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    Water Temp...

    Buoy #44009 said the water temp was 66 at 7:50AM but it says it's jumped to 76.8 at 2:50PM. Micah, any explanation? Maybe the surface temperature just changed considerably because of the heat or possibly a swell direction change and it picked up some of the gulf stream? Just curious.

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    77 degrees - holy crap - thats awesome!!

    Its got to be an ocean current change. Maybe a branch off of the Gulf stream - seems very possible. Check out the ocean temp maps, you'll see the gulf stream kind of meandering this way.

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    Damn, I'm jealous

    I wish we had water that warm here.

    65.5 right now
    Last edited by Aguaholic; Jun 9, 2008 at 08:03 PM.

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    water temp still at 73 this afternoon on 44009. While this is 20 miles off the coast, it may be time to bust out the board shorts!

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    Board Shorts are a GO!

    We were out this weekend with rash guards, boards shorts, no gloves...still kept the booties. It was REAL nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeSpongerChicks View Post
    We were out this weekend with rash guards, boards shorts, no gloves...still kept the booties. It was REAL nice
    why the hell are you wearing booties with a rash guard and board shorts. Thats funnier than an hippo humping a palm tree. vb has been in board shorts for 2 weeks now, but unfortunately we had to lose the booties a while back. I do have a quick question though; How do you keep your booties from filling up with water??? Do you tape them to your leg or something????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfer16 View Post
    I do have a quick question though; How do you keep your booties from filling up with water??? Do you tape them to your leg or something????
    im pretty sure that water is supposed to go in the booties, then your body temperature heats up the water

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    Booties

    Quote Originally Posted by Surfer16 View Post
    why the hell are you wearing booties with a rash guard and board shorts. Thats funnier than an hippo humping a palm tree. vb has been in board shorts for 2 weeks now, but unfortunately we had to lose the booties a while back. I do have a quick question though; How do you keep your booties from filling up with water??? Do you tape them to your leg or something????

    Hmmm...cause the water was still a bit chilly and extremities are the first to feel it/go...the booties just help a bit in terms of taking the edge off. I would think you would be out of all your gear in VB...that's quite a bit south. My booties actually have a velcro ankle area that you can attach your fins too and this also keeps the water from rushing in and out of the area...no need for tape or hippos or anything But you still need some water to enter to stay ideally warm. I think wearing a wet suit in 100 degrees and having a heat stroke looks funnier personally.

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    Summer booties

    If the waves are super small and I can walk out to the break, and everything is just splashing around my ankles and knees, I tend to forego fins in the summer for 2mm O'Neill Freak Sneaks instead of bare feet. I have radicular neuropathy in my feet, and I like to keep them covered.

    So, Surfer16, when ESC said "booties", she might have meant reef shoes. Don't be such an a$$. There are booties and fin socks for every season.

    After 15 years, I still don't understand this whole need for surfers to be critical of each other.

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    Trunked it sunday afternoon. Everyone looked at me like I was crazy when I got in the water until I blazed by them a few waves later on my big blue Takyama. Then they were just pissed