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    wetsuit seasons???

    hey guys, well im sure we all know the waters cold as hell right now, but anyway, what season do you think we should switch mils, like 5/4: Late november-???
    when do you think we can switch to 3/2 boots n gloves THIS year??

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    Depends how much the cold affects you and how quick it warms p this year. I usually run a 5/4/3 from Late nov - Mid april then switch up to the 3/2 til about mid to late may. then boardies form then til mid oct

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    Depends how much the cold affects you and how quick it warms p this year. I usually run a 5/4/3 from Late nov - Mid april then switch up to the 3/2 til about mid to late may. then boardies form then til mid oct

    this. i run pretty much the same schedule

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    Quote Originally Posted by mexsurfer View Post
    hey guys, well im sure we all know the waters cold as hell right now, but anyway, what season do you think we should switch mils, like 5/4: Late november-???
    when do you think we can switch to 3/2 boots n gloves THIS year??
    For me,All depends , for Sept/Oct board shorts or 3/2 even thou the water is prob the warmest.the air might be kinda cool.Then mid November 5/4/3 till mid April.Waters still cold in March.4/3 April and then the 3/2 until like Mid June .Sometimes even in the summer when we have a southeast wind I might go back to a 3/2 until it warms back up.Bottom line I dont like the cold so your tolerance might be a little better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvjumper05 View Post
    this. i run pretty much the same schedule
    yeah this is what a pretty much stick to year after year . I dont even own a spring suit I doubt I ever will either.

    But is all varies with water and air temps and how quick they go up. I remember in I think is was 2002 temps got in the high 90's and low 100's in late april . It warmed the water up quick

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    It really has alot to do with the seasonal migration patterns of the Gulf Stream. You know water temps (usually) are the warmest during the months of August and September, when the Gulf Stream has migrated closest to the eastern seaboard. Some years it hangs around longer in the Fall than others before moving out to sea. Same goes for the spring with the water warming up. I've had to wear a 3/2 into July with water temps in the high 50's to low 60's and I remember back in high school one time surfing hurricane swell in OCNJ in board short and a sping suit later on that day in mid November.

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    5/4 december-april beginning of april 3/2 with 5 mill gloves/boots 3 mil hood

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    im in a 5/4 mutant with attached hood, 3 mil xcel gloves and 5 mil oneill heat series boots. works well and only my face is cold. switched around nov from a 4/5 and will probably switch back in april

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    ive seen a couple guys board shorting it in late April in Delaware but they were kooks with beaters on and couldnt catch a wave. they lasted 45 minutes or so

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    It all depends. . .

    . . . upon your latitude, your attitude, and the thickness of your frigidity. The current surface temperature map (01/16/10) seems to suggest that at this latitude, the only place that it's really cold is right where we are- on the coast. Go offshore a ways, and it's quite balmy in the water temps- but then there's no surf there either.