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    When does the water gets warmer

    Hello. I know were still atleast a couple months off. Im from new york, and like many, im very excited to go in one weekend and find the water a little warmer. So rather then putting on the thick booties and gloves, i want to be minimizing them, or removing them completely like many. When should this amazing day arrive. my guess is mid march. I hope i dont sound impatient, but it was on my mind and i though why not ask. Thanks.

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    I'm not out of my 5mm boots and gloves until May, but I'm a wuss.

    Here's a like that will give you an idea:

    http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/cwtg/catl.html

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    The water gets warmer in March, like you guessed. It won't be "warm" but it will be warmer. Its not really "warm" until early July, maybe late June.

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    seen a guy out with no gloves on in February....needless to say this shows you who is out surfing in the winter more than anything. I start to peel some rubber in late April/Early May

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    March is often the coldest water of the year... There is a lag between when the air gets warmer compared to when the water warms up..

    The water will very gradually warm up in April and May.

    BUT, the air temps do make a difference, and in march is when we see the air temps rise. So, if you get a 60 or 70 degree day, then then it makes a whole lot of difference.

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    booteeyz completleey off by mid-late may. gluvez completleey off possibleey by earleey april, if it's warm air temps. gluvez rn't too important, it's ur feet u haftuh worreey abowt...try bustin' airz with cold feet...i sport booteeyz yeear round usualleey cuz i'm uh kook tho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfsolo View Post
    seen a guy out with no gloves on in February....needless to say this shows you who is out surfing in the winter more than anything. I start to peel some rubber in late April/Early May
    not in ny.. or maybe lasted for about 10min

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    Quote Originally Posted by swell5 View Post
    not in ny.. or maybe lasted for about 10min
    yep in NY....there was a few inches of snow on the ground too LOL. I think he lasted 20 mins....enough to paddle out and paddle back in. I remember his hands being red and purple.