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Wetsuit Outlet Blog

Latest: O'Neill Paddle Out

Thousands of surfers paid tribute to sea legend Jack O’Neill in global memorial paddle outs this week. The wetsuit pioneer and founder of the O’Neill brand we know and love today, sadly passed away last month at the grand old age of 94... Read article


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Rip Curl Cup 2017 - Padang Padang

The countdown to the world-class surf competition is ON! Here’s everything you need to know so far…


Wetsuit Care 101

Wetsuits can be pricey, which means caring for your wetty is important. So read on for a bunch of good tips, tricks and products available to extend the lifespan of your gear.


Jack O'Neill

We pay tribute to wetsuit pioneer and all-round surfing legend, Jack O’Neill.


8 Ways to Improve your Kayaking

Think you’re pretty good at kayaking? Well try doing this lot and think again! With a little effort you could drastically improve your paddling skills…


Wetsuit Buyers Guide

The big wide world of wetsuits can be confusing and challenging if you’re not sure what to look for. With so many wetsuits to choose from and a range of different price tags, it might seem confusing at first. But fear not! Here’s a few pointers to help buy yourself the perfect wetsuit…


The Kook's Guide to Stand Up Paddle Boarding

So what exactly is a Stand Up Paddleboard? How do you do it? And with so many models on the market how do you know which one is right for you? Read on, we’ve got you covered…


Your guide to triathlon wetsuits

The triathlon is booked, you’ve bought a new bike and top of the line trainers – but what about a wetsuit?


8 Ways to improve your diving... on land!

Want to get the most out of your next dive? Make sure you’re doing these simple things between trips…


9 Ways to Protect your Beach

It’s National Earth Day on April 22nd what better time to give back to our environment and look after Mother Nature? Here are a few ways you can help protect the coast so we can enjoy it for years to come…


Evolution of the Wetsuit

We throw them on every day without even thinking about it, but where did wetsuits come from, and what on earth did we all do before them?


The Big Spring Clean

Well it’s that time again – the start of a new season! The sun is shining, the water is calling and we need to dust off our kit. But what’s still safe to use and what needs replacing? Here are a few things to consider…


8 Reasons why you need to try Kitesurfing NOW

Think kitesurfing is too extreme for you? Think again! Here’s why you should give it a go this summer…


Essential Accessories for Watersports

The weather is (almost) looking better and we’re getting super excited for the return of watersports. Here are a few things you’ll need if you plan on having springtime fun at the seaside…


How to Improve your Surfing by Tomorrow

We all know practise makes perfect when it come to surfing, but there are a few things you can do to improve your technique. Here’s how to be a better surfer straight away…


Diving Holiday Checklist

So you know what fish to look for and you’ve got your accommodation booked. But have you got your kit bag sussed out yet? Here’s your definitive tick list of what to pack for that big diving trip. Enjoy!


Keep Warm this February

Make your February less bleak and more colourful with our edit of the best pieces to wrap up warm in this winter…


January Sale

It’s that time of year again and our January sale is packed with everything you need to get out on the water. So what are you waiting for?


The Best New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Ever Make

If you’re stuck for inspiration, why not choose one of these? Forget the usual ‘eat more vegetables’ and get outdoors with these ideas to push your mind and body in 2017...


Focus On: Palm

Palm have long been considered one of the market leaders for paddle sports and they’re consistent quality and value have earned them a place in our hearts. With equipment and clothing for all budgets and water sports, you’ll want the lot! Here’s our round up of our favourite bargains…


Winter Sale

Not quite brave enough to face the sales, but still want to bag yourself a bargain? Well you’re in luck as we’ve slashed the prices on hundreds of products on our website. So sit back and take a look at some of our favourites. Turkey sandwich anyone?


Kidding Around

Don’t forget the little ones this year. If you’re still in need of a few presents to put under the tree, we’ve got lots that your little water babies will love!


Christmas Gifts

Still got a few prezzies left to buy? Never fear, we’ve got the perfect gift for EVERYONE in your life!


Winter Sale

If you’re still getting your winter wardrobe together, you’re in luck. All of these reduced items are perfect for wearing right now. So what are you waiting for? Get shopping!


Top Picks: Billabong

Once a humble boardshorts designer and now a globally recognised surfer brand, Billabong is the Australian label you need in your life. With a huge range comprising wetsuits, hoodies, boots, swimwear, gloves and heaps of stylish clothing for men, women and kids, you’re sure to find something you love!


Earlybird Gift Guide

Don’t leave it all to the last minute this year. Beat the crowds and snap up all gifts for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life online. Thanks to our 90-day return policy over the festive period, they’ll have plenty of time to change their mind!


8 Reasons to take up Wakeboarding

For a relatively new idea, it’s taken the world of watersports by storm. And no wonder, it’s great fun, easy to pick up and sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Still need convincing? Fine, here you are…


Clothing to Beat the Chill

The trees are looking bare and there’s a bitter chill in the air - winter has well and truly taken hold. But it will take more than that to keep us indoors! Wrap up warm with these super toasty items. The best bit? They’re all in the sale…


Top Picks: MUSTO

We’re having a huge sale on our website right now, including lots of great gear from one of our favourite sailing and watersport brands. MUSTO has a great range of quality active wear – here are some of our top picks!


The Clothing Checklist Every Surfer Needs

You can’t hit the waves if you don’t look the part, right? Well luckily we’ve got you covered, surfers, in our end of season sale!


Your 8 Kayaking Essentials

Stop right there! You can’t hit the water with the wrong kit. Luckily, we’ve compiled 8 of our best products for Kayaking – and they’re all in the sale too!


The Five Gill Products you NEED this week

This week we’re celebrating the amazing sailing brand, Gill and offering you great discounts over on our website! Every boater needs some of their ultra-technical gear to keep them looking the part on the waves. Here’s our top five discount buys…


Red Paddle Co How-To Guides

Concerned about getting to grips with the latest Red Paddle Co SUP boards and equipment? Never fear, Red Paddle Co have released these handy how-to guides to help you get pumped...


7 Best Scuba Dive Locations in the World

There’s nothing worse than a disappointing dive. For mesmerising marine life guaranteed, head to some of these top destinations


Interview with a Channel Swimmer

We catch up with super swimmer Nathan Payas following his successful swim of the English Channel to raise money for charity – and we find out exactly what he thought about for the nine hours it took to make the crossing…


Ultimate Beach Etiquette

When you like water sports as much as us lot, it’s inevitable you’ll spend considerable amounts of time on sandy stretches. But do you know the official beach etiquette?


WSO Meets: Nathan Payas

Ever wanted to swim the Channel? We catch up with Nathan Payas, a singer and swimmer from Gibraltar who’s about to take on the English Channel to raise money for charity


8 Reasons to Try Windsurfing Today

Were you inspired by our windsurfing spotlight video, Realise: Age is no limit? In case you need any more reasons to try a sport that looks cool, makes you feel great and is guaranteed to tone you up, here are a few more…


10 Reasons Why You NEED to Teach Your Kids to Swim

Whether you live close to the sea or not, there are countless benefits to teaching your child how to swim. Here are just a few…


Why Cornwall is a Surfer's Paradise

Golden sands, a thrilling Atlantic swell and miles of spectacular coastline. Yep, it’s hard to beat Cornwall for water sports...


7 Surprising Tips to Improve Your Swimming

No matter how fit you are, swimming can often be a challenge. It requires different muscles than the ones we’re used to and demands good technique. Here are a few easy ways you can set your stroke on fire…


7 Beaches for Surfing in the UK

Forget going abroad for that surfing holiday, we’ve got world-class beaches and thrilling swells right here in the UK. Here are a few of our favourites.


Why You Should Buy a Wetsuit

Whether you are going abroad or simply heading to the UK coastline, if you are planning on spending prolonged periods of time in the sea, then investing in a wetsuit is a purchase that you won’t regret.


When to Sail and Where to go

Whichever part of the world you’re keen to cruise, make sure you plan your trip at the ideal time for optimum sailing. Here’s our simple guide on where to sail, and when.


A Diver's Guide to Fish

There’s a myriad of mysterious creatures that lurk in the ocean depths, so it’s hardly surprising that many divers struggle to identify fish. Depending where you’re diving you’re likely to spot different species, but here are the basics when it comes to tropical marine life.


The Sailor’s Guide to Dolphin Spotting

Forget the tourist traps and hop on a boat to encounter dolphins in their natural habitat. Here’s everything you need to know…


6 Ocean Rules to Live By

No matter what water sports you’re into, there are a few guidelines you should always consider when enjoying life by the sea...


How to Handle New Crew

Competent skippers are always looking to pass on their love of sailing, but handling new crew is a bit different to dealing with saltier sea dogs...


Top 10 Celebrity Surfers

It’s great fun and fantastic exercise, so no wonder celebs (and even royalty) love surfing just as much as we do. Here are our favourite stars that can’t get enough of the open ocean...


What to Pack for a Weekend Sail

Whether you’re sailing the Med or cruising UK waters, there are a few things you can’t afford to leave behind on a weekend sail. Assuming your navigation charts and standard equipment are already arranged, here’s your checklist for the rest.


WSO Wishlist: Summer Sale

Summer is here and so is our sale! We’ve got everything you could think of to stay stylish while active this season, and all at unbeatable prices. Here’s our pick of the best…


Top Tips for Sailing at Night

Just imagine it - an ocean to yourself, dolphins blowing turquoise rivers through the black sea and a sky full of stars to guide your sails...


Sailing Etiquette: 5 Rules you need to know

Perfect your sailing etiquette by following these 5 essential rules for safe and smooth sailing…


WSO Wishlist: Family Fun Essentials

Give your kids the watersports bug this Summer...


6 Reasons to try SUP Yoga

Yogis everywhere are now using SUP boards to improve and challenge their practice and Stand Up Paddle boarders should give it a go too, here’s why…


WSO Wishlist: Essential Surf Saviours

Sometimes it’s being prepared with the little things that ensure you surf better, for longer and never miss a good session…


6 Simple Ways you can Help Keep our Beaches and Seas Clean

We all want to be able to enjoy beautiful beaches, clean seas and protect them for future generations and the marine life for which they are home...


WSO Wishlist: Summer Essentials

The weather's hotting up and with Summer on our doorstep, we're thinking about the best products to keep cool and look great. Check out our sizzling Summer Essentials...


5 Bucketlist-Worthy Worldwide SUP Spots

Come with us on a tour round the world, looking for the most beautiful places to SUP...


WSO Wishlist: Essential Summer Snorkeling Kit

Take up snorkeling and marvel at the abundance of life in our seas – you actually need very little kit to get started…


8 Top Tips for Snorkeling Success

Snorkeling is an exciting and inexpensive way to experience the diverse range of life in our seas – here are our top tips for getting started…


WSO Wishlist: Kitesurfing Kit by Mystic

We’ve given Mystic’s 2016 kitesurfing kit our seal of approval for both performance and style – here’s the kit we’re lusting after most…


6 Top Tips for SUP Newbies

New to stand up paddle boarding? These pro pointers will see you avoid all the usual beginner mistakes…


WSO Wishlist: Bodyboarding Essentials

Get ready to ride the waves and have some serious fun with our favourite bodyboarding kit…


5 Delicious Desserts That Won’t Undo Your Training

We all know sports performance is enhanced by a healthy diet, but sometimes everyone craves a sweet treat! That’s where these decadent desserts come in…


WSO Wishlist: Long Distance Skate Essentials

Get prepped for a long distance skateboarding adventure with these go-anywhere hero products…


370 Mile Solo Skate For Surfers Against Sewage

This dedicated 19-year-old from Essex skated all the way down to Newquay, Cornwall, locking up 370 solo miles – that’s some serious long distance skateboarding...


WSO Wishlist: New Season Essentials

Welcome the good weather with some new sunny Spring kit…


6 Reasons to try Wild Swimming

Swimming outdoors is great fun and boasts a whole range of benefits for body, mind and soul...


Presenting the WSO Spray-on Wetsuit

Presenting the WSO SpraySuit! Thanks to new, totally epic technology, we've created a wetsuit that you simply spray on...


WSO Wishlist: Essential Kayak Kit from Palm

This week we’re lusting after Palm’s high tech, high style kayak kit…


WSO Wishlist: Tri Swim Edit

Improve your tri times, transitions and travel with our top products…


Hell on High Seas raises over £1 Million

We’ve been on the edge of our seats following Musto ambassador Ian Walker skippering a gaggle of celebrities in aid of BT Sport Relief...


WSO Wishlist: SUP Edit

Get ready for the Spring/Summer SUP season with our lust-worthy fabulous five…


Top Tips for Sailing with Children

Here are our top tips to make sailing with children a stress-free success…


WSO Wishlist: Sailor's Saviours

Time to update your sailing kit? Take a look at our favourite five products…


How Coconut Oil will Boost Your Watersports Performance

If you aren’t already including coconut oil in your diet, you will be...


10 Fascinating Ocean Facts

As watersports fans we all love and respect our planet’s saltwater supply, but how much do you actually know about our oceans?


WSO Wishlist: The Wakeboard Edit

Need some new gear? Take a look at wakeboarding’s most wanted…


5 Top Tips for Sailing Photography

Sailing presents some fantastic photographic opportunities – here are our top tips for making the most out of them…


5 Brilliant 2016 Sailing Regattas

Summer wouldn’t be Summer without a regatta or two – here are five of our favourites to inspire you…


Essential Surf Travel Kit

Make your surf trip ultra-smooth with these travel essentials.


7 Brilliant UK Standup Paddle Boarding Spots

Plan a road trip with your best SUP buddies and visit one of the UK’s best spots…


5 Brilliant Training Apps Every Triathlete Needs

Turn your phone into powerful tool for triathlon training with our top 5 apps


6 Quick and Healthy Breakfasts Fit for Athletes

Breakfast is the meal that makes champions. Set yourself up for a good day everyday with these quick and healthy ideas


6 Lustworthy Winter Sun Destinations for Watersports Enthusiasts

We’re dreaming of leaving winter behind for a week or two in warm waters...


5 Bucket List Worthy Triathlons

Swim, run and cycle in one of the world’s most extraordinary triathlons


10 Healthy New Year's Resolutions

Make 2016 your healthiest and happiest year ever with these awesome and achievable New Year’s resolutions!


8 Top Tips for Sailing with your Dog

There’s no reason why your dog can’t be an important part of your crew – follow our top tips for smooth sailing with furry friends…


What to look for when buying your first wetsuit

Choosing the correct wetsuit will protect you from weather and water conditions by keeping you warm and making you feel more comfortable and safer in the water.


10 Reasons to Drink More Water

Water is so beneficial to our bodies and drinking enough is vital for overall health and sports performance...


6 Inspiring Kiteboarders to Follow on Instagram

Too many photos of cats and cappuccinos in your news feed? Follow the boarders who’ll fill your feed with insane kiteboarding photos and inspire you to get out there!


10 Top Tips for First Time Triathletes

Swim, cycle, run! Follow our advice for a successful, stress-free first triathlon.


5 Top Tips for Winter Surfing

Winter can be the best season to surf in the UK – you just need to know how to survive the cold water, get organised and ditch the 3:2 wetsuit...


10 Healthy High-Energy Snacks

Don’t let a busy lifestyle impact on your diet – these healthy high energy snacks are perfect for in between meals and won’t ruin your training program.


5 Environmental Organisations Worthy of Your Support

Sometimes all it takes is a bunch of signatures to make a big difference to the future of our planet…


5 Knots Every Sailor Should Know

Know your Bowline from your Cleat Hitch? If not, read on. This is Sailing 101, people!


Essential Guide to Lifejackets

The water is as unpredictable as it is inviting. For sailing, as well as many other watersports, it’s vital to wear a lifejacket, as it could very well save your life...


Essential Guide to Wakeboarding

It really is easier than ever to hit the wake as loads of water sports centres and wake-parks allow you to just turn up, hire the gear and have a go.


7 Free and Fantastic Sailing Apps

From tides and weather to news and knots, we round up our top free sailing apps


5 Watersports That’ll Get You Fit Fast

Get in the water for a total body workout and an adrenaline fix all in one…


6 Pro Wakeboarders You Need to Follow on Instagram

Give these guys and gals a follow and you’ll never be bored at work again...


Sailing Tips for Beginners

Listening to the wind in the sail with the sun on your face amidst open waters is something everybody should experience...


10 Sailing Terms You Need to Know

If you’re just getting started in sailing and don’t know your boom from your elbow, you need this nautical glossary in your life…


Kayaking: Better Than a Gym Workout

Kayaking lifts the spirits, clears the mind and works the whole body...


6 Awesome Videos of Dogs Sharing our Love of Watersports

Their little faces will warm you heart, but do they have better skills than you?


How to Get Started in Triathlon

The ultimate test of your determination and motivation, Triathlon allows you to push yourself further than you ever thought you’d go.


5 Bucket List Worthy Sailing Destinations in Europe

Cast off your bowlines and explore some of the best sailing destinations in Europe…


6 Weird and Wonderful Beaches That Will Blow Your Mind

Take a holiday on the wild side and visit one of these quirky beaches...


Why Stand Up Paddle Boarding is Great for Your Health

You don’t need to have a high level of fitness to get started with SUP, that comes naturally and the health benefits you’ll reap from the sport are plentiful…


6 Underwater Photographers That’ll Rock Your Instagram Feed

We've hand-picked the best these pro underwater photographers have to offer


Surf Etiquette: 7 Rules You Need to Know

Surf etiquette is actually pretty straightforward – just memorise these 7 rules and you won't have a problem...

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