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Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-29-2004, 9:25 AM Reply   
My question,do you guys wear shorts over the wetsuit?I never did till about a month ago and I come to find out not everybody does.In you personal opinion.Cool or not cool to wear shorts.
Old    Jeffrey Blanchard (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       11-29-2004, 9:32 AM Reply   
Never used to but I succumbed to Joe's peer pressure, now I do.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-29-2004, 9:40 AM Reply   
you too huhh!Joe does have a way of convincing.
Old    Jeffrey Blanchard (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       11-29-2004, 9:49 AM Reply   
lol yeah being made fun of every time he sees a spring of fall video or picture does that.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-29-2004, 10:31 AM Reply   
ok, listen. it's not only a fashion statement, you're also doin' yourself a favor...the shorts also hides your little nubbin' tryin' to poke outta your wetsuit. get my drift?

Old    bambamski            11-29-2004, 10:46 AM Reply   
It's all about the cool factor. Guys shouldn't wear speedo's for the same reason. Put the shorts on and don't ask questions. If you don't do you walk around the boat with your hands behind your head as well?
Old    sbvfive            11-29-2004, 10:48 AM Reply   
I always did...i feel naked without shorts on. Plus, having "your little nubbin' trying to poke out of your wetsuit" sounds relatively scary to me
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-29-2004, 11:12 AM Reply   
"little nubbin"
Don't have that problem even when it's cold.
Old    Matt (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       11-29-2004, 11:14 AM Reply   
I had the same question a while back and turned out to have a ton of replies.
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-29-2004, 11:43 AM Reply   
hahaha Joe traumatized me too.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-29-2004, 11:59 AM Reply   
Joe get around.I'm telling Frankie!!lol
Old    Jonathan Metherell (jonm)      Join Date: Jan 2002       11-29-2004, 12:11 PM Reply   
How do all you homophobes expect to get the girls to topless if you have some phobia about being able to see a shadow of your dick/balls through the wetuit. Speedo and wetsuit are entirely different.

+ if I don't want to see it I won't look.

And I still have no idea what you guys do in the boat. I wear my shorts underneath. Then I drop the wetsuit when I hit the boat, dry off and tan. Or at least I did when the lakes weren't frozen.

man with no shame
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-29-2004, 12:41 PM Reply   
I just want to be cool.
Old    GD (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-29-2004, 12:48 PM Reply   
You guys were obviously never into competitive cycling -- road biking huge miles forces you into lycra shorts -- gets you paste silly anatomy "reveal" concerns.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-29-2004, 12:50 PM Reply   
dane, that's why i never got into cycling.
Old    Brad C (whitewookie)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-29-2004, 1:13 PM Reply   
Growing up surfing in SoCal, I can't imagine wearing shorts over my wetsuit. If I ever paddled out that way, I would have to kick my own ass!
Old    GD (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-29-2004, 1:27 PM Reply   
Hard core cyclists laugh at juniors who wear shorts over their cycling shorts too. On a bike, you really don't want extra material wadded up under your ass.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-29-2004, 1:28 PM Reply   
if you have cycling shorts under regular shorts, there's no way in hell anything could get wadded up!

that's what i was told, anyway.

brad, surfing's different.
Old    GD (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-29-2004, 1:33 PM Reply   
Joe, you would change your mind if you rode 100 or 200 miles in a day. At these endurance levels every little seam and stitch becomes critical.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-29-2004, 1:36 PM Reply   
i don't think i can do 100 or 200 miles in a day. i'd take too many smoke breaks!
Old    Psyclone (cyclonecj)      Join Date: Jul 2001       11-29-2004, 3:27 PM Reply   
Do you still shave your legs? :-)
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-29-2004, 3:41 PM Reply   
you have to shave your legs and wear lycra sorry but I will stick to wake and snow.
Old    azshan            11-29-2004, 3:50 PM Reply   
Jet Pilot has killer ride shorts that actually have the wetsuit material incorporated into the design of the shorts in all the right areas for guys.
In a girls opinion, I say ixnay on the shorts on the outside ;)
Check Jet Pilot out online- their '05 gear is rad
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       11-29-2004, 3:54 PM Reply   
Ha, ha, this thread is really funny....Again. I used to be a competitive cyclist, and when I was doing that I had no problems wearing lycra. I also shaved my legs. Try explaining that to the other guys in your high school gym class. That said: I still insist on wearing shorts over my wetsuit, and yes, I do think its different for surfers. It's just a style thing. When I'm being a sissy and wearing a wetsuit I just like to cover it up as much as possible.

Old    Jeremy (shutupandboard)      Join Date: Aug 2002       11-29-2004, 4:35 PM Reply   
I don't have a problem with my little nubbin showin when i strip down to nothin in the boat so i can put my shorts on the OUTSIDE of my wetsuit. It's all about style....not that i have any. If it weren't for my wife i'd still be peggin my pants.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-29-2004, 4:37 PM Reply   


If it weren't for my wife i'd still be peggin my pants.

Old    Deven Whitaker (nautiboarder)      Join Date: Mar 2003       11-29-2004, 4:38 PM Reply   
Yea, I have two friends that always put their shorts over their wet suits. Their always stripping down butt naked to put their suits on. Me, I just put mine on over my shorts I don't like wasting the time or maybe i'm not as proud as they are. Yea, I think its the proud thing!! ha ha
Old    Stanfield (stanfield)      Join Date: Mar 2004       11-29-2004, 5:15 PM Reply   
I guess this guy is a queen for not wearing shorts over his suit?

I wouldn't exactly call a baggy drysuit stylish, but if it will let me ride Dec-Mar w/o freezing my wrinkle brothers off, so be it.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-29-2004, 6:36 PM Reply   
I guess it is all about style thanks Joe!
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       11-29-2004, 6:39 PM Reply   
Surfing ain't that much different - You'd get laughed right out of the line up for sportin' shorts over the wetsuit.

Either way, here's how to solve this problem - DRYSUIT. Joe, do you wear the board shorts over the drysuit?
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       11-29-2004, 6:43 PM Reply   
Brad, I'm with you. I grew up surfing and I don't think I could make it twenty feet without getting beat down. That and the fact that my man-size is exponential and there's no reason to hide his glory. As for shorts under the suit, personally there's no room(with previously mentioned package). My boys prefer a nice comfy surrounding with plenty of room to explore, can't have shorts cramping his style. Now spring suit, I say shorts all the way, spring suits a homosexual.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-29-2004, 6:48 PM Reply   
Drysuit ~ Still waiting for Joe to hook me up.
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       11-29-2004, 6:57 PM Reply   

Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       11-29-2004, 6:57 PM Reply   
I think the vest is the deciding factor. no vest=no shorts.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-29-2004, 7:06 PM Reply   
big ed, i ordered it last week. i left the guy a message today to see when you'll be getting it. he hasn't called me back.

i'll let you know as soon as he calls me.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-29-2004, 7:08 PM Reply   
jeff, are you serious w/ that question?

if so, then no.

(Message edited by dakid on November 29, 2004)
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       11-29-2004, 7:15 PM Reply   
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       11-29-2004, 7:17 PM Reply   
Just bustin' yo a$$, homedog!
Old    JARED COUCH (jrad)      Join Date: Mar 2004       11-29-2004, 8:59 PM Reply   
shorts over the wetsuit for sure. it adds an increase in style. while the vast majority of surfers don't, i one day witnessed a guy surfing down the line with shorts over and he absolutely killed it. but for the wake, shorts are a must. Disregard Steve Hiltschers "package", only seen it with the wetsuit on, but nothing to brag about!!! HAHAHA
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       11-29-2004, 9:13 PM Reply   

This will solve your dilemma. I haven't worn a full suit while wakeboarding in over two years. My only question is, how long before people start wearing trunks over their drysuits?

Don't laugh... it could happen!
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-29-2004, 9:16 PM Reply   
it won't happen. you'd have to buy a whole new set of boardshorts bigger than your normal ones, just to fit over the drysuit.

...not that i've tried or anything.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-29-2004, 9:18 PM Reply   
Joe ~ you would be the first
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       11-29-2004, 9:32 PM Reply   
Somebody will, or has already done it.

I'll stick to lookin funny in my trash bag while I'm nice and dry and toasty!
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-29-2004, 9:38 PM Reply   
wouldn't that person be nice and dry and toasty as well?
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       11-29-2004, 10:05 PM Reply   
Yeah but he'd have to deal with a wet pair of trunks when he's done.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-29-2004, 10:09 PM Reply   
Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       11-30-2004, 1:24 AM Reply   
seems to be a function of your coast. im from the east and just about everyone ive seen wears shorts. now that ive moved to az seems like no one wears shorts.
Old    upupnaway            11-30-2004, 7:32 AM Reply   
I wear shorts for only one reason.... tan lines.
My wetsuit is shorter than my usual trunks, so if I ride sans shorts, I have a four inch band of blindingly white leg skin showing, causing me to become distracted and crash.
It is also a safety issue. The glare could temporarily blind other boaters, causing a crash.
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       11-30-2004, 7:52 AM Reply   
Speedo under, boardshorts over.
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       11-30-2004, 9:25 AM Reply   
drysuit for sure.

Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       11-30-2004, 11:56 AM Reply   
Jared, you called me out!! You SOB. I admit my junk is extra small, especially in cold water. I can't believe you were looking you sick bastard! I just don't get it, why shorts? What function is there? I don't have chicken legs like you Jared, so maybe that's it. haha. I used to and then I realized there is absolutely no function.
Old    JARED COUCH (jrad)      Join Date: Mar 2004       11-30-2004, 1:13 PM Reply   
haha, hilscher, you left the door wide open with that comment, and i had to take advantage of it. you have to admit, it was a good one though. and for the shorts, it adds a little steeze to the session. try it out. it is guaranteed 30% better riding with shorts over the suit. steve, lets ride soon.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-30-2004, 5:18 PM Reply   
ricky g not only wears shorts over his wetsuit, but he sags them as well.

Old    Jonathan Metherell (jonm)      Join Date: Jan 2002       11-30-2004, 5:36 PM Reply   
I guess I was talking about a shorty wetsuit. I either use that or a drysuit. What do all you fashion experts say to do in a shorty?

Although I am not sure why I am asking as I still plan to ride with my shorts underneath regardless of the feedback.

btw nice post with the saggy trunks on top. Adds a new dimension to this conversation. Maybe one of you guys could step it up even further and go all Criss Cross by putting them on backwards.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-30-2004, 10:57 PM Reply   
Criss cross,What totally crossed out?lol
Old (nuckledragger)      Join Date: Jun 2004       12-01-2004, 11:11 PM Reply   
Some input from SoCal who sees wetsuits is not cool to wear shorts over your wetsuit!!! or wear shorts under your wetsuit (I don't even know how this would be possible because wetsuits are supposed to be tight)
It's like....
Wearing speedo's under your boardshorts, you might as well buy the swimsuits that have the built in mesh liner.
Like most of the NY/NJ people I know that wear basketball shorts to the pool or beach?? Isn't this what boardshorts are for.
Wearing socks with sandals??
A short sleeve collared shirt with a tie??
Tucking your shirt in and then not wearing a belt
OK, I will stop there for now....
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       12-02-2004, 8:10 AM Reply   
Hey Eric, to everything you said.... Done that.
Old    the not so naked chef (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       12-02-2004, 9:28 AM Reply   
You guys are all talking about "nubbins" when really a nubbin is a third nipple. Doesn't anyone on here watch friends? "What happens when you flick it?"

And I wear shorts on the outside of my wetsuit. The way I see it, you look like a geek either way, so why not look like a geek and feel comfortable at the same time.
Old    David D (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       12-02-2004, 9:40 AM Reply   
The socks with sandals really ticks me off. lol

I've been wearing wetsuits mostly surfing living in Florida so the whole idea seemed foreign at first, but I guess I've warmed up to the idea.

May have to break out the shorty this weekend damn it. Yes, spoiled.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       12-02-2004, 10:06 AM Reply   
Just as rediculous:

Wearing long shorts and pulling your socks up to your knees. Just wear pants!
Old    whitechocolate            12-02-2004, 10:23 AM Reply   
O-da-lay Vato.

I liked the look of the dickie pants cut off at the knee with the long white tube socks pulled way up and the black and white sneakers. This is the dress code for the people standing on shore at Lake Berressa in the summer. LOL
Old    paul (wakeme884)      Join Date: Jul 2004       12-02-2004, 12:55 PM Reply   
Ok, heres a twist on this the ladies wear their bikinis on the outside of the wetsuit?????
Old    Paul (paulsmith)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-02-2004, 1:01 PM Reply   
The solution seems so obvious to me.

Warm: shorts
Chilly: shorts, long-sleeve jacket
Cold: drysuit

I wear a wetsuit almost every day these days, in the surf. I'd get laughed out of the water with a chorus of KOOK! and DONKEY! (rightfully so) if I paddled out with boardshorts over my suit.

That picture of Ricky G is hilarious.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       12-02-2004, 2:20 PM Reply   
Thane nailed it. I gotta say.... You just look stupid if you wear a wetsuit with a life jacket and no shorts. Ricky G style for sure. I sag the shiz out of my shorts over my wet suit.
Old    corey_marotta            12-02-2004, 5:52 PM Reply   
Sweet. I hope this doesn't conflict with my rash guard I wear at the clubs.
Old    sbvfive            12-03-2004, 6:02 AM Reply   
I went surfing yesterday in Cocoa Beach area and I wore no shorts!! Just thought you'd like to know!!

(NOTE: I did have a wetsuit on though, don't worry. haha)

Speaking of which, the waves were amazing yesterday...anyone else not wear shorts over their wetsuits while surfing yesterday??
Old    Paul (paulsmith)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-03-2004, 6:07 AM Reply   
Scott, I found a few of the most fun waves I have had in quite awhile yesterday, all while not wearing shorts over my wetsuit.
Old    sbvfive            12-03-2004, 10:36 AM Reply   
Paul, thats what I like to hear!!
Old    Paul (paulsmith)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-03-2004, 12:24 PM Reply   
Just got back again! Have I mentioned that surfing doesn't suck? Okay, thread hijack over....
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       12-03-2004, 12:31 PM Reply   
damn paul! don't you work?!!?!?! (as i sit at home typing this)
Old    Paul (paulsmith)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-03-2004, 12:34 PM Reply   
Once November rolls around I try to keep mid-mornings open. Nothing like winter surfing between 8am and noon.

I got up at 4am this morning and pounded away until 7, then went to surf. Now I'm at the office from 11-5. Pretty much my winter routine. I do some work in the evenings at home as well. Self-employment is the only way for me.

All work and no play makes Paul a grumpy boy.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       12-03-2004, 12:36 PM Reply   
4am???? i'm snorin' and droolin' at 4am! hell, i'm snorin' and droolin' at 7am!

yeah, i know what you mean...i'm startin' to like this whole self-employment thing.

(Message edited by dakid on December 03, 2004)
Old    Paul (paulsmith)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-03-2004, 12:39 PM Reply   
It's weird, that's the most productive time of the day for me. I'm pretty darn ineffective after dinner, though.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       12-03-2004, 12:40 PM Reply   
what time you get to bed, like 7pm???
Old    Paul (paulsmith)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-03-2004, 12:46 PM Reply   
9-10pm these days. I don't get up at 4ish if I am not surfing. Then I sleep in until 5!
Old    JARED COUCH (jrad)      Join Date: Mar 2004       12-07-2004, 8:51 PM Reply   
sport the shorts over!!!!
Old    wsrmatt            12-07-2004, 9:18 PM Reply   
na no shorts over. thats so f-n stupid looking. first time i brought all my surfer buddies out in the boat was winter time and definately wetsuit time, and there was a whole other boat out riding and they had shorts over thier suits and now still till this day my friends think wakeboarding is gay and tell everyone in our area its gay. i dont care much cuz i love wakeboarding but you can see how if you wear clown suits that is what people are going to think of the sport. then to make it even worse that same other boat was totally making fun of surfing and wearing shorts over thier suits when they were wakesurfing. just like shanes wakeboard pants, its just a fad/style. maybe wakeboard pants would look better over a fullsuit.
Old    JARED COUCH (jrad)      Join Date: Mar 2004       12-07-2004, 11:03 PM Reply   
matt buddy,
are you really going to let surfers dictate our sport. come on man, do you not do shorts cuz you dont like them or cuz your scared what others outside the sport think. plus that, your buddies need to step back, i dont think just because that boat wore shorts over the wetsuit means they have to call the sport gay. mabye your buddies just sucked at wakeboarding?
Old    actiondcpd (actiondcpd)      Join Date: Apr 2003       12-08-2004, 10:05 AM Reply   
don't do it.
Old    Jonathan Metherell (jonm)      Join Date: Jan 2002       12-08-2004, 1:00 PM Reply   
jared, I don't know if he is letting surfers dictate the sport, just generally accepted fashion principles.

For instance, I choose to wear clothes generally thought of as more masculine. Other men in society have the desire to wear clothes traditionally worn by women (panties, dresses, bras). I compare these individuals, or cross-dressers, to those who choose the less traditional shorts over wetsuit approach to fashion.

Why do they do it you ask? To show off their own personal style? Maybe. To feel more comfortable? Perhaps. A sad cry for attention? Definately.

Mind you, I feel individuals, such as cross-dressers, should be able to dress as they choose. Just realize that when you come in contact with surfers or other members of society who follow the norm, you will be and subjected to all the persecution that comes with that (be it justified or not).

To summarize, me and my friend will tease you if you wear shorts over your wetsuit in my boat.



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