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Brandoncyruss
02-24-2017, 02:14 PM
Just like the title says.. What should i be sporting? Last year when i started, the water temp was similar but it was 60" outside so it wasn't too bad. I was just wearing a 3mm wet suit, no hood gloves or footies. Anyone else surfing in this type of weather???

zabooda
02-24-2017, 02:51 PM
I would only recommend a dry suit. With dive rescue in the Tricities we are in the water all year long and you can pile the thermals on or shed them when the water warms up. If you are only wake surfing then I'd recommend getting the boots built into the suit then you only have to be concerned about are your hands and face.

kaneboats
02-24-2017, 03:04 PM
I think you can skate on it when it's that cold, can't you?

jtatexc
02-24-2017, 03:48 PM
Anything below 55 degree water to me is drysuit, neoprene to me below that is useless. The coldest I'll do even a drysuit though comfortably is 45. Below that and I'll wait til it warms up

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996scott
02-24-2017, 05:52 PM
Drysuit only!!!!

Brandoncyruss
02-24-2017, 08:30 PM
I would only recommend a dry suit. With dive rescue in the Tricities we are in the water all year long and you can pile the thermals on or shed them when the water warms up. If you are only wake surfing then I'd recommend getting the boots built into the suit then you only have to be concerned about are your hands and face.

Any recommendations as far as dry suits go? I've never really looked into them. Also, I'm in Hermiston Oregon and you know as well as I do it takes the Columbia awhile to warm up. Anywhere in Tri cities to pick one up for not an arm and a leg more i could find something online?

mattsask
02-24-2017, 08:39 PM
Wakemakers has a dry suit on sale for $339 or something like that. Use the forum discount and it should be more like $300 with free shipping...

jtatexc
02-24-2017, 09:16 PM
Most people on here who have them including myself have the O'Neil boost. I absolutely love it and call it a game changer. It added over 2 months to my season! Right now it is 382 on wakemakers and with discount more like 340. Get it and don't look back.

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Brandoncyruss
02-24-2017, 09:31 PM
Wakemakers has a dry suit on sale for $339 or something like that. Use the forum discount and it should be more like $300 with free shipping...


Most people on here who have them including myself have the O'Neil boost. I absolutely love it and call it a game changer. It added over 2 months to my season! Right now it is 382 on wakemakers and with discount more like 340. Get it and don't look back.

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Thank you guys for the help! I'm ordering one tonight. Last year we were sporting wet suits in April and didn't have an issue. I feel like this will add a month or two to our season as well, even though it already starts a couple months earlier than most people around here!

mattsask
02-24-2017, 10:01 PM
Not sure if the ninja boots they sell work with a dry suit, but I picked some up to go with my wetsuit. They look to be great quality and will be a life saver in that cold water.

jtatexc
02-24-2017, 10:25 PM
This is what I wear in sub 50 with my drysuit. All I can say is....yup!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170225/d41d17f91af92db8d7c076dc9ffb8295.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170225/4403331d4351afa1d47108673f55ddbd.jpg

FYI the gloves are a pretty tight fit. Might be worth going a size up

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jmvotto
02-25-2017, 10:37 AM
Gloves are a good idea

996scott
02-25-2017, 02:43 PM
been using O'neil Boost drysuits for 5+ years and they are awesome. Put on a lightweight pair of sweats under in and you stay nice and warm. I usually get a little water in around the wrists, ankles and neck if i take a good wipeout but they are great. Booties, gloves and a hood will keep you really warm. Wakemakers has the best price with the Moomba discount.

Brandoncyruss
02-25-2017, 04:59 PM
This is what I wear in sub 50 with my drysuit. All I can say is....yup!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170225/d41d17f91af92db8d7c076dc9ffb8295.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170225/4403331d4351afa1d47108673f55ddbd.jpg

FYI the gloves are a pretty tight fit. Might be worth going a size up

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Just picked both of these up!

jtatexc
02-25-2017, 10:12 PM
Just picked both of these up!
You won't be upset. They give you another 5 comfortable degrees

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tnbrooks01
02-26-2017, 11:26 PM
Exel 4/3 sealed seam with 5mm booties and 5mm gloves. 48 deg water but 60+ air temp.

When combo temps below 100
Bag type dry suit with snowboard base layer under and same 5mm booties and gloves.


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DFTR Josh
02-27-2017, 08:52 AM
Any recommendations as far as dry suits go? I've never really looked into them
Sounds like you might have found it... Boost is the way to go! http://www.marine-products.com/oneill-boost-drysuit-2054-a05.html

zabooda
02-27-2017, 10:58 AM
Sounds like you might have found it... Boost is the way to go! http://www.marine-products.com/oneill-boost-drysuit-2054-a05.html

Is there a reason these dry suits don't come with boots built in if your only wake surfing as that suit almost looks identical to the one I use for dive rescue except for the boots. I have a swift water dry suit and it is nice to just throw on a pair of wool socks and not worry about cold feet. The boots may be too clunky as they are like short rubber boots.

Some of maintenance on dry suits are: hang them up to dry, baby powder the gaskets and wax the zipper.

Avoid cotton undergarments. The thin insulating top and bottoms from Costco work well and a layer of fleece when it gets real cold.

parrothd
02-27-2017, 12:13 PM
Tap a long hose into the engine coolant outlet hose. Make it long enough so you stick it in your wetsuit while surfing. Used to do that for jetsking..now i wait for warmer weather..lol

dusty2221
02-27-2017, 12:26 PM
I try to not even go outside if the air is that temp...yall are nuts!

yearround
02-27-2017, 03:11 PM
I try to not even go outside if the air is that temp...yall are nuts!

go dry suit. i prefer a baggy suit to put layers on underneath. never loan it out. others seem to always rip the seals out. and don't U in the dry suit.

was a bit cool saturday (-9!) so i worked on my stalactites.
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg211/ttduncan/IMG_25441.jpg (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/ttduncan/media/IMG_25441.jpg.html)

turns were great then as well as again today. lake should open up wednesday so we can get the boat out too.
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg211/ttduncan/IMG_25481.jpg (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/ttduncan/media/IMG_25481.jpg.html)

Brandoncyruss
03-04-2017, 11:45 AM
Just scored and picked up a NSF wet suit for $100 bucks on craigslist. Thing hasn't ever been used! https://kpr.craigslist.org/for/6002670347.html

Brandoncyruss
03-04-2017, 11:46 AM
I'm getting the boat ready this Tuesday and going out next Tuesday.

Connolly_Crew
03-04-2017, 11:16 PM
I try to not even go outside if the air is that temp...yall are nuts!

This.....


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trayson
03-05-2017, 10:58 PM
Any recommendations as far as dry suits go? I've never really looked into them. Also, I'm in Hermiston Oregon and you know as well as I do it takes the Columbia awhile to warm up. Anywhere in Tri cities to pick one up for not an arm and a leg more i could find something online?
as mentioned, wakemakers online. or if you get to portland, hit up Active Water Sports. they actually have some pretty damn good prices on their drysuits. I use gloves made for paddling. NRS is the company. mine are maybe only 2 or 3 mil, but kept my hands fine in 36 degree water. They have seals on them so your hands stay pretty dry in the gloves. I have booties too for surfing. For wakeboarding, I have closed toe bindings, so I was able to manage without anything on my feet. however, a 1mil neoprene sock would have been nice and probably still fit. My slalom ski bindings are open toed, so I've only used them in temps in the 50s.


Is there a reason these dry suits don't come with boots built in if your only wake surfing as that suit almost looks identical to the one I use for dive rescue except for the boots. I have a swift water dry suit and it is nice to just throw on a pair of wool socks and not worry about cold feet. The boots may be too clunky as they are like short rubber boots.

Some of maintenance on dry suits are: hang them up to dry, baby powder the gaskets and wax the zipper.

Avoid cotton undergarments. The thin insulating top and bottoms from Costco work well and a layer of fleece when it gets real cold.

Probably because everyone's foot sizes are different (I wear a size 7 shoe and wouldn't want boots that could accomodate a 14). And if my drysuit had built in boots, I couldn't use it wakeboarding or skiing. That alone would make me not buy one with integrated boots.

When I surf, I do use booties, but I lose a lot of feel to the board. it's better than not surfing, but I sure wouldn't want any thicker bootie soles than I have right now, like the people with 5 mil booties

icemanftr
03-06-2017, 12:57 PM
Found the boost suits on eBay for 250ish. Wakemakers is pushing $400


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