We are now wearing storm troooper 5/7 hooded suits. They are warm for these waters 40-50 degrees. However, they are heavy and can restrict your paddling and manuvers (I hate my hood!) We are gtting by ok with them though.

We are in the central jersey location. When is the best time of year to switch to a thinner wet suit? Do you recommend a spring suit or a full body suit but thinner?