Do you need to wear ear plugs under your hood during the winter? I am in NY. Also will a 5/4 rip curl flashbomb be warm enough in 37 degree water?
YES! I've been surfing about 20 years all year round and never wore earplugs. I was told recently by my doctor that I have developed a surfers ear in both ears. Ear plugs will definitely help prevent this, especially when worn under a hood.