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Wetsuit gets stuck to my body

Shortboards are easier to maneuver, more for tricks

Jonathan Du.:  "A part of my skin peeled off."
Jonathan Du.: "A part of my skin peeled off."

Name: Jonathan Du

Age: 20

School: UCSD La Jolla

Location: La Jolla Shores

Near Life Tower 33 in La Jolla, Jonathan Du was heading to the showers after a day of surfing. The UCSD student has been surfing for a year and was taught by some friends from Hawaii.

Du is a fan of shortboards, “My board is a fish board, a six footer. I prefer short boards over long boards, they are easier to maneuver, more for tricks. Today the surf was good for a short board. If the waves were not that high, only 1-2 ft, then it’s better to have a longboard.”

The 20-year old has gone fairly unscathed during his surfing career. “Once I was surfing in LA and I hit the reef. A part of my skin peeled off and it started bleeding."

On commenting on his absence of a wetsuit Du replied, “ Yeah it’s really a pain in the ass for me to put on a wetsuit, because it gets stuck to my body and [once] I was trying to take it off and ripped it. It’s just hard to put on or off so I prefer not to. During the winter it’s going to be necessary to have a wetsuit, but during the summer it’s like, eh. It doesn’t really make any difference.”

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Jonathan Du.:  "A part of my skin peeled off."
Jonathan Du.: "A part of my skin peeled off."

Name: Jonathan Du

Age: 20

School: UCSD La Jolla

Location: La Jolla Shores

Near Life Tower 33 in La Jolla, Jonathan Du was heading to the showers after a day of surfing. The UCSD student has been surfing for a year and was taught by some friends from Hawaii.

Du is a fan of shortboards, “My board is a fish board, a six footer. I prefer short boards over long boards, they are easier to maneuver, more for tricks. Today the surf was good for a short board. If the waves were not that high, only 1-2 ft, then it’s better to have a longboard.”

The 20-year old has gone fairly unscathed during his surfing career. “Once I was surfing in LA and I hit the reef. A part of my skin peeled off and it started bleeding."

On commenting on his absence of a wetsuit Du replied, “ Yeah it’s really a pain in the ass for me to put on a wetsuit, because it gets stuck to my body and [once] I was trying to take it off and ripped it. It’s just hard to put on or off so I prefer not to. During the winter it’s going to be necessary to have a wetsuit, but during the summer it’s like, eh. It doesn’t really make any difference.”

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