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Topic: wetsuit advice

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replies: 10

By:

mele

Posted in

South Africa South Africa

 

wetsuit advice

« on: October 31 2006 14:10:00 »

aloha i will be visiting sa in december/jan. i am a girl who has low tolerance of cold water (i surf in hawaii) and want to know if i need to bring a 3/2 or if i can get away with a spring suit, or longsleve/tankshortie setup. advice? mahalo, mele

By:

Brutus

RE: wetsuit advice

« Reply #1 on: November 01 2006 18:11:00 »

It depends where you are surfing.  If you are surfing near cape town then maybe, but Dec Jan is the middle of the summer and just board shorts (cozzies) are needed in most places.  And they say Howzit in SA too.

By:

pennylynn13@aol.com

RE: wetsuit advice

« Reply #2 on: November 14 2006 11:11:00 »

oooppppppsssssssssss   forgot the  in my email....

By:

jimmy

RE: wetsuit advice

« Reply #3 on: January 15 2007 00:01:00 »

Bru,you obviously don't surf.How can you give such shit advice to someone coming from warm water to surf in Cape Town.If you surf Cape waters in summer(colder than winter)
you will need a 4/3 at least.The south easter pumps in the summer which turns the water ice cold and your nuts will fully dissapear....



By:

soulsurfer

RE: wetsuit advice

« Reply #4 on: January 15 2007 10:01:00 »

Agree with Jimmy. Can get a bit chilly. Especially since you're coming from HI. Mele, hich part of HI are you from? Big shout out to the Kewalos crew.

By:

Eoin

RE: wetsuit advice

« Reply #5 on: January 16 2007 09:01:00 »

hey guys im goin to SA in july for a MONTH! cant wait but im wonderin what suit i should bring with me. its ur winter time in july right? cheers

By:

vonnie

RE: wetsuit advice

« Reply #6 on: January 28 2007 18:01:00 »

Yeah dido. From mid-north coast of Aust and heading to SA in July. Keen for Cape Town to around PE. Sounds like the prevailing ocean currents are a big factor. Rubber? 3/2? 4/3? 5/4?

By:

brandon

RE: wetsuit advice

« Reply #7 on: January 30 2007 08:01:00 »

hey all, guys if you are heading to durban , no wetsuit needed , water there is warm (indian ocean) , cape town there are 2 coasts , 1 warmish and 1 cold. a 3/2 should be ok for the cold.. but bordies for the indian ocean side should be cool . from cape town to PE the water is pretty warm , but its good to have a wetsuit for days when the water gets a little colder.

hope this helps at all
enjoy SA

By:

brandon

RE: wetsuit advice

« Reply #8 on: January 30 2007 08:01:00 »

hey all, guys if you are heading to durban , no wetsuit needed , water there is warm (indian ocean) , cape town there are 2 coasts , 1 warmish and 1 cold. a 3/2 should be ok for the cold.. but bordies for the indian ocean side should be cool . from cape town to PE the water is pretty warm , but its good to have a wetsuit for days when the water gets a little colder.

hope this helps at all
enjoy SA

By:

brandon

RE: wetsuit advice

« Reply #9 on: January 30 2007 08:01:00 »

hey all, guys if you are heading to durban , no wetsuit needed , water there is warm (indian ocean) , cape town there are 2 coasts , 1 warmish and 1 cold. a 3/2 should be ok for the cold.. but bordies for the indian ocean side should be cool . from cape town to PE the water is pretty warm , but its good to have a wetsuit for days when the water gets a little colder.

hope this helps at all
enjoy SA

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