cold water

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by gnargnar, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. gnargnar

    gnargnar Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2009
    do i need a suit for my sesh tomorrow? i havent been out in two days and i hear its gotten a little chilly.. just how cold is it?
  2. darippah

    darippah Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2008
    I would recommend wearing a suit tomorrow. If you would like, I am selling a medium tall 5/4 for 150 perfect condition.....

    In all seriousness,i would recommend a 2 mill spring suit

  3. pvjumper05

    pvjumper05 Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    92 degrees out tomo for most of nj. scattered tstorms. i wouldnt worry too much about water temp, so i agree with above post. 2 mil suit if you hate being chilly or just wanna precaution since the south winds may continue upwelling. or was it north winds. whatever :rolleyes:
  4. chillisurfer

    chillisurfer Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2008
    It was cold today! Bring it just in case.
  5. bananadogpizza

    bananadogpizza Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2010
    dealing with cold water can be brutal, id recommend just staying away from the water altogether
  6. Kneeboarder4Life

    Kneeboarder4Life Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    KB4L recommends a 5/4 with boots and gloves. You should be able to get away without a hood, but a hat for uv protection and some sea specs should be in tow. Make sure to put everything on at home before you go and pee in your suit on the way to go shred.
  7. GreatWhiteShark

    GreatWhiteShark Active Member

    Jun 19, 2009
    Please do, that way the news will pull the "mistaken identity" card and that you looked too much like a seal. See ya soon.
  8. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    The water today at my local was 62. Barebacked it for an hour, but my hands and feet where aching. Good thing the air was hot.
  9. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    5/4/3 boots gloves hood ... 6mm for second session if you got it

    NJ SPONGIN Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2009
    Water down in LBI today was 59. My hands and feet got numb
  11. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Yeah, the water temp reading I am seeing every day are all over the place. All of the sites have very similar readings now, where a few weeks ago, there were 6-7 degree differences between the readings. Now all of the daily water temps in Jerz and MD are reading 71+. Not sure how accurate that is, but I know at my beach, I always go off the morning lifeguard readings that they post at the beach. I dont think those figures every make it online, but they are always really accurate. More so than surfline or anywhere else.

    Do any Jersey surf shops take real time daily water temp readings and post them online?

    Malibus used to do it in OC.
  12. Driftingalong

    Driftingalong Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2008
    Malibu's is reporting 74° today
  13. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    late morning here was 58 tops
  14. gnargnar

    gnargnar Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2009
    yeah i just got in from surfing.. it was chilly, definately a day to bust out the 3/2 especially if youre a skin-and-bones type kid like me.
  15. mexsurfer

    mexsurfer Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2008
    so, why are all buoys reading the same temps, if its really 15 degrees colder? Probably because there close to the gulf stream, but still, dont you think they would change even a little bit?
  16. kgirl

    kgirl Member

    Jun 20, 2010
    Yeah, this morning was cold... Anyone know where to get accurate water temps before 7AM for tomorrow? Surfline and this site is way off. :rolleyes:
  17. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Some guys on here have explanied the buoy thing because the surface temp etc can maintain a warmer water temp because they are actually far off shore. I dunno....

    All I am saying is that the readings are all coming from remote sources and stuff. Everyone in here is agreeing that it was low 60s at least. I have had similar issues with water temp readings. Every summer i go home, its mid july and it says its 70 degree water, yet when I do a dawn patrol, it is like 59 degrees max. I dont know. I have had some pretty warm water days in the past few years, but it fluxuates. big time.

    I mean, unless its like 85-90 degrees outside without a cloud in the sky, I will always rock a 3 mil or something. A lot of guys complain about rubber, but a good wetsuit really isnt that resrtictive. Just bring a suit and wear it. Its better to be warm and comortable, than chilly during a session. Even if the water really was clocking in at 70 degrees all day, that is still not THAT warm. Many would argue that a wetsuit is a good call even up to 70.

    Cause if the surf isnt pumping and consistent, i almost always have rubber on. Floating around in 60 some degree water waiting for the next set is cold enough for me.

    I shed my westuit like 10-20 days all year, on either coast. Unless I am going down south of Hatterras. the water is just not that warm on either coast. Even in summer most of the time.
  18. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    august 5 ridiculous even colder tonight like mid 50's boots and gloves here
  19. superbust

    superbust Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2008
    bring a top or a spring suit, enough said. the upwelling has made it pretty chilly but today when I was guarding it was colder in the afternoon than the am. the air temp will help a ton though and it might not be as cold today.
  20. pvjumper05

    pvjumper05 Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    hah well then my 3/2 with a rip in the torso will be perfect for tomorrow :D