Wetsuits, Gloves, Mittens, and Booties

Surf Alaska offers all the gear you need to stay warm and have fun in Alaskan waters. We sell the gear we use from well proven brands – Xcel, Billabong, Quiksilver and Matuse.

We always have some basics in stock and can special order anything you need.

Basic Recommendations

For surfing in the middle of winter in Alaska we recommend a 6/5mm hooded suit, 7mm boots and 7mm mittens. This setup has kept us shredding all the way down to 36º water and 0ºF air temps in late winter.

For summer/fall surfing you should be happy in a hooded 4/3mm or 5/4mm depending on where in Alaska you’ll be. Boots are always nice and gloves are not always needed.

For SUP in summer + shoulder seasons a 3/2mm or 4/3mm full-suit with no hood is usually plenty and allows for comfortable playing in the water. A spring suit or short-john is a nice option for some protection against unintentional falls and can be more comfortable on nice summer days.

More info on what we like best and how we use our gear can be found in Gear Reviews.


Still a little fuzzy what you need to be warm in the water? No worries, we can help sort you out. Contact us – We know how to have fun in cold water and are always up for sharing our experience.

In addition to offering retail sales, we can provide wholesale and outfitter pricing when combined with wholesale or outfitter SUP purchases.