Winter Surfing

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Zeroevol, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Just wondering, how long is your typical winter session before cold starts to set in and you get out? I know everyone handles cold weather differently, just wondering what an average is. I think mine is about an hour and a half to 2 hours. Water temp 40, air temp 30's
     
  2. Lipsmacker

    Lipsmacker Well-Known Member

    264
    Sep 17, 2012
    About two hours. And that is with water in the high 40s at the coldest. I give all props to you fellers up there blizzard surfing. Truly dedicated
     

  3. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    For air and water temps around 40, one hour in my 4/3 for this old man (59), depending on winds. Going to more rubber next winter.
     
  4. salzsurf

    salzsurf Well-Known Member

    384
    Feb 11, 2011
    I can usually take 2.5 hours up here in The Shire as long as the wind isn't whipping too hard offshore and my potassium/hydration levels are high enough to prevent calf-cramps.
     
  5. CBSCREWBY

    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    About two hours. I hate putting on all that rubber for less than an hour, but yes I've been chased out quicker if the wind is plastering my face with spray.
    Off topic, In my sidebar ad, there's a guy riding a foam top board with a big yellow watch that looks disturbingly like me.
     
  6. salt

    salt Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    2 hours when it's cold. Cold meaning 40 and below water and down to 25 air (but if super windy, subtract a 1/2 hr...LOL).
     
  7. live4truth

    live4truth Well-Known Member

    866
    Feb 9, 2007
    3-4 hours...depending on the conditions (yesterday was 4hrs. or so)...but when it's on...I surf until I can't get back out.
     
  8. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    in general 2 hours.
     
  9. mattinvb

    mattinvb Well-Known Member

    595
    Sep 9, 2014
    in a 4/3 in water in the low 40's - hour and a half, tops. Just got a new 5/4 f-bomb yesterday, and that thing is tits! Can easily push past the 3 hour mark now.
     
  10. CDsurf

    CDsurf Well-Known Member

    391
    May 10, 2014
    i never surf for more than 2-2.5 but i have been good in my 4/3 mutant in water-40 and air-35. I have just recently started to feel a chill down my back on 30 degree days and wind. For that reason i picked up an excel 5/4 just to put less stress on my beloved 4/3. i cherish that thing
     
  11. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    I have been using a 4/3 and I've been fine, but I did just order a 5/3.
     
  12. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    I used to do 3 or 4 regardless of temp. Seems like age has caught up with me this year and I have a hard time any more than 2 hours. I'm 49.
     
  13. FUN

    FUN Well-Known Member

    830
    Aug 28, 2014
    at this time of the year in my 5/4 i'll last for 2.5 hours. i surfed for 3.5 on sunday, but it was gooooood where i was.


    props to the older guys on here who brave the cold. one of my dads friends kitesurfs with a 5/4 during october and november, and then snowboards all winter. he used to be a huge winter surfer but now he hates the cold winter water
     
  14. pickles

    pickles Well-Known Member

    69
    Feb 6, 2014
    vaseline on face, 5/4 wetty, 5mm gloves, 7mm boots -- have gone 15 degrees for 2 hours...but i have to quit with enough energy to walk back to the train station and change in the parking garage stairwell
     
  15. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Damn, dude, where are you surfing?
     
  16. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Three hours is about my max in the coldest weather... and that's if the surf is good. But two hours is more typical... an hour and a half if it's not that good. Never less than an hour in full winter regalia.
     
  17. Riley Martin

    Riley Martin Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2015
    You were out for 4 hours yesterday? Wow. The wooden jetty, Crystals, SC Ave or the new reef at 8th St? Hey, you ever go to the Ventnor Pier?

    Hey, were you in Southern Ocean County on Sunday, Live4Truth?

    And I take back what I said aboot you being other than exciting. I have to admit your recent posts have been fascinating. I eat crow with the best of them.

    I wish you found me interesting.
     
  18. raddadbrad

    raddadbrad Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2015
    Surf till you cant feel your feet. About 2.5 hrs. 5 mil boots are rough right now.
     
  19. Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor

    Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    2 hours unless its epic. then 2 hours and two more waves.
     
  20. CDsurf

    CDsurf Well-Known Member

    391
    May 10, 2014
    i dont know how anyone can stay out for 3-4 hours. thats insane