It seems I'm always a step ahead of everyone else when it comes to wetsuits-- I wore a suit all year this year (summer time I had a short sleeve full on nearly every day with an exception of a few days trunking it).
It's not necessarily the water temp that makes me cold, but the air temp really gets to me. I'm already considering a 4/3 if this air temp doesn't warm up soon. Given I'm a smaller guy with practically no body fat, I wish I had a higher temperature tolerance.
I'm not sure if it's a "I'm too tough" mentality or what, but I'm not afraid to slip into a thicker suit early on.
I wouldnt say I hate the cold, I actually really like winter but I'm in the same boat as you. I'm small and skinny and get chilly pretty easily when I'm out in the water. I wore a short sleeve full almost all summer in NJ, mostly because I would surf DP and the air doesn't really warm up until the sun comes up.
I'm good in my 3/2 now though, it all depends on how nice your suit is and how well it fits, it'll be a while before I break out the 4/3, the waters still nice and warm...
nope...but i'm a bigger guy w/ a bit of "padding" to help keep me warm. but i never really minded the cold, even when i was younger & thinner. the air temp the past few days (& the wind yesterday) was pretty surprising, considering last week i was in a wetsuit top & trunks. those are packed away now, & i've got my 3/2 out...i think if the air were a touch warmer, i'd still be able to get away w/ a longsleeve spring or shortsleeve full.
I don't mind that cold that much. As long as you have a good sealed seam wetsuit. I wear underarmour under my 4/3 and it gets me threw the winter. As long as its above 35 air temp. Im going to get a 5/4 with attached hood this year. I won't get in freezing conditions anymore. Atleast i say that now haha. If its offshore and chest to head with workable walls i have to get in.
another troll!??! he has to be, nobody but gruvi the troll can make such kook statements defending his non-kook status. its like he defends himself against kook-hood by saying summer surf is the best time of year to get barrels. its mind-blowing
Originally Posted by gnurider7
im over cold water waves. its just not for me anymore. but kudos to those who enjoy it. i wish i could. and even more props to the guys charging the cold water xxl stuff.
k back on topic...
i despise cold water, hate it beyond all hell. i still surf year-round, but god i already miss the summer warmth
Of course I hate the cold. everyone does. it blows. doens't mean i won't be out when ever theres waves. if i need to be wearing 15lbs of neoprene to surf head high perfect surf with no one than so be it. doesn't mean i wish the water was 80 degrees.