LOGIN | REGISTER

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: VB Water Temps

Hybrid View

  1. #1

    VB Water Temps

    Looks like we might be having some post-Thanksgiving swell. Can you get away with wearing a nice 3/2 in VB?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Virginia Beach
    Posts
    900
    Images
    2
    maybe. hopefully the forecast holds up. 3/2 maybe if you got gloves, booties, and depending on air temp, a hood. You wont be in long though. ive been wearing a 4/3 for about 3 weeks now. (i have holes in it though haha)

  3. #3
    Thanks man. I have very nice booties, gloves and hood that connects to a vest. I've surfed that in March and did fine but it was cold. Treating myself to a 4/3 for the holidays but don't think I'll be able to buy it til Friday or Saturday cuz everything will be closed on Thursday and I don't get in til Wednesday night

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    VA Beach
    Posts
    110
    The air-temp is suppose to be 60 on Friday during the day ... so you may do just fine, at least for two hours. I don't think you could stay in 3+ hours though, but I guess that depends on you tolerance to the cold (I know couldn't with a 3/2).

  5. #5
    I've had to quit winter surfing. It's the only time I could get some 1st st time away from the crowds. I got surfer ear really bad. My head closes up for a few days after going out in the cold. I've had Docs offer to drill them out but, I don't trust them, they're only "practicing" medicine. I used to wear 4/3 with built in hood. boots gloves and socks.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    milton delaware
    Posts
    1,371
    Images
    260
    Quote Originally Posted by chicharronne View Post
    I got surfer ear really bad. My head closes up for a few days after going out in the cold. I've had Docs offer to drill them out but, I don't trust them, they're only "practicing" medicine. I used to wear 4/3 with built in hood. boots gloves and socks.
    Scheduled to have my right ear drilled on December 19, and the left ear drilled a few weeks later. 90% blockage due to surfers ear, intermittent loss of hearing for about the past five years. The surgery is low risk, but i won't be surfing between mid december and mid march, most likely due to the surgery and recovery. For those of you saying things like, "i can get away without a hood" in the 50-55 degree water, be aware that there are potential consequences to prolonged exposure of your ears to cold water and wind. Hood systems in the 1980s - early 1990s sucked, most 5 mm wetsuits were hoodless and i remember rarely bothering with one back then.
    Last edited by mitchell; Nov 20, 2012 at 01:58 PM.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
    Scheduled to have my right ear drilled on December 19, and the left ear drilled a few weeks later. 90% blockage due to surfers ear, intermittent loss of hearing for about the past five years. The surgery is low risk, but i won't be surfing between mid december and mid march, most likely due to the surgery and recovery. For those of you saying things like, "i can get away without a hood" in the 50-55 degree water, be aware that there are potential consequences to prolonged exposure of your ears to cold water and wind. Hood systems in the 1980s - early 1990s sucked, most 5 mm wetsuits were hoodless and i remember rarely bothering with one back then.
    In 01 we quit our jobs to move to CR. The week before I left I got a physical. As an after thought, right before I left the Docs office, I had him look in my ear because it felt damp. He said I had tumors ion my head. So he sent me to a ENT doc 2 days before my flight out. He looked in my ear and said, "you surf right?" Then he told me I had surfer ear. He then took a long needle and touched me where I've never been touched before. He poked my SE a couple of times to show me it was hard. He broke the skin. When I got to CR my ear was infected. it finally burst under the tropical heat. The ENT doc suggested making a solution half alcohol and half vinegar, used an eye dropper to put 2 drops in each ear before and after a surf.

  8. #8
    not that it's always accurate, or accurate in every area, but i've found the water temps posted in regions on this site, or at least near me are usually close enough. maybe give or take a degree or two.

  9. #9
    4'3 hood boots. Water is freezing.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    VA BEACH
    Posts
    1,335
    Images
    23
    ima do a 4/3 boots and gloves. 60 degree temps fri and light winds, should be able to do it hoodless. looks like its gonna be delwwwwicious friday