when is the best time to start trunking it?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Guest, May 17, 2010.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    should I trunk it (with a jacket) or should I wear a wetsuit?

    I am at the proverbial fork in the road on this one.

    I thought: "hey! The surf scholars over at jamboards.com can help with this."
  2. deepsouth

    deepsouth New Member

    Feb 16, 2004
    Look at the old surf flicks from the 60's. Those guys trunked it in Cali all year long. Of course, I'm not saying they were warm..

    Bottom line is, do what's comfortable for you and don't worry about what the others do. Just go surfing and have fun.

    BTW, we start trunkin' here in March.
  3. Mango Bill

    Mango Bill Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    USA California
    I voted birdwell's and a vest;) well trunks and jacket because that was the closest option.
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    deepsouth wrote:
    deep south,

    thank you for the feed back.

    I have seen some of the old surf flicks, like endless summer and what not. heck! those guys were surfing south africa in trunks. oh, the times of yore. surfers were men back then. but like you said, that doesn't mean they were warm.

    its not so much a worry about "what the others do", but rather a comfort thing.
    i mean... if i am wearing a wetsuit and its to warm...i sure would prefer to not have so much material hindering paddle-ing. likewise, if i show up in shorts, or shorts and a jacket and its too cold, then i am not comfortable , and my session is cut short.

    since the spot i surf is a fair trek down a long trail, i am not going to bring a wardrobe of surf gear.


    what do i do?
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Mango Bill wrote:
  6. NJ Longboarder

    NJ Longboarder Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    water warmer than the air - trunks and wetsuit top

    air warmer than water - thin short sleeve full
  7. nedsurf

    nedsurf Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Hood, booties, trunks. Don't forget sunglasses. Web gloves optional.
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    NJ Longboarder wrote:
    I appreciate the feedback, but the airtemp starts out crisp, then warms up.

    What about that?
  9. CliffDweller

    CliffDweller Member

    Feb 27, 2004
    gnar gnar wrote:
    Trunks with new style T-Shirt rashie....been working for me for two years now.

  10. hangheels

    hangheels Member

    Jan 5, 2007
    Ocean View, DE
    Trunks and jacket, upper body warmth counts for alot. The jacket can be shed easily if it gets too warm.

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