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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by buddy » Sun May 26, 2024 1:25 pm

But you can't dispute this until you try one so you'll just have to wonder, Steve.
Maybe there's something better than yammie.


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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Yuke Hunt » Sun May 26, 2024 3:08 pm

I'll probably just gets me one of these ...

https://needessentials.com/products/2-2 ... it-steamer

About all you need for surfing anywhere north of Coffs in winter.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by buddy » Mon Jun 10, 2024 4:41 pm

Brand new matuse yammy 4/3

I’m kind of borderline medium and large short on the matuse size guide.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/south-e ... 1325420024

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Post by steve shearer » Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:05 pm

What size is LS?
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Post by Wyre » Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:13 pm

Same concept as Medium/Short.

Medium standard human body, hobbit legs.

But in Large
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Post by buddy » Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:23 pm

My shoulders and chest are just too huge and ripped

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Post by channels » Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:58 pm

buddy wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2024 4:41 pm
Brand new matuse yammy 4/3

I’m kind of borderline medium and large short on the matuse size guide.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/south-e ... 1325420024
I had a Matuse, great suit. Super warm and really flexible. Only problem was the longevity was crap, the tape on the seams fell away quickly. Id be interested to see if quality has improved.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by buddy » Mon Jun 10, 2024 6:03 pm

The website and people online reckon that model should last 4 seasons.

If I bought it though it would only get 1-2x max use a year if I go down south.

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Post by steve shearer » Mon Jun 10, 2024 7:02 pm

I use a 4/3 a few times a year here, for dawnies and diving.
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Post by marauding mullet » Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:18 pm

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I use a 4/3 a few times a year here, for dawnies and diving.
I’ve always found the 3/2 sufficient for Sth Oz, with the caveat that booties and sometimes a hood are a necessity during winter.
It has to be a good 3/2 though, good seams and zero neck flushing. The sea temp here reaches a max of 18 in summer, which would be your minimum I reckon.
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Post by Beanpole » Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:33 pm

Yep, they’re just pussies MM.
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Post by PeepeelaPew » Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:50 am

Depends how you surf. I like to sit out for hours and cherry pick. Whereas groms and some of my mates will go for an hour and sit on the inside and paddle for everything like they're in a heat. In theory I need more rubber than the comp groms, although I generally do ok with a quality 3/2 + hood + booties depending on the weather.

Once I put booties on the first time during winter I wear them until the end of winter though. You have to get used to them and not chop and change

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Post by marauding mullet » Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:25 am

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Yep, they’re just pussies MM.
When I lived in Newcastle I never owned anything thicker than 2mm.
We’re all different though, there’s always someone paddling around out there in just boardies. I’m looking at you buddy.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by buddy » Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:38 am

Nah, I wear a 2mm here.
Been wearing the short arm for the earlies and boardies with wetty top any other time at the moment.
Sometimes I’ll wear boardies only mid winter when going for a short high energy surf. Like if I have a 30 min window before work. Gets ya going.
That bloke that owns Slimes in Newy (Mick Adam) apparently is always in just boardies, might be who you’d see.
And I used to see a guy out at winki (VIC) in just boardies a fair bit back in the day.

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Post by steve shearer » Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:17 am

Yeah, I'll surf boardies here no worries in winter.

This is for winter dawnies when it's slow and air temp is 2 or 3 degrees and below zero with wind chill.

Nothing to do with water temp.
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Post by Beanpole » Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:18 am

I only bought my first springy when I moved to Newcastle. Before that it was just a sleeveless vest in Winter. Can’t actually remember the first steamer I bought.
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Post by steve shearer » Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:20 am

Our coldest water temps last year were in December. They are usually in Spring sometime.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by godsavetheking » Tue Jun 11, 2024 2:51 pm

Did you say hood, leej?
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