The Summer 2024 Suit Collection is Here!

Experience the fit of innovative 3D pattern-making with the newest suits in the 2024 Summer Collection. Explore the SEAFARER+, HYBRID SEAFARER suits, and the BIKISUIT- There is sure to be a summer suit for everyone!

The SEAFARER+

The SEAFARER brings us back to the essentials of what makes a good wetsuit, nothing more, nothing less: warmth, comfort, durability. It’s a no-bullshit wetsuit with MANERA’s renowned fit and construction. If you are looking for a high-performance wetsuit at an affordable price, this is the right choice.

The go-to wetsuit: Reliable from mid-season to early winter, the SEAFARER + 4.3mm is probably the wetsuit you’ll use most often all year round.

In contrast to the classic SEAFARER, the SEAFARER+ features SD2 TAPE in the most critical areas. This tape is applied inside the wetsuit over the seams to make sure these are waterproof and durable.

If you are looking for a high-quality winter wetsuit with the best value for money, the SEAFARER + is made for you.

Key Features

  • Front Zip
  • X10D Fleece Plus
  • SD2 TAPE 2.0

The GROM SEAFARER

We create products for everyone to enjoy the ocean. Our love story with salt water often begins in childhood. For this reason, we are launching our “GROMS” line, dedicated to the younger generation.

We have made no compromises so our GROMS wetsuits use the same materials and technologies as the adults.

It is important to us that our youngsters are comfortable to tackle the elements so they can grow their passion for our favorite sports.

Key Features

  • Front Zip
  • X10D Jersey
  • GBS Seams

Men’s Hybrid Suits

The SEAFARER HYBRID 2.2mm

The SEAFARER HYBRID 2.2mm protects your body and legs with high quality neoprene while letting your arms completely free. Great for any discipline that requires upper body freedom of movement.

The SEAFARER brings us back to the essentials of what makes a good wetsuit, nothing more, nothing less: warmth, stretch, durability. It’s a no-bullshit wetsuit with Manera’s renowned fit and construction.

If you are looking for a high-performance wetsuit at an affordable price, this is the right choice.

KEY FEATURES

  • Front Zip
  • X10D Jersey
  • GBS Seams

The SEAFARER HYBRID 3.2mm

we designed our HYBRID shorty to be warm. It is packed with the same technologies as the 3.2mm steamer: we basically just cut the legs.

The SEAFARER brings us back to the essentials of what makes a good wetsuit, nothing more, nothing less: warmth, stretch, durability. It’s a no-bullshit wetsuit with Manera’s renowned fit and construction.

  • Flexibility 100 %
  • Warmth 65 %
  • Comfort 100 %

Women’s Hybrid Suits

The SEAFARER HYBRID 3.2mm

The SEAFARER brings us back to the essentials of what makes a good wetsuit, nothing more, nothing less: warmth, comfort, durability. It’s a no-bullshit wetsuit with Manera’s renowned fit and construction.

If you are looking for a high-performance wetsuit at an affordable price, this is the right choice.

  • Flexibility 100 %
  • Warmth 65 %
  • Comfort 100 %

The SEAFARER BIKISUIT 2.2mm

Make no mistake, the Bikisuit is not a swimsuit!


It’s frustrating to get cold in the summer, therefore the Bikisuit only uses high-quality 2mm neoprene and blind stitched seams. Paired with the renown MANERA fit, the Bikisuit keeps you warm during chilly summer days.

  • Flexibility 100 %
  • Warmth 60 %
  • Comfort 100 %

Manera Team Rider Braiden Maither, Raises $5,000 for Lahaina & Speaks on Unique Health Condition

Source: STAB Mag 

Maui local, Braiden Maither, raises $5,000 for Lahaina residents, gets thoroughly tubed, and speaks on his unique health condition.

“after filming the above edit Scobey Hotel, he broke his leg doing an air reverse at his ‘local shitty beachbreak’.”

 “It was rough,” he tells me. “I’ve had a bunch of other injuries before, just ligament tears and stuff like that, but getting healthcare here is crazy. I rolled into the hospital at first, and they told me I was fine. I was like“There’s no way, I’m in so much pain.” Then the ortho calls me and they’re like, “Yeah, you need surgery right now.” It was a rough two months in bed, I couldn’t move at all.

Braiden has actually spent a significant portion of his surfing life battling physical ailments, as he was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis at 19 years old. 

Despite having a name which sounds like a Dr. Seuss villain, ankylosing spondylitis is actually a sort of arthritis located in the spine, which can sometimes cause the vertebrae to fuse, leading to immense pain.

“I had all these kind of weird symptoms right off the bat. My knee blew up and I couldn’t walk for five months and my shoulder stopped working and all this stuff started happening. I was going in and out of doctors for literally six months trying to figure out what it was, and then they finally diagnosed me. I was out of the water for a year and a half dealing with that. Then, I’ve had recurring injuries, I think partially because it was always hard to get back to a hundred percent. I still deal with it.” 

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 “I’ve actually used psilocybin, just little microdoses, to keep my mind clear — because I definitely get gnarly anxiety here and there and depression with injuries. I’ve really noticed that stuff helps. It’s just a restart on the system a little bit, like a refresher.

The undertones of this psychedelic dabbling are present in the above claymation scenes, which Braiden says he crafted during his most recent stint out of the water. As we’ve heard from many others, it was more difficult than expected.

I’ve always been drawn to all the Volcom stuff, and then Dane put out that Andrew Doheny part a little bit ago, and they were playing with the claymation. I’ve always wanted to play with it and see. It’s a lot tougher than I thought,” he laughs.

In total, I put in maybe 15 plus hours over time. At the start, it was like four hours of just complete learning and not doing anything, then another four hours to properly get it kind of framed up of how I wanted it, and then probably another four hours of doing it correctly.” “

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 Last Friday, he premiered the film in the ballroom of the Royal Lahaina Resort — one of the only hotels in Maui who is housing strictly residents who have been displaced by the Lahaina fires. 

150 plus people came out, and we raised almost five grand,” he says, proudly. “I grew up here, so I know a lot of people that got displaced and lost stuff. I know a lot of people aren’t seeing the money from a lot of these things, so I’ve just been divvying it up and sending it to families that I know.”

You can continue to donate on GoFundMe, the fundraising page recommended by Braiden.

Make sure to check out the edit above, and a huge congratulations to team rider, Braiden!

Keep up with Braiden, @westsideofpihi

Surfline Review: The MANERA Seafarer

This past week, Surfline reviewers, John and Lauren took the Seafarer out for a spin in Santa Cruz, CA. They paid special attention to the 3-D fitting of the suit, the warmth and durability over a long surf session, and overall aspects of the 4/3. Check it out below!

All Photo and Video by Lawrence Rickford

Wetsuits are an essential and expensive element of surfing. The wrong choice can hurt your wallet and your experience. This week, two Northern California reviewers geared up at Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz to try Manera’s latest Seafarer+ Steamer 4/3 wetsuit.”

“Manera designs their wetsuits in 3D to better contour the body. To simplify, the difference between 2D and 3D is depth. Outside of Manera, wetsuits are made with 2D patterns, which are flat, non-dimensional patterns that only account for height and length. 3D patterns add depth to create space for the body’s curves, allowing it to move with you as a second skin.”

How Does the Seafarer Fit?

“John: I found the sizing pretty consistent. This is a really buttery, supple suit. I think other suits can feel kind of stiff. In comparison to other 4/3’s I’ve had, this one actually felt thinner. Sometimes it feels like there’s a lot of rubber and you feel like the Michelin Man. With this suit I noticed it less, it almost felt like I was wearing a 3/2.

Lauren: It’s a tight snug fit, yet flexible, which comes with its pros and cons. It’s not an easy suit to get in and out of, but once you’re in, it’s airtight and waterproof. The closure on the chest zip got stuck in my hair a few times, so tie your hair up before pulling it over.”

Post Surf Session Review

“John: This was my first time putting on the Seafarer+. I had surfed the two days prior in my previous 4/3 and the Seafarer+ felt easier to paddle and move in. On top of that, I was super warm in it and I didn’t have any problems with flushing. It felt really fitted to my body and I was able to move very naturally. This suit is sealed really nicely, which to me, matters more than anything else.

Lauren: I’ve been surfing in it for a couple of months now. I didn’t get cold the entire session, and I’m always the first one on all my friends to get out of the water. I totally agree with John, this suit feels more like a 3/2 in terms of mobility but kept me warm like a 4/3.”

Who Needs the Seafarer?

John: This is a good daily suit to have. I’ll wear it with a detachable hood on colder days. Over the weekend, I put this wetsuit in my suitcase and noticed how lightweight and compact it was. It’s actually making me question if that thick fleece lining in other 4/3’s is necessary or if it’s just extra bulk.

Lauren: If you’re a cold water shortboarder, I’d recommend a hood with this suit. If it had a hood, this would have been the perfect suit for me because it would give me that head to toe warmth, and I think flushing would happen less. This is a great wetsuit anyone who doesn’t need to worry about the cold water as much, surfs smaller waves, or uses a board with more volume.”

Escape Safely: The Vagabond Impact Vest

New disciplines often imply new risks. Nowadays, wing foilers and downwinders are going further and further offshore to tackle the best bumps. These limits will only continue to be pushed. 

The VAGABOND Impact Vest has been developed as a minimalistic, highly comfortable vest featuring the necessary tools to go offshore and explore the sport further.

Be prepared and “Ready to Escape.”

The Vagabond, in color “Ginger”

Key Features:

  1. Compact & lightweight-  Made to provide the best balance between protection and freedom of movement, its thin 15mm foam layer will go unnoticed while riding.
  2. Ready to escape- It features individual PLASTIMO flashlight, whistle, reflective prints, and leash attachments for your accessories (like caps, VHF, phone case…). 
  3. Cut resistant jersey- We have chosen a specific cut-resistant jersey to avoid any bad injuries due to a kite line, a foil, or anything sharp that you could encounter.
  4. Big pockets to travel light- Bring your stuff with you, whether it’s a tool, some snacks, or your phone; the two front pockets will be useful for these long days out there.

Available in sizes XS – XL, with black and ginger color options.

The S-Foam Helmet: Redefining Comfort and Safety

We always refused to make bulky, hard helmets because they are very uncomfortable to wear in the wind and horrible to surf with. They could even be dangerous as they make the impact in the water even harder for your neck.

The S-FOAM helmet uses an innovative material that allowed us to create a soft, fitted helmet that is very comfortable to ride with. The S-Foam helmet is applicable for any water sports discipline- your newest safety companion doing the things you love.

Key Features:

  1. “Smart” Foam
  2. Perfect fit
  3. CE certified

“Smart” Foam

S-FOAM (Smart Foam) is made of a non-Newtonian fluid that is soft and flexible at normal state, but instantly becomes stiff when subject to an impact. This means you have a perfectly fitted, comfortable helmet when riding, but it will protect you when needed.

The Perfect Fit

Our innovation here relies on the 3D construction. The helmet is molded into one piece, instead of just trying to assemble a flat pattern into 3D (think standard rugby soft helmets full of bumps and stitchings). The S-FOAM HELMET leaves no area unprotected and perfectly fits your head, creating a helmet-free feeling while riding.

Central Coast Boardriders Takes the Win at Home Break

MANERA is a proud sponsor of the Central Coast BoardRiders Club. We are always here to support the local surf communities, and are grateful to get the opportunity to be apart of this growing boardriders movement! 

We headed up to Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo to watch the annual US BoardRiders Morro Bay at The Rock comp go down. It was a great day full of high level surf from clubs all over CA, as well as good energy from the local surf community. We were stoked to see the Central Coast BoardRiders Club take the win at their home break, Morro Rock.

We got with one of the main coaches Steve Denham after the club took the win:

“Great comp, waves, and competition with our fellow Northern region clubs @santacruzboardridersclub @venturaboardriders @sbcountyboardriders @smcboardriders ! The MVP went to our women’s squad that crushed it and got the momentum going, setting the 50’s up to dominate and put us in the lead.”

“A solid 8+ double whammy by @braden.joness in the final 20’s division iced the win. Stoked on the whole team and club. Special thanks to our sponsors @maneraamerica, @woolyspb, @dornsbreakers, @cayucoscollective, @besteverpads, @805beer. The future is local, see you in Santa Cruz.”

At MANERA, we are a family. It is not some overused marketing cliché, but rather a fact of life.

Whether it’s out on the water or in this business, we don’t forget our family and friends.
In the early days of MANERA, a small network of shops and salespeople in the community helped us grow to where we are today. They have our loyalty, and vice versa.

To protect and maintain this friendly ecosystem, we have stayed true to the local shop model for our sales approach. This includes both shopping, and supporting LOCAL.

Another huge congratulations to Central Coast Boardriders. Keep making MANERA proud!

Shop the suits to keep you warm all year long.

The MAGMA is made for cold and windy winter days. Its MAGMA+ fleece acts both as an insulator and heat generator, and dries 30% faster than a classic fleece.

It is your weapon of choice against winter.

Manera Team Rider Titus Santucci Represents USA at ISA World Championships 

Titus Santucci, Manera rider from Encinitas, recently qualified for the U.S Junior National Surf Team. Santucci is the first Filipino-American male to do so, and quickly headed off to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the Junior National Championship. 

On his instagram, Santucci mentioned it has always been a goal of his to make the Junior National Team. “My dad would push me in the waves and so did my mom. It was cool to bring me in the surfing world and teach me everything I knew,” he said. (CBS8, 2023).

Santucci competing in Brazil

With 46 countries and 356 athletes competing at the championship, Santucci was proud to be amongst his eleven other teammates surfing in Brazil. The team has competing athletes ranging from U16 to U18, all who returned home with silver metals- a stepping stone from the previous year, where Team USA brought home bronze. (American Surf Magazine, 2023). 

Santucci has been riding for Manera since early 2023. When reflecting on his Manera gear, he stated “These suits have been great at keeping me warm throughout my travels, always toasty!”

Congratulations, Titus! We can’t wait to see what you have in store.

@titus_santucci

Manera’s Alt Range Wetsuit Redefines Performance, Warmth, and Sustainability

Source: American Surf Magazine

American Surf Magazine sat down with MANERA surfer Pete Devries, a nine-time consecutive Canadian Men’s Champion and winner of 2009 Cold Water Classic from British Columbia. Pete, titled “the ultimate cold-water surfer”, took some time to get into the characteristics and benefits of the ALT wetsuit.

The Alt Range — ALT stands for Alternative — is a greener alternative to conventional wetsuits with performance in mind. 

Each wetsuit is made from 100% natural YULEX rubber. Because natural rubber is a renewable resource, it ensures a reduced environmental impact as well as a long-term supply stability.

“If there’s anyone who knows wetsuits, and if there’s anyone who knows Manera’s wide range of wetsuits — including the Alt Range — it’s Pete.” (ASM)

A glimpse into the Q & A session:

ASM: “What are a few qualities of Manera’s wetsuits overall that stand out to you?”

Pete:  “I think the biggest thing that stands out about Manera’s wetsuits is the durability. They are just so solid — and made to last

I’ve never once had a seam open up or blow out in the 5 or so years I’ve been wearing Manera. The craftsmanship is great!”

ASM: “The wetsuit market today is crowded with products. What differentiates Manera’s wetsuits from other options?

Pete: “With Manera, there is enough stretch, durability, and warmth. It’s really the perfect combination.  If you want a suit that feels great and actually lasts I’d suggest you give Manera a try.

The thing I hear time and again is how with certain brands on the market they feel amazing when you first put it on, but after two months the suit is completely blown out and over stretched … then the seams start to go. Manera’s wetsuits just last.  

I’ve talked to a bunch of people in the lineups around home that love them and are super happy to have given them a chance.”

ASM: “The Yulex Pure is natural plant based rubber that is a cleaner alternative to petroleum. Do you have any thoughts on this topic, knowing that you’re surfing in sustainable and green-product compared to other wetsuit companies?

Pete: “I think anything we can do as individuals to impact the environment in a positive way is amazing. 

It’s no secret traditional neoprene is not good for the environment, so anything we can do to get away from it is great.

I’m happy Manera takes pride in working to make products that are more environmentally sustainable. Hopefully one day the whole wetsuit market will be more sustainable.”

ASM: “Wetsuits have to be flexible to allow you to do what you want on a wave — as far as flexibility and performance are concerned, what are your thoughts about the suit?

Pete: “I really feel like they are the perfect combination of flexibility, performance and durability.  There is a fine line between each and I am really happy with the way they feel.  

Manera wetsuits do everything I need them to do.”

Shop the ALT

KEY FEATURES:

1 Front Zip

2 Yulex Pure®

3 SD2 Tape 2.0

4 Back knee emboss

5 Water strainer