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  1. #21
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    Oh my god, I'm sitting on my porch right now in CT, and it's 90! Holy crap! The last thing I want to think about is my winter suit!

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    During my session this afternoon, I could SWEAR the water warmed up overnight. So I checked the buoy and sure enough... up about 5 degrees since this time yesterday! I know the buoy readings and the surf zone are not usually exactly the same, but it's a good indicator.
    i'd agree w/ that! i was far too warm in my 4/3 w/ 3mil gloves, 5mil boots, & a cap this evening. might be time for me to finally ditch the head covering & drop down to thinner gloves & boots!

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty View Post
    What exactly is a long john suit? Are you talking about surfing in something sleeveless in VA Bch for the past month - water temps in the 50s?
    Short sleeves not no sleeves... yeah Beginning of April I had some really red arms at first paddle out; but just kept moving my arms. But air temps were warmer back then compared to what we have now.... I got some weird looks at Croatan I guess for dawn patrol; but man I hate my full suit when its "spring".

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    paddled out in dirty Jersey last night to my fav spot that no one surfs- gilligans pipe- probably cause the water is always dirty. Well there where two summer pros out rockin thier 3/2's...they must have been feeling a little cold... im paddling out in my hooded 4/3...i love the 4/3, i could wear that thing forever... they imidiately give me the stink eye!!! maybe casue i paddled out with my hood on?? idk... I'm like- hey guys- did you just come down for the summer??? i kept thinking what would SJB...ummm I mean PJB do in this situtation... lol needless to say it took a while for them to lighten up... i was friendly... i guess thats what happens when you rock the 3/2 early...
    i personally rather be warm -then be like "hey look at me, im rockin the 3/2... but im frezzing between sets!!!"

  5. #25
    benchoff time! Been in my speedo g string since January in Maine! suckers!~ btw I bench more than you can DREAM

  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by walkingonh2o View Post
    paddled out in dirty Jersey last night to my fav spot that no one surfs- gilligans pipe- probably cause the water is always dirty. Well there where two summer pros out rockin thier 3/2's...they must have been feeling a little cold... im paddling out in my hooded 4/3...i love the 4/3, i could wear that thing forever... they imidiately give me the stink eye!!! maybe casue i paddled out with my hood on?? idk... I'm like- hey guys- did you just come down for the summer??? i kept thinking what would SJB...ummm I mean PJB do in this situtation... lol needless to say it took a while for them to lighten up... i was friendly... i guess thats what happens when you rock the 3/2 early...
    i personally rather be warm -then be like "hey look at me, im rockin the 3/2... but im frezzing between sets!!!"
    Instead of letting things escalate out in the water due to attitudes and stuff......I mean, I'm never setting foot in a court room again............when faced with "summer attitude" of fair weathered surfers(which is just ridiculous, I mean, what are these guys thinking) I just say this........

    "Yeah, come back here in January and say that"........or give that attitude......... or whatever the situation is. I've taken the attitude that I don't even pay attention to people from May to October.

    Hey Jesus, Camden's finest spots are shaping up good this summer, especially the reefbreak out where the old state pen used to be on the Northside. We just have to be careful now when "preparing" ourselves at the corners because they just launched a new police force May 1, 2013(dismantled the Camden Police Department and set up a "county" police force- more officers at lower pay and reduced benefits. Ha now we got previoulsy layed-off police chumps from Avalon trying to handle Camden. A rude awakening to say the least). So it's going to be hot on the blocks in the coming months as they try to make a prescence.

    And I've seen people talking aboot 3 mils since 3-4 weeks ago. Now the water may have taken a jump this past week but........last weekend a 3mil guy came out by me and lasted 20 minutes. aboot a week earlier one came and started to paddle out and came right back in.......I don't know. Seems like there's many polar bears on this site who trunk it at 60 and shed the rubber prematurely. I don't know. As a rule I always wear my 5 mil until at least May 15. That's my rule and I stick by it. Detachable hood optional. You're used to the warmth of a thicker wetsuit, jumping the gun too early is pointless. If you have the rubber friggin wear it.

  7. #27
    Personally I like rocking a wetsuit whenever necessary. They make me feel a little safer almost. Im always banging my knees on my board or something dumb. The suit is kind of just a comfort thing since I need one 10.5 months out of the year. Then when it comes time to ditch it, i'm uncomfortable wearing boardies and a T. Mostly because then I start getting the worst rashes behind my knees and on my chest from my board wax or something. A nice thin suit with no booties or gloves is the ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macgregorsmith View Post
    the worst rashes behind my knees
    stop wearing 22" boardshorts. the epitome of fashion over function.

  9. #29
    Here in Melbourne, FL I've been wearing trunks since january....

  10. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddington Jetty Bear View Post
    Seems like there's many polar bears on this site who trunk it at 60 and shed the rubber prematurely.
    Ooooooo... you said the P word.... mm mm mmmmm.....