Water Temps

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by nickohlassss, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. nickohlassss

    nickohlassss Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    So I been following the water temps, I'm wondering when the water temps begin to start rising back up..

    I only have a 4/3 mutant with hood, but I do have booties and gloves. I'm hoping the water will be back above 40 soon so I can get back out there. Or when do you guys hop back out in a 4/3?

    Oh yeah, I live around the Rhode Island area.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    well, this is the first time I've extended my surfing season into the winter.
    I used my 4/3 with 5m gloves and boots up till about the end of nov/begining december.
    I have just used my hyperflex 6/5/4 with 7m gloves and boots last weekend for the first time and I was super warm.

    I guess I would be able to use the 4/3 sometime in the end of april begining of may?
    I would like to hear more def. ans. myself on the subject.

  3. slightlystoopid

    slightlystoopid Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    my opinion you could prob use a 4/3 around 45 degrees and if its hot out and not windy maby less.
  4. morg5862

    morg5862 Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    I have the same wetsuit - I surf all winter (in LI though) with 7mm gloves and 7mm drylock booties and am good for a 2 hour session. I'm sure a 6/5/4 would be much more comfortable but I get by.
  5. SantosLHalper

    SantosLHalper Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    I don't get out of my 6/5/4 until late April in ny/nj. Some time in March i swap out my 7 mil mits for 5 mil finger gloves. Surfing in March in RI in a 4/3 sounds painful.
  6. westftbll95

    westftbll95 Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    winter water

    I live on Long Island and this was my first year surfing all winter, i have a 5/4/3 drylock with 5mm boots and 3mill drylock gloves. so i was fine all winter.

    my friend on the other hand had a 4/3 non drylock with 5mm drylock boots and 3mill drylock gloves, but because his suit wasnt dry lock he was getting water in them. what also helped him survive the cold was the use of a 3/2 hooded vest worn under the 4/3 wetsuit.

    hope that helps
  7. MellowMonday

    MellowMonday Active Member

    Sep 28, 2010
    You may be able to pick a few warm, sunny, no wind days at the end of April.
    I go from my 6mil to 5 in April then to the 4mil at the end of May.
  8. mikestrianese

    mikestrianese Active Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    water hits:

    50 around may
    60 around june
    70 around july through september
  9. jjlugus

    jjlugus Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    Thanks for linking this, man.
    I only have a 3/2 now but want to get in the water this spring in MA, RI and Maybe So. NH. I have 5 MM boots and 3/2 hooded vest so I am trying to decide if my next suit should be a 4/3 or 5/4/3 (Hooded or not?).
  10. RID

    RID Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    In Northern MA and NH water temps are:
    50s- May
    60s- Late june/July
    70s- every 20 years or so.

    I start wearing my 4/3 with a 3/2 hooded vest around mid-April although now that I have a 6/5 I might just wear that until I can go 4/3 with no hood which would be sometime in May. Gloves until mid may, Boots until June. Im not a tough guy and enjoy being warm. I prefer to wear warm gear and stay out for 4-5 hours than go light and start to get cold in an hour.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2011