Hello, I'm interested in learning surfing and found your website. Do surf schools on Maui and Oahu operate during the December-March time frame and is the warm enough to take lessons & learn surfing for the first time? Would I need a wet suit?
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In response to your question lessons go year round and water temperature average 75° which is about the same temperature of the air during those months so it will not feel particularly cold, but since our average body temperature is 98.6°, your body temperature starts dropping once you're in the water, you'd feel warmer in general for a longer time with one on.
Wet suits can be rented at shops around the island (I'll supply you with the closest place if you'll let me know where you're staying). A wetsuit works by trapping a thin layer of water between the wetsuit and the skin. The body temperature of the surfer heats this water giving a nice warm water blanket. This is why getting a wetsuit that fits well is a must. It should have a nice tight fit (not so tight that you can't move freely) and shouldn't have baggy areas where the suit comes away from your body.
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