you people need to chill out. I was looking for an answer to why people do this. You guys honestly cant sit there and say that if you saw someone wearing a wetsuit in really warm water you would not think to yourself "What is this guy doing" It was a rant.. i stated that in the beginning...... apparently im the only person here who finds this a little bizarre. People probably rant about tons of stuff on this forum.... the thing about the SUP was not supposed to be brought up until the internet badazz says "cool story bro" I think its accurate to say that unless you SUP you don't like SUPs in the water plain and simple. I respect loggers and everyone out there. yes but SUPs give you an instant wave hog. Im not mad that there getting alot of waves. there are tons of people out there who get more waves than me.... im complaining that they don't have to work to get those waves and its easy. purposely sit further out so you eliminate all of the competition and start running people over. generally the more skilled surfers get more waves(thats how it should be) This does not apply to SUP at all. Whether I was complaining or not you can not just start ripping on someone when they bring up solid points.... it is bizarre how finicky people are with wetsuits its annoying. Generally when people do stupid things spectators will be annoyed.... i was ranting about it. so what? I get annoyed to see when the water temps are 70+ in other places the same people that would wear a 3/2 in new york wouldn't wear a 3/2 in florida when its the same water temp... it makes no sense what I saw today and I feel the need to get some explination to why this occurs.... This thread was a little of being annoyed and just thinking why? Im a happy person in the lineup respectful and everything it was after the session I was starting to wonder why? thats why I created this post..... not to mention there have been plenty more stupid stuff put up like this..... for example urinating in wetsuits? bet theres been a post about that. but who cares right? it may sound negative but that's how a feel about the matter. Then you have the mr. I dont care.... let me ask you this if I was out there in a 5/4 your gonna tell me you wouldnt even notice me and/or care about me wearing it... of course you would..... the whole thing is pointless. so please I voiced what I think and that is that.. don't hate on me for it.... and and BTW i typed this thing very fast... if I used correct grammar it would take me much longer and its not worth it due to the lack of importance of this thread
I was surfing in late May when the water temp was around 60, and people were out there with 5/4s with hoods on. Just figured some people probably prefer to wait it out with whatever suit can handle the coldest temps around here instead of buying all new rubber to use in spring. It didn't bother me. I don't understand why this is almost a moral issue for you. It would be more unusual for someone to do it now and I can't think of a reason anyone would, but it really doesn't bother me if they do.
1. Some people just like wearing a wetsuit.
2. Some people like to wear a suit in summer cause they think it makes them look cool.
3. Some people have wetsuit sponsors and need to show the logo in the water.
4. Some people have very low tolerance to cold.
5. Some people just don't know any better and went to the local shop, bought a board and suit cause a clerk told them to so they wear it in the water.
Last edited by aka pumpmaster; Jul 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM.
The explanation you are seeking as to why people wear different suits in the same water/air temp is the same reason people eat different foods, have different haircuts and drive different cars, we are all different and this is not Catholic school where we all have to wear the same uniform. As for SUP's comment I think it was directed more to the fact that your post started by saying this is a rant then you typed a thesis on your point. If you had just wondered out loud about why people wear wetsuits in warmer water you might have gotten a different response.
Bingo, starting a thread with "here's my rant" usually gets this reaction, nobody likes "rants", but a simple discussion about this well documented topic would be welcomed by most.