Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Zeroevol, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    HA HA HA, I was thinking the same thing but didn't want to ask... So outta the loop!

    Funny stories!! I was just gettin everyone riled up. But the this weather is teasin us!!
  2. dlrouen

    dlrouen Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    You must be a proud man

  3. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011

    The way things are going with water temps, you may want to have a couple extra celebratory sessions before heading out... I'll still be wearing my 4/3.

    There's supposed to be an ESA comp that day at the access near Sandstone Surf Shop... thinking of entering, maybe I'll see you down there? You'll be the one with blue skin, right?
  4. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Trunking 42 degree water? Good luck with that. You'll pass out/delirium in 15-30 minutes from hypothermia and be dead in 30-60 minutes.(depending on body composition....fat people last longer)
  5. dlrouen

    dlrouen Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    I'll actually be the one in the orange wetsuit and the white helmet.

    I should be there. I will not be surfing in the competition, but I will be walking around with a tall brew. If the waves are worth the paddle, I'll be out just south of Sandstone. I'll be the one chiefing the waves - get it?
  6. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Where can I pick up one of those cool orange suits?
  7. Wave Maven

    Wave Maven Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2012
    Yeah it's a common misconception that because the air is warm, the water is too. An oversight that will result in severe "shrinkage".
  8. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    &#[email protected] I dragged my brother in law out on Thursday when the swell filled in. It was about 3-5ft and the water temps were 61 down here on Hilton head, he had trunks and lasted about 25 minutes. The air was gloomy and around 60, but he certainly got an A for effort. Other the other guys in the lineup were calling him crazy.... He charged it though... I took my leash off just to make him feel a little better about the situation.
  9. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I witnessed a guy trunk it on a freak 75 degree day in March several years ago at Manasquan Inlet. He actually caught, like, three waves over a period of about 15 minutes. When he came his entire body's skin was redder than a lobster... like he had a horrible sunburn. What an idiot... his junk was probably inverted at that point. Ha!
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2013
  10. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Seriously what is it about people just shedding rubber the first warm day. Yesterday and again today there were guys surfing without gloves shaking their hands constantly in the 45-48 degree or whatever water. Still...pretty nice with the west winds making it like 80 degrees out right down to the waters edge, and a nice little swell coming in.
  11. Brode

    Brode Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    I wore my 3/2 today in MD and was fine
  12. Kahuna Kai

    Kahuna Kai Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    My legs are trunks
  13. Kahuna Kai

    Kahuna Kai Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    elephants have trunks too
  14. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Gloves on feet? I almost considered the same thing several weeks ago. Left my boots at home but went out anyway. Water temp was 42-43 (VA Beach). Feet got so cold and numb I was having trouble standing up and hobbled out of the water an hour later. I was out this afternoon in my 4/3 and getting hot sitting on my board. Air temp was 85. The water felt good.