Water Temperature VS My Wetsuit Question

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by jone, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. jone

    jone Member

    Oct 5, 2010
    I think I'm heading up to delaware this weekend with my friend for some wave action. I have a 4/3 mm wetsuit with a hood, and gloves. The forecast is saying 42 degrees water temp, am I gonna go in the water and be like :eek::eek::eek::eek: or am I gonna be like :D:D:D:D? Thanks
  2. GnarActually

    GnarActually Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2007

  3. NoSponges

    NoSponges Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2008

    rite on Target, boots are optional
  4. jonmharrell

    jonmharrell Active Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    uh no, you will need a full suit. and might be a bit cold because you old got a 4/3
  5. NJSwell

    NJSwell Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Depends, like if you have new infiniti drylock 4/3, you will be toasty =P, if not, then forget it! and you will need boots... haha
  6. epidemicepic

    epidemicepic Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2008
    Somebody else had it right, boots are def optional.

    the more fundamental questions though: Why would you go to DE for waves in the first place?
  7. delsurf4

    delsurf4 Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2010
    done hate on delaware man..it can be good
  8. soulrebel

    soulrebel Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2011
    with air temps in the 50s im fine with a rip curl 43 ebomb with polyvest hood and 5 mil excel gloves and boots. went out last week and was fine.
  9. lookin4swells420

    lookin4swells420 Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    I've been out all winter in a 4/3 e-bomb, poly vest hood, 7 mil mittens n 5 mil booties! coldest day this year for me was down in hatty with wind chill at 18 snowing and water at 38! still able to put in a 2 hour+ sesh! SWELL UP you will good!
  10. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    No worries mate. That'll get you out for a surf, just not a long time. Gloves boots hood, you're fine. Don't listen to the haters
  11. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    i surfed for 3 1/2 hours monday in a 4/3 f-bomb w/ a hooded poly vest, 3mil gloves, & 5mil booties. i was def. cold when i got out, but i had a pretty decently long session.
  12. yetiatthejetty

    yetiatthejetty Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2010
    Boardshorts and a rash guard. You'll be fine!
  13. ginsumagic

    ginsumagic Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2009
    4/3 w/ hood, gloves, boots, you should be good for awhile. Bring a bottle of hot water to drink, yes hot water, it will warm you up better than anything else liquid because your body will absorb water faster than anything else. Use Your head too, shivering and teeth chattering are the early signs of hypothermia, the next thing to go is you ability to think clearly, so if you find yourself paddling for England you're In trouble, do a 180 and head to shore you're done for the day, no sh!t.
  14. leethestud

    leethestud Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    i've been wearing a (nice, new) 4/3 all winter. No problems. Hell, the water is "warm" now in comparison. Like they said earlier, booties are definitely optional. Maybe some cotton gym socks, but you dont need surf boots.