As the the weather and the water begin to cool down, we’ve again put our bodies on the line to bring you the low down on this season’s wetsuits. Women’s suits have come a long way and we’re stoked to see that functionality now has a place alongside fashion.

Meet our testers:

Liz: SSG editor Liz may not be the world’s best surfer, but she’s ace at pulling into closeout beachies to see just how much sand and water get into a suit. Body type = pear. Height = 155cms

Tara: Ex-WQS competitor and now big wave surfer, Tara, knows how to test a suit through tough conditions. Body type = athletic. Height = 167cms

Fiona: Weekend warrior Fiona doesn’t know much about wetsuit technology, but she knows what fits and what doesn’t! Body type = string bean. Height = 175cms

The Suits

Billabong Furnace

O’Neill Superfreak Fuze

Patagonia R1 FZ

RipCurl FlashBomb

Zee Hot Candy