How we changed the way you buy wetsuits

After two decades of designing products for some of the worlds largest surf brands I couldn't understand why surfers had to pay so much for premium wetsuits. So in 2013 I founded needESSENTIALS to provide surfers with premium products without the retail mark ups, branding and extra costs. By only focusing on what you need we can make surfers the best  products possible at the best price..                                                            Ryan Scanlon  

We only use the best materials, manufacturers and components.

needESSENTIALS only makes premium products. We invest in the best materials in the world and only use the best manufacturers and components . The surfers designing and testing our suits have over 2 decades of experience designing and developing premium surfing products.  

"needESSENTIALS is only available online" ​ 
To purchase or view our products just go to the SHOP section of the site. Here you can select your size and add it to your cart. Once you have made a purchase needESSENTIALS will send you your wetsuit within Australia within days. Once you receive the wetsuit try it on to ensure it fits. If you require a different size e-mail us and post it back unused for an exchange of size. 

"Why are the prices so good?"
needESSENTIALS wetsuits are less than half the price of other large surf brands. By forgoing all non essentials like, branding, swing tags, packaging, retail mark ups, athlete contracts, expensive marketing campaigns and rents, needESSENTIALS can make you a world class wetsuit at a fraction of the cost of other premium surf brands. We use the best designers, materials, components and manufacturers available and we build wetsuits that are warm, flexible and built to last

needESSENTIALS founder and product designer and developer Ryan Scanlon has designed and developed premium surfing products for over two decades. His desire to live simply, surf and build premium surfing products inspired needESSENTIALS.

 needESSENTIALS product tester Torren Martyn approaches surfing with a purity and style that is timeless and polished. Torren lives simply but travels far often challenging the barriers of twin fin surfboards spending hours in the water in all conditions.

needESSENTIALS product tester Drew Mcpherson is an underground vagabond with a passion for timeless product and the ocean he floats across waves on a variety of surfboards, Spending hours a day in the water every day.