13 September 2010

Japanese Rubber

I picked up my custom wetsuits today. Both of them are phenomenal. The fullsuit has some buttery neoprene that, of all things, smells incredible . . . if you're into that wetsuit aroma thing. (Of course, once I've peed in it a few times it won't smell so wonderful anymore, will it? What? Too much information? Prudes!!!)

I'm no longer lamenting the summer that never was. Or at least I thought I wasn't until I tried on my shorty john—the one I won't wear at all this year because the water is too damn cold. That little blue suit is just right. My first shorty john was too long in the legs. My second one was too short in the legs. As I've said before, I'm not built like the women who served as the fit models for the wetsuits you find on the racks at the surf shops. I've got a little more here, a little less there and some wide shoulders that do some serious damage as they stretch the neoprene around my deltoids past its ability to provide warmth. Getting suits that fit is a treat. The price was right too. (No, they weren't free.)

All in all, it was a good surf-related day. I decided it was time for something completely different. Therefore, today's session was on the Bluegill. I had fun in the fog and chop. Then again, I usually have fun surfing, especially when it's not crowded. After the session, I headed out to the OC to pick up my wetsuits and do an interview with Dano for an online surf publication. I've been wanting one of his boards for years. Today's sit down with him only made my Dano board lust worse! Dano's a great guy though. I dig his personal aesthetic . . . and his boards.

Pray for surf and warm water so that I can wear my new shorty john at least once before the year is over!


At 9/13/10, 9:27 PM, Blogger Bill said...


At 9/13/10, 9:30 PM, Blogger Surfsister said...

Yeah, right. I was in a 4/3 today with a fleece rashguard underneath. One of the guys I surfed with yesterday had one of those heated vests on under his wetsuit. This "summer" weather has been anything but (summer weather, that is).

At 9/14/10, 7:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who made the custom?


At 9/14/10, 9:58 AM, Blogger Surfsister said...

Yo did them. I guess he is Reunion wetsuits. I really don't know. Worm was the one who hooked me up with him. I didn't even know who he was. She just said to show up at a certain place at a certain time. He was there, measured me and said the suits would be ready in September. I gave him some cash even though I didn't know him and didn't have any contact information for him. I just knew Worm wouldn't steer me wrong. And, of course, she didn't. He called last week to tell me they were in.

At 9/14/10, 3:57 PM, Blogger Travel / Surf Guy said...

Hi Sis - these suits look great and I hope you get a few opportunities to wear the shorty - love the colour too!!!
I'm on the countdown to get into the water, summers supposed to start in a couple of months here!!!

At 9/14/10, 7:15 PM, Blogger SlowPolk said...

Can you model the little blue one?

At 9/14/10, 7:26 PM, Blogger Surfsister said...

You're not the first person to make that suggestion!! I did try it on when I picked it up. Dano walked by and said, "Nice wetsuit! Too bad you have to go on vacation if you want to wear it!!" My sentiments exactly. If the water doesn't warm up soon, this suit won't see the light of day until a year from now.

I'll just say this: in all honesty, that blue shorty john looks damn good on me! Ha ha!

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