It’s reached that time of year where surfing in the UK requires a winter suit, boots and gloves. It’s cold out there.
If you need some extra motivation to get yourself in the sea this winter here’s our guide to getting hygge (aka warm, cosy and super snuggly) after surfing.
Warm up with hot drinks
A hot drink is often the fastest way to warm up after a chilly surf. Bring a flask of hot water for a speedy cup of tea. We love Positivitea, and the heart charkra is a comforting blend that’s lovely to drink after being out in the elements.
If you’re in need of a flask, SAS do a sustainably made one from Kleen Kanteen that will keep your drink warm for up to six hours.
Add lots of layers
After surfing, base layers are your friend. It’s hard to get fully dry in a cold car park so by pull on leggings and tops made from wicking merino wool and you’ll get drier and warmer quicker. Check out merino from Icebreaker, Finisterre and Sweaty Betty.
Our favourite socks are Stance – their thicker ones (designed for snowsports) are also perfect for after a cold water surf.
Finally, a hat is an essential and we’re a fan of the Finisterre Esam beanie.
Get hygge at home
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