What to wear (79 deg air temp/46 deg water temp)
So, there's a release on a local river (the Savage in MD) with 46 degree water temps this weekend. The forecast is 79 degrees, though.
This is my thermalwear available right now:
2mm farmer john
5/4 mm surfing wetsuit
I've used the surfing wetsuit in chilly 45-50 deg water in the spring when the air temps are hovering around 55-70; however, with nearly 80 degree weather, I am hesitant to wear that thing.
I've seen people run the Savage on a SUP (aka nearly swimming) with a shorty drytop and shorts in August. Others seem to use a semi-drys.
My roll is pretty good, but there is always a possibility for a swim (even though I doubt that will happen).
What do I do? I can't afford to go out and buy a drysuit right now.