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Old 05-16-2013, 11:56 AM
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cold water weenie here too... if it's not in the 60 i'm out. not worth getting in. i have a drysuit and a top only... if it requires a dry suit i'll wait...
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:19 PM
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I'm past the point of suffering to enjoy the sport. I used to ski in marine stadium in Dec so it was 54 which I'm sure is nothing compared to what others will go through to get a set in.

Nowadays, it can be 80 degrees and with water at 70+ degrees but if it feels cold on my feet I say screw it. I ain't getting in and mostly because I know next weekend will be 85+ air and 75+ water. The water temp really isn't the deciding factor for me anymore.

I think there is a big line between what people in the south will do and what the boys up north will do.

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Old 05-16-2013, 12:23 PM
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Just checked the local county buoy website. Water temp = 59 degrees.

Pass on that! Even 65 degree water is cold. We are lucky when the temp reaches 70 in late summer.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:25 PM
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The good news is that I have no way of knowing the water temperature so, just ski when we can and adjust drysuit, wetsuit, shorty..
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:39 PM
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Any colder than this... I wont go!

Full wet-suit... maybe dry would be easier.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:40 PM
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We rode this week for the first time on our lake. Water was 47. I'm not exaggerating. Actually it wasn't that bad. We just had wet suits, and I hate cold water. Air temps were nice.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:41 PM
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65 is usually where we're at around the 4th of July. It's a little hard stepping off the platform for a deep water start in the morning, but that is usually trumped once you actually get up and have to deal with the windchill. Sure is nice to cool off in the afternoon when the temps are in the upper 80s or 90s.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:45 PM
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Coldest I've ridden in was on Feb 29, 2000. 55 degrees air, 47 degrees water, nothing but boardshorts. Now that I'm older, I have to wait til mid-60s at least.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:52 PM
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72 Degress or below is COLD to me!
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:52 PM
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March season - water temps are high 30s, low 40s when we start with Dry suit (wet suit underneath cause its not totally dry
Best when its sunny and air temps are at least 60s. First ride with that pins and needles feeling in the hands and feet is good conditioning.

Usually shed the dry suit for shorty and jacket by May 1 as water moves into 50s and air 70-80.

Memorial weekend - Water is usually 60s water temp with business as usual.

This year SUCKS! Running 5-8 degrees below average water temp.
We are definitely getting pay backs from last year's beautiful start.
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