* For Bellingham Bay - water temp approx. 55 deg F (13 deg C) summer and 45 deg F (7 deg C) in winter
* This list provided by a very skilled, fit surfskier. Others should probably plan on full wetsuits when air temp is below 50 deg. F (10 deg C) and the water is as cold as Bellingham's in the winter, and the cut off temperature for paddling at all should be higher the less skill, experience, and paddling mentors you have..
Above 50º / High Wind (20mph +) .Vaikobi V-Cold pants / compression shirt, no gloves or socks.
Above 50º / Light Wind (20mph max) Vaikobi tights, or shorts and compression shirt, no gloves or socks.
Below 50º / High Wind 1.5mm Hydroskin pants and top, compression shirt, .5mm gloves and 1mm socks
Below 50º / Light Wind 0.5mm Hydroskin pants and top, compression shirt, no gloves and 1mm socks
Above 43º / High Wind 1.5mm Hydroskin pants and top, compression shirt, 1mm gloves and 2mm socks
Above 43º / Light Wind Vaikobi V-Cold paddling tights and a compression shirt, .5 hydroskin gloves and 2mm socks.
Below 43º / High Wind 3mm Farmer John or equivalent, 2mm gloves and 3mm socks.
Below 43º / Low Wind 1.5mm Hydroskin pants and top, compression shirt,1mm gloves and 2mm socks
Below 33º / High Wind I don't paddle (we only have a handful days this cold, but the risks are very high).
Below 33º / Low Wind O'neil Assault hybrid drysuit, 3mm gloves and 7mm socks.