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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    This is why I come to the reputable forums. Huge tip, thank you. I've not gone hoodless until it was about 41-42F and it's upwards of 43-44 now. I will research the topic as I do everything else. Prelim reading states that ear plugs are a prophylactic for the condition. Is that adequate? Though I love the feeling of the splash on the face and head, I have a much greater respect for nature and our body's environmental adaptivity.

    Makes sense now that others are covered up!
    You're welcome. Good to hear you're enjoying yourself so much out there. The hood doesn't have to be SUPER tight. Some water will get in no matter what. It's just about reducing the amount. Also, wind blowing onto your cold ears without a hood also causes damage. Wear earplugs and a hood if you're worried. But a hood is a must.

    Also, if you can't feel your feet, you're running the risk of frostbite. That can mean amputation of a foot. The tipping point between nothing happening and feeling coming back and getting gangrene is like flipping a coin. If your friend was that stoked to surf for his second sesh, go to a local surf shop and have him invest in boots.
    Last edited by shark-hunter; Apr 17, 2013 at 12:34 PM.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by shark-hunter View Post
    A 4/3 in 45 degree water?

    I have to crack up laughing at this. I wear a 5mm in 60 degree water and I'm perfectly comfortable.

    Are the people that go on this site as fat as a walrus? I mean seriously. I quit in late november at the latest. If the air temp drops below 50 I start shivering violently after an hour in a brand spanking new 5mm that fits like a glove. I hate being cold. Takes all the enjoyment out of it. I also don't understand how people could enjoy swimming/wading w/o a wetsuit in these freezing cold waters in June around here. Maybe I belong in the tropics. lol

    Really don't understand how someone could possibly be warm with air temps in the 20's and water temps in the 30's in a 6mm suit. I do get cold easy, but still I remember when I first started snowboarding I would sweat like hell and had to cut down on my layers. Surf shop salesman up here basically give the same crap advice about wetsuit thickness. I also notice in the water what many people are wearing is far thicker than what the surf shops/online forums recommend.
    the bigger question is how do you get the menstrual stains out of your wetsuit?

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by shark-hunter View Post
    #1 It's YOU'RE....YOU ARE....YOUR indicates possession. 5th grade grammar.

    Surfing(95% of world surfing population) is mainly a tropical activity or water temps above 50(southern to central cali to Australia)

    I don't surf. Check my profile. lol

    You do realize their are people that never even surf cold water right? People in Florida complain when it's 55 degrees outside about how cold it is. I don't understand what being cold has to do with being "tough" or a "surfer" There's nothing "tough" about being cold and miserable. Do you ski killington nude in january to show how "core" you are. I HATE being cold. When the snow starts falling....it's not time to surf. Get a snowboard or a pair of ski's and shred some pow. haha For me anyway. If you can manage to truly be comfortable in january in the northeast than all the better to you mr. polar bear, but all I can tell you is how I feel in those type of conditions.

    When/IF you shiver that is dangerous as it is the first sign of hypothermia. Never mind the fact that it is miserable. I've seen multiple people shivering/teeth chattering in the water saying how warm they are.
    Not to be a **** or nothing, but you also misused the word "their." I think you meant to use "there."

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  5. #25
    ive warn a 4/3 in the middle of winter on cape cod and stayed warm, mad poons on this site think of the old rippers wearin sh1tbox technolgy suits in winter
    Last edited by winslow; Apr 17, 2013 at 01:12 PM. Reason: ******

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    ND081, 4/3 w/ hood all year!?! Anyway, just like most people said, it sometimes depends on the weather. Last weekend I went out with my 5/4 and my head was burning because it was 60 degrees and sunny but the water was like 42. I'm thinking about not wearing my hood this weekend.

  7. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by shark-hunter View Post
    A 4/3 in 45 degree water?

    I have to crack up laughing at this. I wear a 5mm in 60 degree water and I'm perfectly comfortable.

    Are the people that go on this site as fat as a walrus? I mean seriously. I quit in late november at the latest. If the air temp drops below 50 I start shivering violently after an hour in a brand spanking new 5mm that fits like a glove. I hate being cold. Takes all the enjoyment out of it. I also don't understand how people could enjoy swimming/wading w/o a wetsuit in these freezing cold waters in June around here. Maybe I belong in the tropics. lol

    Really don't understand how someone could possibly be warm with air temps in the 20's and water temps in the 30's in a 6mm suit. I do get cold easy, but still I remember when I first started snowboarding I would sweat like hell and had to cut down on my layers. Surf shop salesman up here basically give the same crap advice about wetsuit thickness. I also notice in the water what many people are wearing is far thicker than what the surf shops/online forums recommend.
    i go in naked when the waters 60 degrees there must be something wrong here

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by travy View Post
    the bigger question is how do you get the menstrual stains out of your wetsuit?
    I tell your wife to stop trying on my wetsuit when she cums over to my place. Now no more stains.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by prudds View Post
    i go in naked when the waters 60 degrees there must be something wrong here
    What a big man you are. Want a cookie? Do you have any pics of you walking around with a tank top on in January with no hat on. You're so badazz I bet you love that winter camping **** right? Hey your misery doesn't affect me. All the best.

    Also, where do they allow nude surfing?

    So no one must wear a wetsuit in California during much of the spring/summer/fall or in central-northern florida during most of the winter then. Damn. Must really be hurting the wet suit industry
    Last edited by shark-hunter; Apr 17, 2013 at 01:43 PM.

  10. #30
    Surfed rockaway 2hrs this am 4/3 no hood and was warm.