Bodysurfing doesn’t take much to learn. All you need is a beach with good waves, a pair of fins, and a willingness to be swept in the water. If you’re having a hard time successfully riding waves, though, then you can add a body board to the ensemble to ease the process a bit. The guys behind the Wavewrecker thinks their bodysurfing wetsuit will be a lot more fun.
A specialty wetsuit, it comes with flexible, closed-cell foam fins positioned across strategic locations to maximize buoyancy while you’re in the water. When worn, the suit will make it easier to stay afloat, all while still allowing you to dive into waves, so you can put less effort into floating and focus your attention on riding waves.
The Wavewrecker is made from neoprene in three different thicknesses, ensuring the perfect mix to maximize mobility, durability, and comfort, with specially-designed neck and cuffs to ensure water never gets into the suit. The best part? Because of its buoyancy, the suit dramatically cuts the learning curve for new bodysurfers, all while giving experienced individuals greater control when navigating a wave. Plus, it should give parents peace of mind to know their bodysurfing kids are going to float regardless of what happens in the water. The worst part? The foam fins stick out all throughout the suit, making it look like you're wearing swimming aids – not exactly the most flattering look for anyone over the age of 12 at the beach.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Wavewrecker. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $250 for a kid-sized suit and $350 for adult sizes.