Is this really another thread about when, where, how, why , and what wetty to toss on your arse in which conditions, break, time zone, day of the week, and Chinese year of the (insert random animal)????
Hey, SI forum brah (and entourage of mods and other parental units) - is it trolling at this point if we hijack a repetitively threaded topic that forum kooks are bogarting your bandwidth through? Is it even possible to post anything justifiable in a court of brah as "jibber-jabber" or can we all agree that any such threads themselves be considered jibber-jabber (or J2 as Starchy calls it from his lifeproof bunker)?????
Did several forumites raid rcarter's fanny pack and steal his happy pills or something? Because FYI you thieves: those psychotropic biscuits act in the normal human brain as crazy pills. Let's not condone this nonsense any further.
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The problem with forum search functions is they require a certain number of characters in the search term and most members usually use acronyms for frequently used terms since they all know what they mean. It's not just this forum, it happens a lot. Lots of questions on swellinfo about: CR, PR, DR, NJ, CA, FCS, DOH, etc. but good luck searching for it.
FYI - you can go to google and use "site:swellinfo.com" as one of the search terms in order to look up threads on abbreviated words.
Nov 19, 2013, 04:03 PM #15Senior Member
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I use my 4/3 all winter but I also have a longsleeve top with a hood. This gives me an extra layer. You might want to consider this option rather than buying a whole new suit, unless you have money to burn and want to support your local surf shop.
One of youse guys should write or right a book, " Wetsuits - All You Ever Need To Know"
Jersey's a funny place. It can be 40-50(air - daytime highs) throughout most of the winter with 42-44 water temps
Or it can be 10 F with 34 F water temps.
I guess you gotta ax yourself and your 4 mil, "Is this my lucky winter?" Will it be one of those warm ones when a 4 mil is sufficient? Could be, then again, maybe it won't.
Plus, it's only at its worst January and February. December usually ain't too cold(relatively) and it starts to warm up as March marches. Ha, March marches......oh man that's so witty. So, you can make it with a four.
Keep a flask of good drinking whiskey in your glove compartment(tell the police it's strictly for surfing purposes) and take a big swig or two before paddling out. When you get too cold head in. If you're getting too cold before becoming surf satisfied get a thicker suit.
When will 7 mil gloves become the rage? Everybody seems so crazy aboot the 7 mil boots. Ah millimeters, you rapscalions. How doth ye affect the lives of thou. Such a small measurement yet so consequential. Mercutio, Ho ! Mercutio, Ho !!
Nov 19, 2013, 06:06 PM #17
Let's not even debate the search function, how about reading the threads that are on page 1 of the thread titles? There's currently THREE THREADS trending that all are asking/answering the same damn repetitive wetty questions.
Then again, the weather really is changing. goosemagoo, can I wear white after Labor Day? njsurfer42, what heavy-duty men's footwear is en vogue this fall/winter fashion season? I'd consult my local NFL quarterback but he's out of his mind metro and Doug says the NFL sucks anyway.
Nov 19, 2013, 07:23 PM #18Senior Member
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Once upon a time, a man went for a run. He ran with a lot of clothing on. He got hot. The man was perplexed by this conundrum...
How can I be hot when it is cold? he asked himself.
12,000 years later, his species figured that if you wear some clothing and move around a lot, he stayed relatively warm until movement stopped.
If its windy and you can catch waves (don't know if you can/can't whatever maybe you shred or died after the last post and I am the last member and now talk to myself), chances are, you will paddle more. Take this formula to heart
The square root (i.e. this symbol kind of)----) of Air temp + water temp = wetsuit thickness.
Wind speed in knots = number of strokes per minute (SPMs) needed to maintain consciousness, warmth or percieved "warmth"
Check this and more in chapter 978 of my book "Why Wetsuits Work"
Nov 19, 2013, 07:54 PM #19
I have a fun wetsuit story since this is a fun wetsuit thread. (disclaimer: Don't do drugs)
A few years back my buds and I had a little session and afterwards we were kicking it in the parking lot at croatan. My buddy casually pulls out a bag of mushrooms and we all munch down without a second thought. About an hour in I'm sweating (and tripping) balls and I realize that I am still in my wetsuit (mind you we have walked about a mile or so from croatan to the jr market, I remember none of this journey). That is when sh*t took a turn for the worse. I suddenly got a big sense of urgency to get the F**k out of that wetsuit. I spent what must have been a solid 20 minutes attempting to get out of it, to no avail. I finally ended up getting part of it stuck in the door of the ice cooler outside of the jr market and basically sprinted out of the wetsuit, leaving it shredded and trashed in the mr cool machine. Now I am naked (and tripping) and in a rather well lit parking lot in virginia beach oceanfront at about 7pm and my friends are nowhere in sight when I hear someone calling my name. It is a dude that I grew up with and hadn't seen in years. (I have no idea how long I had been chillin' naked in the parking lot) I had a really weird conversation with him about how I lost my friends and about my ****ing wetsuit. He seemed surprisingly understanding and ended up giving me a ride home. My girlfriend (now wife) lets my naked gonzo eyed ass inside and starts to give me the 5th degree about being such a weirdo, and where are my clothes, car, etc. Good times.
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Nov 19, 2013, 07:59 PM #20
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^^^^That is absolutely f**king hilarious Lee, glad it all worked out for ya.