Surfers Grab Your Boards… Snowboards That Is!
In the United States, we’re in the dead of winter. Unless you’re in Hawaii, finding a surf spot with decent water temps is hard to do. Even in Florida, our water is still 60 degrees. Wetsuits can relieve most of the chill, but they just don’t provide a surfer with the flexibility that a waverider should have.
So what do surfers do in the winter? They hit the slopes of course! Surfing and snowboarding are very similar and transitioning from one sport to the other isn’t that difficult. It’s all about balance. Before you know it, you’ll be carving mountain snow instead of pipeline waves.
One of the best things about being a surfer and a snowboarder is that you can bring your surf gear with you to the slopes. I’m not talking about your board shorts and bikinis… more like sweatshirts and jackets. Surf companies design their lines to fit the style and need of both surfers and snowboarders.
While I wouldn’t wear it on the slopes (despite the hoodie’s style, it is not waterproof), the Hurley Iconic Brown Full Zip Hoodie can be worn in comfort around the lodge. For only $66, you get a stylish, midweight hoodie with rib knit cuffs (perfect for your gloves and it limits the amount of snow that gets in).
O’Neill also makes a versatile Fairhaven Winter White Jacket for women. It comes with a fauz fur lined hood and zip off sleeves so the jacket converts to a vest.
All of these products are available at Surf Fanatics, where right now we are offering FREE 3-DAY SHIPPING on any size order. If you’re tired of waiting for the waves to come back, why not take a trip to the mountains and bring your new clothes.
Before you know it, this could be you: