I have been trying out my ladies Icon wetsuit and Circle One boots, gloves and hood in winter conditions. The Siberian Easterly brought sea temperature to 5°c with clean offshore head high waves. There has been a windy North swell this week too. The wetsuit is super warm and flexible – I’ve been able to last at least 2 hours in the water and have come out totally stoked, still being able to feel my fingers and toes!
I had some great sessions in Thurso for a week at New year when the swell came in clean, no wind and 20ft+. We got out at Thurso East a few times, with hardly anyone else there and all the reefs and beaches were working along the coastline at different parts of the day.
I am looking forward to this year as it is a good time for surfing development for Scottish surfers. There are more females coming through at intermediate level. I hope we can support the local women and girls through the grassroots ‘Joxy Girls’ surfing development programmes that were so popular last year.
Thanks to Circle One for supporting my Winter surfing and for supporting the Joxy Girls movement!