At Shaka you will find everything you need to defy the weather! Beanies to keep your head nice and warm, caps for when it's really cold, shoes, gloves and, among other things, quick-drying boxers ! View and order online or visit our surf shop in Scheveningen. We are happy to help you further!
The name says it all. A Beanie is really just like a hat but made of neoprene. You just wear the Beanie as a hat for kite surfing or windsurfing. There is also a loop attached to the beanie to which you can tie the string of your zipper. That way you won't lose it if it ever loses weight during an unexpected crash. You actually wear the Beanie the most in the period September to November. Then when it gets really cold you buy a cap.
A neoprene cap is the warmest thing to keep your head warm. You also lose most body heat through your head and that is why it is important to keep it warm. The Cap fits tightly around your entire head and ensures that you retain even more heat. A cap should also be tight so that no water can enter. Make sure that you often hear less with a cap because your ears are completely covered.
Surf shoes are a must-have for the cold periods. This prevents cramps and cold feet that no longer have feeling. Surf boots come in different thicknesses such as 0.5 mm, 1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm or even 7 mm thick. The best-selling surf shoes are 5 mm and you can go through it all through the winter. There are price differences between surf shoes with the same thickness. This is often due to the technology that is used on the inside. Shoes with wool on the inside therefore insulate better than shoes without wool on the inside. These are mainly the larger price differences. Surf shoes are of course also used purely for protection. Both in the summer and in the winter. There may be sharp things on the beach such as fish hooks or shells and sticks. You are then protected against this and keep your feet safe from injury.
You have neoprene gloves in different thicknesses and shapes. For kite surfing it is best to use a slightly thinner but flexible glove. From the Ion brand you have a so-called 'Calw Glove'. This glove is preformed. So you don't have to pinch so hard when you grab your bar. There is nothing as annoying as having to squeeze hard in your kitebar. You get cramp as a result and you get tired much faster. For the wave surfer you use a thick neoprene glove. With the wave surfer you prefer not to have to pinch your finger so the best is a thick 5mm glove. You have this in variants with 5 fingers, 3 fingers and as mittens. It is often very nice if you have a layer of wool on the inside.
Quick-drying boxer shorts
You can wear a quick-drying boxer short under your wetsuit. This helps against abrasion and you can easily change clothes after your session.