Why limit yourself? If you really want to go every week, get a 6/5/4. I tired to get through my first winter with a 5/4 and it wasn't fun. In the end I bought a real winter suit and the 5/4 mostly sits on a hanger now. It might seem like a lot of dough but it's a lot less than a season lift ticket
You are not getting through the winter in MA/NH in a 4/3, so expect to at least get a 5/4 (even then there will be days when there is a wind blowing that you will be cold). I am not sure where the guys live that wear them all winter but they are not surfing in 35 degree water in Jan/Feb that's for sure.
Yeah 4/3 will not cut it year round. I have worn 6/5/4s and 5/4/3s for my various winter suits, ultimately now I wear a 5/4/3 even on the coldest days in the dead of winter, wore it on a trip to NS last January without issue, but it's a decently nice suit (Body Glove Vapor), you should invest in either a pretty good 5/4/3 or get a 6/5/4. I prefer spending a bit more on a high quality 5/4/3 in order to keep a little less rubber on the body so I can paddle better, but to each his own.
Just checked surfline for 2nd beach since I'll be in Newport this weekend. Looks like there could be a little something late Saturday into Sunday morning. I'm debating on whether to bring the gear.
Originally Posted by RIsurfer