4/3 in NY this weekend?

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by NewYorkSurfing, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    You're welcome. Good to hear you're enjoying yourself so much out there. The hood doesn't have to be SUPER tight. Some water will get in no matter what. It's just about reducing the amount. Also, wind blowing onto your cold ears without a hood also causes damage. Wear earplugs and a hood if you're worried. But a hood is a must.

    Also, if you can't feel your feet, you're running the risk of frostbite. That can mean amputation of a foot. The tipping point between nothing happening and feeling coming back and getting gangrene is like flipping a coin. If your friend was that stoked to surf for his second sesh, go to a local surf shop and have him invest in boots.
     
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  2. travy

    travy Well-Known Member

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    Jul 3, 2010
    the bigger question is how do you get the menstrual stains out of your wetsuit?
     

  3. NJAZguy

    NJAZguy Well-Known Member

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    Aug 27, 2011
    Not to be a **** or nothing, but you also misused the word "their." I think you meant to use "there."
     
  4. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
  5. winslow

    winslow Active Member

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    May 22, 2010
    ive warn a 4/3 in the middle of winter on cape cod and stayed warm, mad poons on this site think of the old rippers wearin sh1tbox technolgy suits in winter
     
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  6. RIsurfer

    RIsurfer Well-Known Member

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    Dec 5, 2012
    ND081, 4/3 w/ hood all year!?! Anyway, just like most people said, it sometimes depends on the weather. Last weekend I went out with my 5/4 and my head was burning because it was 60 degrees and sunny but the water was like 42. I'm thinking about not wearing my hood this weekend.
     
  7. prudds

    prudds Member

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    Oct 5, 2012
    i go in naked when the waters 60 degrees there must be something wrong here
     
  8. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    I tell your wife to stop trying on my wetsuit when she cums over to my place. Now no more stains.
     
  9. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    What a big man you are. Want a cookie? Do you have any pics of you walking around with a tank top on in January with no hat on. You're so badazz ;) I bet you love that winter camping **** right? ;) Hey your misery doesn't affect me. All the best.

    Also, where do they allow nude surfing?

    So no one must wear a wetsuit in California during much of the spring/summer/fall or in central-northern florida during most of the winter then. Damn. Must really be hurting the wet suit industry
     
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  10. fcp

    fcp Active Member

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    Jul 18, 2012
    Surfed rockaway 2hrs this am 4/3 no hood and was warm.
     
  11. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Every year I come back on here for a few weeks and I'm quickly reminded how dumb some of the people on this forum are. I'm just itching for the water to hit 50 so I'm bored. Goodbye again! See you next year.
     
  12. NewYorkSurfing

    NewYorkSurfing Well-Known Member

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    Oct 24, 2012
    Im talking about the dedication factor of being a surfer!! If you don't like the cold then move.
     
  13. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    HAHA... That's awesome
     
  14. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    I do surf year round. But I could understand why some people don't. For a lot of peeps it's just too cold here in the Winter. If you're not having fun then why go out?
     
  15. shaarkbate

    shaarkbate Well-Known Member

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    Jan 10, 2011
    You must have a terrible suit or no cold tolerance at all. I've been in an oniel mutant 4/3 since the beginning of march without getting cold. I usually stay out about 2 hours. 60 degree water is 3/2 weather.
     
  16. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    This has nothing to do with dedication. Obviously winter surfing takes dedication. IT'S BRUTAL!

    I'm talking about shedding rubber for no good reason and using less thick wetsuits rather than trying to be comfortable. I mean why use a 4/3 in 45 degree water? Or go hoodless or without boots or trying using a 3/2 in 40 degree water or going without a wetsuit in 58 degree water(numerous threads I've seen on here). How is being freezing needlessly "dedication"??? It's like not wearing a hat while snowboarding in the middle of January and the saying that's dedication. No that's stupidity. lol

    If you're truly comfy, that's different. I know everyone has different tolerance. But Everyone is always talking on here about sweating in the water. I've never sweated in the water. Sounds to me like macho stupidity and that their just lying. Sort of like people bragging about how it's not too bad in Minnesota when it's 30 below. Their trying to sound immune to the cold. They can "take" it.

    I've honestly NEVER been hot in RI waters. Ever. It only averages one day above 90 degrees at the beach a year and usually no waves on that day. Water temp never really gets past 70. Some kind of wet suit is basically required year round for comfort. Can you trunk it? Of course. I just don't find it comfortable. If you're out in the morning in dead of summer, air temps are usually in the mid 60s in the hottest time of year and water temps in the upper 60s. Not exactly tropical.
     
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  17. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    I do have terrible cold tolerance as I've stated. My suit is really good.
     
  18. Feesh

    Feesh Well-Known Member

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    Jun 5, 2008
    Well said...
     
  19. goosemagoo

    goosemagoo Well-Known Member

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    May 20, 2011
    They're the same people that walk across campus in calf deep snow and slush wearing shorts and birkenstocks. Maybe they are actually warm but my cold blooded @ss says it's for the attention.
     
  20. Uncle Irish

    Uncle Irish Well-Known Member

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    Aug 16, 2011
    [If you're truly comfy, that's different. I know everyone has different tolerance. But Everyone is always talking on here about sweating in the water. I've never sweated in the water. Sounds to me like macho stupidity and that their just lying. Sort of like people bragging about how it's not too bad in Minnesota when it's 30 below. Their trying to sound immune to the cold. They can "take" it.]- Shark Hunter

    Wore a 5/4 in NJ on Saturday, and was very hot. By no means a macho thing, just a fact. Mind you, I am not a stick figure, and do have a little bit of natural insulation. Kept dipping my face to cool off. I will shed the 5/4 for the 3/2 as soon as possible for the simple reason that, for me, much easier to surf with less rubber on. This was my first year surfing through the winter, and while it was very humbling, I enjoyed every session. Temperature was never an issue, but getting in and out of the wetsuit was a bit of a sideshow.