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    Winter Surfing?

    I want to surf in the winter but don't have a thickenuff wetsuit. I have a bodyglove 4/3 Back Zip. I want to get 7mm booties and gloves and also 5/3mm Men's NeoSport XSPAN Hooded Vest. Is this enough? Or should I save up and buy a 5/4. <br />Thanks

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    Buy a winter suit... Get a used one if you have to.

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    The vest/hood is a stopgap measure. Just put that money towards a winter suit. Beg your parents/girlfriend/boyfriend for a suit or for money towards one... and hopefully you will get hooked up for Christmas. If you celebrate Hanukah, well, You ain't getting sh*t, and we all know why.

    If there is no affordable special at a shop, check whiskey militia, seshday, etc... get the app and set an alert for wetsuits. Stay on top of Craigslist and Ebay for a used suit.... something will come up.
    Last edited by Slashdog; Dec 17, 2013 at 10:43 PM. Reason: Advanced Revisionism

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    ive gotten some good deals from wetsuit warehouse and if it doesnt fit you can ship it back for free until you find one with the right size. if you have a shop near you try a few one find the one that suits you the best and compare the prices with ones online. then chose if you'll buy from the store or online. im selling a new 5/4/3 hyperflex chest zip for 275 right now never been worn and like 125 off what i got it for.

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    4/3 + 5/3...are you saying you'd be wearing 9/6 mm worth of wetsuit? If so, I highly recommend NOT doing that and get a hooded 5/4 mm

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    check Departmentofgoods.com i got one off there for a steal

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    A really good 4/3 with all the other accesories would work. I for one would never try and do it with a back zip suit, chest zip maybe, but never a back zip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    A really good 4/3 with all the other accesories would work. I for one would never try and do it with a back zip suit, chest zip maybe, but never a back zip.

    Definitely not enough for the Northeast................

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    I wear a 4/3 oneil back zip with 7 mil boots 5 mil gloves 3 mil hood all winter... From nj here... Look into the average air and water temps... Air is what makes me cold when I sit out of the water but when I'm in the water I'm fine for a couple hours...more rubber sucks.

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    Check some of the previous threads on the topic.
    but in short, atleast 10mm of suit and 15mm of booties and gloves will be highly recommended. The thicker the better. And as many layers as it takes. Good luck