If you haven't noticed from recent posts, I am pretty much all about surfing right now. I had an incredibly fun session today in waist- to chest-high, clean little peelers in Evanston. It was snowing, lightly at times and at others enough to create full white-out conditions. The water was thick with icy slush. I was out by myself, and the solitude combined with the magical conditions to create an experience I won't soon forget.
A brief note on the conditions and my gear... As I mentioned, it was snowing on and off during the entirety my 3-hour session. The air temp was 31 degrees, the water was 36. I was wearing my 6/5/4 Hyperflex Amp, which I've been testing this fall and early winter. Today marked the coldest temps I've been out in so far, and I was shocked and pleased with how comfortable I was. Even my hands and feet were fine in 5mm gloves and 7mm booties, also from Hyperflex. I can't tell you how impressed I am with the wetsuit technology available to us right now. With the incredible warmth, flexibility and comfort of contemporary wetsuits, there is truly no reason to get off the water until it freezes.
|The Blend 11'2" X 30, the Whopper 10' X 34", and the Wide Point 9'5" X 32|
|The Converse 9' X 30", the Pocket Rocket 8'5" X 30, and the Wide Point 8'2" X 32|