Best North East Winter accessories


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Mar 10, 2014
Ayer Ma USA


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Nov 15, 2021
Rhode Island
I have a waterproof seat cover that I throw on my seat and drive home in my wetsuit or trunks after most sessions. It was cheap and works great, been using it for a couple years:

Leader Accessories Black Waterproof Sweat Towel Seat Cover Universal Non-Slip for Car Truck SUV Seat for Dog & Kid Workout Outdoor OR Sport Activities

I have recently run into an issue where my seatbelt has soaked up so much salt water that it’s a little crusty and stiff and no longer retracts when I unbuckle. Going to try to clean it to see if that helps.

Also, I live very close to where I surf usually. If I am going to a different spot that is more than 10 minutes away or so I will usually change out of my suit.
this is insane....

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Apr 27, 2020
North Carolina
I invested in a Rip Curl a couple years ago with the flash bomb lining and it’s amazing how quickly it dries. I hang it inside out on my porch railing and the inside is dry within an hour. One of the pricier suits I have purchased but well worth it in my opinion.


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Jun 2, 2010
For winter accessories how about a 3x3' piece of plush turf and a Lilttle Buddy heater? Granted temps in OR didn't get remotely as gnarly as what you guys deal with when we were in the highs 20s (or hell even in the 50s) would throw the turf down, fire up the Little Buddy next to it and wait a few so the area was sorta warmish before changing in/out.
Well daggone, that’s some serious Little Lord Fontleroy stuff right there.

That being said, I do have a little IKEA Astro turf doormat that I will throw down if I’m at a sandy spot. Otherwise I use the cold hard street to make me focus and move fast like @shadydave ‘s photo but man, 3 degrees is cold.
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Jan 11, 2016
Wilmington NC

With 20 min boat ride in some cold conditions this has been awesome.
Outdoor shower soon.

Have a fleece top for super cold conditions made by wet stuff 20 plus years ago. Great Lakes in winter. Company is no more.

Have the boot/glove dryer already.


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Nov 19, 2015
USA Virginia
I agree on having at least 2 pair of boots and gloves as well as 2 boot dryers. One for boots and gloves and one for your suit, hang the suit from the middle and put the arms and legs on the boot dryer as well as a fan blowing on the suit. I alternate between a 5/4 suit and a 6/5 suit for the winter, 7 mm boots, 5mm glover both 5 finger and lobster claw. I change out of my suit in my van just cannot do outside changes with a robe, too cold. Heat in the van on high and take the suit while kneeling in a small batch concrete mixing pan. You can get these at Home Depot very cheap.