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Old 03-10-2011   #1
Ridgway, Colorado
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SUP clothes

What are people wearing for SUP in Co. Mix of flat water, rivers. Typical Co. conditions; warmish air, cold ass water. I just got a cheap SUP to compliment our 16' cat on family outings and don't know if I'm better off with a 3mm/4mm surf style wetsuit, or the Kokotat semi dry outfit that I have. Any advice?

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Old 03-11-2011   #2
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Hobie paddles down the CO in winter dressed as if to go hiking. But that is Hobie.


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Old 03-11-2011   #4
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Whatever they wear, PFD's do not seem to be in fashion.
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Old 03-11-2011   #5
Buena Vista, Colorado
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Hydro skin under board shorts seems to work well. kokatat seeker shoes have good feel on the board.
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Old 03-11-2011   #6
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During the winter and really cold times nothing beats a dry suit. I wear a NRS Event. During runoff, for surfing I wear a full, 4/3 wetsuit. That is great and I can soak in the Ark at 3500cfs like a hot tub, but it is not very good on a cold day when it is windy and I am paddling to whole time, i.e. not swimming.

In summer I go either board shorts and synthentic shirt if it is warm or I go with a farmer john/shorts wet suit from NRS under my board shorts and shirt so I can still look all stylie , but have some warmth...

otherwise it is the usual, helmet, PFD, booties, etc.
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Old 03-20-2011   #7 doing the damn thing
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I rocked a 3/2 short sleeve wetsuit all last season. The 4/3 came out a few times as it provides a little more cushion when bouncing down the river. Hydroskin socks with skate shoes keep my feet protected. The only time I don't wear knee to ankle pads is when I know its big and deep. PFD always.
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Old 03-20-2011   #8
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Tight, tight capris.
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Old 03-20-2011   #9
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And maybe a tutu.

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