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The SIREN has sounded! - New woman's wetsuit model
PRESS RELEASE: 30 October 2013

Summer is just round the corner, and here at Seventhwave we're celebrating the onset of those longer, warmer days with the release of our new women's wetsuit - the Siren.
 
The Siren takes women's wetsuits to the next level - with a more flattering design for women's body shapes.
 
Built with 19 separate panels, the Siren features a heart-shaped front panel which brings a much better fit and shape around the bust area. Heaps more comfort and it looks fantatsic!
 
But it's not all about looks. The key to the Siren is better stretch and greater comfort. 
 
The sophisticated construction not only makes the Siren easier to get on and off, but the design gives better stretch where you really need it - making it far more comfortable to wear.
 
That fit and funtionality all add up to greater comfort in the water - meaning you can stay out for longer and enjoy the surf for longer!
 
As with all our Seventhwave wetsuits the Siren is made with the World’s best quality Yamamoto limestone neoprene.
 
The summer model Siren (breatheable seams) is available in both neck-entry and back-zip styles and in a 3/2mm thickness. Also available in our famous Custom-Fit option.
 
The winter model Siren has sealed seams (G&S) and is available now in the neck-entry (ZB) style in 3/3mm or 4/3mm thickness options and in a Custom-Fit.
 
A winter Siren with a back-zip entry will follow soon.
 
For us, the Siren is another step forward in catering for the  growing numbers of girls and women who are getting into surfing and water sports - giving women the level of service and quality that we are known for in the men's wetsuit market.

View the Siren FL Back Zip Steamer [here]
View the Siren FL ZB Steamer [here]
 
Seventhwave Wetsuits are made in New Zealand from Yamamoto Limestone neoprene. Seventhwave Wetsuits are different because we make each wetsuit Custom-Fit, to the customers measurements. We like to get your measurements and details and then custom make your preferred wetsuit model and thickness to your exact size and shape. We think that's why we get such good feedback from our customers, many of whom come back again and again. To own a Seventhwave wetsuit is to support New Zealand made, to stand up for quality and to experience water sports in a warmer way.

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Bodyline Wetsuits - The sudden closure in July 2013
PRESS RELEASE: 18 July 2013

Seventhwave Wetsuits is moving to reassure customers of former fellow Kiwi wetsuit manufacturer Bodyline that it will be able to look after their wetsuit needs following the sudden closure of the long-running Tauranga-based company.
 
Bodyline closed its doors last week.
 
Seventhwave owner Paul Zarifeh says it's sad to see the firm close down after being a fixture on the local scene for many years.
 
"It is sad, and shows how tough it is for New Zealand manufacturers to compete and stay in business, when a lot of factors are really out of our control. But our customers and those of Bodyline will know, that if you want quality and service and the best of local knowledge then you just can't beat New Zealand-made."
 
And Zarifeh says moving forward, Bodyline customers can rest assured that Seventhwave will be able to look after their wetsuit needs.
 
"Last week we had a couple of Bodyline long-time customers phone sounding worried about what they were going to do now for their next custom wetsuit, as they had just heard the bad news. I assured them we could definitely help them when the time comes and if they needed repairs or anything to contact us."

Zarifeh says they'll only be too happy to help people looking for a new wetsuit supplier, and who want the quality, fit and service delivered by Seventhwave.


Seventhwave Wetsuits is a New Zealand company dedicated to custom-fit, high performance wetsuits for water-sport enthusiasts, made exclusively from Yamamoto limestone neoprene. 100% New Zealand owned and operated, Seventhwave has been providing specialised wetsuit solutions for people since 1987. Surfing in New Zealand is a major sport and players of all ages frequent its amazing beaches throughout the North and South Islands. Seventhwave's manufacturing plant and headquarters are based in Bromley, Christchurch—the cold water temperatures of the South Island is their testing ground.

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New woman's wetsuit model - The Interchangeable Hood Max & Viper model steamers
PRESS RELEASE: 16 April 2013

Women surfers and water sports enthusiasts are in for a treat from Seventhwave Wetsuits – with the topline Interchangeable Hood model Max or Viper wetsuit now available in a women's fitting.
 
The exclusive Interchangeable Hood model has been an extremely popular model for surfing and kitesurfing around New Zealand, and Seventhwave's Paul Zarifeh says having it available now for women is a huge step-up for the girls.
 
“It's a dream come true for women,” says Zarifeh.
 
“The Interchangeable hood Max/Viper has been one of our really popular suits for the guys - it's our top-range suit of the rack - and so being able to offer that suit now to the girls is just fantastic.
 
“We've had a lot of women asking for it, and it's really taking it up a notch in our service to women.”
 
Zarifeh says Seventhwave has always been keen on giving women the right solutions for their water sports.
 
“We've always looked to support women... over the years we've sponsored quite a few top and upcoming women surfers, so it's always been an important market for us and this is just giving them more choice.”
 
“There are more and more women getting into watersports these days - surfing, kiteboarding, wakeboarding, you name it – the numbers are growing all the time. Obviously we want to be part of that and to ensure women get the maximum enjoyment in the water.”
 
“For us it's all about giving women the level of service and quality that we are known for in the men's market.”
 
Zarifeh says the addition of the Interchangeable Hooded Max & Viper wetsuit models for women is also a major milestone for the company -  and means that all Seventhwave suits are now available in men's and women's fittings.
 
“It's very exciting. It's a real milestone for us, and it's means all our models across the entire range are now there for men and women. So we're absolutely stoked about that.”


Seventhwave Wetsuits is a New Zealand company dedicated to custom-fit, high performance wetsuits for water-sport enthusiasts, made exclusively from Yamamoto limestone neoprene. 100% New Zealand owned and operated, Seventhwave has been providing specialised wetsuit solutions for people since 1987. Surfing in New Zealand is a major sport and players of all ages frequent its amazing beaches throughout the North and South Islands. Seventhwave's manufacturing plant and headquarters are based in Bromley, Christchurch—the cold water temperatures of the South Island is their testing ground.

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New video - 'Seventhwave: the inside story'
PRESS RELEASE: 30 October 2012

Seventhwave Wetsuits is super stoked to announce the release of a new video.

With epic surfing, kiteboarding and bodyboarding from a few of the Seventhwave team, and picturesque New Zealand surf scenery, Seventhwave: the inside story is a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of Seventhwave Wetsuits—a New Zealand owned and operated company dedicated to providing high performance, warm, flexible, lightweight, and hard wearing wetsuits for all water-sport enthusiasts.

What goes into a custom-fit wetsuit? What is different about Seventhwave? Not all wetsuits are the same: fit and neoprene are the two major factors. The new video highlights why custom-fit and limestone neoprene are the ultimate, and shares footage of wetsuits in action in some of the coldest waters around New Zealand.

"Seventhwave was born in 1987 as the Canterbury Wetsuit company," recalls Paul Zarifeh. "At that time wetsuits were new to New Zealand, especially in the South Island. So myself and Geoff [White] thought, 'let's give this a go'. We lined-up an order of 300 youth spring suits, ordered some Yamamoto neoprene from Japan, and the rest is history."

Since then, Seventhwave has hand-crafted over 50,000 wetsuits—the techniques learned over the last 25 years go into every custom wetsuit. "What we're really proud of is our specialiszed custom-fit service, where we can tailor our wetsuits to anyone's specific measurements, needs and requirements," notes Zarifeh. With footage of the custom wetsuit process and production, Seventhwave: the inside story gives the viewer a real insight into these techniques.

Seventhwave prides itself in supporting local talent wherever they are based—those who are active day in, day out for the stoke of their sport. Seventhwave: the inside story shares some of that stoke, and pays homage to every customer who has benefited from Seventhwave's New Zealand made, hand-crafted, custom-fit approach.

Seventhwave: the inside story can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/OCtfdj1iOng

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New ebook 'How to be happy in cold water' runs hot
PRESS RELEASE: 25 September 2012

Water sport enthusiasts everywhere will be excited to know that pursuing their passion has just got easier. Seventhwave Wetsuits, an ever informative company based in Christchurch, New Zealand, have just published an ebook outlining all the ways to be happy in cold water.

Written to assist those whose struggle with the disadvantages of cooler waters, or those who feel cold in any waters, the 25 page ebook, 'How to be happy in cold water: Wetsuit information guide', contains useful tips and techniques to maximize their water time and warmth. Covering the construction and materials of different wetsuits, custom versus off the rack fittings, choosing the right accessories, and staying warm after your session, 'How to be happy in cold water' shares tried-and-true winter rituals to make winter surfing less painful.

"We're excited about the release of our first ebook," says Paul Zarifeh from Seventhwave. "After 25 years of providing wetsuit solutions in the coldest of waters, it's fantastic to be able to boil down all that knowledge into one accessible ebook." Zarifeh believes water sport enthusiasts don't have to be hardy to enjoy cold water, they just need to be armed with the right knowledge. "We know that some of the best conditions for stoke often take place in cooler waters, so we designed the ebook to ensure anyone can benefit from the experiences explained in it," notes Zarifeh.

For example, factors that can that determine how cold the water is for you include wind and weather conditions on the day, and your own physical condition or stamina. The human body operates best at 37ºC (98ºF) and if it gets any lower than this then you'd best prepare for mild hyperthermia. The first signs are cold hands, feet and then shivering. To prevent such cold-water blues, 'How to be happy in cold water' signposts three major factors to consider for cold waters: the type of neoprene used in a wetsuit (limestone or oil-based), the construction method of the wetsuit (breathable or sealed seams), and the most important factor, how well the wetsuit fits the wearer.

"From surfing and sailing, to kayaking, kiteboarding or canyoning, this ebook will help participants make the right choices to stay warm in their chosen passion," says Zarifeh.

The ebook is available as a free download from the Seventhwave website.

Seventhwave Wetsuits is a New Zealand company dedicated to custom-fit, high performance wetsuits for water-sport enthusiasts, made exclusively from Yamamoto limestone neoprene. 100% New Zealand owned and operated, Seventhwave has been providing specialised wetsuit solutions for people since 1987. Surfing in New Zealand is a major sport and players of all ages frequent its amazing beaches throughout the North and South Islands. Seventhwave's manufacturing plant and headquarters are based in Bromley, Christchurch—the cold water temperatures of the South Island is their testing ground.

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