9 Nuts and Bolts for a Day at the Beach
Modern basics to stoke your watery fun
Vans Hanalei Flip-Flops ($19)
With a cushy footbed and anatomical plastic straps, Vans's Hanalei flip-flops are comfortable enough to stand in all day.
Smith Colson Sunglasses ($209)
The polarized polymer lenses on Smith’s Colson sunglasses cut through glare and make colors pop. The ultralight frames offer easy leash integration.
Bubble Gum Organik Blend Surf Wax ($3)
The coconut scent of this Bubble Gum surf wax belies how well it keeps you stuck to your board.
Boardworks Flying Pig Short Board ($540)
With generous volume and flat rocker, the Boardworks Flying Pig short board minimizes error for a forgiving ride. The sturdy carbon-and-fiberglass body is made for going fast on small waves.
Cynthia Rowley Dark Jewel Print Wetsuit ($295)
Cynthia Rowley’s Dark Jewel Print wetsuit has a funky island vibe but boasts distinct technical aspects, like the 0.2-millimeter neoprene body and unobtrusive zipper with Velcro closure.
All Good 50 SPF Waterproof Sunscreen Butter ($10)
Zinc oxide in All Good’s 50 SPF waterproof Sunscreen Butter shields you from rays. Calendula flowers and coconut oil impart a heavenly smell.
Rareform Daylight Board Bag (from $80)
Each Rareform Daylight board bag started as a weatherproof billboard. Extra padding and rust-resistant zippers make it nearly indestructible.
Patagonia R0 Long-Sleeved Top ($45)
Patagonia’s R0 long-sleeved top is made from recycled polyester-spandex with four-way stretch and 50 UPF protection. It breathes in heat but provides insulation should temperatures swing.
Outerknown Pocket Evolution Trunks ($95)
A triple-eyelet lace-up waist and three pockets are the only doodads on the Outerknown Pocket Evolution trunks. The roomy fit keeps you comfy in a crouch.