Not the greatest or fancier suit in the world but it WORKS. I live in Uruguay, far south in South America (same latitude that South Africa or southern Australia). Water temperature in winter can drop here as low as 8 or 9 C degrees (46-48 F). With a rash-guard underneath, booties and gloves you can endure up to a couple of hours of surfing session with no major problems (on a sunny day at least). For the $95 I paid is a great purchase.