Originally Posted by j-jo-ber
If you're looking at running class III and above on the SUP I'd recommend a wet suit since you'll be in the water a lot with the whole trial and error game. It'll keep you comfortable in the water, and while you're on the board you're working pretty hard so you'll stay warm. Hyperflex makes some pretty decent suits for really cheap, which is a good option if you're worried about tearing it up on rocks.
I don't plan on running anything tougher than Browns with it, I still want to kayak those runs. The point of getting into it for me is something that will make class 2 more challenging and something to rejuvenate my drive to hang at the playpark...
I purchased a Starboard Astro Whopper Fun 10'er and a Kokotat GMER. I will still probably get a wetsuit, but wait until the end of the summer. I appreciate all the advice.