  2. Date of the Session
  3. Location of the Session
  4. Email Address
  5. Delivery Address
  6. Mobile Number
  7. Home Number

Provided all of the neccessary information is in your email application, your picture or video will be posted onto our Boylo’s Facebook Page our Google+ Page our Twitter Page and if it’s a video our Youtube Channel with your name and the date of the ride. You can find your ride by searching #boyloswaveofthewinter.

Boylo's Wave of the Winter

No matter what you use if you ride the best wave, you win!

Not got a camera man?

Not many of us have a buddy or family member keen to stand on the shore on a big day and wait for what could be your winning ride. If you find yourself in this cameraman-less position don’t worry as we sell the best gear for getting the perfect shots and videos of you doing your thing! If you want to make sure you capture the winning ride then purchasing a GoPro or Soloshot from our store could be the best thing you buy this winter!

Boylo's Wave of the Winter

Grab a GoPro Hero 4 for that epic personal view or the new Soloshot 2 automatic tripod for the ultimate camera man-esque footage!

So that’s it! We can’t wait to see the footage and pics, so get out there! Good luck and Go Big!

Soloshot 2 Automatic Tripod!

Soloshot are an ambitious new company that have completely changed the world of self photography! Much like the first GoPro camera was a game changer, the Soloshot Automatic Tripod has opened up a previously unexplored avenue within the watersports industry. First person angles make for great viewing but everybody knows that the best video’s come from having a dedicated camera man stood on the shore pointing the lens in the right direction. That’s why Soloshot decided to develop the very first automatic camera man. The Soloshot was born and the tripod blew the market wide open. Full automatic panning meant great footage without relying on anyone to hold the camera!

The Soloshot 2

Soloshot 2

The brand new Soloshot 2 is setting a new benchmark for self photography!

The all new Soloshot 2 Automatic Tripod is the evolution of the original model. Whereas the first tripod simply panned this new tripod has automatic Pan, Tilt and Zoom and is also capable of tracking multiple tags and switching between users depending on settings!

The tilt and zoom options on the new tripod create a more life-like footage capture. There are three main settings for the zoom and once you have chosen which of the three frame sizes you want the base unit will automatically track you and zoom in or out when you move closer or further away! On top of this amazing new tracking ability is the staggering amount of control that users now have over the camera. Whether it’s when to record or which settings they want the tripod to follow users can make changes simply by using the tag armband. Check out the video below to see just how much control and quality the new Soloshot offers:

Innitially developed by surfers the Soloshot 2 tripod is being used by more and more different sports athletes. Anyone who wants sharp constantly tracked footage of themselves performing whether as a training aid or for personal enjoyment needs to try one of these new tripods. With the pan, tilt and zoom tracking there isn’t a sport that the soloshot isn’t suitable for.

When can I get one?

Soloshot pride themselves on the quality of their products and the new tripod was heavily delayed to ensure that they could perfect every aspect of it’s design. The good news though is that Boylo’s had 2 brand new items preordered and we have just received them in store! We are offering a full package deal with the Base Unit, Camera Controller, Tripod and Tag all for just £446.99! Make sure you check out our Soloshot page on our website to order yours today!

2015 Starboard SUP Sneak Preview – Boylos.co.uk

2015 Starboard SUP

With the official release date approaching we’ve managed to secure some awesome sneak peaks at some of the upcoming shapes in the 2015 Starboard SUP Range!

2015 Starboard SUP

Zane Schweitzer hard at work testing the next line of 2015 radical wave SUPs!

Surf Pro

The shortboard SUP scene has exploded with popularity and with the advancements of shapes and technologies smaller and smaller boards are being ridden with more ease. This allows the athletes on the pro tours to ride boards as small as 7 feet! For 2015 Starboard have made a real commitment to seeing how advanced a wave SUP they can produce. No excess, no surplus volume just pure performance. The Surf pro range could be one of the most comprehensive ranges on the market next year. With everything from 9’8 x 29″ to 7’1 x 24″!!! The input of team riders like Zane Schweitzer, Sean Poynter, Justin Holland, Izzi Gomez and more is having a clear impact on the board designs and we can’t wait to see the new range this weekend!

2015 Starboard SUP

Sean Poynter ‘product testing’ in Tahiti. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!

Surf

By far the most exciting news for 2015 is the inclusion of the new ‘Nut’. This brand new shape has stemmed from Scott McKercher’s explorative design ideas. Taking inspiration for the Meyerhoffer designs in surfing Scott has come up with a long board that has the turning characteristics of some of the pro wave boards! Watch the video below and see why we’re SO excited for the new board to arrive!

Touring

For 2015 there are a couple of changes in the Touring range. The board the team at Boylo’s are most excited about is the 12’6 freeride! This board looks to be the perfect coastal partner for the calmer summer days. The concept is a hybrid, the forward section of the board takes most of it’s DNA from Starboard’s competition winning race boards. Towards the tail the DNA changes to more of an all rounder. This mix of Race and all rounder makes the freeride a superb downwind SUP. It will catch bumps and glide like a race board and has the confidence installing stability of an all round board. We think it could be a real winner for 2015!

2015 Starboard SUP

A vast new range of Touring SUP’s will help you explore and enjoy the waters in 2015.

Race

Starboard’s racing SUP division has unquestionable pedigree. Their boards win races all over the world in everything from Professional Stand Up World Series Events to national and regional races. But just what is it that makes Starboard’s Race SUPs so fast for so many different people? Well those in charge of testing and developing the shapes are some of the very best elite paddlers on earth! Connor Baxter, Zane Schweitzer, Annabel Anderson and many more have countless race wins under their belts and it is their input that helps Starboard’s race division keep progressing to new levels of performance. For 2015 the team riders have had a massive input on the design of the ‘Race’. This board is in essence a one board race quiver. Whether racing on flat water or the ocean the Race has the performance to win. The lower rockered nose maximises the water line and speed in flat water and the tail shape increases control when riding in on the waves for Battle of the Paddle style competitions. With awesome designs and some of the best racers in the world, 2015 could be a year of domination yet again for Starboard SUP.

2015 Starboard SUP

The 2015 Starboard SUP Race Range is shaping up to take the competitive world by storm!

Hopefully by now you’re as excited as we are about the 2015 Starboard SUP range! Official release date is the 1st of November and we will of course have all the latest news on any new shapes as soon as the information goes live!

Thanks for reading, See you on the water!

Red Paddle Co 2015 first glance!

Here at Boylo’s we are lucky enough to have worked with Red Paddle Co since we first started. It’s been great to see the brand and their products progressing through the years and the Red Paddle Co 2015 range looks set to raise the benchmark even higher! Being the only dedicated inflatable SUP brand means that the entire focus of all in the Red Paddle Co team is on improving the inflatable SUP products on offer. This doesn’t just mean making the best boards but also the best side products like the carry rucksack, the pumps and the accessories. All of the attention to detail put into the design of every Red Paddle Co product makes your SUP experience as enjoyable and practical as possible. This year Red Paddle Co have focused on 3 key aspects for the equipment; Stiffness, Inflation (speed and pressure) and transportation.

The release date for the brand new Red Paddle Co 2015 boards isn’t until the 1st of November but we have an exclusive sneak peak at the range and things are looking good! Below are just a couple of the changes and new products featuring in the Red Paddle Co 2015 board line!

What’s your ride?

Red Paddle Co Ride

The Ride Collection features the 9’8, 10’6, 10’8 and 10’8 Windsurf!

For 2015 the 9’6 Allwater, 10’0 Surfer and 10’8 Mega have been tweaked and transformed into the 9’8 Ride and the 10’8 Ride. The trio of ride sizes are designed to meet the 90% of paddle boarders looking for their perfect all round, do-it-all SUP. The 9’8 Ride features the same patented RSS rocker stiffening system as seen on the 10’0 surfer from last year but it has lost a full 4 inches of nose length reducing the swing weight and the thickness on the new board has been brought down to 3.93″ to maintain performance and maneuverability in the surf.

The 10’6 Rides winning formula remains unchanged apart from the redesigned valve seen on all of the boards with improved efficiency and the revised leash placement allowing for a larger deckpad and better foot positioning.

The 10’8 Ride is available as a windsurf option in another Red Paddle Co first. The entry level, stable 10’8 is the perfect platform for relaxed and enjoyable windsurfing! It’s great to see a board focused purely on the enjoyment of windsurfing rather than it’s performance! Cargo nets for your wet/dry bags are standard on all of this years boards too! (Excluding the surfstar and elites.)

Want something sporty?

Red Paddle Co Sport

First look at the brand new Red Paddle Co 11’0 sport which is shaping up to be a Boylo’s team favourite!

Brand new for 2015 is the Red Paddle Co 11’0 Sport! This is one of the most exciting designs the team here have seen since the first inflatables starting rolling off the production line! The Sport takes it’s inspiration from the 10’6 ride and much of the shape is shared in the new board’s outline and characteristics. The Sport has grown a little in length providing a much improved flat water speed and glide. The wider square tail on the Sport looks great for wave riding and could make this a brilliant compact downwinder! Featuring a little more thickness as well as the RSS system means that the sport is super rigid and the cargo net up front means you can take your gear with you if you want to do some serious touring! The Red Paddle Co 11’0 Sport could be the perfect all round SUP!

Pump it up!

Another major development for 2015 is the Red Paddle Co Titan Pump. In 2014 Red Paddle Co release the high pressure pump which was sold alongside the regular pump in order to allow riders to inflate their boards to a much higher pressure which vastly improves the boards performance capabilities. The 2015 Titan pump though could make all other alternatives seem pointless. The new pump consists of two chambers, the first pushes a greater volume of air into the board to speed up inflation times, internal gearing then switches to the second cylinder which works like the high pressure pump from 2014 and allows the board to made far more rigid than it’s high volume counterpart. The new pump could easily be the best development in inflatable SUP products throughout the entire market let alone the Red Paddle Co 2015 range. The ability to inflate fast and then without switching pumps add the extra high pressure is going to make a monumental difference to the performance and satisfaction that these inflatables will offer!

We’re stoked for the new range of Red Paddle Co board’s to come out and we will keep you updated on all the latest news and products when they are officially released on November 1st. Make sure you check out the Red Paddle Co page on our website which will have the boards on show the moment they are available for purchase, some are available now! Go to Red Paddle Co 2015

 

Andy King visits Lyme Regis!

Lyme Regis has been hit by some great windsurfing conditions recently and with the conditions at their peak, Goya team rider Andy King payed the bay a visit!

Andy King competing in the British Wave Sailing Association at his stomping ground, Gwithian, Cornwall

Andy King competing in the British Wave Sailing Association at his stomping ground, Gwithian, Cornwall

We are of course talking about the pounding south westerlies we had last week. On Wednesday the 8th the Boylo’s team packed up the wave gear jumped in the van and headed down to Gwithian. Conditions were trickier than forecast but head high sets made for some decent wave sailing conditions. Andy King and his brother Steve had been sailing over at Marazion which offers similar jumping conditions to Lyme Regis. After a few solid hours of charging at Marazion, Andy made a call to the team at Gwithian for a surf update and duly headed over. Despite the hours of full on sailing at Marazion Andy surveyed the conditions and grabbed his surfboard in order to catch some waves before dark!

This commitment to scoring epic sessions then led to him driving up from Cornwall that night to stop the night with the Boylo’s team in anticipation of the session in Lyme the following morning….

Lyme Regis Windsurfing

The low pressure had been seen a long way off and was looking like it would hit Lyme Regis perfectly Friday Morning!

An early start looked like the best option with the tides at the right state and the bulk of the wind and swell hitting in the morning. Toast, cereals and tea was thoroughly shovelled down gullets and soon Andy and the team were on their way in. The drive in provided the perfect build up to the session with the thrashing trees and dark skies putting butterflies into everyone’s stomachs!

The vans pulled onto the seafront to see perfect ramps forming up inside the bay and 30+ knotts of cross shore wind! Frantic rigging soon followed with everyone questioning the right sail size for the conditions. Andy rigged up a 4.7m Goya Eclipse and Murray Saunders (Boylo’s co-founder) rigged a 4.5m Loft Sails Purelip. Both riders opting for the 5-batten control in the strong gusty conditions. The two sailors took to the water joined by local sailors Sam Wood, Luke Nauen, and Luke Patrick. After some HUGE airs and back loops from Andy the general consensus was to drop down sail sizes to 4-4.3m sails! The winds seemed even stronger than predicted! What followed can only be regarded as a masterclass in windsurf jumping from Andy King as Push loops, Back loops and Big forwards happened on nearly every ramp that dared open itself up for punishment.

Luckily I had the camera out at the right times to get some pictures that give you a feeling of the insane show we had from Andy King:

Andy King Lyme Regis

20-30ft Backloops were Andy’s go to manoeuvres nailing 90+% dry!

As the spectacle unfolded more and more people gathered along the parade to watch. Some had never seen windsurfing before and the jumps Andy was doing left many of the crowd in disbelief.

Andy King Windsurfing Lyme Regis

Everything Andy did that morning got a loud gasp from the onlookers stood on the parade. It was great to see jumps like this happening a few hundred feet in front of the shop!

Conditions were gnarly and the local guys were ripping it up too. Some of the set waves rolling through were heavy mind you and even Murray Saunders, who knows the bay better than most, got caught out by one such logo high clean up monster!

Windsurfing Crash Wave

Experienced local sailor Murray Saunders was jumping high all day, but got caught out by this bruiser on his way out toward the end! Luckily the kit survived and Murray had a long swim and tired sail back to the beach to catch his breath, a lucky escape.

New kid on the block Luke Patrick wasn’t so fortunate and on his second run out he suffered the same thumping fate that Murray had been subject to on the previous set waves. Unfortunately for Luke the force of the wave severed his UJ and he desperately clung on to board and sail seperately in the head high white water. It was obvious that something was wrong and the chance of Luke being hurt resulted in the RNLI Lyme Regis Lifeboat being launched. Andy King despite the harsh conditions sailed out to Luke and immediately shot to the beach to grab a spare UJ for him. In the meantime the RNLI had made their way downwind to where Luke was treading water grasping the sail and board seperately still in the constant white water. Andy soon arrived with the spare UJ and the two sailors swiftly dispatched the broken UJ and swapped it for the replacement. Luke then water-started and managed to sail back up wind through the conditions despite the heavy beating he had taken for the last 5-10 minutes. The brave crew of the RNLI provided a much needed confidence boost and safety net for the two sailors as they made their way back to the shore through the high winds and heavy white water. A huge thank you goes out to the crew of the Lyme Regis RNLI who expertly navigated the massive conditions in order to provide rescue cover for the fallen windsurfer. Their committment and skill is an invaluable asset to the Lyme Regis Watersports community and if you can afford to donate anything please click this link to the RNLI Donation Page.

Windsurfing Crash

Another out of the blue thumping for one of the sailors. Luke, Andy and the RNLI crew did brilliantly to make a dangerous situation result in nothing but a lost UJ.

By all account’s this was an epic day of wave sailing in Lyme Regis and highlights just how high performance a spot the bay here can be for windsurfing! For more pictures of this awesome session plus many more and offers from our store check out our Boylo’s Facebook Page.

For all the latest windsurfing equipment check out our website page dedicated to the latest and best Windsurfing Equipment.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, I hope you have enjoyed it and get to go out in some great conditions at your own local spot as soon as possible! If you’ve enjoyed the blog please leave a comment below and as ever if you have any questions or requests for future reviews or articles get in touch!

Wetsuit Wash – Product Test and Review

Wetsuit Wash is a brand new wetsuit shampoo that we have just started stocking at Boylo’s. There are plenty of wetsuit shampoos on the market but we have been looking for a wash that truly leaves the suit smelling great. In our experience the other wetsuit shampoos we have tested have been great smelling themselves but not really left the suit smelling the same after the wash. We thought we’d test a new brand and found ‘Wetsuit Wash’. This is our review of the latest in wetsuit care products.

Wetsuit Wash

Wetsuit Wash seems to be the real deal, with all the right ingredients and the right result.

First off, the shampoo really does look the business, the bottle and label look smart and industrial which immediately filled us with confidence. Once you pop the lid on Wetsuit Wash you can’t help but notice the strong mint aroma. This scent is perfect for overpowering bad smells, why do you think they make toothpaste smell minty! Even before we tested it we were confident that at least some of this strong minty smell would be left in the wetsuit. Wetsuit Wash uses a naturally derived glucoside surfactant, which means about as much to us as it probably does to you. What it actually means though is that the cleaning agents in wetsuit wash are effective in getting rid of smells and stains but won’t cause any defects on things like your GBS seams or liquid seals.

The Test

We have used plenty of wetsuit cleaners in our lifetime and we have always found that no matter how smelly or not smelly your wetsuit is, you always want to give the suit the strongest formula. For Wetsuit Wash we mixed 15ml of product with roughly 8 litres of warm water and then we simply left the suit in the mix for 10 minutes and came back to give it a full sloshing and turning over for good measure. Wetsuit Wash suggested that rinsing is optional and not necessary so we decided to leave it as that’s what we normally do with the other wetsuit cleaners.

We left the suit to dry and we were really pleased when we returned to it and found that the post session smell had been eradicated and replaced by a subtle mint smell. What’s more one of the deeper salty stained corners of the wetsuit in the armpit had become stain free!

Wetsuit Wash was easy to use and gave us a nice smelling and also CLEAN wetsuit ready for the next time we needed to get in the water. The team is stoked on the new Wetsuit Wash and each member now has a bottle permanently in their backpack. For more information on Wetsuit Wash you can check out their website by clicking here -> Wetsuit Wash.

Wetsuit Wash

10/10 for Wetsuit Wash, great to find a wash that does exactly what it says on the tin!

If you have any questions or queries then feel free to leave a comment in the box below or give us a call in the shop. You can also order your own Wetsuit Wash on our website. Happy cleaning!