Rubbering up in March and April in New South Wales

minusnothing's picture
minusnothing started the topic in Monday, 22 Feb 2010 at 10:58pm


Me and the wife are arriving in Sydney next week for six weeks up the coast, and I want to know if I should pack my 3mm wetsuit?

I've had conflicting advice so far. Some say no (Warmest water of the year), some say yes (bluebottles).

What do you guys reckon?

Craig's picture
Craig's picture
Craig Monday, 22 Feb 2010 at 11:01pm

If you've got a short arm springy or leggy you'll be fine.

Not sure about boardies.

I wore my 2mm short arm all the way until June or July around Sydney last year.

Need a bit of extra rubber if you head south and the southerlies up, but other than that you should be fine.

brendo's picture
brendo's picture
brendo Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 at 3:44am

3mm, no way !! It's 24 degrees in the water here now, up north it's maybe even a tad warmer. boardies and a rashie is all you need to keep the sun and blueys off you.