Surf Robes

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by UnfurleD, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    When i saw ppl start changing into them outside their car, i thought to myself well that was a nice gift from a family member of theirs that knows little to nothing about surfing. But as it's been cold for last couple months and more and more i see of them, are these guys metrosexuals? Is that still a term or is there another way to describe these ppl?
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  2. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
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  3. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    I describe them as people who don't have a nice warm van to change in.
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  4. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
  5. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Must be surfing royalty.
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  6. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2021
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  7. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Wouldn't it be great if it came with a wrestling championship belt embroidered around it ? Maybe we could Market one and call it the Ric Flair surf attire
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  8. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    That dude was radical. So rad... like surf robes.
  9. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2015
    Let us laugh now, as soon as O Neil or Billabong puts their label on one, then Gravy and JOB start using them (if they already haven't), they will be as commonplace as soft tops.
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  10. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Are we talking "robes" like bathroom robes, or are you referring to those "changing ponchos" that I've seen so much
  11. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    "changing ponchos" doesn't sound too marketable, but yea all the same. And there I am out changing under my beach towel some like 3rd world peasant. I blame my parents for not providing me with surf robes/changing ponchos to build a future in this opportunistic country
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  12. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    just buy a beach house and change inside
  13. NJsurfer30

    NJsurfer30 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2016
    Can confirm, this is the way. Bonus points if it's not your beach house so much as just your house.

    Okay, confession time [hanging head in shame here to avoid making eye contact]: I'll admit to having a changing robe/poncho/whatever you wanna call it for a couple years before I moved here, and finding it somewhat more convenient and comfortable than a towel. I'm at peace with my decisions... I'd still be a kook even without this, and over the course of about 3 years, it's probably added roughly the $20-30 it cost (I think? don't really remember) of value to my life, though not all that much more. When I do drive to surf and forget it and have to use a towel, I find it ever-so-slightly more annoying when putting the wetsuite on (always), and when taking it off (if it's ~40 degrees or above). When it's freezing cold I don't really use it taking the suite off because I'm pulling a hoodie on as soon as I get the top of my wetsuit off and then it takes slightly less total time to throw a towel around the waist than to pull the changing robe overhead... and every second counts in the race against frozen hands.
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  14. grainofsand

    grainofsand Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2014
    I hear the changing ponchos do work and are a lot more popular than a decade ago, however when it's raining and 37° out, I would just change straight into my dry gear. Advice: bring a couple of detergent bottles with warm water in a cooler, lay out your clothes in the trunk, pants on bottom shirt/jacket on top, flip-flops on the side. takes you <8 minutes to get changed.
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  15. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    That works when it is 6*F out as well. But, you only have 3 minutes to change. Done a zillion of times, in the days of yesteryears, not anymore....too old.
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  16. NJsurfer30

    NJsurfer30 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2016
    Agree with the 3 minutes. It hasn't happened often to me, because NJ isn't THAT cold very often (relatively), and I've changed at home for most sessions since moving to New England (sometimes in jersey too since it was only a 5-10 min drive and plenty tolerable in the wetsuite), but there's not much I hate more than my hands quite literally getting too numb to remove boots/suite before I'm fully changed, and having to sit in car blasting the heat for 5-15 min to warm them up enough that I can resume changing. One LBI session 3 years ago stands out in particular... barely lasted 40 min in the water because I was so damn cold, and then spent at least that long if not longer changing after, with multiple rounds of defrosting hands in the car. Probably the coldest I've ever been in my life.

    Regardless of whether going poncho or old school route, flip flops are key imo, even when it's single digits with snow everywhere. Trying to dry feet and put on socks and/or shoes wastes precious time, but standing or walking barefoot on snow/frozen ground for even a minute or two is a little too hardcore for me.
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  17. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Never have I ever surfed in.cold weather
  18. curl

    curl Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2013
    A5046D74-C40F-4CB9-A1FD-7696E563FDAC.jpeg The faggot bitch homo robes , lol .
  19. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Rip Curl robes are cool. Ho Stevie robes are for fags
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  20. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Stand on towel #1
    Pull the hood off and peel the top down to the waist.
    Throw on hoodie
    Wrap towel #2
    peel down rest of suite
    pull up pants
    put on socks and Olukai's


    Triple layer towels on driver's seat and beat it home.