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  1. #11
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    I've been in 37 with 12 air... not a fun walk backt o the car.

  2. #12
    38F water. 23F Air. 5F wind chill factor. Shoulder high, glassy, two of us out, south end of Bradical. Concur. Take that over 70F with 40 in a lineup.

  3. #13
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    Nova Scotia gets cold, yes... But, I think even colder is Maine, massachussets, New Hampshire area... where they are completely cut off from any gulf stream influence.

    Take a look at the Swellinfo ocean temp maps (zoom out to East Coast view), and you can see the gulf stream. The current view, actually shows really cold water on the east coast of Nova Scotia, but my guess is that this varies a lot depending on what the currents are doing.

  4. #14
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    NS, you'll have it all to yourself, i promise...

    low 50's for me, right now on the gulf coast we are unseasonably warm.... mid 60's right now.... haven't even busted out boots yet!

  5. #15
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    Jul 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by NSsurfer View Post
    I think the whole point of cold water surfing is to travel to unexplored, unridden waves. Personally, I'd much rather surf in 30 degree water with a couple close friends of mine, then surf in 70 degree water with 40 guys.
    Exactly NSsurfer,

    Because when the water is that cold most of the time the line-up nil or just a few of your buds, where you catch ride after ride until YOU decide you've had enough to call it a day - when combined with that miserable dash off the beach, getting off the rubber, trek home - plus a couple of hours of wondering if you'll ever see "your boys/jewels" again - is what keeps "true surfers" stoked, drives them to check Swellinfo.com forecasts constantly looking for that next great session, and coming back for more...

    Aloha,
    DJFresh

  6. #16
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    Jul 2008
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    It was in Cape May...Poverty Beach to be exact, about 20 years ago. The water was about 35 and the air was about 20 with a howling offshore wind...but it was overhead and perfect...with nobody out except me and two of my bros...which is one of the best things about cold water surf.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by DJFresh View Post
    Exactly NSsurfer,

    Because when the water is that cold most of the time the line-up nil or just a few of your buds, where you catch ride after ride until YOU decide you've had enough to call it a day - when combined with that miserable dash off the beach, getting off the rubber, trek home - plus a couple of hours of wondering if you'll ever see "your boys/jewels" again - is what keeps "true surfers" stoked, drives them to check Swellinfo.com forecasts constantly looking for that next great session, and coming back for more...

    Aloha,
    DJFresh
    Finally, someone who understands. Since I started surfing, i've only ever surfed empty, coldwater breaks. Everyday we (coldwater surfers) are called crazy or just plain stupid, but i look at myself as being spoiled. Spoiled in such a way that having been born and bread in the cold, i really don't want to travel to surf anywhere else, i have everything i need, from beachbreaks to point breaks, lefts and right, barrels, you name it, within a 30 minute drive from where i live.. Surfing to me isn't seeing 20 cars parked at a spot and saying "its pumping here, i'm gonna paddle out and join the crowd", when i see cars, i keep driving, cause i know theres an empty spot just down the road.

  8. #18
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    Think positive

    Just a few hundred miles due East of the Eastern Shore the water temps are in the 60's to near 70. So it won't be long before the temps turn around. Just think of the current shoreline temps as a serious case of upwelling and then maybe it doesn't seem so bad.

  9. #19
    I have been in some cold ****, but I saw some pictures somewhere (probably this site) where the waves looked good but the water was so cold, the waves were actually slushy. I think it was the berring sea, probably somewhere in russia. I'll try to hunt up the pictures and post them.

  10. #20
    Found them. aguaholic posted them awhile ago. I thought it was the bering sea but I didn't see that info this time (maybe I'm wrong). Regardless, go to the surf photo gallery, click on the search button, and type in 'frozen'. 5 pictures should show up. That **** looks cold!!!