I always take my ring off during a session.........Its not so bad during the summer but if your skin starts to wrinkle its a sign of dehydration and your fingers become smaller. Of course during the winter the cold makes your skin shrink. I never wear my ring when I surf. I have a custom ring which is duplicate to my wifes and would be really hard to replace so it's a no brainer here.
told my wife 20 yrs. ago that i cant wear my ring in my line of work, good way to lose it...so i put it on my keychain, it never gets lost and its always there, i dont think she minds although she always wears hers...and no SJB...lol..., i dont ask if i can go surfing, i mention there is a swell and she kicks my butt out of the house... she says it keeps my semi-old butt in shape...lol...we are both trained well