"The little mission down south to warm water came around as a bit of a surprise to me too, I’d originally planned to just spend a week or two with my girlfriend Aiyana in California and pictured surfing knee to waist high Malibu at best.

One idea led to another as most good times do and before we really knew it Aiyana and I were rolling south of where we were currently camped out driving in awe through these beautiful snow capped mountains in the Eastern Sierras on a pretty straight mission...

Nordurland film


Nordurland film 

Noudurland is a film about going surfing in the harsh, cold waters of the North Atlantic. It follows three friends from the subtropical northern rivers of NSW Australia, surfers Torren Martyn and Laurie Towner, as well as needessentials founder and designer Ryan Scanlon. They travel to isolated, snow covered coastlines in search of remote waves and Filmmaker Ishka

Folkwell, beautifully captures these vast and stunning landscapes on screen. With an original soundtrack composed for the film by Headland, glaciers, mountains and powerful icy surf all come to...

Laurie Towner Lucid Dreaming


Watch what happens when Laurie Towner meets the biggest swell to hit Fiji's Cloudbreak.

Filmed and edited by Gary Parker

Additional Footage Tim Bonython, Taylor Curran and Talon Clemow
Produced by
Surfer Laurie Towner
Music : Song of Many
By The Windy Hills
Martin Jones (Guitar)
Paul Brewer (Bass)
Jay Kruegner (Drums & Keys)
Andrew Kidman (Guitar & Vocals)
Recorded & Engineered by Jay Kruegner

The Origins of needessentials wetsuits

 needessentials wetsuits


Ryan scanlon talks about how needessentials wetsuits came to be. 

After a lifetime surfing and designing Wetsuits, wetsuit accessories and products for surfers, we at needessentials wetsuits felt that there are just so many extra things in wetsuits and marketing that cost more but don’t actually make products any better. So needessentials wetsuits created something that didn't exist, which we wished did. The whole idea of needessentials came from not wanting to over consume, it's about not wasting resources on what’s not important and what adds no benefit to a wetsuits...

needessentials wetsuits

Making premium wetsuits, at a fraction of the cost


what needessentials wetsuits are all about

Stay warm for less.

At needessentials our aim is simple, to help you stay warm for a fraction of the cost. By forgoing all non essentials and just focusing on what adds to the quality and performance of a wetsuit we are able to make premium wetsuits and wetsuit accessories accessible to all.

find out about the origins of needessentials in our "origins of needessentials wetsuits" post - Click Here 

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