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  1. #11
    Just wondering is a 5/4 the same as a 5 mm?

  2. #12
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    yeah........

    Most of the time you'll hear a wetsuit referred to by it's ultimate thickness.......i.e 5 mil................

    But most 5 mils are five mm thick in the torso and then 4 or 3 mm thick in the arms and legs......the stretchy areas.

    Same goes for 3 mils. 3 mm torso.........2 mm arms and legs

    When you go to shops ax the dude if they have any of last years models hanging around. They may have older models that never sold laying around and they'll give you a good price.

    Welcome to a special fraternity. Surfing in the winter on the east side makes you part of a special breed. A little bit better than dudes from Florida. Ha !

  3. #13
    Haha nice. Thanks for the welcome. Looking forward to some solid swell. Last fall and this spring were my first in a 3/2. I need more though.

  4. #14
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    Have had many winter suits here in NJ over the years. 5mil glove 5 or 7 mil boats mainly 5mm Oniell wetsuits but I purchased a Isurus 5/3 hooded suit for last winter and hands down lightest, warmest, most flexible easy on/off suit I have ever had. Dries out fast too for the 2 session days. If you have the coin might be worth a look

  5. #15
    The website the other guy recommended is actually called "wetsuitwearhouse"
    It is a good site for reviews and buying. Make sure what you get fits.

    Also be prepared to get worked in cold water. Waves are big in winter. Waist high is flat, head high-overhead is an every week-2 week thing some winters. Just be ready. What I've also noticed is always bring a bigger wave board with you too when it is supposed to be chest-shoulder. As opposed to the summer where the swell seems to always end up smaller than predicted, the opposite holds true more often than not in the winter. Three times last years chest high swell ended up overhead. Be prepared for that.

    And have fun and enjoy surfing with 5 people.

  6. #16
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    Agree on the 5/4 with 7 mm boots and 5 mm lobster claw gloves. Should try a few brands on to get the right size. I have bought my last 2 wetsuits on Whiskey Militia (both Xcel.) great deals on WM.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by ThatSlyB View Post
    The website the other guy recommended is actually called "wetsuitwearhouse"
    It is a good site for reviews and buying. Make sure what you get fits.

    Also be prepared to get worked in cold water. Waves are big in winter. Waist high is flat, head high-overhead is an every week-2 week thing some winters. Just be ready. What I've also noticed is always bring a bigger wave board with you too when it is supposed to be chest-shoulder. As opposed to the summer where the swell seems to always end up smaller than predicted, the opposite holds true more often than not in the winter. Three times last years chest high swell ended up overhead. Be prepared for that.

    And have fun and enjoy surfing with 5 people.
    Ho brah, there's a lot of cats at your break. I might see 5 people all winter at mine!!!

  8. #18
    I agry with you dude.
    travel tips

  9. #19
    For jersey winters, would a 5/3 work for me? It's cheaper and they have one that fits at local shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatSlyB View Post
    The website the other guy recommended is actually called "wetsuitwearhouse"
    It is a good site for reviews and buying. Make sure what you get fits.

    Also be prepared to get worked in cold water. Waves are big in winter. Waist high is flat, head high-overhead is an every week-2 week thing some winters. Just be ready. What I've also noticed is always bring a bigger wave board with you too when it is supposed to be chest-shoulder. As opposed to the summer where the swell seems to always end up smaller than predicted, the opposite holds true more often than not in the winter. Three times last years chest high swell ended up overhead. Be prepared for that.

    And have fun and enjoy surfing with 5 people.
    And the water just feels so much damn heavier.