how thick of booties/gloves do i need to make it through the winter?

also, anyone have any strong opinion towards gloves/lobster claws/mittens?

lastly, I see a bodyglove fusion 5/4/3 hooded online for $220. is this a worthy suit at a good price? if not, how much will i be spending at a surf shop for one?


p.s. anyone think saturday will be worth going out? friends wanna go but looks a bit turbulent, i'm thinking sunday will be better.