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Coldwater Culture

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Thanks for checking out Coldwater Culture! Check back often for updates, stories, reviews and more regarding our experiences in the Pacific Northwest!

Christmas Gifts Every Surfer Would Want…

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for that surfer in your life? We tried to help a little by picking out 20 items that every surfer could use. Some are more expensive than others, but everyone of them is guaranteed to increase the stoke level of any cold water surfer. Happy Holidays!Wax Every surfer needs wax, [...]

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Boot Review: Our 6 Favorite 5mm Booties

A good pair of boots is an absolute necessity in the Pacific Northwest. We picked 6 of our best selling and favorite booties from our team riders and shop employees and broken down the pros and cons of each. We then went ahead and had each give their own personal ratings after putting them through [...]

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Coldwater Edits | Volume Two

In celebration of Stephanie Gilmore winning her 7th World Title, we thought what better video could we pick for this week’s edition of Coldwater Edits than her ripping apart Jeffrey’s Bay in Morgan Maassen’s new film South Africa. The queen of style and grace dances with the epic lines of the world’s best right hand [...]

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O'Neill Psycho Tech Hooded Wetsuit Review

Shop Manager Sean giving his O'Neill Psycho Tech Wetsuit the flex test! O’Neill is all about making the highest performing wetsuits on the market! They’ve also been doing it longer than anyone else. Jack O’Neill started experimenting with neoprene wetsuits in the early 1950’s because he simply wanted to surf longer in the colder waters of [...]

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Coldwater Edits | Volume One

Everybody loves a good surf video! To make it easier for you guys, we thought we would scour the internet each week and pick the best cold water content and post it on our blog. To make it even more attractive for you, we will add discounts for products on our website that coincide with [...]

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​3 Surfboards That Every NW Surfer Should Have in Their Quiver

Surfboards are expensive! Not only are they hard to build, but the hand shaped ones are truly a work of art. Built only after years of testing and development, the surfboard shaper is a true craftsmen. It takes a ton of hours and highly skilled individuals to create each board. From the shaper to the glasser and [...]

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2018/2019 Xcel Comp X Hooded Wetsuit Review

Over the past few seasons, Xcel has rewritten what we’ve come to expect out of our cold water wetsuits. Their Comp X series has brought to the market a more flexible, warmer, and somehow even lighter product then all the competition. They have been the best selling suits in the shop and we thought it [...]

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Surf Etiquette 101

We get asked in the shop all the time about proper etiquette in the water and line-up. We thought it would make a good subject for a blog post and decided to compile a list of basic rules that we all should follow. These guidelines have been established over the years to keep people safe [...]

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3/2 Wetsuit Reviews

During our spring team trip, we traveled halfway around the globe and found amazing waves! Holding true to our cold water roots, the water temperature still required us to wear neoprene. Mind you, the amount of rubber we had to wear was significantly less than what we are used to. So before the trip, we [...]

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