damn a 9/7/6 and its rated fo 45+ degree water! Thats just crazy went i used to not have much cash i would go through winter with just a 4/3 and maybe some booties in 50 degree water. How you supposed to move round in that suit man!?!
Not sure but it doesnt seem to be rated to well at a 45* water temp. I would expect that much rubber to be rated in the low to mid 30s. Most Ive ever worn is a 4/3 in the southeast with water temps in the low 40s to upper 30's
Your 5 ml xcel wetsuit may be great for surfing in 45 degree water, but you will freeze your A$$ off staying underwater for 30 minutes in 45 degree water in a 5 ml wetsuit. Being immersed in water saps body heat away FAST. Dive suits are rated differently.