Paddle Suits to Keep You Swimming Cozy on Chilly Days

Anna Kooiman, North Bondi, AUSTRALIA, PHOTO: Lyndon Marceau

Anna Kooiman, North Bondi, AUSTRALIA, PHOTO: Lyndon Marceau

I think this is the first 'paddle suit' I've ever put on. I've always either just worn a rash guard type shirt or a full wetsuit. I never even knew this cute swimwear had a name! But I LOVE em! Perfect to keep ya warm on those days ya wanna go swimming but the water and/or air is a little too chilly for your liking. They are great for outdoor watersports like paddle boarding, surfing and kayaking. I've also seen a lot of moms with young kids wearing them around Bondi Beach. Perfect for chasing little ones up and down the sandy coastline and getting in the water with them. I've noticed kids seem to not feel the cold, right!?! Wish that trait wasn't something we grew out of!

The paddle suit I'm wearing in this picture is from The Upside. A lot of surf brands also sell paddle suits.