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  1. #1

    Shedding the Gear

    What will the water temp be around when we will not need to wear gloves or booties anymore? It has been a long winter.

  2. #2
    Um at this rate not to long. People today were wearing no gloves and boots at Surf City. I know last weekend there were a couple of guys that were not wearing gloves at cb. Me personally am giving it about another two weeks before all that come off

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    ive been going gloveless the past two or three weeks. it will be a few more weeks at least until i shed the booties.

    on a side note what thickness boots do you guys wear around SENC? i have 5mm booties now and am thinking about going down to three mil for next cold season. i cant decide tho... any advice?

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    I took my gloves off a few weeks ago. It was a little chilly but not too bad.

    Headhigh, I've got cheap 3mm oniel booties and they work fine.

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    I have the 5mm xcel drylocks. been wearing them all winter and have not gotten cold in them at all. Ill stay out for like 5 hours and my feet are just as warm as when they went in. I think with the water being up to 54 i think you can shed the 5's if you you want to wear the 3's.

  6. #6
    I've shed the gloves for good until next winter. The booties aren't too far away. Lately there has been no need for booties after the morning.

    ***random side note, the chic holding the board in this "meet surfing singles!" ad on the right hand of my screen is really cute***

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    Sweet so you guys are lasting pretty long without them? i mean i love being warm and i have 2mm Rip Curl gloves do you think its about time to pull those out? I have been wearing the 3mm dry lock gloves

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    Quote Originally Posted by XxsurferxX View Post
    Sweet so you guys are lasting pretty long without them? i mean i love being warm and i have 2mm Rip Curl gloves do you think its about time to pull those out? I have been wearing the 3mm dry lock gloves
    i can go about 2.5 hrs without gloves before i start to get the claw. you should be good to go with the 2mm gloves if you want to be toasty. i just picked up a pair of 3mm dry locks for next season. sooo nice, but i feel like they would be a bit overkill as long as its relatively nice out.

  9. #9
    this is my system

    40-50 degrees- 5/4/3 wetsuit, 5 mil gloves,boots
    50-55 degrees- 4/3, hood optional, 3 mil gloves, boots
    55-60 degrees - 4/3, 3 mil boots, gloves optional
    60-65 degrees - 3/2, boots optional
    65-70 degrees - 3/2 or spring suit
    70-75 degrees - spring suit or wetsuit top
    75 degrees + - boardshorts, wetsuit top if air temps are cold.