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St Andrews« on: October 02 2005 17:10:00 »
Im from Santa Cruz, Ca and just came abroad for the semester to St Andrews Scotland... Im wondering if anybody knows about the breaks out here or not or if Aberdeen is my best bet. Also i only have a 4/3 with 3 mill. booties... is this gunna be warm enough or should i ship my 5/3 over ? Thanks for the responses.... appreciate it
RE: St Andrews« Reply #1 on: October 03 2005 04:10:00 »
Winter is well on its way, you will get away with a 4/3 for a little bit longer but I'd send for the 5/3. Just to give you an idea, I surf Aberdeen throughout the year. I wear a 5/4/3 with 3mm botties in summer and the same suit with 6mm booties, 6mm lobster claws and a gimp hood in winter, and I still get frozen bits on my feet. It's not so much the water as the air temp along with the wind. You've got to love this country.
RE: St Andrews« Reply #2 on: October 03 2005 05:10:00 »
The water temperatures in the North Sea are pretty baltic in winter even in England.
Those who surf in the Western Isles beleive it or not get warmer water than say in the south east of England because of the gulf stream.
I live in Scotland now but used to surf in a really crap spot in the South East of England, by April I went on a trip tothe western Isles. The water seamed much warmer and got rid of gloves and hood.
So therefore, North Sea is cold in winter.
RE: St Andrews« Reply #3 on: October 07 2005 12:10:00 »
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