Windsurf Fit means a suit tailored to the specific needs of windsurfers without compromise. The most obvious and measurable difference is the contoured arms that minimise muscle fatigue and forearm cramp whilst maintaining full grip strength. Diameter is increased 15-25% over most suits.
A windsurfing stance has 3 main points;
1. EXPANDED ARMS (MAJOR LOAD TRANSFER)
2. SHOULDERS PULLED FORWARD (HANGING FROM THE BOOM)
3. HEAD TURNED SIDEWAYS (LOOKING FORWARD IN DIRECTION OF TRAVEL)
Windsurf Fit addresses each of these differences. As above, the contoured arm panels allow for arm expansion under load as opposed to a surf suit with straight, tapered arms.
The length across the back panel is increased so as not to restrict the shoulders, and the length across the chest is shortened to prevent excess material flapping around. This is the opposite to a surf suit where the paddling stance has shoulders pulled back and chest pushed out.
The neck panel on these windsurf suits uses a single layer of soft, double lined material to reduce irritation from constantly twisting your head to watch where you’re going. A fused edge on the neck panel also softens the transition at the edge of the panel. The fit of the neck is looser than a surf suit to prioritise sailing comfort over duck-diving seal.
These combined differences improve the windsurfing fit of the wetsuit.