Half the battle is getting an appropriately thick wetsuit that will keep you plenty warm. The second half is making sure to get the right wetsuit accessories to keep you comfortable on those cold, blustery days. Having gloves, boots, and headwear is essential to staying warm, preventing the heat retained from your insulating wetsuit from escaping through your head and extremities. Anybody who has forgotten their booties or gloves on a cold day can attest to how that can significantly shorten a session.
Cold Water Gloves
While kite gloves and thin neoprene mitts add some quick extra warmth and hand protection for those long sessions, kite surfers intending to kiteboard in the early spring and late fall months should consider something around 5mm of thickness. Lobster claw mitts are quite popular, as they still allow the kitsurfer to use one hand while kiteboarding, splitting the bar between their fingers.