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When it comes to choosing your wetsuit there are a few things you need to consider. The first thing is how warm the water is going to be as you may need a full 3mm wetsuit if it is cooler summer waters in the region of 18c to 22c which is typical for the UK and some European destinations. Then consider your budget as if you are not planning on being in the water to long or it is just for beach use with the family an entry level wetsuit such as the O'Neill reactor will be more than enough for your requirements. However if you are more serious about your water sport then something like a Rip Curl E Bomb or O'Neill Psycho 3 will mean you have the maximum in terms of flex and warmth. Depending again on which sport you are into you need to decide about either a chest zip or back zip wetsuit. A chest zip will give you more freedom of movement or even the latest version of wetsuits the zip free. These are more difficult to get on and off compared to a back zip so if you want an easy on and off suit maybe a back zip will be a better option for you. If the water is warmer and above 22c then a shortie will be more than enough to keep you warm and happy in the water. As shorties are short arm and leg this gives you really good movement and is enough to take the edge off if it is a windy day. Temperatures above this mean you should be fine in a pair of shorts / bikini and a rash vest to keep the harmful rays of the sun from burning you.