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    Winter Suit

    I have been surfing for about a year and a half now and I try to get out every weekend or every other weekend. I am an intermediate and I live in the Boston Area. I am looking for a suit that I can wear through December and maybe start up again in March. Any suggestions that won't break the bank?

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    I have an oneill mutant hooded 5/4 (im wearing it in the profile pic) and I surf in RI. It is a great suit, but the hood can be a bit flushy when you duck dive. I used it all winter and if you have the right gloves and boots, you'll be fine. The best part is, is that it was around $245. I think thats a good price compared to those Ripcurl Flash Bombs.
    Last edited by RIsurfer; Sep 18, 2013 at 08:57 PM.

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    Also, do you surf in like the Rexhame or Nantasket area often? We might be heading up there this weekend because RI is looking flat. I hope that waist high swell pushes into saturday, cuz thats the only time we can head up.

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    Idk man, I'm using this 7mm bare diving suit I found for 100 bucks this winter. It's like a 400 dollar suit but its last year's model so I got it cheap. Thing is warm as hell and works, but it feels like your arms are made of steel haha. Next week at least for us out here on mv looks like some great surf. Can't wait for some head high swells!

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    I wore my 4/3 through december last year, but stepped it up to a 5/4 in January until about April. I do have to include the fact that I was still rockin 8 mil boots and gloves with my 4/3. I'm sure a 4/3 will be fine through December, but water temps are still freezing in March. If you want my opinion on boots and gloves, Thicker is always better. Its SOO much easier to cool off the extremities then it is to heat them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquidneck View Post
    I wore my 4/3 through december last year, but stepped it up to a 5/4 in January until about April. I do have to include the fact that I was still rockin 8 mil boots and gloves with my 4/3. I'm sure a 4/3 will be fine through December, but water temps are still freezing in March. If you want my opinion on boots and gloves, Thicker is always better. Its SOO much easier to cool off the extremities then it is to heat them up.
    8 mil boots? Damn bro that's pretty thick haha. Honestly 3 mil boots and gloves are fine for like 47+ degrees water temps for me. But I also wear a 7 mil suit so...

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    My O'Neil mutant 4\3 with zip attached hood kept me cozy most of the winter in jersey. There were a few days where I thought the 5\4 would help, but its usually the wind chill that burns my face and turns me into a girl. Mine was 329$ and well worth it.

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    654 with decent boots and gloves all winter for me. a 5/4 should get you well into December though. temps are ridic cold in mid jan-march.

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    i got a 5/4 flash bomb and ride the whole winter. u should be fine with a good 4/3.

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    pick up a clearance Xcel drylock off department of goods.