the best surf ponchos

You’ve had a great time out on the waves, but now comes that dreaded moment. The car park clothing change. The slightly awkward moment where you need to peel off the wetsuit, dry off and get your kit back on while maintaining your modesty.

This is where a surf poncho can be an absolute blessing. Not only do these surf accessories help warm us up a bit quicker in the chilly winter months, but they make getting changed in crowded spaces much easier to manage.

If you haven’t got a poncho of your own yet, and aren’t sure which to choose, we round up some of our bestselling surf ponchos at Wetsuit Centre and review them for you!

What Should I Look For in a Surf Poncho?

If you haven’t got a surf poncho yet, you might be wondering what makes a good one. Here are some of the qualities you want to look for in a surf poncho:

  • Absorbency - lots of surfers like their poncho to double as a towel.
  • Size - the coverage your poncho offers is crucial; you want it big enough to cover you and with enough room to access zips and remove sleeves with ease.
  • Warmth - there’s nothing better than a cosy feel after a dip in chilly water.

Mystic Poncho Teddy Changing Robe 2021

The latest version of the Mystic Poncho Teddy Changing Robe is one of our bestselling surf ponchos, and for good reason. The poncho is designed with top quality fabric that makes it soft, light and durable.

The soft teddy feel offers both warmth and absorbency, while its wide arms and ample length will keep everything covered yet easy to change beneath. It ticks all the boxes of what you want in a surf poncho.

The poncho features include:

  • 100% Polyester
  • Kangaroo Pocket
  • Water Absorbing
  • Wide Arm Opening
  • Large Hood

Surflogic Poncho Changing Towel

The Surflogic Towel Poncho is another customer favourite at Wetsuit Centre. It is super soft, light and cosy, keeping you warm while you change and helping you to dry off.

This towel poncho is made from 100% cotton, making it a skin-friendly choice that offers great insulation, durability and quick drying benefits.

The Surflogic poncho measures 110cm in length from collar to end (excluding hood) and 73cm in width, offering a generous fit for adults, making it comfortable and easy to change under.

The poncho features include:

  • 100% cotton
  • Generous fit for adults
  • Large pocket
  • Comfortable
  • H110cm x W73cm
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Northcore Beach Basha Changing Robe

The Northcore Beach Basha changing robe is a one size fits all robe for older children and adults that is perfect for use at the beach. Made from 100% terry towelling and featuring a hood, the changing robe is great for drying off your hair and body and keeping the cold out on chilly days.

The poncho features wide cropped sleeves to provide access into the robe for easy changing. Available in blue, black and grey, this towelling poncho is a simple choice for beachgoers.

The poncho features include:

  • 100% terry towelling
  • One size fits all
  • Easy access changing
  • H102cm x W76cm

Ocean & Earth Hooded Women's Poncho Towel

A comfy and quick-drying poncho for women, the Ocean & Earth hooded poncho towel is another popular choice at Wetsuit Centre. It is oversized for easy changing on the go and doesn’t have sleeves, making changing tops simpler. The poncho is made from cotton velour for a comfy feel that is soft on skin and speeds up the drying process.

The poncho features a large kanga pocket on the front, which can keep your hands toasty or be used to store your accessories.

The poncho features include:

  • 330GSM cotton velour
  • Kanga pocket
  • Warm hood
  • Length from shoulder: 105cm

Mystic Regular Poncho 2021

Made from 100% micro cotton, the Mystic Regular Poncho is super soft, light and quick drying. It is designed with water absorption in mind while remaining insulating to keep you warm before and after water activities.

The poncho features wide arm openings to make getting changed easier. The large hood also helps to keep you warm and speed up drying your hair.

The poncho features include:

  • 100% micro cotton
  • One size fits all
  • Wide arm opening
  • Large hood

We hope this article will help you in your search for the perfect surf poncho; if you require any further information or advice, contact a member of our team or have a browse through our blog. Here at Wetsuit Centre, we're always happy to help!