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Topic: Cold Water Gear

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Cold Water Gear

« on: August 06 2007 08:08:00 »

Hi, I'm moving to Cork in september to go to university (so for at least the next 3 years) and I would love to get as much surfing in as I can.  I was wondering what kind of cold water gear i will need.  I have a 3mm wetsuit.  Booties? gloves? Hoods?  Also, are there any special features on these things that I should look for? (I'm from texas, we don't get much cold water here!)




RE: Cold Water Gear

« Reply #1 on: August 20 2007 07:08:00 »

Hey, yeah  the water is cold but with the right gear u can spend a good few hours in the water, even in winter. You'll need a 4/3 or 5/3 wetsuit with booties, gloves and a hood in the height of winter. In summer time you can loose the booties, gloves and hood and even get away with a 3/2 on a nice day in summer and autumn when the water is at its hottest. If you're used to a wetsuit you'll find the water temperature in the summer totally acceptable. There are a good few spots close and not to far from cork city so happ hunting


Steve B

RE: Cold Water Gear

« Reply #2 on: August 20 2007 14:08:00 »

HI guys greetings from New Zealand,why dont you come an visit us here in NZ for your winter,check us out at



RE: Cold Water Gear

« Reply #3 on: September 05 2007 07:09:00 »

Hey there, If you are in Ireland or the UK you will need a 4/3 or 5/3 wetsuit. With this in mind you will need to reach into the pocket  and get some good gear if you wish to last the cold seasons. I bought my suit from these guys and they are pretty cheap:

Hope this helps mate



RE: Cold Water Gear

« Reply #4 on: September 06 2007 02:09:00 »

hi Brigget.I am coming to Cork too for my MSc  and i am starting surfing.I actually windsurf in Greece so I am coming there from a really nice climate.I already have a 5 mm wetsuit I hope it will be ok.Anyways keep in touch you have my mail.
Bye Nadia



RE: Cold Water Gear

« Reply #5 on: October 31 2007 03:10:00 »

I just checked that site again and they now have bullshit good offers on O'neill winters.

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