Does anybody know how cold the NJ winters get (i m talking about the water). Because i went yesterday and it was 51 degrees, and i was fine. I m not gonna buy another suit though, i just wanna know how long i can go for.
typically the really cold conditions don't occur until january through march since it take the water longer to cool down than the air. like stated above, the last few winters have been above normal but if we got at or below normal temps you will def need the heavy gear. You need it anyway if you want any kind of decent time in the water even with above normal temps.
NJNick, the cold don't get here until February and March. Nothing like 35 degree water, 20 degree air, and a 25 knot wind blowing to make your balls hide up in your chest cavity for a week. If you're going to surf all year you'll need the heavy gear for sure.