So, I am getting Married in about 3 weeks. I obviously already got my fiance's engauagement ring and the wedding band that I give her on the day of. We went into the jeweler a few days ago to look at the Men's Wedding Bands. I tried on a few. The simple plain ones. Just a white gold band. Then My Fiance and I were talking, and I asked her... "Well, since I surf everyday, does this mean that I will have to take the ring off before every session"... She replies: Of course not, you never take the ring off.
I respond: "Well, I would hate to paddle a mile out in winter surf, and be duck diving a set wave, and come up with no ring on my finger."
I mean, we have all been hit by waves that almost rip our entire wetsuits off....
So, my logic is that Married guys just take the ring off, then put it back on... I just can't see getting through a whole fall and winter of surfing every day without the thing slipping right off my finger....
After having this conversation, I started thinking about my local lineup. All the guys i know with a wife and kids... ANd in my mind, I picture them all, in the lineup, with no rings on... I would have noticed a rind by now... I am assuming/remembering that no body I know wear's the wedding band in the water....
He he, I put my ring on at the wedding and my wife found it on the side of the bed shortly after. I hate jewelry and especially the feeling of a ring. I told her I couldn't stand the feeling and wouldn't wear it so she put it in her jewelry box and it sits there still after 18 years.
The ring will come off in the water no matter how well it fits, that's why all the guys with metal detectors are finding rings on the beach. Take it off unless you want to loose it.
He he, I put my ring on at the wedding and my wife found it on the side of the bed shortly after. I hate jewelry and especially the feeling of a ring. I told her I couldn't stand the feeling and wouldn't wear it so she put it in her jewelry box and it sits there still after 18 years..
No offense ,Zach, but if you're asking permission to not wear it, maybe you should just get a cheap one and wear it. If you repeatedly take it off and put it on, it's not a question of "if" you're going to lose it....just a matter of "when."
Keep in mind the cooler water shrinks you hands. Have forgotten to take my ring off and have had to buy 2 replacements. One the wife knows about the second she does not. Not fun trying to find the same ring.
No woman wants to hear "I lost my wedding ring" cause a whole bunch of stuff will go through their mind, no matter how good your relationship is. I tell my wife I'm taking it off for surfing in the winter and then leave it in plain sight at home so she knows why it's there and put it on when I get home. You're gonna lose it + those gloves will put an ungodly amount of pressure on the ring for whatever reason. Very uncomfortable.
If I forget to take it off beforehand, I put it on my middle finger (bigger knuckle) and it never comes off. In fact, its a b*tch to get off once I have it on that finger. Bottom line, don't get married.
. . . wouldn't be the issue if you're wearing gloves (remember this is the East Coast, not CA) but my advice from 46 years of surfing is take it off if you want to keep it. Mine's at the bottom (rock bottom) of the point in La Libertad, El Salvador. It was secure on my finger until the third wave of one particular set which sucked it right off. Right after that the price of gold shot through the clouds, so I didn't replace it.
The only saving grace is that we figured that some Oyster Diver out there would find it and feed his family for five years or some such.
Keep the ring safe and your wife off your back- no need to wear it surfing.