It's a Water-ful World

Surf dogs and river rats, rejoice

Dec 1, 2002
Outside Magazine

The first-ever virtually stitchless wet suit, O'NEILL's PSYCHO ($329; 831-475-7500, means fewer holes for cold water to sneak in.

Stop wasting time. The AT3 ZEN fiberglass-and-nylon paddle ($259; 877-766-4757) uses an ergonomically correct shaft to maximize your stroke efficiency for eddy-hopping or trick-sticking.

Surf's up. Are you? Let the RIP CURL ATS METHOD ($100; 800-842-2875, tide watch help. Its no-brainer, GameBoy-like graphics make it easy to keep an eye on the ebb and flow.

All you need to start river boarding—essentially bodyboarding down whitewater—is a RIPBOARD ($385; 303-904-8367, and serious chutzpah.

Protect your piggies on your next river trip with TEVA's AVATOR booties ($85; 800-367-8382, It beats sloshing around in hiking boots or skimpy sandals.

CHURCHILL MAKAPUU FINS ($40; 888-942-6650, instantly supercharge your kick so you can actually enjoy bodysurfing, river boarding, and swimming with fishies.

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