HELP wetsuit ?'s

Discussion in 'Global Bodyboarding Talk' started by MaxG72, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. MaxG72

    MaxG72 Active Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    I'll be boarding right through the winter this year and I want to know if I can get away with a 3 or a 4mm full suit for Rhode Island this winter or should I buy a 5mm? Second, who makes the best suits for boarding in your opinion? I was looking at these but I'm not too sure they're thick enough.
  2. diosa218

    diosa218 New Member

    Sep 24, 2010

    thanks for the new post

  3. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    I can (barely) get through the winter in southern NC in a 4/3 wetsuit with taped seams. For RI, you're gonna need about the thickest wetsuit you can find.

    Of course, everyone tolerates the cold water differently, but it gets awfully cold up there.
  4. MaxG72

    MaxG72 Active Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    Delete Thread.
  5. wave1rider65

    wave1rider65 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2009
    Water temps in your area in mid winter are in the mid 30's. If it were me i'd wear a 6/5/4 with 7mm booties and gloves but talk with a local shop and see what they recommend.
  6. Ballbags

    Ballbags Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Some guys actually wear 4/3's all winter around here believe it or not, but I'd recommend a 5/4 minimum, 6/4 if you want to be a bit more toasty and don't mind losing a little flexibility. I find the 5/4 to work perfect for me, but for RI a 6/4 is probably the call. 5mm boots ans gloves minimum, although you my find you want 7mm.
  7. jersey22

    jersey22 New Member

    Sep 30, 2010

    salut im juste nouveau à ce forum..
  8. crissajeans

    crissajeans New Member

    Oct 4, 2010

    im gerade neu in diesem Forum....