I will be moving to Santa Barbara from NY in March. Im siked!! I will be visiting the area in 2 weeks, for 5 days, to set up an apartment and a job. I plan on getting in the water, and will rent a board hopefully. I am wondering what types (#'s) of wetsuits you are wearing? I have a 5/4/3 with a hood. Should I bring it, or will I look like a dousche-bag. The water temp seems to only be 6 degrees more than here on Long Beach, NY. However, it is 11 degrees outside today! Changing in the parking lot SUCKS!
Should I bring my wetsuit? What about boots and gloves? Anyone in the area? I need to meet some new people! I am coming there alone, and know absolutely no one!