Does anyone else HATE the cold?

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by jchafard, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. whosthat

    whosthat Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2011
    funny stuff.....what I want to know is who is "Sandytoes1"?
    The cold hurts......the worst part is that moment when you realize you're hypothemic level 2....if its overhead, it gets scary part about the cold, no least you young guys have decent wetsuits now...i had a beavertail top back in the day.....or going out at Manasquan in January with a 2/1 spring under a 3/2 full....the worst rash you could imgaine.....good times
  2. marknel83

    marknel83 Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    The good old days haha

  3. whosthat

    whosthat Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2011
    nice.....i was hoping someone else would remember
  4. Sandytoes2

    Sandytoes2 Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2011
    Must have been pretty cool back them. I couldn't imagine being around during the 70's to be part of the birth of surfing. So glad we have shortboards now though. Those old longboards are boring to watch.
  5. CaptJAQ

    CaptJAQ Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2011
    Ha birth of surfing, 70s. You must be for real cuz it is impossible to fake this level of cluelessness.
  6. ripturbo

    ripturbo Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    with wetsuit technology the way it is now cold isnt that much of an issue except when its big although its tough to commit yer face to that first duckdive for sure.... remember,start off cold,stay cold,start off warm,stay warm
  7. Stranded in Smithfield

    Stranded in Smithfield Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2010
    \r\n\r\nHahaha Hell yeah. It wasn\'t that long ago that wetsuits were crappy. Late 80s early 90s I was rocking hand-me-downs from my older brother and cousins and having to double up the top with the suit or the spring with the suit. Feeling like the little kid on the \"Christmas Story\" (I can\'t put my arms down!). Once I saw the suits with the taped seams i thought I can do that to my suit with aqua seal. Uggh! Worst idea ever....wrecked the suit and I had the worst rash. I swear you could follow every seam of the suit on my body. Wetsuits have progressed so far the last 10-15 years that cold water to me is more mental than physical. Get a good suit and stop being a pansy.\r\n
  8. RJM

    RJM Member

    Oct 5, 2011
    i've been reading this thread, hilarious by the way, but i have a question of the exact definition of a few words. barney and kook seem bad, but i'm not exactly sure what they are. i also have no clue what a sponger is.
    i just started surfing in august. my husband got me 3 surfing lessons as a wedding present and i absolutely love it! the best parts of my week are the days when I get in the water. i'm just curious what they mean. i don't really know anyone else that surfs, so this is pretty much the only way i'll find out.
  9. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    In all seriousness, watch "North Shore". Turtle explains all of your questions.

    I hate the cold but I also hate wearing rubber. I have extra natural insulation so I have been trunking it still. I think I was the only person on Assateague on Sunday without a wetsuit. I surfed 3 hours without getting out and only got cold when I walked back to my FJ. I took the wetsuit along but I just couldn't bear putting it on again. If the air is warm I will trunk it down to about 60 degrees.

    When I first started surfing I wore my dad's beavertail wetsuit that he used for diving in the 70s. I felt like an astronaut in that thing. I could hardly paddle.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011
  10. pvjumper05

    pvjumper05 Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2008

    see this gruvi and sandy? THIS is how you begin your posting life. she doesnt try to be a "surfer", she just wants to surf and asks for help. jesus
  11. eppeldaa

    eppeldaa Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    when you catch a wave and take it straight out towards the shore you are "kook"ing out...
    Anyhow - if you can do that you are like 1/3 of the way there...
    that means you know how to sit, how to paddle, and how to spot a wave coming and you paddled out where there is a break, etc...

    please rent the movie: North Shore on netflix and watch it this weekeknd - is what the other guy was trying to came out like in 1988 and we have all seen it like 40 times - at least if you love surfing...

    I surf all winter anytime - i get cold but i love the feeling afterwards
    I read research that cold water exposure makes you healthier...
  12. Gregapher

    Gregapher Active Member

    Aug 22, 2010

    PM Gruvi....he'll buy you pizza! :rolleyes:
  13. ripturbo

    ripturbo Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    sandytoes, acting like a surfer would just make you a poser. just be yourself and then youll meet them 'bros'.
  14. steelwave42

    steelwave42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    I used to love the cold, but now I'm with you, I hate it.
    I don't know if it's because I'm getting older (30) or what, but it really sucks now.
    I'm always underweight though, which I'm sure doesn't help.
  15. brewengineer

    brewengineer Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    I despise the cold and miss living in SC (water was decent until mid November). However, I would rather be freezing my ass off trying to surf right now than be doing anything else.
  16. RJM

    RJM Member

    Oct 5, 2011
    Thanks for the movie suggestion! i'm definately going to rent it the next time my husband has one of his fantasy football meetings. he isn't a beach person, so i'm not sure he'd like a movie all about surfing. As for the cold, I'm from new jersey and i find that the water is warm now. I'm not used to regularly swimming in water warmer than 70. I've only been wearing a rash guard up untill yesterday. Yesterday i wore my wetsuit for the first time because i thought the air was going to be really cold, but it turned out it wasn't as cold as i thought. My wetsuit is a wintersuit, so i'm hoping to find out where people go in the winter time. I definately do not want to surf alone in the winter and i don't want to take a break from surfing
  17. goosemagoo

    goosemagoo Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2011
    Too funny...I thought I was the only fool that tried that! :mad: Ruined my suit too
  18. pvjumper05

    pvjumper05 Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    ****gruvi and sandytoes can jump in for this info as well****

    just take it slow and try to keep track of how the waves are in all different conditions. things you should take note of (literally):

    -swell direction (where the swell is coming from; NE, SE, E)
    -which way the beach is facing (NE, E, SE)
    -what tide the ocean was at and was it incoming or outgoing
    -how long the period of the swell was (in seconds)
    -which way the wind was blowing and how strong
    -wave height (swell height)

    there may be more

    however, go to the beach even if you arent surfing, just to jot down the information and describe how the waves were. were they small, were they closing out (all breaking at once), did they go in a certain direction, were they shorebreak? now anytime you are unsure if there are waves just by looking at the information, you can easily check your notebook and see how the conditions will most likely be like and what time of day will be best for you to surf. this helps a lot

    another thing is to be wary of fall and winter swells, they tend to be stronger and hard hitting. a good time to find great waves are a day or two after a big swell, as the waves have decreased in power and size, but it is not flat.
  19. RJM

    RJM Member

    Oct 5, 2011
    i wish i could just go to the beach, but i live too far away to use that kind of gas and not get in. i will definately make sure i notice the conditions when i'm there and try to be a little more observant when i am there. i miss the days when it cost me 15 dollars to fill my tank. i only have a little escort and it costs me 30 bucks to fill the tank, so when i go down, i'm getting in come hell or high water. when i'm at the beach, sometimes people will paddle over to me and give me some pointers. i noticed they used the term "closing out" and i never knew what it meant. to tell the truth, i was a little embarrassed to ask. thanks!
  20. cresto4

    cresto4 Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    I love empty lineups therefore I love the cold. It's one of the reasons I moved to Alaska. That and the fact that it's already snowing here and I'll be making my first turns of the season on new snow in the backcountry this weekend...Still waiting for the Swellinfo AK forecast page!