Whether you're on your board or playing on the beach, rash guards protect your skin from the elements around you. Rash guards, named so for the fact they guard your skin from abrasions, can be worn by themselves or under a wet suit. Thermal rash guards provide extra warmth in cold water, especially when in water for an extended period of time. Perfect for aqua aerobics and ocean sports, the fabric of thermal rash guards is made from neoprene, a thicker material made to keep the warmth in. Rash guards also help to prevent irritation caused by rapid impact with surface water and waves and from your sand-covered surf or body boards.
Popular surf brands like Roxy and Body Glove are known for making safe suits for those active beach goers and offer thermal rash guards for those diving head first into chilly water. SwimOutlet has thermal tops and bottoms to make sure you're comfortable in and out of the water.