monmouth county NJ, my buddy paddled out in boardshorts today and lasted for a good hour even though the winds were blowing pretty heavy onshore. water was abnormallly warm though compared to last week when i was out.
flatlock 3/2 with booties is good enough for me in south jersey now. but it was shockingly cold for the first 5 seconds as my suit instantly leaked through every seam! going from 543 to 3/2 is probably not recommended, but i lasted 2 hours and didnt get cold enough to want to go in.