Patagonia Winter Wetsuit – R4

As far as wetsuits go and Winter surfing on the east End I hadn’t  
known what real winter surfing comfort was all about after surfing for  
30 years. It is about taking 3-4 set waves on the head with a stiff  
current running ,solid overhead east swell at 9 feet at a 12 second  
interval all the while giggling to yourself about how warm you are. At  
48 years old and winter surfing all my life this is a relatively new  
experience. I have always been relatively warm surfing all winter in  
37 degree water but this session was different. I was laughing at the  
sets coming after having just rode a wave all the way to the inside of  
this perfect point break.  What is it about this suit I was wearing  
that made me feel so warm despite this raw ,cloudy day in Montauk? I  
will tell you. R4 technology . That’s it. It is the answer to long  
extended sessions in the coldest possible conditions on long island to  

Patagonia R4 Winter Wet Suit

I surfed 2 hrs straight with not even a slight chill.  The wind  
shifted slightly sideshore , I was all alone , with a bit of chop now  
forming on the face I decided to get out of the water. Wow , how nice  
is it to hike back to the truck in perfect comfort after such a great  
session. As I started the engine another truck pulls up . It my friend  
Bill. He is rushing and stoked to get a session in with 2 hrs of light  
left. “you leavin ?” it took all of 1 second to say “I’m back out  
there”. 2 more Hrs ,the wind let up for the eve. session. Still warm  
feeling really confident paddling to the peak and really going for the  
outside sets with full spring like abandonment. What suit am I talking  
about? The Patagonia r4 hooded winter suit. Thus is the answer to  
Winter surfing on Long Island in total warmth and comfort!

Patagoina R4 Wetsuit Patagonia Wetsuit

Patagonia wetsuits are available at Main Beach Surf and Sport located in Wainscott, NY on Eastern Long Island. Check out or call 631.537.2716 for more information.

Patagonia Wetsuit


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