Xcel Wetsuits was founded in 1982 by Ed D'Ascoli on the north shore of Oahu in Hawaii making wetsuits for surfers, divers and athletes who demanded high performing equipment.
Being based at Sunset Beach there was no shortage of inspiration due to living in a house on the beach of one of the worlds great surf spots. World-class surfers performing in your back garden everyday in winter was the norm for D'Ascoli. It was his focus and passion for giving these guys what they needed that became the defining backbone of Xcel.
D'Ascoli grew up surfing cold east coast winters in New Jersey, USA so was no stranger to realising how important high performance equipment really is.
Before founding Xcel wetsuits he worked and helped establish Victory wetsuits, a Japanese manufacturer which gave him the experience he needed to unleash a storm on the surf world that would be know as Xcel.
Xcel experienced an extreme rapid growth over 8 years which not only allowed D'Ascoli to open their headquarters in Haleiwa which is still their current location but also open a warehouse in California to better server mainland America and the world.
It was from this warehouse that Xcel honed in and perfected their range of diving products. They used their knowledge and experience from their surfing wetsuits as well as the wetsuits that Xcel had been providing to the US military and burst onto the diving wetsuit scene like a breath of fresh air.
Today Xcel are industry leaders when it comes to wetsuits for surfing, wakeboarding, kite surfing, diving and paddle-boarding.
Xcel have become renowned for their top quality designs as well as materials used and make a vast array of products to cover every persons need whether they are surfing in the tropics looking for some sun protection to surfing in Iceland and dodging icebergs.
Within their product range Xcel cater for all Men, Women and Kids, boys and girls in all their products from summer wetsuits to thick and warm winter wetsuits, boots, gloves, hoods, thermal rashvests and UV protection. They even have a small range of clothing available using some of the phenomenal technology in their wetsuit construction. They make Jackets, hoodies, t-shirts, boardshorts, towels and surf accessories.
Simply put Xcel Wetsuits is Number 1 for surf, dive, wakeboard, paddle, kite surf and protection from the sun. Xcel has won the SIMA award for wetsuit of the year 3 times now first off for their model the Infiniti in 2007 then again in 2008 and 2010 for the Drylock.
No matter what you're looking for Xcel has definitely got a wetsuit for you and here at Yakwax we can supply you with that wetsuit, with Free UK delivery. We also ship all of our products worldwide.
To find out more information about Xcel wetsuits visit their website http://www.xcelwetsuits.com