You've got your board and it is all waxed up...your almost ready to go. So what do surfer's need as far as gear?
Swim Suit: For warm weather and water a plain old swim suit will do. Speedo is a good brand for a fit that usually won't ride up. A regualr swim suit is also suitable for calm water conditions.
A Swim Suit and Baggies or Boardshorts: Where this gear for warm and cool weather conditions and rough or calm water. Here is more info about board shorts.
A Rash Guard (long sleeve or short): Warn anytime to avoid sun and/or rash on the stomach or arms. They can also be worn under a wetsuit for extra warmth. You can also wear a Neoprene Guard which is thicker. More details on rash guards.
A Spring Suit: For cool water/air and overcast or breezy conditions.
A Full Suit: For temperatures under 70 degrees and overcast, breezy days. More info on picking a wet suit.
Flip-Flops: Womens Fanning Reef Sandals -Water friendly synthetic nubuck upper sole -Contoured CMEVA footbed -Full 360 degree heel airbag enclosed in soft polyurethane -Church key to open your soda bottle -Reef icon herringbone rubber outsole -Micks signature sandal
A Nify Watch: The Nixon Small Channel T off-white watch. Swiss made, easy to read tide, moon phase with tidal range and second subdial. Quick adjust buttons for easy setting of tide and moon phase. Custom 100 meter stainless steel case with internal rotating bezel with countdown timer, hardened mineral crystal and custom 9:00 crown location.
A Good Towel: The Aquis Adventure Towel. Measuring 29"x55" and weighing less than 12 ounces, it has a convenient snap loop so you can hang your towel to dry anywhere. Also comes in a mesh bag that allows the towel to dry in the bag. Machine washable.
- Made of Aquitex® microfiber, a patented material that soaks up water on contact, this high performance towel is gentle on skin and hair, yet ruthless on water and sweat.
- Super absorbent and quick-drying between uses, it is extremely lightweight, durable and compact, making it a must-have for adventurers and athletes.
For temperatures under 60 degrees you can also wear booties, gloves, and hoods.
And for goodness sake do NOT FORGET THE SUNSCREEN!
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