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  1. #1
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    Question about wet suites?

    I just moved to Manteca, CA and was previously living in Orlando, FL. I am wondering what thikness wet suite is need out here? I will probably be going to Santa Cruz or Ocean Beach.... Any advice?

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    4/3 is the the most common wetsuit thickness for Santa Cruz. I'd recommend getting some booties too.
    Last edited by Creeker; Nov 8, 2010 at 04:10 PM.

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    5/4 winter, 4/3 summer. Hood & booties.

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    Gloves for the coldest months!

  5. #5
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    Depending on what type of neoprene you are using. I have a 3mm yamamoto and I'm plenty warm with water in the 50's.

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    Wetsuite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by handyguy2 View Post
    5/4 winter, 4/3 summer. Hood & booties.
    Seriously? I go 5/4 oneill & patagooch R4 boots & gloves in dead feb and am toasty, yall really need a 5/4 out there???

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    Geoff Phillips you're on a roll brotha!

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    To tha OP, wet suites are way better than dry suites for the dry suites are simply no fun. You need to get it wet to have fun and in a dry suite, the wahines don't even begin to dampen.

    FLY A BANNER FOR WET SUITES WITH JACUZZI/BAR

  10. #10
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    Haven't been through a full SF winter but I can't imagine a 5/4 is ever needed. Water temps don't dip below 50 and 4/3, booties, gloves and hood should be toasty enough. Been surfing the summer with various combinations of 4/3, 3/2, (no) booties depending on air and water temps. People wear strange combinations of rubber out here (e.g. 4/3, no booties + hood), so have the full array of gear and figure out your favorite outfit(s).