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Old    kx250frider617            11-13-2012, 11:51 AM Reply   
Here in socal, pretty much every sport is a year round deal beside snow boarding.
I can't imagine being frozen inside all winter long.
I have a feeling we will be having another super hot winter. Its November 13 and 80 degrees out today.
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       11-13-2012, 2:11 PM Reply   
They are forecasting a colder than normal winter in Florida because of IIRC the lack of an El Nina. But riding here year round is no problem.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            11-13-2012, 2:21 PM Reply   
^^^say it aint so!! Good thing ive held off planting all my new palms until spring
Old    Tyler (tdelong)      Join Date: Oct 2012       11-13-2012, 2:39 PM Reply   
I wish I could ride year round ((( Boats been away since Mid October which is basically as long as possible here in Michigan
Old    Robert Stone (robertstone9)      Join Date: Sep 2011       11-13-2012, 2:47 PM Reply   
been trying to get out for weeks finding others has been imposable
Old    Ryan Hardt (Rockinrhino)      Join Date: Nov 2012       11-13-2012, 2:56 PM Reply   
Any one now of some good lake around the Dallas, TX area for some December boarding. Or a Texas lake that will have some warm water?
Old    Bryan Murray (bmurr716)      Join Date: Oct 2012       11-13-2012, 4:17 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by Rockinrhino View Post
Any one now of some good lake around the Dallas, TX area for some December boarding. Or a Texas lake that will have some warm water?
Check out Dallaswakeboarding.com. There are a ton of locals on there that will help ya out
Old    Bryan Murray (bmurr716)      Join Date: Oct 2012       11-13-2012, 4:24 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by fly135 View Post
They are forecasting a colder than normal winter in Florida because of IIRC the lack of an El Nina. But riding here year round is no problem.
John, do yal ride in wetsuits over winter an if so can ya recomend a good thickness for me to get? Im used to ridin in CO where our water temp is bout 65 in the summer
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            11-13-2012, 5:03 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by bmurr716 View Post
John, do yal ride in wetsuits over winter an if so can ya recomend a good thickness for me to get? Im used to ridin in CO where our water temp is bout 65 in the summer
We're already riding in wetsuits here in Tampa in the am. Most ride with 3/2 suits, last yr only wore it for a few weeks, looks like this yr could be more. Water last yr didnt even dip into the low 60s much lol right now its hovering around 71 and im a pansy

Oh and sorry...i know my name isnt John lol
Old    Rance Taylor (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       11-13-2012, 6:35 PM Reply   
We are still riding in East Texas (Longview/Tyler). Water 64*. We are wearing 3/2 full suits. There is a power plant lake that is warmer, but the plant is down right now. Lake Pirkey.
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-13-2012, 7:28 PM Reply   
UT has a winter crew that will blow your mind! Everybody calls us crazy for having the best snow and not riding it. They just don't see the best water... BOOM!
32 air and 32 water was the coldest we rode... Worth every picture!
Old    Ryan Hardt (Rockinrhino)      Join Date: Nov 2012       11-13-2012, 7:37 PM Reply   
I was looking at lake Monticello, wondering if any one has been on that lake in TX, it also has a power plant
Old    Spencer Coon (spencercoon)      Join Date: Mar 2011       11-13-2012, 7:58 PM Reply   
Here in AZ we ride year round no problem. A wetsuit is needed starting around thanksgiving.
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       11-14-2012, 6:44 AM Reply   
That's very true Mr Coon. Az snow blows, so I just stick to what's good, the water! Water temp this past Sunday was 72
Old    Joe Lo (JoLo_Si)      Join Date: Oct 2011       11-14-2012, 6:46 AM Reply   
Rode OWC on my birthday, December 23rd last year with just shorts and a vest. This month been out in the boat a couple times with a top on but think I'm going to get a long sleave shorty also since it looks like it is going to be a colder winter in Orlando this year. Full suits in Florida are for surfers...
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            11-14-2012, 6:54 AM Reply   
^^^lol ok...fashion police. Let me know how that goes for ya when the water this yr gets into the 50s.
Old    Dave O (wakedaveup)      Join Date: May 2012       11-14-2012, 7:05 AM Reply   
Rode OWC yesterday with no top or suit. Weather was perfect!! Oh and Joe, last year it was like 85 degrees on Christmas haha
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       11-14-2012, 8:17 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by LR3w8kbrdr View Post
^^^lol ok...fashion police. Let me know how that goes for ya when the water this yr gets into the 50s.
Oh so you mean the same temp it is when I hop in the water in my heater top and boardies in may?
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            11-14-2012, 8:43 AM Reply   
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Oh so you mean the same temp it is when I hop in the water in my heater top and boardies in may?
Haha...im from the north (used to slalom ski and it would be flurries out) but been acclimated to this humid hot weather for 10yrs but Im now wearing sweaters to work and its mid 70s, driving with heated seats on, my blood is soo thin I wear fullsuit anything under 70 degrees.

Call me what you want thats fine
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       11-14-2012, 9:38 AM Reply   
Lr3 I fully understand, I know someone who went to Florida for ten years, same thing happened to them. 55-65 for water feels warm when youre coming off a cold snowy New England winter. Still have to laugh a bit when everyone whines about water temps in the 60's when ill hop in my 1mm top and boardies and go for a spin.
I'm jealous of all of you who ride year round, wish I had that luxury. But then again it makes you appreciate the summer more. Put about 175-180 hours on between my buddy's and my boats. And that's for may-August season.
Old    Dave O (wakedaveup)      Join Date: May 2012       11-14-2012, 9:50 AM Reply   
Living in FL is awesome, riding year around is awesome, but dang I miss mountains and snowboarding sometimes. Came from Central CA and there were days you could snowboard till mid day and then get down to the lake by 2/3 for an afternoon set. Miss those days for sure! Simplej your a die hard for riding in that weather! haha
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       11-14-2012, 10:37 AM Reply   
thanks! yes i am die hard, i rode 6 days a week from mid may-august. im hoping i can extend my season now that im graduating school, getting riding in may- late october when the water goes down. But as far as the top goes im just too cheap for a full suit!!! im jealous of you guys for sure, i feel like i could progress much faster if i didnt take an 8 month break, and 1 month of riding catching back up... speaking of graduating if anyone has an opening in the health science/biomed field in the northeast give me a call ( sorry i know its a shameless plug)

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Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       11-14-2012, 11:39 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmurr716 View Post
John, do yal ride in wetsuits over winter an if so can ya recomend a good thickness for me to get? Im used to ridin in CO where our water temp is bout 65 in the summer
I ride all year round with a 3/2 short sleeve shorty. However, I only ride if the temp is in the 70's and on the cable where you can start from the dock and at least get warmed up before falling.
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       11-14-2012, 11:47 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by LR3w8kbrdr View Post
^^^say it aint so!! Good thing ive held off planting all my new palms until spring
Yeah, the weather guy in the paper made that claim a couple weeks ago. But I just searched the web for verification and all I could find is that we will be about avg this winter.
Old    Bill Smeltzer (runin90lx)      Join Date: Sep 2009       11-14-2012, 12:36 PM Reply   
@ryannhart. Monticello is very stumpy from what I remember. Where are you located?
Old    Jordan Leininger (jordanleininger21)      Join Date: Aug 2012       11-14-2012, 1:01 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by tdelong View Post
I wish I could ride year round ((( Boats been away since Mid October which is basically as long as possible here in Michigan
where at do you ride? I'm up here in Michigan as well and I am hoping for snow because my boat has been in the garage since October 14.
Old    Henry Gates (captain_vilfo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       11-14-2012, 2:01 PM Reply   
I hate all of you that do.
Old    Ryan Hardt (Rockinrhino)      Join Date: Nov 2012       11-14-2012, 2:47 PM Reply   
From Iowa, looking for a place to ride over Christmas. Texas is only 12hrs away. But would like some warm water. Ill wetsuit it if needed but rather not.
Old    USC Wakeboarding (USCWakeboarders)      Join Date: Jan 2012       11-14-2012, 7:05 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by kx250frider617 View Post
Here in socal, pretty much every sport is a year round deal beside snow boarding.
I can't imagine being frozen inside all winter long.
I have a feeling we will be having another super hot winter. Its November 13 and 80 degrees out today.
I have been riding every week in november at puddingstone and perris, havent needed a wetsuit yet! water is still high 60s Id say. If you are ever looking for a 3rd around so cal lakes hit me up!
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       11-14-2012, 8:07 PM Reply   
If i could time stamp this to prove that it took this pic today at 1600 after a could day at the lake... 68 degree water with 83 degree air BURRR!


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Old     (will5150)      Join Date: Oct 2002       11-15-2012, 2:10 PM Reply   
^^ That looks like a real dump of a place to ride!^^ Jealous!
Old    Trapper (canucked)      Join Date: Jun 2007       11-15-2012, 2:40 PM Reply   
I hate being stuck inside all winter wishing I lived in Florida....

Just Kidding!
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Old    kx250frider617            11-15-2012, 3:04 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by USCWakeboarders View Post
I have been riding every week in november at puddingstone and perris, havent needed a wetsuit yet! water is still high 60s Id say. If you are ever looking for a 3rd around so cal lakes hit me up!
Im always at LB marine stadium. I haven't been to perris in years. I heard they require reservations now?
Old     (moto96s)      Join Date: Nov 2011       11-15-2012, 4:21 PM Reply   
Curtis,
You are killing me man! Took the boat out on Sunday and 43 degree water temp and 53 degree air temp. Chickened out when I realized I forgot my wetsuit hood.
Good thing I did as the minute or so I was up to my knees in the water loading the boat after, my legs were aching in a matter of seconds. I think my season out here is over, unless I can find some way to keep my toes warm in open toe bindings.......
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       11-15-2012, 5:08 PM Reply   
I would suggest Agra Dos Reis, Brazil. Their latitude is the exact opposite of South Florida. The Bay of Kings, 365 islands, a new one for each day of the year...
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Old    Jordan Maxymek (Jmaxymek)      Join Date: Feb 2012       11-15-2012, 5:32 PM Reply   
Possibly cheating as I am Minnesotan, but I rode Mccormick's Jan. 3rd this year just shorts and vest.. Don't remember exact temps but fingers were a little chilly.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            11-15-2012, 5:39 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by Jmaxymek View Post
Possibly cheating as I am Minnesotan, but I rode Mccormick's Jan. 3rd this year just shorts and vest.. Don't remember exact temps but fingers were a little chilly.
Yes...we had a pretty warm winter and if im not mistaken the water never dropped below 65 at mccormicks
Old    Jordan Maxymek (Jmaxymek)      Join Date: Feb 2012       11-15-2012, 8:35 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by LR3w8kbrdr View Post
Yes...we had a pretty warm winter and if im not mistaken the water never dropped below 65 at mccormicks
Well, that makes that less impressive. Oh well. It was nice riding during the "off season" for me.
Old    Brian Kosoff (BKinSoCal)      Join Date: Oct 2011       11-16-2012, 8:47 AM Reply   
I'll be riding all next week at the Colorado River (Parker Strip). Air temps are supposed to be around 80 and the water should be around 62. Depending on what time we ride, I have my heater top, 3/2 full suit and my dry suit. When we ride in the morning, the air will be in the 50's, so I anticipate the drysuit at that point. Later in the day, When the air is mid to upper 70's, I may bareback it. I'm looking forward to a week of incredible water and weather!
Old    Bryan Murray (bmurr716)      Join Date: Oct 2012       11-16-2012, 8:33 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by durty_curt View Post
If i could time stamp this to prove that it took this pic today at 1600 after a could day at the lake... 68 degree water with 83 degree air BURRR!

Where is this spot? Im guessin FL? Im movin to orlando in a week an lookin for good spots to ride
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       11-16-2012, 8:54 PM Reply   
You're a couple thousand miles off my friend, this was on a private lake in Arizona
Old    J.B. O'Neill (gnarslayer)      Join Date: Sep 2008       11-18-2012, 4:46 PM Reply   
i rode a little bit last winter, but this is going to be my first year to shred all the way through it! weather in austin texas is pretty good so i should be able to progress alot and be fresh for next season ))!

I will be at BSR a ton if anyone wants to come shred and have fun with me! they have a 70 person hot tub and will be heating the starting dock!
Old    Dustin Yost (dyost)      Join Date: Jan 2007       11-18-2012, 6:49 PM Reply   
Rode today in Kansas City Area, water 49 on Perry Lake and air 62. Wasn't cold at all in a 4/3..... Glued blind stitched is key.....

Planning to ride again Wednesday in 70 deg air, and maybe day after thanksgiving as well. This is the latest I've been in the water by about three weeks. Would be killer to take a set in December, but we've been consistently in the 40's overnight, so I'm guessing we only have a couple weeks of tolerable water left. February this year would have been possible weather wise, but we didn't make it happen. Long live the mild winter..... I'm close to CO when I want snow.
Old    Ryan (petrie141)      Join Date: Jun 2012       11-19-2012, 6:00 AM Reply   
We're still riding in Tx, the Austin-New Braunfels area. My wife (who gets cold easily) wears a full suit and I'm now in a spring suit. Air temp 72 water temp 64. Perfect time to wakeskate since hardly anyone else is out there.
Old    David Langston (rdlangston13)      Join Date: Feb 2011       11-19-2012, 10:45 AM Reply   
Planning on thanksgivings one in the week following thanksgiving if I can get a crew, we will see.


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Old    Sander (tripsw)      Join Date: May 2006       11-20-2012, 2:02 PM Reply   
Riding year round: check! And without a suit too Had to move all around the world to be able to do so, but it's well worth it. Gotta love Costa Rica!
Old    Ryan Hardt (Rockinrhino)      Join Date: Nov 2012       11-20-2012, 3:31 PM Reply   
Riding tomorrow 3/2 full wet suit in Iowa. Gotta love it.
Old    Brandon (Gnargnar)      Join Date: Aug 2012       11-25-2012, 2:15 PM Reply   
3/2 full today. Great day in Sacramento
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Old    Robert Stone (robertstone9)      Join Date: Sep 2011       11-25-2012, 2:23 PM Reply   
how was it with the 3/2 ? i got one sitting in the closet that i need to try out
Old    Brandon (Gnargnar)      Join Date: Aug 2012       11-25-2012, 2:45 PM Reply   
Never got cold. Worked nicely, lil seepage on zipper but that was it
Old    Jeff Hill (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       11-25-2012, 4:43 PM Reply   
No thanks GnarGnar...I'm busy today but thanks anyways.....lol
Old    Brandon (Gnargnar)      Join Date: Aug 2012       11-25-2012, 5:25 PM Reply   
Figured mimosas and brunch at stuergon would throw u off haha. After these storms this week we'll shred....
Old    Jeff Hill (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       11-25-2012, 9:58 PM Reply   
Have to see how bad the river gets after the rain!!
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       11-26-2012, 5:07 AM Reply   
The surface temp in Big Marco Pass was 68.7 yesterday. Its a few degrees warmer 30 miles off shore.>>>>> But I aint riding out there either!
Old    Brandon (Gnargnar)      Join Date: Aug 2012       11-26-2012, 2:15 PM Reply   
It was nice n browntown yesterday yummmm
Old    Jeffrey Blanchard (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       11-26-2012, 3:11 PM Reply   
I was riding late October, 3 weeks later I was walking on water... er well ice.

As long as you count my dreams of riding, then I ride year round!

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