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  1. #1
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    Changing of the season thread.....

    Post in here what type of suit you wore, what accessories you used, where you surfed, and how it went.

    So everyone everywhere knows what to wear to be comfortable surfing.

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    Today, central NJ I wore 3/2 good quality chest zip, 7mm boots and 5mm gloves. I was warm until the sun went down. I wish I did not wear the gloves my hands were to hot. I did not need the boots which I wore for the first time this season but they were not uncomfortably hot. Still can wear a 3/2 with no boots or gloves. The boots and gloves I am seeing more and more often in the water. I am also seeing some winter suits busted out. We are on the cusp in NJ in my opinion. Whatever gets you out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubonicphoniks View Post
    Today, central NJ I wore 3/2 good quality chest zip, 7mm boots and 5mm gloves.
    Jesus, 7 mil boots?! What do you wear in February then?! Haha. Central jersey on Thursday: wore 3 mil boots, no gloves. Hands werent uncomfortable, but could tell another couple of degrees, and I'd be whining.

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    3/2 today. only needed that. if i had went down south i could have wore a spring suit but alas i didnt....

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    Water temp now around 61-62 in VB. Been wearing 2/1 shorty for past month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DosXX View Post
    Water temp now around 61-62 in VB. Been wearing 2/1 shorty for past month.
    Air temp this morning is 46 and windy. May break out the 4/3 even though the water's still in low 60s. On webcams, it doesn't look all that good out there now (not hooky-worthy like yesterday AM); but will swing by early on way to work and check anyway.
    Reminds me, gotta small hole in knee of 4/3 that needs patching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DosXX View Post
    Air temp this morning is 46 and windy. May break out the 4/3 even though the water's still in low 60s. On webcams, it doesn't look all that good out there now (not hooky-worthy like yesterday AM); but will swing by early on way to work and check anyway.
    Reminds me, gotta small hole in knee of 4/3 that needs patching.
    The low 60s water temps aren't bad. Went out late this afternoon. Air temp 53 dropping to 49. Wind 15. Wore the 2/1 shorty. But after the first half hour, I would've been been more comfortable in my 4/3. The wind can be a killer. I was freezing walking back to the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DosXX View Post
    Air temp 53 dropping to 49. Wind 15. Wore the 2/1 shorty.
    I gotta say man, i know you haven't been surfing long; but that is really dumb. The ocean is not to be taken lightly.

    Let's just say that instead of the 30 minutes you went out for, u had been stuck in the water for 3 hours. It happens, it's happened to me. What then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    I gotta say man, i know you haven't been surfing long; but that is really dumb. The ocean is not to be taken lightly.

    Let's just say that instead of the 30 minutes you went out for, u had been stuck in the water for 3 hours. It happens, it's happened to me. What then?
    Good point, and thanks. I did have the "now that was stupid" feeling as I was shivering away walking up the beach afterwards. I have a family depending on me. Conditions were only 2-3 ft but can change quickly. The day before the 2/1 was fine. Air temps were mid/upper 60s. But this time of year, cold fronts can come in fast - as they did here. Frost on the cars this morning. Hanging up the 2/1 until May.

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    we are on the cusp