I spend most of my life in Indonesia (yeah yeah, I know. Lucky bum!) and now I'm going to start at the University of Edinburgh in mid september, and I figured I need a good wetsuit to last me a few years so that I don't ice-cube trying to catch some waves (contrast with Indo).. Problem is, after growing up in mostly tropical waters I have no idea what kind of things I am looking for?
From what I've read its mostly about having the right fit, so that movement isn't took restricted and so that water doesn't slush around in your wettie. Other than that, I'm at loss.
Which brands are notoriously bad? What kind of size should I be looking at (thickness)? Do I need a summer and a winter one or are winters so bad that no one even bothers? Do people get heated ones? Do people get them made for them (like in Indo I'd get a board made rather than buy it from the shop) or will a shop have a broad enough range (I'm quite tall, about 2m03 or about 6'6" - 6'7")
Sorry I'm asking some basic questions, any information is very much appreciated.