I surf in Virginia Beach and OBX. I purchased these gloves (2014 model) last winter and enjoyed the warmth. Unfortunately, they ripped at a seam this fall and its gotten to the temperature where I cannot go out anymore. I am saving for a new pair but this time I will get a medium pair. Always get a size smaller than you think! I will probably try different gloves this time around unless the quality has improved. But ANY AND ALL GLOVES CAN RIP.
Virginia Beach, VA