After surfing and windsurfing the coast of Taranaki for 10 years we shifted to the tropical Queensland coast and learnt to kiteboard on the sandy beach's of Mackay
. Wetsuits? Who needs them here? 30 degree water and air temp. Ha! Then we hear... October through to April there are: blue bottle jellies, Irukandji, marine stingers, box jelly fish and more. For this reason you need to wear protective suit.
Once we acclimatised to the tropics and dived into the freezing temperatures of winter where the water temp plummets down to around 20 degrees and you feel the need for protection. I also needed protection from being 'tea bagged and rag dolled' from the kite.
The answer came from Seventhwave.
I ordered a long sleeve Titanium Hot Top
through the online store. This combination gave me protection from the nasty stings, warmth to get through the winter, and the Watershorts particularly gave me the protection I needed from being slammed bum first into the water.
I've used neoprene tops before and always found they were hard to get on/off and difficult to fit as they gripped and twisted around the forearms and shoulders. When I first put on the Seventhwave Titanium Hot Top it just slipped on nice and smooth. Bliss. Now into my third season and my gear is still going strong.
Thanks to to guys and gals at Seventhwave for supplying a superior product. The purchasing transaction went very smooth and I had my gear delivered to me in Australia in no time at all."