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    Water Temp

    Im headed to my friends place in oc for the weekend and im trying to steal a few waves while im there from the small swell coming in. Do you think I can make it out for a while with just booties and no gloves or a hood?

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    water is still cold, it is still March. 41.5 as of right now. not fun for very long without gear, if at all. buy the rubber while you are here, you might find a deal, maybe. shops should be clearing out inventory soon.

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    I tried going out without gloves and a hood back in Oct/Nov and I nearly cried. Good luck with going without them.. You might last 5 mins if you have the nads.

    Do what Xgen said and do yourself a favor and buy at LEAST 5mm boots and 5mm gloves. I got the Rip Curl 3 finger mitts and they're damn near waterproof and warm.

    When my hands go, I go.
    Last edited by ECsponger; Mar 26, 2009 at 07:57 AM. Reason: SP

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    dude without 5 mm glove, boots and atleast that in suit you screwwed right now
    wait until atleast june to try 3mm
    atleast for jersey

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    Quote Originally Posted by conljw View Post
    dude without 5 mm glove, boots and atleast that in suit you screwwed right now
    wait until atleast june to try 3mm
    atleast for jersey
    NJ here, I surfed in a 4mm for about 2 1/2 hours last sunday...

    I was fine but I had on 5mm boots and 5mm gloves with a 3mm hood.

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    maybe for like 10-15 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    maybe for like 10-15 minutes.
    i went out last saturday and my gloves are ****ty so my hands went after about 30 minutes. everything else was fine (wearing 5/3, with ****ty 5mm gloves and 3mm booties)

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    no. why be miserable???

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    Earliest I've gone no gloves/boot/hood in a 3/2 was end of April.

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    You can take rubber gloves and put your wetsuit over them. My friend did that once.