Why do surfers wear wetsuits in the summer? The water has been about bathtub warm even at daybreak. Has to be a tad on the warm side- Kind of fun yesterday at Chincoteague Island. Call it 3, maybe 4- super glass- good at low tide. For the young lady on the shortboard, you Flat Rip- good as anyone out there. Has to be the best female surfer I ever seen in the water.