Buttertoes wrote:Thanks for your comments! Ricky, the lowest annual sea temperature is in the -1 to 2 degree C range (water temp). the highest it ever gets is 18-19 which is almost too warm for my 4-3. Ear plugs is an interesting idea- would you need those if you were wearing a hood?
I think I'll put on my pestering gloves and start a winter wetsuit piggybank I have enough sense not to tackle conditions beyond my abilities.
Here's a link to a documentary on winter surfing at one of the places we visit (in the summer/fall). I found this while searching for info on cold water surfing (presents some mixed opinions on comfort and safety, but is fun to watch)
Surely nobody would be out there if it weren't worth it... I'll have to try to meet some of these icicles and chat them up
http://www.cbc.ca/landandsea/2010/09/wi ... rfing.html
BTW, hurricane Irene is passing tonight. They are expecting 14 foot breaks out there tomorrow. Should be a good show
If your hood flushes a lot then I would wear ear-plugs as well, water getting into your ears is bad as it causes bony growths called surfers ear.
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