The Rip Curl H-Bomb power-heated wetsuit allows surfers to rip it up when temperatures are freezing! The surfers in the video above, Floridian Adam Wickwire and Hawaiian Elise Garrigue, rocked the Rip Curl H-Bomb as they braved waves in the "icy, unexplored oceans of the Arctic Circle" in 20 degree weather with a wind chill factor that brought temperatures down to -4 degrees Fahrenheit. The H-Bomb power-heated wetsuit uses "fibre-heating elements, which conduct electricity that generate heat and warm the blood", to keep the surfer warmer when he needs the heat. Garrigue had this to say,“The cold wasn’t even a factor when we were surfing, because the wetsuits are that good. The only time you felt the water is when you got flushed and that actually helped because the water circulated around the wetsuit and helped distribute the heat. It was just like surfing in normal water.” Sounds like a great innovation to the wetsuit; this will push surfers to go after more big winter waves. Rip Curl.
October 31, 2007 8:11 PM | Gear