Can anyone here recommend any shops in NJ that have a good wetsuit selection? This will be my first winter surfing all the way through, and am looking to pick up a hooded 5/4/3 sometime this month. I've got an Xcel 4/3 that fits pretty well that I bought of the interwebs (Whiskey!), but since the 5/4 is going to be a significant amount of cash, I really want to be able to try on a few different models and see what is really comfortable.
I'm in Philly, but get down to the coast 1-2 times per week and would be willing to travel to find somewhere with a good selection in stock. Any recommendations or help would be great.
I second Brave- last time I was in K-coast, they had about the same size selection- both bigger sized selections compared to other shops in the area. Certain shops only carry certain brands- but a shop down the road will have another brand. So if your looking for quicksilver- brave might not have it, but squan would... If you have a 4/3 already- it maybe worth it to get a 6/5/4 for the extra warmth- i never noticed a weight difference or any maneuverability issues compared to a 5/4 with the newer suits. its only warmer=extra hours in the water.
Brave has lots of suits in stock, check out Eastern Lines and Spellbinders too. All have a good selection.
We have a couple used suits in good condition at the shop for sale for cheap. Guys are trading their used suits and boards for discounts on shaping supplies lately...