Saturday, January 8, 2011

First Wintry Surf (Part One)


Having spent the bulk of the early winter surf season in climes both abroad and otherwise domestic, we've been itching to get into the chillier water. Toddy to see what his new Matuse 6-5 suit would be like, Antonio to figure out how cold he'd be in his new Patagonia R3. As the battery died on the water camera basically as soon as we got to the beach, no real proof can be made other than anecdotal... so here are the listed anecdotes:

1. Surfing with snow on the sand is exhilarating
2. Surfing with snow on the sand guarantees no crowd
3. Surfing in hip high shore pound guarantees no crowd
4. We were exhilarated and nearly alone
5. The Patagonia suit nearly, very nearly made it. But didn't. New winter suit buyage needed. (5 Mil booties need a two point upgrade as well.)
6. Matuse 6-5 worked great. Toasty, flexible and easy to get in and out of. Looking forward to even colder water. (In-suit urination will certainly be an issue with the booties. Flushing in capped-rubber doesn't happen.)

8 comments:

Zia said...

Freezin' Freedge!

Bill said...

piss booties smell really bad after a bit

tj said...

totally. But fun. Looking forward to seeing you guys soon

wheelsontoast said...

Cool post (pardon the pun). I've found its never as cold as you think its gonna be.

glider said...

toddy- i grabbed a session as tide was pulling out. wave was breaking further out allowing for a little walking to the nose- fun little thigh to waist lines- so good- pissing the booties and worry about it later- i dont think anyone will be sniffing your booties anytime soone

toddy said...

I've never been a big fan of booties, even in the rocky SB rights days. But with this new rubber Matuse suit, I don't think anything is going to get out! It's not the booties that'll stink, it's the skin. Peeyuck.
I've never been much of a wettie pisser anyhow...

Mr. Lentini said...

wettie pissing is one of the best parts of the session

EditorialBoard said...

There are some who pee in their booties to warm them up before slipping them on...
Right?