I have just finished my third Dunedin winter in my custom MAX 4/3 wetsuit.
I remember my suit arriving at my front door—it seemed to be so light and stretchy, so I was surprised with just how warm it was.
I have owned a lot of warm winter wetsuits over the years, from all the leading brands but none of them have been as warm as my MAX 4/3. I've surfed in storms, hail and snow and never been cold. I have been towed around behind a jetski all day in the middle of a Dunedin winter and not been cold once.
During the first winter I was lucky enough to have a new Seventhwave MAX 4/3 and a new Xcel 4/3. I wore the Seventhwave suit on the cold days and the Xcel on the warmer days, but it didn't take long to stop wearing the Xcel all together during winter and use it as a summer suit. The Seventhwave suit was a far better suit, it was warmer, it dried way faster, it was lighter, more flexible, more comfortable and it fit me perfectly as it was custom made for me.
I loved my suit and I thrashed it—I'm not a part time surfer, I surf a lot! Towards the end my suit had fin cuts and rips from the jetski trailer, but the stitching was still intact and I was still warm enough to survive a 8 degree water temp Dunedin winter and not even think about replacing it.
I am so happy with my Seventhwave wetsuit that I won't look at the mass produced Chinese made suits ever again—I'll give my money to a local NZ company and receive a far better product instead.
Thanks heaps and keep up the good work."