I have a ripcurl F-bomb 4/3 chest zip in great condition, fairly new. My friend who surfs more than me (especially in the winter) is trying to convince me that i can surf ocean county NJ all year in it. I feel like I may be able to pull it off, especially in short sessions, but i'm not convinced. I know it depends on the person though. To give you a look at me, I'm wide but not huge. In summers, I can swim in in 60 degree waters for hours in bordies and not even really feel cold. I went in with my 4/3 on a rouge 55 degree (water)day and it was so hot that I almost died. if a nice hooded 5/4 of any sort was in my budget right now, i would get it. but its not....... so im trying to work wiuh what i have.<br /><br />i also have hyperflex 5 mil boots, 6 mil gloves, and 5 mil hood. I might go get some 7 mil's<br /><br />what does everyone think, can i get through the deadly jan/feb/march weather in my wettie?<br /><br />thanks
Exactly. At this point in the fall, nobody has any idea whether this will be one of those winters where the water stays in the low-mid 40s all winter and we have mostly south wind swells on warm days. A good 4/3 with the right hood/gloves/boots will get you through all winter. I remember several winters like that about 10 years ago.
Or..we get one of those winters where the water gets down to 37-39 for two months straight and all of the swells are on those NW winds/35 degree air temps days and the 4/3 will not cut it for most of January, all of February and most of March.
Wait and see.
Last edited by South Bethany; Nov 20, 2013 at 11:34 PM.
How long can I last in my girlfriend with a 3/2 guys? Because i've been sweating to much in my 5/4 and she doesn't like that. But i don't want to be cold and catch the shrinkage Nahmean? but on a real note Njsurfer hit the nail on the head man. Wear what you got and you will find out it's as simple as that.