Water Temperature

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Kokopelli, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Has anyone tried wearing a 4/3 or a 3/2 yet? I'm dying to get out of this winter suit but don't want being too cold and ruin my DP session Friday.
  2. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    today you could probably do it. not sure about the weekend. 4/3 most likely but a 3/2 will be iffy.

  3. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Put away the 5mm last week. Been going out in my 4/3 lately, with no hood on the small days. Might still need the squid cap on bigger or cooler days when you take a few more on the head. Friday AM should be cool, so plan on a hood.
  4. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    i've been in my 4/3 since the beginning of march. gonna dig the 3/2 out later today & see about a surf. thinking i'm done w/ the 5mil boots & 3mil gloves for the duration, too.
  5. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    goin 5/4/3 fri morning, 4/3 fri afternoon if the sun comes out
  6. absurfer

    absurfer Active Member

    Sep 10, 2008
    ive been useing a 4/3 mutant all winter in north NJ:D
  7. VAsurfer604

    VAsurfer604 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2009
    I went out in my 3/2 monday morning in VA Beach. Perfectly warm glassy waist high. Air was around 80 though. Im planning on the 4/3 friday morning.
  8. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    its 4/3 time i reckon. dont forget that those S/SW swells are always colder.
  9. brandx

    brandx Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2008
    Been in a 4/3 hyperflex amp all winter in ocmd
  10. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    beat up 3/2, 3mm booties, 3.mm gloves this morning. Tried w/o gloves at first but hands got cold. Tiny but clean waves in south Delaware right in front of my dads house who was nice enough to grab the camera for a minute.

  11. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    well, i was plenty comfy in my 3/2 w/ 3mil boots & 1.5mil gloves for about 2 hours. took a couple sets on the head & wished i had a squid lid, but that was the only time. after 2 hours, i ran out of warmth & fun, pretty much simultaneously.
    i'll keep the 4/3 out for those cooler days, but if the water gets much warmer, deff. won't need it. there were guys out w/out gloves today.
  12. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    Nice Mitchell, what board are you riding in that shot?

    NJ SPONGIN Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2009
    Gonna be going out in a 3/2 tomorrow, ill see how it feels.
  14. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    its a 6'2 Ashton bat tail quad. The waves were really weak but fun especially cause the who stretch of beach near my dads place hasnt been breaking for years and is now.
  15. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    Nice, a bat tailed quad huh? How come I have never heard of that board in your quiver? Is it fishy shaped, and how thick is it?
  16. cutloose

    cutloose New Member

    Jul 2, 2009
    Water Temps!

    I am still surfing in a 5-4-3. I dont care how hot it is outside when you duck in 43 degree water it is serious ice cream headache. Although this time of year is very decieving with water temps still low and air temp super high. I will be down to a 4-3 on friday. I hope we get some good ones!
  17. GoodVibes

    GoodVibes Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2008

    Surfed for about 2 hours in the 4/3 today.Im going to wait a couple more weeks for the 3/2.My buddy had on a 3/2 and he was fine .He was hoodless but after reading about surfers ear im waiting a couple more weeks on that as well.Saw one dude without the gloves today.
  18. mexsurfer

    mexsurfer Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2008
    i was wearing a 3/2 and saw a longboarder without gloves... were you in little monmouth beach
  19. Rez

    Rez Active Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    For what it's worth...

    New to the forums and a complete novice but been lurking here for a long time. I was out in Monmouth county today from 4:30 till 5:45ish in a 4/3 hyperflexx flow with 3 mil gloves and 5 mil socks with no hood. It was very comfortable and I didn't feel at all cold. Admittedly though I have a good amount of natural insulation. If I can get out Friday after work I'll probably bring a hood.

  20. eastcoast

    eastcoast Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    i've been in a 4/3 all winter in ocmd with 3mm gloves and 5mm boots i finally dropped the hood today and i was totally fine.:D