Trunking it?

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by delsurf4, May 12, 2011.

  1. ragdolling

    ragdolling Well-Known Member

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    Jul 30, 2010
    Surfed Monmouth County NJ today in a new sealed 3 ml, no gloves and 3 ml boots. Was absolutely sweltering and had to keep flushing the suit to cool down. 2ml is a good call. I'm gonna move down to my super leaky 3ml Oneil heat.
     
  2. GnarActually

    GnarActually Well-Known Member

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    Sep 30, 2007
    wait a tick, is zach back?!?!
     

  3. Feesh

    Feesh Well-Known Member

    197
    Jun 5, 2008
    Oh boy, i got my 4/3 for after work, you think boots are needed?
     
  4. yetiatthejetty

    yetiatthejetty Well-Known Member

    47
    Nov 30, 2010
    I went out thursday after work in a 4/3 with boots. Maybe if it's 90 tomorrow. I caught a nasty head cold that's moving into my chest. Might be a day or two until I get out. However, I ususally wear a 3/2 well into june, and my 1 mil top most of july.
     
  5. GnarActually

    GnarActually Well-Known Member

    931
    Sep 30, 2007
    i've been wearing a 3/2 no boots for the past 2 weeks. might go short sleeve full today
     
  6. Kenny Powers

    Kenny Powers Well-Known Member

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    Aug 30, 2010
    First day trunking it in VB today and it felt great. It was a high of 93 degrees tho so maybe wetsuit next time.
     
  7. travy

    travy Well-Known Member

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    Jul 3, 2010
    i can't wait to get out of my suit after a long winter and am much more comfortable skinning it rather than keeping any rubber on. i usually go trunks and a 1mm top at around 63 depending on air temps.
     
  8. leethestud

    leethestud Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    glad to hear that one! (that someone trunked in VB today)
     
  9. dudeman

    dudeman Well-Known Member

    264
    Jan 21, 2011
    saw some tool driving around all day long checking every street in ocnj. booties and a hood. dry. come on man. just pick a spot and freakin surf...or don't....but you could tell that guy hadnt been in the water in a whiiiiiile.
     
  10. NewJerseyNick

    NewJerseyNick Well-Known Member

    78
    Nov 10, 2007
    Do it?

    I trunked last saturday when it was 58 and lasted a good 20-30 minutes, but i wasn't exactly warm
     
  11. TheWizard

    TheWizard Well-Known Member

    130
    Dec 17, 2010
    mr. powers tells no lie hot as balls even at dusk i trunkd it schwing
     
  12. GoodVibes

    GoodVibes Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Trunks

    Im trucking it but wearing 5 mill gloves,:confused: 7 mill boots and 8 mill hood.
     
  13. ola44

    ola44 Member

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    Aug 17, 2009
    trunked (bikinied) it for about a half hour this morning in delaware...i had to try it because the air was so warm! i was on my 9'0 though...definitely would not have made it as long if i was on a shortboard. i think a springsuit is the way to go right now...
     
  14. Bodhi

    Bodhi Well-Known Member

    60
    Apr 28, 2011
    Trunkin' it on OBX this past weekend for the first time. Ahh summertime is on its way!! It felt great to finally shed that heavy a** body armor.
     
  15. chillisurfer

    chillisurfer Well-Known Member

    167
    Sep 22, 2008
    I decided to dive in today w/ boardies just to mess around (MonC). Surprisingly it was a lot warmer than I thought. Probably somewhere from 63-65. I stood in for like 20 minutes just body surfing without being cold whatsoever.
     
  16. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

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    Jul 14, 2009
    went out from about 11;30 to 3;30 i was burning up in my 3/2. my best friend, and i longboarded the whole early afternoon. i met him out there. he was just in his 3/2, i brought some boots, and my 3/2. kept the boots on that whole session. got out, and met another buddy of ours at around 4;00. he brought us some hero's, and we had some lunch, and we went back out with him, and his son around 4;30. i lost the boots, and i'm a ***** with my feet. like i said i'm more reluctant to lose the boots than the suit sometimes. i surfed until after 8;30 with no boots. it felt good. i could have trunked it if i wanted to.


    another favorite reason to just trunk. it's so much easier! i love trunking when i realize how much time i waste putting the suit on, taking it off, dragging, and dripping wet all through the house. can't wait to trunk. next week for sure if the weather stays like this. next week until october. mid october would be great like last year.


    also saw some dudes just taking a dip today. they shivered for a minute, but then they seemed good. saw a couple 4/3's today, and they didn't last too long before that got hot, and miserable, and left. saw a lot of the smaller spring suits too.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2011
  17. mwill124

    mwill124 Member

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    Aug 19, 2010
    caught a day in rodanthe a couple weeks back where gulf stream pushed in and was more than trunkable.
     
  18. super fish

    super fish Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    sufers supplies in OC NJ is predicting the water temp will rise to 67 or higher this weekend due to this swell coming in. Lets hope it actually gets that warm!!
     
  19. VaLongboarder

    VaLongboarder New Member

    2
    May 23, 2011
    Trunk'n with a 2mil longsleeve rashy.Va Beach
     
  20. chilli21

    chilli21 Active Member

    36
    Sep 13, 2007
    got some marginal surf midtown ocmd tuesday am. wore my 2mil short arm, definitely could've trunked it...