i wear a 2/2 here in pensacola..... if it get's really cold (54 degree water, 30 degree air, 20+ mph offshores) i'll wear a 3/2 and some booties...
i'm actually more comfortable in a wetsuit than i am in boardshorts...
during the summer we get jellyfish, and this year has been the worst in recent memory... it sucks.
yeah it is...but the Xcel is surprisingly flexible.
a really cold session in Maryland would be 38 degree water, 25 degree air, 20+ mph offshores. That 5/4/3 Xcel is the first wetsuit i've owned that just kicked ass in those conditions.
Xcel infinity - have a 5/4/3 and and 3/2 - are the best wetsuits i've owned in 21 years of year around surfing.
Damn, 21 years of winter ey? I would think those first couple of years you were pretty cold with the gear they were putting out those days, but in all honesty, I don't know. I'm always reading how far we've come with wetties recently, is what I'm reading true or were you still pretty warm back then?
i wore ripcurl suits for 10 years until now, i absolutely ruined one in 4 months and that was it for me. i've switched to xcel, and for good reason. they make unreal suits, rated best wetsuit 2 years in a row. as for boardies, the hurley phantoms are THE suit functionally, but volcom and rvca hold it down as far as styling.