Winter surfing is a lot easier now with really great thin warm wetsuits.
Adults will endure discomfort of 38f water in pursuit of surf, kids won’t. Don’t waste good money on a winter wetsuit for your kid unless it’s for fall/late spring. Winter surf for kids will just cause friction because no matter how much YOU like it, kids just get too kkkkkold.. I learned from experience that I should have waited till he was 13 or 14 to even try. He wants to try again this winter but some things just have to evolve on their own, we shall see! I’ve never seen a kid in the waves after October and before June so it’s a tribute to our relationship that Kyle even tried.
Some days you get lucky, like this picture, Christmas Day two years ago- 60f sunny and Fun! He will never forget it!