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Wetsuit in Cornwall for May?« on: March 17 2004 02:03:00 »
What kind of wetsuit is required for may in Cornwall?
RE: Wetsuit in Cornwall for May?« Reply #2 on: July 08 2004 11:07:00 »
the sea will be ice cold...trust me.... only in september you can consider wearin a shorty. You will need a 5mm suit and definatly gloves and boots.
RE: Wetsuit in Cornwall for May?« Reply #3 on: July 11 2004 14:07:00 »
i wore a shorty in cornwall in middle of may, its cold to start with but you get used to it, i cant stand full suits though, they're too restrictive. but can still get quite cold...
RE: Wetsuit in Cornwall for May?« Reply #4 on: August 07 2004 15:08:00 »
4/3 no gloves or boots
RE: Wetsuit in Cornwall for May?« Reply #5 on: September 13 2004 05:09:00 »
You'll be fine in a 3.2mm
RE: Wetsuit in Cornwall for May?« Reply #6 on: February 02 2005 05:02:00 »
WHAT!!! You don't need boots or gloves the whole winter. Just get a decent wettie + thermal rash vest or 2. Twat cap maybe, never gloves, they suck.
RE: Wetsuit in Cornwall for May?« Reply #7 on: February 10 2005 13:02:00 »
I agree, the sea isnt that cold during may, and the water temp is increasing. A 3/2 should be fine as long as you don't sit in one place and paddle around to get the oxygen flow to the muscles.
RE: Wetsuit in Cornwall for May?« Reply #8 on: February 11 2005 05:02:00 »
don't even think about having less than a thick warm thermal there. gloves, boots and make sure the wetsuit fits not too tight not too loose. may is ok september is better
RE: Wetsuit in Cornwall for May?« Reply #9 on: February 11 2005 13:02:00 »
I cannot believe so many people are disagreeing! OK, beginning of May will still prob be cold so you will need a thick wetsuit plus probably boots - wouldn't worry about gloves. Later on, towards the end of May, depending on the weather you can think about ditching the boots & switching suits to a 3/2. It will be different every year as the weather is so changable, it's also all down to your personal tolerance level. Some people are more than happy in a 3/2 all of May with no boots/glove - yet I've also seen people in the middle of June in a winter steamer with all the works. Just whatever works best for you...!