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    Wetsuit

    I am going surfing this weekend in Rockaway NY. The weather is suppose to be 60 and sunny but I only have a 4/3 xcel. I have booties, gloves and a hood but the water temp is 43. Will I be fine in a 4/3 or too cold? I just would like some feedback thanks

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    You will be good for atleast an hour if not closer to two

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    Quote Originally Posted by vbbutton View Post
    You will be good for atleast an hour if not closer to two
    Closer to two if you have a small bladder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawnpatrol1187 View Post
    Closer to two if you have a small bladder.
    I don't. Get the joke? Explain? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by nan16 View Post
    I am going surfing this weekend in Rockaway NY. The weather is suppose to be 60 and sunny but I only have a 4/3 xcel. I have booties, gloves and a hood but the water temp is 43. Will I be fine in a 4/3 or too cold? I just would like some feedback thanks
    if you have good booties and gloves youl be fine. I have an O'Neil mutant 4-3 with attached hood and its kept me warm last winter and this winter better than my old quicksilver 5 mil. I also have the O'Neil mutant 6-5-4 booties and they are perfect for northeast. Good luck nice waist high swell in the forecast

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    I was out last Saturday with a 4/3, 3mil gloves, and 7mil boots, with a hood cap i guess you call it, and I got pretty dam cold around an hour. But is was kinda windy and in the low 40's. Im thinking in the 50's or so you will last longer. Actually only my head was cold after a few consecutive duck dives but my hands were prolly the worst, other than that I was ok.
    Last edited by Feesh; Apr 10, 2013 at 01:15 PM.

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    The temps and conditions you are describing are on the upper end of what we've had lately in New England and it's felt refreshing out there in the 4/3. Wind could be a variable in how warm or cold you feel.

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    ok thanks for the responses. gonna head out there this weekend hopefully get some fun ones

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    I'd say if it is a chest zip then you should be even warmer because of less water thru the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glassyandsunny View Post
    I don't. Get the joke? Explain? Thanks
    I think people with small bladders tend to urinate more, thus keeping them warmer.

    I know I am warmer after filling my wetsuit to the brim with urine. Also it gives it that classic wetsuit funk smell.

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