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  1. #11
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    Aug 2010
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    Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
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    get a remote start for your vehicle and paddle out with it in a small drybag tucked inside your wetsuit. crank that puppy up with the heater blasting 30 minutes before the end of your session. just make sure you have enough gas...

  2. #12
    2 wetsuits, bro, with a thick layer of vaseline in between them.

  3. #13
    Hot water in some old OJ jugs and slap them in a cooler. Water stays really warm. Myself, hell I have kept a semi-beater Honda....hop right in and roll home, shower and shed the rubber in comfort...YEPS

  4. #14
    In theory... would the Thermocare wraps work? They are just rocks that react to air to warm up.
    They wrap around your waist and velcro on... Those suckers get pretty hot!

    Cost a lot less than the Rip Curl Heated suit or that Quicksilver $200 vest!

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
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    East of AC
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gfootr View Post

    Cost a lot less than the Rip Curl Heated suit or that Quicksilver $200 vest!
    I borrowed a heated vest from a friend and it worked pretty good. I wore it under my 4/3 psycho 2. I don't remember the water temperature that day. It was last Febuary so probably in the mid 30's. I lasted two hours without getting cold at all. Plus 5 mil lobster claws and 7 mil boots.

  6. #16
    These days I normally just rent a room at the Schooner and surf 1st St VB. Get really heated up first and take it off in a hot shower. But.... If I'm surfing a remote place like Chinco I run about a mile before surfing to get the body warmed up put on the suit in the car. Use a solar shower with hot water and stick the down down my suit to heat up. Really makes a difference between sessions. Makes it easier to take off too. My new 4/3 hooded Xcel dries in minutes outdoors so that helps. Another answer i've tried is using hot hands warmers. stick them on my lower back, booties, back of neck and I'm warm for another hour in the water. The one for booties cover the whole foot. If your kidneys are warm you're warm.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin View Post
    These days I normally just rent a room at the Schooner and surf 1st St VB.
    Not a bad idea for a couple of people in the off season. Orbitz says avg. $49/night plus you get the dawn patrol session too. That's if the swell hangs around vb for more than 10 hours

    I always thought the smaller hotels near 1st street could make a couple of bucks if they installed a bank of lockers that could hold boards and a beach chair or two. They could even rent them to locals that don't want to lug their longboard and family beach crap to the beach every weekend during the summer.

  8. #18
    Having lockers a the small hotels would be awesome. Very similar to our amusement parks. A changing station would also be helpful. Yes being at the Schooner you get to pick and choose when you go out. plus a good visual advantage from up high including Croatan. They all have small kitchens too.
    Quote Originally Posted by goosemagoo View Post
    Not a bad idea for a couple of people in the off season. Orbitz says avg. $49/night plus you get the dawn patrol session too. That's if the swell hangs around vb for more than 10 hours

    I always thought the smaller hotels near 1st street could make a couple of bucks if they installed a bank of lockers that could hold boards and a beach chair or two. They could even rent them to locals that don't want to lug their longboard and family beach crap to the beach every weekend during the summer.
    Last edited by Alvin; Feb 14, 2013 at 06:40 PM.

  9. #19
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    good stuff..of course i pee in my suit, kerosene guy-u funny, i like the hot towel idea

    i think i am going to test the foot warmers idea bc that seems to be where the cold really hit me hard

    i used to be able to walk home but since sandy i now travel at least 30mins to surf, i cant wait to be back to walking distance

    i also think i may have just not found the 'right' pair of booties. all my winter boots have been 7mm by good brands. anyone have a good pair of winter booties that they love?

  10. #20
    I totally love my 7 ml Xcel drylock booties. it also won best surf accessory of the year award.
    Quote Originally Posted by desandan View Post
    good stuff..of course i pee in my suit, kerosene guy-u funny, i like the hot towel idea

    i think i am going to test the foot warmers idea bc that seems to be where the cold really hit me hard

    i used to be able to walk home but since sandy i now travel at least 30mins to surf, i cant wait to be back to walking distance

    i also think i may have just not found the 'right' pair of booties. all my winter boots have been 7mm by good brands. anyone have a good pair of winter booties that they love?