I have a fantastic drysuit - Kokatat GMER - which I sometimes use far into the season as I find it more comfortable than a wetsuit except harness slips a bit and huge boots are annoying. I still much prefer bare feet. But that is the exception:noel wrote: Are you useing a wetsuit or drysuit in the winter?
Some here surf 5/3 wetsuits three to four seasons, most 6/5/4 hooded wetsuit in winter, or drysuit winter. Most like to get out of their drysuit when they can, and that is when it is colder than your winter. Below 50F (10C) water is about when we start wearing boots I guess. Weekend warriors give up by then. The hard core surf as long as the ocean isn't closed by ice. On a sunny day this isn't really that cold but you get tired quickly. I draw the line when air temp goes sub-zero and the lines starts to ice up, and safety is compromised.