...What should I expect?
I'm buying a 4/3 full, hoodie, and gloves (already have booties and a 3/2)..
Had a fix of it in Fort Pierce on vaca and I'm returning back to Philly (I surf in Jersey) in a few days. I simply cannot wait for the summer to surf again.
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Might be doing my first 39 degree water surfing next week..
Mar 16, 2014, 12:22 AM #2
Mar 16, 2014, 12:37 AM #3
New suit...hope it has taped/glued/blind stitched seams. If so...you'll be good for a coule of hours...I would suggest 7 mil boots and 5mil gloves. Better to have warm/sweaty feet...IMHO as I assume you only have 3 mils.
New suits are great...won't start leaking (pinholes) for a while...enjoy it!
Mar 16, 2014, 03:17 AM #4
A well-used 4/5 with 7 mil boots and 5 mil gloves boots got me through the VB winter. A hood too, of course. The water here got down to 37 this winter, but air temp of 38 was the coldest I was out. That's almost "tropical" compared what our northern friends deal with. Wind can be the killer. I'm colder after I get out of the water and am walking back to the car.
Mar 16, 2014, 04:41 AM #5
I do love my 4/3 tho can't wait to be in it this april
Mar 17, 2014, 01:00 PM #6Senior Member
- Join Date
- Oct 2013
- Atlantic City
Mar 16, 2014, 04:40 AM #7
Expect to be in for even less then 30mins and not being able to feel your fingers or toes with any boots or gloves under 5mm. The coldest I've had up here was when I took off my gloves and my hands were purple about 1min after I took the gloves off and then Thursday my hood froze while I was wearing it in the water. There were icesicles hanging off it too!
I've been wearing 6 mil gloves until april here because my 5 mils are like 3s.
Mar 16, 2014, 02:38 PM #9
- Join Date
- Oct 2011
- Ocean County NJ
4/3 and 39 degree water........ Ummm, that's not enough rubber.
Mar 17, 2014, 03:58 AM #10
Well I've gone with a a 4-3 and a vest with hood all winter