C-Skins Lab

Following The Sun: An Autumn Road Trip Through West Europe

Following The Sun: An Autumn Road Trip Through West Europe

Road tripping along the west coast of Europe is practically a rite of passage within the northern hemisphere surf community. It’s a path frequently travelled, but for good reason and with much reward, as Ben and his brother Simon discovered.

The Way Home From WA: Wade Carmichael's Classic Australian Road Trip

The Way Home From WA: Wade Carmichael's Classic Australian Road Trip

“The definition of a surfing road trip really is searching hard and driving far, but driving across Australia is a whole other stretch. It’s what you do at home multiplied by twenty. Everywhere is just larger, further, hard tracks, no signs. There wasn’t one sign the whole drive. It was mind blowing how easy it was to get lost.”


Driving across Australia is a bucket-list road trip for most Aussies. It’s a long way, though – Australia is just under 2,500 miles across and spans three time zones, and a huge chunk of the journey around the bottom of this...

Edouard Delpero on Keeping His Head Up

Edouard Delpero on Keeping His Head Up

Only seven months ago, Edouard Delpero broke his neck surfing at Safi in Morocco, and he’s already back in the water and competing in the Qualifying Series. “It’s hard, I’m still struggling, but it’s important to keep your head up and keep faith. I’ve realized that it’s actually an opportunity to reset and focus on other things, then come back stronger.”
Core Store: Saltburn Surf Shop

Core Store: Saltburn Surf Shop

You'll find the Saltburn Surf Shop, first opened in 1991, on the east coast in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Now run by father and son team Gary and Evan, the shop is deeply regarded as a key component in the surf community of the North East, and rightfully deserves a place as one of our highly coveted and much loved 'Core Stores'. 
Session of the Season // Northern Hemisphere Summer // Adam ‘Bearman’  Griffiths

Session of the Season // Northern Hemisphere Summer // Adam ‘Bearman’ Griffiths

Summer in Europe was a hot and largely surfless affair this year. Significant swells seemed few and far between, so when they did pop-up it was important to make the most of them. One surfer with an even more urgent requirement to get some waves when they were around was C-Skins team rider Adam ‘Bearman’ Griffiths, and he managed to.
Session of the Season // Southern Hemisphere Winter // Wade Carmichael

Session of the Season // Southern Hemisphere Winter // Wade Carmichael

The East Coast of Australia has had a good winter. Here's our session of the season, featuring Wade Carmichael on a screamer at Kirra Point.
Where in the World is Sophie Fletcher?

Where in the World is Sophie Fletcher?

Besides being a walking ray of sunshine, Sophie Fletcher rips hard on the WSL world qualifying series, runs a successful design business, travels the world and delivers high performance surf coaching in Australia. We caught up with her on her tour through South America.
Going To Galicia

Going To Galicia

Back in early July, C-Skins surfers Logan Nicol and Barnaby Cox headed over to Galicia in the north west corner of Spain. They were there to compete, but there was more to their trip than their heats.
Boardmasters Breakdown 2022

Boardmasters Breakdown 2022

This week, Boardmasters returns to Newquay as a WSL Qualifying Series 1000 event, and a crew of C-Skins surfers including defending Men’s champ Jayce Robinson will be competing.
A Day In The Surfing Life of Jayce Robinson

A Day In The Surfing Life of Jayce Robinson

What does a day in the life of a top surfer look like? How do they structure their day around the waves and the tides, how do they stay at the top of their game, and what else do they do? We recently caught up C-Skins team rider Jayce Robinson at his home in the far west of Cornwall to find out.
The Sightless Surfer: Aitor ‘Gallo’ Francesena’s Story

The Sightless Surfer: Aitor ‘Gallo’ Francesena’s Story

Surfers often talk of being able to “read” a wave. Most surfers would probably cite the ability to see, process and react to the wave as a fundamental requirement for successfully riding a wave. For Aitor 'Gallo' Francesena, that is no longer the case, nor a possibility, but that hasn't stopped him.
Zuma Jay - Bude's Core Surfing Store

Zuma Jay - Bude's Core Surfing Store

Zuma Jay will quietly mention that they may very well be one of the oldest running surf shops in Europe. It’s a contested title, and one to which several stake a claim, however there can be no doubt that Zuma Jay has a strong case.
David Carson – The Designer Who Transcended Surf Culture

David Carson – The Designer Who Transcended Surf Culture

David Carson is not a name you hear bandied about very often when people are asked to name their favourite surfer. You might hear his name however in a list of the most influential surfers, but not for surfing’s sake because David Carson hasn’t necessarily needed a board under his feet to have an impact on the sport.
Session Of The Season // Northern Hemisphere Spring // Barnaby Cox In Portugal

Session Of The Season // Northern Hemisphere Spring // Barnaby Cox In Portugal

North Cornwall standout Barnaby Cox talks us through his session of the season from the northern hemisphere spring: breaking a bad spell in Portugal
SESSION OF THE SEASON // SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SUMMER // KIEREN PERROW AT KIRRA

SESSION OF THE SEASON // SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SUMMER // KIEREN PERROW AT KIRRA

C-Skins surfer Kieren Perrow talks us through his session of the season from the southern hemisphere summer of 2021-22: an epic day to remember at Kirra on the Gold Coast.
Surfing The Stones: Adam Griffiths' View From The Ski

Surfing The Stones: Adam Griffiths' View From The Ski

Big waves are few and far between; much like the dedicated surfers with the skills to tackle them.  Last Winter a BBC film crew followed British big wave surfer Tom Butler and his tow partner, C-Skins team rider Adam Griffiths, as they broke ground on a new big wave spot off the coast of Cornwall.
What would protecting 30% of the ocean by 2030 look like?

What would protecting 30% of the ocean by 2030 look like?

At C-Skins we’re using World Ocean Day to highlight the Global Ocean Alliance’s 30by30 campaign. The campaign seeks to protect 30% of ocean environments by the year 2030 as a way of combating the effects of climate change, overfishing and habitat destruction.
Logan Nicol and Co show why a cold-water strike mission should be an essential part of your winter calendar

Logan Nicol and Co show why a cold-water strike mission should be an essential part of your winter calendar

It’s not every day you see a UK edit grace the virtual pages of Stab magazine, but that's exactly what Welsh surfers Logan Nicol, Patrick Langdon-Dark and their videographer Max (Survival Stance) have achieved.  We caught up with Logan to find out all about it.
Kieren Perrow - A C-Skins Man In Surfing's Top Flight

Kieren Perrow - A C-Skins Man In Surfing's Top Flight

This is the start of a series in which we'll be talking with our team riders about their careers and relationships with surfing.  First up we’ve got Kieren Perrow: A Pipeline champion, long term surfing advocate and one of small group of people who can claim to have been a part of professional surfing at the highest level for a quarter of a century. 
Why Surf Shops Matter

Why Surf Shops Matter

Surf shops are more than just a place where money can be exchanged for a new board, a new wetsuit, a t-shirt or a bar of wax.  Surf shops, since their inception, have held a place in surfing culture as gatekeepers of almost secret knowledge and insight. 
Session Of The Season // Northern Hemisphere Winter // Jayce Robinson

Session Of The Season // Northern Hemisphere Winter // Jayce Robinson

C-Skins ambassador Jayce Robinson talks us through his session, and wave,  of the season from the Northern Hemisphere's 2021/22 winter season.
A Guide To Winter Wetsuit Care And Storage

A Guide To Winter Wetsuit Care And Storage

If you look after your wetsuit, it will look after you.  Here's our guide to caring for your winter wetsuit and how to store it away over the summer, so that you can get more than one season's use out of it.
Now Hiring: Marketing Manager

Now Hiring: Marketing Manager

CJB’s Surf Co is looking for a Marketing Manager with surfing and watersports in their DNA. The successful candidate will manage and oversee marketing strategy for the company’s in-house brands: C-Skins, Vision, Robie, Bulldog & Swim Research.
Meet Ben Clifford – Adaptive Surfing Pioneer

Meet Ben Clifford – Adaptive Surfing Pioneer

Ben Clifford runs Surfability, the adaptive surf school in Caswell Bay, Swansea. He sits on the forefront of a growing section of the surf industry that carries with it a deceptive degree of risk.
Put your hand up if you've heard of the Molokai Challenge

Put your hand up if you've heard of the Molokai Challenge

Starting on Molokai, an island in the Hawaiian chain sitting between Honolulu and Maui, the Molokai Challenge is a challenging paddle across the 32-mile span of the Kawai channel.  It’s an open-ocean crossing that had a fearsome reputation even before this gruelling race was established.
Wade Carmichael re-signs with C-Skins!

Wade Carmichael re-signs with C-Skins!

The Ink has dried; Australian Powerhouse Wade Carmichael cements his relationship with C-Skins for three more years...
Halo RD8

Halo RD8

Halo RD8 is our latest neoprene developed specifically for cold water.

The high pile lining insulates while being incredibly free draining and a reflective copper inner layer keeps your body heat locked in for longer. The filling is the highest grade limestone foam rated for flexibility and lightness. Our face fabric with unique knitting process enabling us to develop dynamic patterns which allow for maximum stretch with an unparalleled elastic rebound rate.

HALO RD8 is eco dope-dyed and features partially recycled foam and yarn. A futuristic feel and aesthetic meets the next evolution in lightness, performance, heat retention and longevity. It's neoprene...

Halo X. Neoprene Enlightened.

Halo X. Neoprene Enlightened.

Relentless research into the ultimate face fabrics, foams and internal linings has left us enlightened. Athlete tested and proven; Halo X is our all-new neoprene designed to propel wetsuit performance into the future.

For the face fabric we've tapped into a unique knitting process enabling us to develop dynamic patterns which allow for maximum stretch with an unparalleled elastic rebound rate. The filling is the highest grade limestone foam rated for flexibility and lightness, and the next-to-skin lining is a silk-like material with out-of-this-world comfort, stretch and warmth.

HALO X is eco dope-dyed and features partially recycled foam and yarn. A...

Wading Around Ireland

Wading Around Ireland

Fresh from the Portugal Leg of the WSLs Championship Tour, we sent genial Gold Coast based power monger, Wade Carmichael up to Ireland for a few lessons of surfing in boots with our Local Big Wave hero, Ollie O'Flaherty and Cornish legend, Sam Smart.
3D Future fit

3D Future fit

C-skins latest innovation in performance wetsuit design
Dark Matter

Dark Matter

Dark Matter Liquid Skin is available in our most advanced wetsuit models; Wired & HotWired. This exclusive 3D technology is bonded onto the outer lining of the wetsuit torso. Liquid Skin adds wind resistance, durability and traction without the need for extra panels. Fewer seams, more stretch, radical advancement in durability.