I'm looking forward to the chill zone. Autumn/winter surfing, that is. Have the wetsuits. Need the digits protected.

Would appreciate any user opinions / recommendations on 5mm booties (split toe? round toe?) , size 12, new only.

Need gloves, as well. Xcel ? Rip Curl ?

BTW, I tried www.backcountry.com, but they said they're getting out of the surf gear biz, they have nothing in anything other than small-man size. No offense intended.