thick wetsuits

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by sosodel, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. sosodel

    sosodel Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2008
  2. Stayabovetheweather

    Stayabovetheweather Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2011
    I use a 6/5/4 in Jerz .. should prob have a 5/4 but whatever .. I couldn't imagine using that thick of a suit ever for surfing ... I don't think you would be able to move at all!

  3. surfin_nig

    surfin_nig Member

    Jan 23, 2012
    damn a 9/7/6 and its rated fo 45+ degree water! Thats just crazy went i used to not have much cash i would go through winter with just a 4/3 and maybe some booties in 50 degree water. How you supposed to move round in that suit man!?!
  4. wave1rider65

    wave1rider65 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2009
    Not sure but it doesnt seem to be rated to well at a 45* water temp. I would expect that much rubber to be rated in the low to mid 30s. Most Ive ever worn is a 4/3 in the southeast with water temps in the low 40s to upper 30's
  5. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    thats a dive suit
  6. sosodel

    sosodel Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2008
    I was wondering the same thing why its rated for 45+ water temps if its so thick and why would someone buy this instead of a thinner wetsuit that can handle colder water
  7. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Your 5 ml xcel wetsuit may be great for surfing in 45 degree water, but you will freeze your A$$ off staying underwater for 30 minutes in 45 degree water in a 5 ml wetsuit. Being immersed in water saps body heat away FAST. Dive suits are rated differently.
  8. Gfootr

    Gfootr Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Dive suits are rated completely different than surf suits. it's a whole new ball game being 50 feet UNDER 45° water, than skimming the surface.

    My 6/5/4 with hood is more flexible than my 4/3 with a detached hood tucked in.
  9. zrich

    zrich Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Yep...and you don't need nearly as much flexibility diving as you do surfing. I tried surfing in a 7 mil dive suit back in the 90's and I could barely move...toasty warm though!