Just registered to do the DQ Tri for Autism in Belmar this Sunday (sprint distance). Getting some conflicting info on water temps. I'm seeing online ocean temps between 70-80. I've never used a wetsuit. Other than keeping you warm what's the pros vs. cons of wearing one?
mid-60s? In a normal year. Water temps have to be in the high-60s or most likely low-70s with the heat and lack of rain this year. It has been a crazy summer!
You will be fine without a wetsuit, and I agree that you shouldnt wear one if you are not used to one. The general rule if you had one, and were used to it....is to wear it when legal (water temp of 78.0 degrees and below).