free diving with surf suit?

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So anyone know how this suit is for free diving. I’m moving to Vancouver island
from Kauai soon, I like to surf and I also like to freedive (spearfish etc).

So, anyone here do both?

Thanks


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yes, I freedive the pyro surf here on Vancouver Island. I’m not going very deep, max 30’ as my main mission is hunting for dinner (crab), and my technique is lacking to go much deeper!
We also make a scuba version of the Pyro surf sold under the Whites Dive brand (which is causing quite a sensation in the dive industry). The dive version has inflate and deflate valves to deal with suit squeeze at depth. Vavles are standard on all dive drysuits.

I have some video and a few pics which I’ll post soon on freediving the Pyro.

If you want to see a Whites dive version of the suit go to:
 


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Thanks for the feedback, I’ll have to check it out when I get there. I can’t
see letting a little (ok a lot) cold stop me from hitting the water.


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OK, I posted a very short video in the news section, showing the stock Pyro Surf drysuit used for free diving in cold water. I have a good system with my son, he follows me on his SUP, net in hand, for crab pickup. We managed to get 3 nice Dungeness this day.


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great…

I’m originally from California, surfed SB, SF but mostly Hermosa in the 70’s,
surfed New Jersey while in the Coast Guard there, and man the wetsuits sucked.
I’ve lived in Kauai for a while now, but got to surf the ranch not too long ago
and although the wetsuits are way better, I think I’d rather be warm than not
freezing.

There was some talk about getting a cut and having the bladder fill up. Whats
up with that? I can’t remember ever cutting my wetsuits no matter how hard
I hit the reef/mussels. So will the outer shell stop the bag from becoming
a balloon enough to get in?

Thanks for answering my questions.
Chris


As a side note (being a webmaster), the groundswellprod[uc]tions.com link
is groundswellprd[cu]tions so the link doesn’t work as is. Cool vid though (5mm).