Wetsuit everyone is going with this week

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Kokopelli, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Curious to see what everyone is going wear in the water today and this upcoming swell window. Water and air temp are both looking to be around 60, but my intuition is thrown off after last Sunday's bitterly cold conditions.

    3/2 boots? and gloves? Assuming not everybody has a 4/3.... is a 3/2 sufficient? Not sure if Im ready to accept the fact that I have to break out my 5mm
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011
  2. bauer

    bauer Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2010
    3/2 is good boots optional but I too had my 4/3 on Sunday with boots.. Ill probably put back on my 3/2 and leave the boots on might as well get used to them!

  3. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    OCMD sunday i wore a 3/2, no booties. I was slightly chilly, but basically fine for 2.5 hours. It was colder sunday (air temps in the upper 40s- low 50s) than it is supposed to be for this next swell.
  4. salt

    salt Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    a shortjohn springsuit with a wool beanie and dishgloves

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Sunday I surfed 3/2 no boots for about 3 hours and I got out when I started getting chilles. I see people out in 5/4/3's with boots and gloves I was like WTF its november
  6. Harhar

    Harhar Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    i went 3/2 & boots sunday, no boots today. No need for 5m yet.
  7. dudeman

    dudeman Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    matt johnson where have you been
  8. Epic

    Epic Well-Known Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    If my 3/2 wasnt unsealed I would wear that but All i have left is a 5/4/3 ... yew
  9. HurryCane

    HurryCane Active Member

    Sep 1, 2010
    Went out yesterday with 3/2 - no boots or gloves. Worst part was the walk from the car into the water. Feet did get a little chilly after 2 hours, but nothing too terrible.
  10. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    4/3 boots gloves yesterday in NY - was nice w/ the sun out. water is getting chily though a lot of guys w/ hoods n ****
  11. LOSTsoul

    LOSTsoul Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2009
    4/3 w/ boots. Originally I went in with gloves and a hood. Took them off and stashed them in the rocks. My shoulders are sooooo not ready to paddle with gloves on....so much more drag/surface area. It's like power lifting vs cross training!
  12. quiksilver1231

    quiksilver1231 Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2008
    4/3 boots, gloves in monmouth. surfed dawn patrol today and nearly everyone out had at least boots and gloves, some had hoods but i dont think thats necessary yet
  13. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    I ended up going with a 3/2 with boots and gloves and I was fine. Probably could have ditched the boots and/or gloves if I was wearing a 4/3. This morning, I was one of the only people out without a hood on....its getting to be about that time.
  14. Sniffer

    Sniffer Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2010
    Rubber bands around the wrists to hold down the gloves?...
  15. Uncle Irish

    Uncle Irish Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Actually wore the dish gloves quite a bit back in high school with a long sleeved spring suit.
  16. Sniffer

    Sniffer Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2010
    What the F? You must have some special hands, were you an aspiring hand model?
  17. Shift

    Shift Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2009
    There is something wrong with you people.

    My buddy and I were in 4/3's with boots and gloves Sunday morning and we were both chilly after about a hour. The constant wind did not help me though.

    Then again, I have little to no body fat, so that does not help, or my 4/3 sucks.
  18. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    4/3 w/ boots & 1.5 mil gloves in seaside this morning...kinda wished for a hood when i first paddled out, but got over that pretty quickly. saw it all, though...guys w/ hoods, boots, & gloves, guys w/ hoods & boots, guys w/ just hoods (wasn't that windy), guys w/ just boots, & one guy w/ just gloves :confused:
  19. Uncle Irish

    Uncle Irish Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Yes, I was a hand model. Sniff this.
  20. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    nothing wrong w/ you, dude. it's 35 deg w/ 20mph offshore wind and you're sitting in the ocean