Hey guys, you can say I'm on a hiatus from the waves for the rest of the fall and during winter until I get my license so I can leave this forsaken place and go down the shore in late march/april.
Now, I live in south jersey so is it safe to say that during that time the water will be in the 40s? I'm getting myself a 4/3 for sure on my birthday. I'm wondering if that will suffice until may or june when i can just trunk it like I always do.
any help or info is much appreciated
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Thread: Preparing for the spring
Nov 22, 2010, 10:05 PM #1
Preparing for the spring
Nov 22, 2010, 10:15 PM #2
- Join Date
- Feb 2009
- Monmouth County.
I went in at the beginning of april this year with a 3/2 and i was a little chilly but other than that i was fine.
Nov 22, 2010, 10:18 PM #3
do you only bodyboard? i do, but I surf from time to time really depending on the conditions and I've never worn gloves while bodyboarding. id assume i may need them during this time?
Nov 22, 2010, 11:19 PM #4
Nov 22, 2010, 11:21 PM #5
Nov 22, 2010, 11:24 PM #6
ok many thanks, I can just use my gloves that I have left over during surf, hopefully a hood might not be necessary? dont have one haha
Nov 22, 2010, 11:32 PM #7
- Join Date
- Jun 2008
- Central, NJ
Nov 22, 2010, 11:45 PM #8
I'm on LBI, I pretty much bodyboard on the north end, ceders or loveladies and south at beach haven.
I really haven't used gloves at all while bodyboarding, never tried. I have the same concern, i wouldn't be able to pull the rail or grip it properly with them on.
Nov 23, 2010, 02:00 AM #9
you will need a hood in nj. i've been wearing gloves for a couple weeks now (but i'm a p***y when it comes to my hands being cold), but only 1 session in 3mil gloves. the others were in 1.5 mils.
water gets into the mid-upper 30's in an average nj winter, but will usually start to creep back into the 40's by mid-march at the latest.
you'll prob. be fine w/ a 4/3, hood, 5mil boots, & 3mil gloves. anything less than that & i think you'll be cold.
Nov 23, 2010, 02:22 AM #10
- Join Date
- Oct 2009
- North Wildwood ,Nj
yeah 4/3 with hood 5 mil gloves but I would get 5 mil gloves you can pretty much surf the whole winter that way. During the colder months you might be able to stay out for 2 hours at the most . I have been wearing gloves for 3 weeks now cause my joints in my hands hurt really bad once my hands get too cold.