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The Benefits of Wearing a Wetsuit


As the air temperature begins to drop, so too does the water temperature. Now that colder weather is moving in for most of the United States, it’s time to start thinking seriously about how to protect yourself when you’re out on the water. In other words, it’s time to take your wetsuit out of storage and wear it once you’re in the water.

But a wetsuit doesn’t just help protect you from the colder water temperatures–it can also several other benefits as well:

BuoyancyThe Benefits of Wearing a Wetsuit

A swimsuit is designed to provide buoyancy. The more buoyant you are, the easier it is for your body to float in the water. This means your body has to put in less effort with each stroke, allowing you to swim faster and longer than you would without a wetsuit.


The buoyancy of wetsuits helps with speed, but so does the way they’re coated. Wetsuits are coated with SCS (Super Composite Skin) coatings that repel water, helping you move faster than other swimmers.


Finally, as we said in the beginning, wetsuits help protect you against the colder water temperatures in the fall and winter months. It adds a layer of protection between your body and the water, insulating you from the colder temperatures.

At Woody’s Watersports, we offer complimentary wetsuits to our customers during the colder months. We do not recommend wearing a wetsuit if the temperature exceeds 70 degrees Fahrenheit. To learn more, give us a call at 727-391-0200 today!

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