Living in the southern reaches of the Pacific leads any keen surfer to discern the differences in wetsuit technology between gimmicks and real quality.
In a market filled with claims and promises that often fall short, I decided to get serious about learning the differences that would give me the best value for money in my next purchase. I was no easy customer to win over when I first walked into the Seventhwave factory in Christchurch, as I’d been doing my research on the internet and had years of experience behind me. But it quickly became apparent that use of the best international materials, produced locally, by a company that stands behind their product is the best way to go.
As for performance, my Seventhwave Max has met all my expectations of warmth, comfort, and durability. Out of all the top-of-the-line international brands I have used, none can match those essentials of quality. Add to that Seventhwave’s ability for customization, which is something I put great value on.
I’m stoked that this is available in New Zealand so that I can support the development of local quality that matches anything in the world. We’re all going to have just that much richer experience as a result."