How much suite?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by SJKC, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. SJKC

    SJKC Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2014
    I'm curious from anybody who's surfed the mid-atlantic/northeast in the past couple weeks, what did you wear thickness wise for suite and gloves?
  2. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Last time in I wore a 5/4 hoods, boots and gloves. Water was 44*F.
    Now it is 41*F here in NH. That translates to 6/4 until April.
    Having said that , I have not been in the water in 3 weeks. Tomorrow I may go surfing.

  3. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    going to obx rockin my dank 5/4.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
  4. NJsurfer30

    NJsurfer30 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2016
    Had a VERY brief session (like 20 min) in moco on Tuesday, wore a hooded 5/4 with 7mil boots and gloves (my warmest setup) for the first time this year, was very comfortable but I'm pretty sure I would've been fine in 4/3 (air temp was probably 40). Would def want the 5mil if the air was cold now though.
  5. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    5/4, 5 boot/gloves
  6. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    I'm going out Sunday in DE and i'll be enjoying my 3/4, 5 mill boots, 5 mill gloves and hood. But I also can handle the cold really well.
  7. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    A 3/4?!

    You're nucking futs
  8. soulrider

    soulrider Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2010

    No I did it all last year because my thicker suit had seen its end. He meant 4/3 btw not 3/2 which is what your thinking. I’m going out in 5/4, 7mm boots, 5mm gloves now.
  9. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Right, I had to go back and re-read it I was thinking 3/2 lol
  10. joesurfer1

    joesurfer1 Member

    Jun 10, 2013
    Using a R3 (Patagonia) or 5.5/4 (Rip Curl), depending; with 5 mm boots and 3mm gloves. Saving the 7mm boots and 5mm gloves for when the water gets really cold. Yes this is not the coldest water of the year which is early March.
  11. maddogg

    maddogg Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    water by me is reading 35. that's about as cold as it gets here in dirty jerz. I keep getting pissed that it's still dropping the last couple days. I was hoping it'd at least get back above 40. These are usually feb temps.
  12. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Average ocean temperature in °F
    Cape May, Atlantic City, Sandy Hook
    December 42 44 43
    January 37 37 37
    February 37 35 36
    March 42 42 40

    Annual 55 54 53
  13. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2013
    5.5/4.5 suite 5mm booties n gloves - plenty warm for me
  14. surfsolo

    surfsolo Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    never used over a 5/4 mm though 7 mm boots and 5mm gloves a must. I like da lobsta claws, mitts are warmer but cant grab my board that well
  15. Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor

    Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    Been ripping up Kelly Slades wave pool in a secret location. Water 73 air 74 draft coca cola at 39.
  16. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    This. ^^^^^^
    Couple other tips.
    1. If your feet and hands stay warm the rest of you will stay much warmer. Good boots and gloves really make a big difference.
    2. A little Vaseline on your face helps a lot.
    3. I use 7mm boots even with my 4/3 because having warm feet lets me use a 4/3 when others are still in their 5/4s.
  17. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    My bad, I meant 4/3. Sometimes I can stay out for and hour or two sometimes longer depending on wind temp.
  18. davedingus

    davedingus Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2017
    Water warming up in last 12 hours in nj per the buoye 40 last night 44 last reading. Bust out them bananee hamiees
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  19. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    I plan to break my streak of not surfing this weekend. Havent surfed since turkey holiday. Will be wearing 5/4, 7mm gloves, 5 mm boots. Hope to get an hour and a half. I plan to surf poorly!
  20. surfRIwinter

    surfRIwinter Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    i am wearing a 5/4 with 7mm boots and mittens in the 34ish water and plan to stay out for around 2 hours, once u get numb you are pretty much used to it.
    Pumped for this weekends swell