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  Neoprene Waders are an option
  Posted by: FrankNC on Mar-15-12 8:04 AM (EST)
 

In cold water down to about 50 degress I kayak surf in snug neoprene waders that are almost as tight as my old wetsuit. Because they are snug they offer no problems with swimming. The life jacket acts as a wader belt. But most often I have a splash top over the waders so very little water gets in when I am swimming.

I also wear this when swimming in the surf to take pictures of others surfing. You can see a picture of me wearing it here at the bottom of the page:

http://paddlingandsailing.blogspot.com/2011/11/dont-replace-your-straps-for-bungees.html

One the top of this next page you can see it looks like on land:

http://paddlingandsailing.blogspot.com/2011/11/surf-fun.html

When it is really cold or rough I ad a neoprene type hood that helps keep water from flushing down the neck gasket and keeps me even dryer.

I also carry a hypothermia kit when it is cold incase the system fails and I get wet so I can change into dry cloths and get warm.






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