Hybrid Wetsuit Top/Rash Guard
One of the most rewarding things about being involved in the surfing industry is that every now and then you have the opportunity to get your hands dirty and actually create something new and innovative. Rashguards and wetsuit tops aren’t anything new— they’ve been around for decades. But here at Hawaiian South Shore we have noticed that the different brands’ wetsuit tops have all lacked something or other over the years— none of them have all the characteristics and specifications that we need and want in a surf top. So rather than complaining, we decided we’d design our own!
Our Hawaiian South Shore surf top is a combination wetsuit top/rash guard, for those cool mornings when you need a little extra insulation, and want to keep your session going well into the morning hours when the sun starts to heat up. A 2mm neoprene chest and back provides warmth and also padding for your chest while paddling. Meanwhile, the SPF 50 rash guard material on the arms and sides offer sun and rash protection without sacrificing flexibility as you paddle. We beefed up the boardshorts connector, which can be tied to your boardshorts string to make sure the top doesn’t ride up.
And a back zipper provides easy entry, with the zipper extending up to the middle back to increase flexibility and prevent stretching and wear of the neoprene when putting the wetsuit/rash guard top on. The zipper is also made with a YKK zipper specifically engineered for saltwater so that it doesn’t corrode, and is held closed with a Velcro closure.
The wetsuit top comes in sizes ranging from Small to X-Large, and comes in sleek black neoprene, with no markings other than the name of your favorite surf shop on the chest! Come down to Hawaiian South Shore and check out this new product that we are proud to have made ourselves!