Xcel Surf Shop Exclusives

Xcel Surf Shop Exclusives

Xcel Wetsuits have been an integral part our shop since we opened in 2010. They are not only one of our top selling wetsuit brands, but have played a major role in supporting every event/contest/fundraiser we've ever put on. They continue to sponsor many of our team riders and are dedicated to supporting core retailers by offering surf shop exclusives like the Comp X series. These are some of their highest performing cold water suits and can now only be found at Core Surf Shops. It's this kind of commitment to their family of vendors and to the heart of surfing that keeps Xcel on top of our list of go-to brands! Read below about what Xcel has to say about their surf shop exclusive gear!

Surf Shop Exclusives We Carry:

Comp X 5.5/4.5mm Hooded

Comp X 4.5/3.4mm Hooded

Comp X 4/3mm

Comp X 3/2mm

Women's Comp X 4.5/3.5 Hooded

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