Rinsing Wetsuits in Shower?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by RIsurfer, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. RIsurfer

    RIsurfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    I've always been rinsing my suits in the shower after a surf. I bought an oneill 3/2 last spring and the tape seams on the inside shoulders are already peeling off. Does rinsing it in the shower affect the quality of the suit? Let me know if I'm doing somrthing completely wrong.
  2. wave1rider65

    wave1rider65 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2009
    As long as it cold water you're using it doesn't matter where you rinse the suit.

  3. Losttsol

    Losttsol Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2013
    I've always rinsed mine in the shower. Then I hang it from the shower head to dry. Unless you take showers hotter than 100F, I don't think it will hurt them.
  4. Gfootr

    Gfootr Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Fresh water is an absolute to lengthen the life of a your suit. BUT cool fresh water not hot. If it's too hot you could weaken the glued areas.
  5. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    just drop it in the toilet bowl and flush. super easy. just don't let go.
  6. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Might be the hangar, but it's not the shower.

    SHREDSLED Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    I've always rinsed mine in the shower, at normal shower temp, and haven't noticed any issues.

    I recently bought one of these hangers which I like a lot.
  8. hinmo24t

    hinmo24t Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2012
    Yeah I rinse gear in the shower too, can the sand really mess with the plumbing? My gear seems to last and smell reasonable with the routine fresh water flushes.
  9. GoodVibes

    GoodVibes Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Most of the time I let it soak in the tub then hang it to air dry.Sometimes even stick it in the washer.Haven't had any problems so far.
  10. span1

    span1 Member

    Aug 24, 2010
    I got a nasty bacteria infection on arms from wetsuit. They always hang up in my shower in between session and never completely dry
  11. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    I turn all of my stuff inside out to dry after I give everything a good rinse in the shower.. My suits and gear never smell and last a long time.
  12. Paddington Jetty Bear

    Paddington Jetty Bear Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Hey, now I'm just axing a question so don't get all bent.

    Do any of y'all sometimes feel that y'all are making surfing too scientific, complicated, and detailed. Addressing every possible situational nuance, looking at computer swell models, disecting this, disecting that, predicting that, predicting this, axing this, axing that...............

    Wake up. Smoke dope. Go to the beach. Check the surf. Decide where to surf. Surf. Rinse wetsuit off. Smoke dope. Eat breakfast and be done with the rest.........does this exist anymore?

    Surfing was never meant to be complicated.
  13. Loggerhead

    Loggerhead Active Member

    Oct 29, 2011
  14. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    I agree- make sure to use a thicker plastic hanger- like the ones they use in surf shops for the suits.

    Cold water- Im not trying to be all scientific lol but I always felt like warm water wears out the material quicker

    Third and most important- check out your warranty - send it back and get then to fix it- shouldn't be happening so soon- I'm unsure about oneil but most suits have warranties and honor them. Send it back
  15. Gfootr

    Gfootr Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Wetsuits were less than $100 when I started. Now they're over $450. Worth the info and the input. But I'm from the school you can learn something new aboot every day.
  16. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    i agree with you minus the smoking dope part, its like a damn scientific book or something yall gotta go with the flow quit thinking so hard
  17. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    I want DATA! I GOTTA have data!!

    Everything's gotten increasingly complicated and involved. Decisions now a days require data/metrics, charts, graphs, spreadsheets, risk minimization, cost analysis, etc.
    We've also become slaves to technology, and it's being applied to everything.
  18. Plover

    Plover Active Member

    May 12, 2012
    Is it an excel suit?
  19. span1

    span1 Member

    Aug 24, 2010
    Rip curl e3 with drying thing on chest
  20. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Science is just how my head works. I always liked it... through school and through college... and eventually became a high school science teacher - physics, chem, bio, earth science.

    I think there's a best way to do everything. So I'm always looking for suggestions that make sense to me, and offering what I think is the best advice. And the irony is... well... I'm sure you've heard of Occam's Razor, right? The idea isn't to complicate things, but to distill problems and questions down to their simplest explanation. Ha!