Hotline wetsuits and Mavericks Surf Ventures today released “The Official Wetsuit of The 2007 Mavericks Surf Contest” . This limited edition cold water wetsuit, based on Hotline’s top-of-the-line Phoenix model. The “Official Mavericks Wetsuit” features a unique graphics package derived from the exclusive competitor-only wetsuits already presented by Hotline to this year’s official Mavericks Surf Contest invitees during the Opening Ceremonies in January.
In addition to the competitor-only suits and the new Official Mavericks Wetsuit Hotline will also be supplying the “Official Mavericks Rashguard,” a high-quality co-branded rashguard that will be worn by all 24 of this year’s contest surfers and will also be available for sale to the public. At the conclusion of this year’s contest, Hotline will also come up with one-of-a-kind, “Gold Contest Champion Mavericks Wetsuit,” to the 2007 Contest winner as a part of the Champion’s prize package. “Inspired in part by the Tour de France, Eric Heiden and a little NASCAR, you truly have to see it to believe it,” said Hotline designer, Ryan Buell.
The Official Mavericks Wetsuit by Hotline
Mavericks Contest Wetsuit
“Hotline is thrilled to be an Official Sponsor and Supplier to one of the most dangerous and renowned surf contests on the planet,” said Brenda Scott Rogers, founder of Santa Cruz, Calif. based Hotline. “Mavericks and Hotline are a natural fit since our wetsuits, hand-tied leashes and surf accessories have always been designed with the unique performance needs of our big wave riders in mind.”
The “Official Mavericks Wetsuit” features Hotline’s trademark front-zip entry design, anti-flush waterways and new, exclusive Metalitape seams – all features designed to satisfy Hotline riders like Darryl ‘Flea’ Virostko, Zach Wormhoudt, Jake Wormhoudt, Shawn ‘Barney’ Barron and Sarah Gerhardt. “Our technical wetsuits are designed for optimal warmth, comfort and fit. Whether you surf the harsh conditions of Mavericks, or two-foot Malibu waves in the winter, we produce the warmest performance suits on the market. Staying true to function first is why Hotline is so popular in colder surf regions,” said Buell.
The limited edition “Official Mavericks Wetsuit” is a 4/3mm full suit, hand-built in Santa Cruz by experts who understand the performance needs of both big waves and cold water. It is built tough enough to handle Mavericks, yet versatile enough to perform no matter where you choose to challenge yourself. To help customers get the clearest possible picture of this limited edition suit, Mavericks Surf Ventures has commissioned a special three-dimensional online presentation of the suit from motion-control imagery specialists Heck Yes Productions.
Key features of the Mavericks Wetsuit
The limited edition suit includes:
- 4mm/3mm Ultralight, Ultrastretch Neoprene – super-stretchy where you need it; snug Nylon II neoprene where you don’t
- Hotline’s Flyzip™ Front Entry – the securest front zip entry around, built to keep water out, even in the most powerful waves
- Integrated Winter Hood (Optional) – the most comfortable, ergonomically designed hood on the market
- Metalitape Seams – Hotline’s revolutionary neoprene-based Micro-Seam Seal that’s ultra-smooth and flexes with your suit, not against it
- Anti-Flush Waterways – wrist, ankles and neck cuffs feature form-fitting, reinforced Nylon II neoprene to prevent water flushing, retention and ballooning (situations that can be dangerous in critical waves)
- Mavericks™ Wave Graphics – on the front and back
- Wetsuit Size & Color Options – Available in men’s and women’s sizes, the wetsuit is black with grey gussets. Stitching color options: red, white, grey or black
Mavericks Surf Ventures
Keir Beadling, CEO of Mavericks Surf Ventures told us: “Hotline has long been a driving force in big wave surfing, originating from its founder and extending through to its dedication to their high profile big wave team riders, many of whom are regular Invitees to the Contest. We’re honored to partner with a wetsuit brand that has such an intimate understanding of the Mavericks break and the requirements of people courageous enough to surf there.”