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  1. #31
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
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    Berlin MD
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    Quote Originally Posted by kielsun View Post
    That said, would I be hating life if I only owned a 4/3 and a 6/5/4?

    I know that a 6/5/4 is overkill for MD/DE winters,
    Yes you will be hating life only having a 4/3 and 6/5/4 on the Delmarva, and wasting money on unneeded rubber. You will be sweating your ass off in the 4/3 for over a month in both the spring and fall when the air is warm and the water is chilly and during summer when we have cool upwelling. And a good hooded 5 mil wetsuit is all you need for the winters on the Delmarva.

  2. #32
    Yeah, I knew the 6 mil would be overkill for down here, but I also surf in Maine from time to time (and might move there), so I was trying to make the best decision based on not wanting to buy a brand new winter suit if I do move. You're right on the 4/3, though. I just need to update my 3/2 -- it's a super crusty Hurley that has seen too many sessions.

  3. #33
    I say 3 suits and a top. 4/3, 6/5/4, and spring suit, plus a short sleeve top. That is what I own and loved having the 6/5/4 in the winter. I would be sweating when the water and air is in the 30s and the 4/3 is good the rest of the time with the spring suit for late Spring and Fall, plus the top for summer.

    I lived on Delmarva for several years and would rather be hot than cold.

  4. #34
    im in maine and im in a 2 yr old 5/4 and its no prob..and im plenty skeeny. the 6/5/4 excel is a hundred bucks cheaper that the 5/4 drylock though so do the math. and buy your suits in NH and save on tax. i mean i moved here from san diego.. if its cold its cold why split hairs

    and if you do move here be prepared to say bye bye to those punchy beach break barrels.

  5. #35
    3/2 Full
    4/3 Full (w/ a hooded poly-vest inside)

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by wcec View Post
    and if you do move here be prepared to say bye bye to those punchy beach break barrels.
    I'm a longboarder, so while I don't mind a beach break, I certainly prefer reefs and points.

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Long Island, NY
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    If you are really serious about staying in the water for longer than 2 hours in the dead of winter, you'll probably want a 5/4 to last on those really cold Jan/Feb days.

    You can get away with a good hooded 4/3 like a Drylock and a heated wetsuit vest too, if you wanted to keep the rubber thin but stay warm. You've got two options on that route:

    Quiksilver Cypher Vest

    Thermalution Heated Wetsuit Vest
    Last edited by PiratePete; Nov 22, 2011 at 12:35 AM.

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    East Coaster
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    Vasoline and Whiskey!

  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by wallysurfr View Post
    you could easily get a 3/2, 4/3 and 5/4 for close to the same price as a 3/2 and 5/4 if you shop around.
    How's the Mutant fit you?