Everyone in my family finds it hilarious how hardcore I am about wetsuits.
I have been on too many trips where I have frozen my butt off in the ocean.
I started years ago saying I wanted a wetsuit. Finally for my Christmsa gift my husband bought me one. Everyone was convinced I would never wear it. I have to say, the joke is on them. My brother owns a beach house right in Cocoa Florida. We head over to his Cocoa beach house all the time. My brother loves inviting us out during the tourist season. When it is warm out, he rents the beach house out to pay for it. When it is cold, the family is allowed to stay there for free. Thanksgiving, Christmas and occasionally Easter is hosted at his beach house. This year for Christmas everyone was at the beach house and it was a beautiful day. Everyone was upset that the water was too cold to swim in. I brought my handy wetsuit though! I was able to paddle around in the ocean and was happy as a clam. I actually paddled via paddleboard and then swam for a bit. It was nice getting a good workout in and being in the ocean on Christmas day. I thought of all the people who were dealing with snow. Here I was swimming in the ocean! I was really glad that my husband bought me the super warm wetsuit option. Now my whole family is talking about getting a wetsuit. It is a whole new way of enjoying the water.