play boat fo sure but, highly recomend a dry suit! I didn't have one and even w/ my all star and new dry top was colder and wetter than I wanted to be all be it was nov/dec. I was supper jealous of everybody else who one when it came time to hike. they wore hiking gear underneath and left their suit w/ the boats hiked a couple hours got back put the suit on and hoped in the water. i'd hike in my neoprene or would have to dig my drybag out change, hike, change, pack, there is already enough of that on a grand trip.
ps we had 4 or 5 killer surf sessions and there was plenty of good on the fly as well.