Hi, I live in South Florida and I started surfing in August. The people here say a spring suit will do just fine. I'm not a big fan of spring suits though. I have a few different things in mind, please let me know if they are good quality and if they will be good for South Florida surf.
Also, when will I need one? I hear that I will need one soon. The water is chilly but I get used to it fairly quickly. I see people out in full suits, think that might be a bit much though.
Here are the suits I am considering:
http://www.oneill.com/#/women/americaca ... ng_1/iris/
I have tried this on and I love it, but the shop owner didn't think it was the best option. Don't really know why, I think he said it rides up.
http://www.swell.com/Gear-Girls-Wetsuit ... SUIT?cs=AS
Love this, never tried it on, but it only comes in a 12? I wear a 4 (in O'Neill though)
Any other suggestions? I am not too keen on the rubbery part (you'll have to excuse me, I'm only a 16 year old and am new to surfing) because it reminds me of gorillas (go ahead, make fun). As you can see, I am okay with some like that.
I'm also really looking for something of GOOD quality. I'd like to stay under $200 if at all possible. As a girl, fashion is also very important to me. I want something that's comfortable too though.