Got Seasonal Confusion?


Photo of our very own store manager Julia wearing a wetsuit and life jacket in January standing on the dock with the frozen lake in the background. She's holding her snow skis, wearing her ski goggles.

The Best of Both Worlds

The phrase Seasonal Depression doesn’t describe my winters properly. I’m a big fan of winter! The feeling of cruising down mountain slopes on skis or a snowboard is right up there with carving up a water ski course. If anything, I think the phase seasonal confusion more accurately fits. I see the new 2021 products rolling into the shop and I can’t wait to be back out on the water. But I try and get to the mountain whenever I can. I can’t decide what I like better. But my wetsuit has been starring me down in my closet so I couldn’t resist an opportunity to try and it on and make sure it still fit after the Holidays.

I am excited that 2020 has come to an end. A new year means a new summer full of fun in the sun is well on its’ way! (Though maybe not quickly enough.) But that’s one of the goals of this blog; to keep us all united with some warm thoughts during the cold dead of winter. In a time of seasonal confusion, we’re here to guide you all along into summer 2021! Follow along with our blog here!

Getting the Proper Fit

Speaking of wetsuits, there’s no time like wintertime to get a new wetsuit from Sun Sports+! Once the ice melts you’ll be ready and back out on the water. There’s nothing like a good wetsuit to keep the chill away during the early and later parts of the water sports season. Perhaps the biggest misconception about wetsuits is related to fit; a wetsuit should fit like a second skin. This means that it should be snug, but not uncomfortable. A wetsuit is able to keep you warm because it traps a layer of water against your skin. Your body will naturally heat up that water and insulate you against the cold.

A wetsuit is too big if it is loose around your ankles, wrists, or neck. It’s too small if you struggle to zipper it or cannot zipper it at all. Keep in mind that the more snug the suit fits, the less effort it will take your body to warm up the water that the suit traps against it.

O’Neill Wetsuits

Check out O’Neill’s Epic Wetsuit. With a convenient back zipper for easy entry, 100% UltraFlex DS neoprene, double seal neck closure, Lumbar Seamless Design (LSD) and re-engineered covert Blackout zipper, the Epic the best value in the industry. It’s one of the most popular full length suits we sell at Sun Sports+ for cold spring water.

The O’Neill Bahia wetsuit is designed for a new generation of female athletes that want to bring beauty, personality, and confidence to the water. The combination of chic styling and absolute function makes Bahia is a unique wetsuit line for the style-savvy and performance-driven athlete. It has my personal seal of approval because it’s the only suit I wear.

Don’t let that seasonal confusion get the best of you this time of year. If you’ve got questions or concerns about anything water sports related, let us know! We are here to help. Got more questions about wetsuits? Not sure what is the best option for yourself or your loved ones? Call us with questions. (207) 693–3867. Feel free to email us at See more at And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for all things water sports!