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Baja/La Ventana wetsuit question

 
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bscheig

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PostSun Nov 22, 20 1:19 pm    Baja/La Ventana wetsuit question Reply with quote

My wife and I are planning to visit LV in mid-January. How thick of a wetsuit should I take? Thanks. Bill
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knotwindy

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PostSun Nov 22, 20 1:25 pm     Reply with quote

From what I have seen most folks are in shorties or 3/2. Hardly ever see 4/3 but maybe I’m not looking closely. I’m sure you’ll get different answers as well.
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bscheig

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PostSun Nov 22, 20 1:37 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Knotwindy
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PostSun Nov 22, 20 1:55 pm    3/2 Plenty Reply with quote

For most a 3/2 shorty is great. Some wear booties on account of some beaches have washed way in recent storms and exposed more rock. Also - stepping on Mobula Mantas sting.
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ldhr

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PostSun Nov 22, 20 2:03 pm     Reply with quote

Depends if you're the type who runs warm or runs cool.
January in Baja is similar to June/September in the gorge.

January is the coldest part of the LV season.
December is very warm - I wear a shorty and I'm very comfortable.
In January I wear a full 3/2 suit with long sleeves and quite often I get cold.
I found myself wearing the 4/3 quite a few days - especially if I go out for a second session. January - people were wearing puffies at night last January.

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calencioni

Since 01 Jan 2019
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PostWed Nov 25, 20 9:55 pm    Re: Baja/La Ventana wetsuit question Reply with quote

bscheig wrote:
My wife and I are planning to visit LV in mid-January. How thick of a wetsuit should I take? Thanks. Bill


Check this:

https://www.surfline.com/surf-charts/regional-water-temperature/cabo/58581a836630e24c44878fe5

Looks like its around 78F-80F. I remember when I went, I was pleasantly surprised by water temp and ended up going out with nothing and later a 2.5mm shorty in decemember

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wylieflyote

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PostThu Nov 26, 20 8:59 pm    Re: Baja/La Ventana wetsuit question Reply with quote

calencioni wrote:
bscheig wrote:
My wife and I are planning to visit LV in mid-January. How thick of a wetsuit should I take? Thanks. Bill


Check this:

https://www.surfline.com/surf-charts/regional-water-temperature/cabo/58581a836630e24c44878fe5

Looks like its around 78F-80F. I remember when I went, I was pleasantly surprised by water temp and ended up going out with nothing and later a 2.5mm shorty in decemember


Regarding water temps Dec versus January... Last year I arrived on Nov 18th and actually took a pair of scissors to my 4/3 Promotion and made it a shorty. By Dec 20, I knew I'd made a big mistake. When you start getting the El Norte winds these will blow in cooler water and create upwelling of deeper waters.

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Justsmile

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PostFri Nov 27, 20 9:10 am     Reply with quote

Serious first world problem. I cut my good wetsuit up because I was too warm.
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bscheig

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PostSun Nov 29, 20 12:11 pm     Reply with quote

So true! Cool
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bscheig

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PostSun Nov 29, 20 12:13 pm     Reply with quote

Thank you all. I bought a 3/2 full suit and will take my shorty but I refuse to take a puffy coat!
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PostSun Nov 29, 20 2:21 pm     Reply with quote

bscheig wrote:
Thank you all. I bought a 3/2 full suit and will take my shorty but I refuse to take a puffy coat!


I've camped out tent style many January stretches in the past. I've only noticed puffy coats on rare occasions when a serious El Norte cranks. (Think Blue Norther)

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PostTue Dec 01, 20 9:14 pm     Reply with quote

bscheig wrote:
Thank you all. I bought a 3/2 full suit and will take my shorty but I refuse to take a puffy coat!


The Costco fake fur lined hoodys are perfect.

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