Whether it’s a weekend road trip, a cruise on the boat, or an exploration into the unknown, this quiver of summer essentials has you covered. As watermen, we are always searching for the next adventure and this summer we are destined to stumble into quite a few adventures. We put together a list of summer gear that is essential for a salty summer. Enjoy, and get out there and Earn Your Salt!
These timeless retro boardshorts will never get old. Whether you are cruising the land or enjoying the ocean, comfort comes with ease in these rash-free men’s retro boardshorts. The only thing these shorts won’t do is give you retro empty line-ups, but we guarantee these retro boardshorts will become a go-to for your summer style.
Original Watermen’s fins of choice. These DaFins are lightweight and float, making them easy to throw in your gear bag. You never know when the water will beckon a quick bodysurf or snorkel, so always be prepared with a pair of swim fins, sunscreen and other accessories.
The TraceUp GPS is one of our favorite gadgets. It tracks and gives you in-depth analysis on all of your surf sessions. It’ll also auto-edit your GoPro footage with your session data. Now, you’ll be able to always remember that 400-yard wave turn by turn with every little detail in between.
It’s never fun to have the sun in your eyes. That’s why we make sure to always pack our favorite snapback hat. The Seafarer Snapback Hat is stylish and comfortable. After all, we know how the showering routine tends to go when you are chasing south swells all summer; so, pack the hat, your hair will thank you.
This BPA-free thermos keeps your water cold and coffee warm. It’s your 40 oz to freedom. The Mizu Thermos is a must for keeping you hydrated on those long days in the hot summer sun. We like Mizu’s V12 for its durability, perfect size and ability to keep our beverages chilly.
We might not be able to get barreled like John John Florence but we can wear his signature Spy Optic frame. We choose these shades as a summer essential because they fold up and make for easy storing. The polarized ‘Happy Lens’ is essential for spotting those rips and elusive fishing holes.
We love our soft ring-spun cotton Patch Tee. You really can’t go wrong with any of our men’s tees or women’s tees, but this classic design is our favorite to wear on hot sumer days because of its soft, breathable fabric and guaranteed style.
Now that you’ve seen Original Watermen’s summer essentials, you can be equipped for whatever adventures lie ahead this summer. Wax your boards, check the swell charts and follow the wind; your summer adventure awaits. Get out and Earn Your Salt!