Start warm! Crank up that heater in the cabbie, have ya beanie on. No good hoping to stay warm in the surf if you ain't even warm in ya car. This is not the time to be a CarPark John wannabe and stand on the boardwalk for half and hour trying to decide whether or not to get in. Longer you stand shivering out there the less likely you are to get in. Commit.
This also saves the wetsuit shoulders - cos when it's wet, it's heavy - and if you just stick the hanger into the shoulders it's gonna wear through them real quick. Ever wondered why your wettie wears thin there? Now you know!
No chance it's gonna dry whilst scrunched up in the back of your boot overnight. So don't do that to yourself!
You can buy those funky artificial grass changing mats - Island Style make em, or just buy an el cheapo doormat. Changing poncho's you can grab from your nearest surf shop. Let the force be with you Jedi Knight.
Make the effort to try on a few different types, cos some can feel a bit claustrophobic, others have the face string thingy's in annoying places.
Cold hands post session can make getting them off quite a challenge, so hook one of those plastic shoe horns. Get em from the shoe repair places in the shopping malls. Else you gonna stand there struggling to get em off cos your fingers refuse to co-operate.
Remember to hang the wettie up and do the quick dry trick so you good to go again the next day! Roll on summer!