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Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2019, 06:17:46 PM »
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Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2019, 04:53:42 AM »
For the past week or so I was wearing 2mm long sleeve top and trunks, we must have had some serious upwelling overnight cause this morning the water was freezing!  Common occurrence  this time of year in nj when we have persistent south winds blowing.
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Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2019, 06:31:17 AM »
Went out this morning, the report said water temp 61, so just a 3/2 no boots/gloves.  Wish I would have had my boots, the temp was at least 5 degrees colder.  We had a pretty substantial upwelling due to the overnight south wind. 

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Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2019, 04:50:37 PM »
I have a 2ml zipperless that I wear a lot. And a shorty.

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Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2019, 11:42:40 AM »
ouch--yeah, may that damned thing not hit you!
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Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2019, 12:17:51 PM »
Saturday mornings dawn patrol session was a just 3/2 with no boots, gloves, or hood. Water and air both about 60...not cold at all.  Nice......I likely won't be in a rash guard and trunks till August.  ::)
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Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2019, 06:51:52 AM »
Anywhere from trunks to a spring suit.
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Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2019, 08:16:12 AM »
With water temps, I think a lot depends on what you're used to.

In Florida, 65 degree water might be considered cold, but in NH that's quite warm.

When water and air are about the same temperature, you can ignore the water temp. With 65 degree air/water, if you try to dress for hypothermia in the water, you will quickly overheat and be miserable. I like to be as warm as comfort will allow to minimize the risk. It's better to be sweating than shivering. Whenever I start to overheat, I just jump in the water and flush my suit with water to cool off. The bigger the temperature difference between air and water, the higher the risk of hypothermia.

Right now in NH, the water is in the low to mid 50's. We won't see 65 degrees until August.

In June, if the air is between 60 and 70 I'm wearing a 3/2 full suit, 3mm boots and no gloves. 75 and sunny, I can probably get away with my 2.5mm long sleeve shorty and no boots.

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Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2019, 09:43:59 AM »
With water temps, I think a lot depends on what you're used to.

It really surprises me how much difference that makes. The table I copied and pasted below came out all jumbled up but you can see the ranges in time are very significant based on differences between people. The article it came from (http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/coastal_communities/hypothermia) lists cold tolerance as one of the factors.

Water Temperature   Expected Time Before Exhaustion or Unconsciousness   Expected Time of Survival
(°F)   (°C)       
32.5°   0.3°   < 15 minutes   45 minutes
32.5–40°   0.3–4.4°   15 – 30 minutes   30 – 90 minutes
40–50°   3.3–10°   30 – 60 minutes   1 – 3 hours
50–60°   10–15.6°   1 – 2 hours   1 – 6 hours
60–70°   15.6–21.1°   2 – 7 hours   2 – 40 hours
70–80°   21.1–26.7°   3 – 12 hours   3 hours – indefinite
> 80°   > 26.7°   Indefinite   Indefinite
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Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2019, 11:59:15 AM »
interesting, rtg--i thought the survival times were much shorter than those shown--not sure how i got that wrong
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Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« Reply #40 on: June 13, 2019, 12:11:35 PM »
What’s also true are the individual differences. Most of would agree that not getting cold is the key. That can vary from person to person. My daughters boyfriend has absolutely no extra meat on his bones and gets cold real quick.

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Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2019, 02:33:33 PM »
I get cold really easy too. I doubt I would survive 30 minutes in 55 degree water with no wetsuit.

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Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2019, 10:29:19 AM »
With water temps, I think a lot depends on what you're used to.

It really surprises me how much difference that makes. The table I copied and pasted below came out all jumbled up but you can see the ranges in time are very significant based on differences between people. The article it came from (http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/coastal_communities/hypothermia) lists cold tolerance as one of the factors.

Water Temperature   Expected Time Before Exhaustion or Unconsciousness   Expected Time of Survival
(°F)   (°C)       
32.5°   0.3°   < 15 minutes   45 minutes
32.5–40°   0.3–4.4°   15 – 30 minutes   30 – 90 minutes
40–50°   3.3–10°   30 – 60 minutes   1 – 3 hours
50–60°   10–15.6°   1 – 2 hours   1 – 6 hours
60–70°   15.6–21.1°   2 – 7 hours   2 – 40 hours
70–80°   21.1–26.7°   3 – 12 hours   3 hours – indefinite
> 80°   > 26.7°   Indefinite   Indefinite

> 80 Indefinite?  A well trained diver knows that > 80 is not indefinite!

I use hooded 4/3 for air/water in 60's, esp. because we have wind in side-offshore direction and no extra fat insulation.  Do not overheat at all, and can survive extensive swimming if necessary.

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Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« Reply #43 on: June 18, 2019, 06:58:01 PM »
I just switched from my 2/3 full to a 1/2 spring now that the water in the Columbia has warmed a bit and it's getting hot. The 1/2 is a crusty old O'Neill springer that actually feels stiffer than my 2/3 technobutter but doesn't boil my brains.

I get my wingfoil tomorrow, which will likely mean a lot of time spent face first in the water, so I don't know exactly what to wear for that.
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Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2019, 03:05:55 AM »
I get my wingfoil tomorrow, which will likely mean a lot of time spent face first in the water, so I don't know exactly what to wear for that.

For that you’ll need goggles & a swim cap. If nothing else at least you’ll look good.
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