A Guide to Cold Water Surfing
Don't let late winter's icy temperatures keep you from getting barreled with these key tips. As winter drags on, a lot of people head indoors to stoke up the fire and continue with hibernation mode. However, for more adventurous hearts, this time of year can be an invitation to revel in the elements. The irony of the winter season is that while the ocean temps plunge, bigger storm systems means bigger and better waves for surfers. And considering the water around places like San Francisco hit 50 degrees Fahrenheit or below in January [and the rest of the year, it feels like], it’s always good to be prepared, no matter what time of year it is – but especially if you want to make the most of a Polar Vortex-fuelled surf. With that in mind, here are five tips to ease the chill of cold water surfing.