I like O'neill, but you really just have to see what's best suited toward your build. Some the knee pads don't line up well, especially if you are small. I don't go out til water is 55 plus. I stick to biking or snowboarding. I have a 2/1 shorty and 3/2 O'Neil and am happy w/ both. 4/3 will be cheap later March into early April. There is only a short period that the temps are well suited for them. Go to a shop and check them out and be sure the quality is good.
I second the o'neill recommendation. Picked up a psycho 2 4/3 on Ebay for a good price. If you know your size it is a really good option. I can try and track down the seller. Last year I picked up a a West 3/2. Love the fit, but find the neoprene a bit stiff.
I like my Patagonia front zip. They make them for women, too.:)
hahaha yea, there's a couple of us at the pier
ok, a handfull..lol there is probably 7-8 girls that are all year round surfers in seaside