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New technology has allowed manufacturers and designers to almost perfect the modern wetsuit

The reaction comes following the release of a video by some Canadian students who, following a lack of heavy snow, took to the slopes wearing wetsuits after being told the wet weather was “better off for surfing”.

Members of the University of British Columbia Freeride Club, based in Whistler, are seen skiing and snowboarding down mountainsides wearing attire that is traditionally associated with their surfing cousins in a move highlighting their determination to make the most of the weather despite recent heavy downpours.

As they hurtle off slopes into pools of icy water, it’s clear from the video – filmed using a single GoPro camera – that does much to emphasise the thermal qualities of the wetsuits. “Basically we are just trying to make the most of the weather, and to show that you could have fun no matter what the conditions were”, said one of the students.

With a soundtrack of ‘Surfin’ Safari’ by the Beach Boys, the link between snow and water sport culture is visible for all to see. As British market leaders in water sports equipment and attire, a spokesperson for Wetsuit Centre has released a statement following the report.

“While we always champion the thermal qualities of our winter wetsuits, we cannot ask for much better proof of their qualities than a video filmed in Whistler during the depths of their winter. New technology has allowed manufacturers and designers to almost perfect the modern wetsuit, ensuring that surfers, swimmers (and skiers) alike are always protected against the cold temperatures.

“It’s great that, through the hilarious video recorded by the British Columbia Freeride Club, people are able to see for themselves the huge quality that is now on offer for them to purchase. As we approach the spring time, the waters are still at extremely low temperatures despite the improving conditions – there’s never been a better time to invest in a wetsuit that will keep you warm for years.”

Based in Bournemouth, Wetsuit Centre is the UK’s largest wetsuit and surfboard supplier. Dedicated water sports specialists, the company provide an extensive range of men’s, women’s and children’s wetsuits and accessories online.

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