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    when to breakout the spring suit???

    ive been out of the water a few years....was wondering when the springsuits are the one to wear...april? may?... doin a lil surf patrol from the bottom of NC to the top over the next month to month and a half. also gonna be doin as much beach campin as possible. help out an old timer with advice, thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbecue View Post
    ive been out of the water a few years....was wondering when the springsuits are the one to wear...april? may?... doin a lil surf patrol from the bottom of NC to the top over the next month to month and a half. also gonna be doin as much beach campin as possible. help out an old timer with advice, thanx
    Give it a few weeks or so, and you'll be in a springsuit, especially if the weather stays like it is right now , but definitely before the end of april.... I remember last year I didn't have a springsuit, but I was trunking it by the end of May - would have more comfortable in a springsuit for sure but I'm stoked for springsuit weather.

    I think i'm busting out the SS full when the water hits 65 and it's at least 70 air temp.
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    go out in the water now in a spring suit and tell us how it feels. right now the water is 60 and air is 70. jkjkjkjk.

    give it exactly a few weeks like what terra said.

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    another question

    thanx for responding....another ?....was gonna patrol from wilmington up to Va beach...thinkin of coast campin a lot on the way up....got a month to kill....Any breaks at cape lookout??? if the feds dont shut it down im chillin there...to the maximum.
    excelsior

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    I've already been out in a farmer john on some of the 80 degree days but today I wore the winter suit. It will be a huge difference in water temps along NC coast depending on currents. SE NC is 60 degrees currently. Ocracoke and Frisco are pushing 70 degrees when the gulf stream hits the area. Va beach and Nags head can stay in the 50s in May while it is 70 in the south. Those beaches often get a northern current. If you see blue water it is probably warm as it is coming from the gulf. Greyish looking water is usually from the north.

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    thanx

    thanx waveskier...good info.

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    Water and air temps in southern NC are good for a spring suit now as long as you have light wind and sunshine. If there is a decent breeze and or an overcast day I'd keep the 3/2 on. You really want the water to be at least 65 and the air temp 75 with sunshine and light wind for a decent session.

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    1mm full suit for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by wave1rider65 View Post
    Water and air temps in southern NC are good for a spring suit now as long as you have light wind and sunshine. If there is a decent breeze and or an overcast day I'd keep the 3/2 on. You really want the water to be at least 65 and the air temp 75 with sunshine and light wind for a decent session.
    like today, for example....full suit for dawn patrol, spring suit for the afternoon session. nothin' says summer like shedding some rubber

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    Says here water temp is just shy of 70

    http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/cwtg/satl.html

    this may explain why so many bathers are in the water. It also has that beautiful emerald color that come with the gulf stream. If you're coming from the North you'd probably be okay with a hydroskin.