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 Surf Clothing For A Fun New Look 
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Surf Clothing For A Fun New Look
by: Johnny Walls

Hey, that's no ho-dad, squid lips, that's King Matt Kahoka! Can't you tell by the bushy bushy blonde hairdo and tubular board shorts? Dude, the betties are all over him, and he sports the most bitchin' togs! Un-pound the sand from your melon and try to look so righteous and gnarly, man. He knows surf clothing, bro.

Ah yes, the surf culture has definitely become a wholesome part of our cultural heritage, and has provided us with a lexicon all its own. Even if it is indecipherable to you, you can at least sport the look of sand and waves and endless summer, and you can look good doing it, too.

First and foremost one must consider the pair of board shorts. These are cut longer in the legs than usual shorts, are usually made of very durable fabrics to withstand the rigors of the sea, and are usually tailored for a slimmer fit than your common Bermuda style shorts. They are not designed for a round of golf, but for a rigorous day on the water. However, due to their immense popularity, fuller figures can find them, too, and many designs will work well with the older set. Bold colors and broad patterns are the rule, and a good pair can last you all season long, and then some.

As for shirts, the lowly tee shirt reigns supreme. These items may never rise to the level of couture, but they will always be popular with the surf set. This is for the obvious reason that they go on and off in a thrice, they are long lasting, inexpensive, and clean up well. Better still, they are wearable statements of whose gear you like to use, where you like to party, what you favorite bands are, and so forth. But even the plain white tee shirt has its everlasting place in the pantheon of fashion, and will never go out of style.

When it comes to footwear, why even bother? When the primary goal is another glassy set, why bother covering up you feet at all? Regular shoes are no good for running on the sand, and are useless in the water. If you must don a pair for the next beer run, then a decent pair of sandals is the only way to go. Sandals are a lot like tee shirts, easy to get on and off, easy to stash out of the way, and perfect for their function: a quick concession to propriety when necessary. By a high end pair and they could last you a lifetime.

For dressing up, which is not high on most surfers to do list, there is always the Hawaiian or cabana style shirt. These are usually worn larger and looser than the tee, and boast loud floral patterns as well as subtle tropical themes. Fish are a popular touch, as are boats and most anything nautical. These types of shirts look much better on older men, as the tee shirt loses some of its appeal beyond a certain stage in life. However, Hawaiian shirts will always look cool and breezy, and can be worn to most any occasion successfully.

For women's wear, is anything more necessary than a great bathing suit? Of course there are accoutrements galore to this very simplest of clothing, but the suit is the essence of the thing. The surf culture appreciates greatly the minimal lines of a sexy bikini. However, if you are uncomfortable with that much skin, options abound for a more demure look. Throws, cover ups, and wraps come in every conceivable shape, color, and style, as do the suits hidden by such things. Entire stores are devoted to the swimsuit for gals, and would be the logical place to begin outfitting yourself for sunshine and surf.

When it is all said and done, it really is all about fun in the sun. Surf culture, and its representation in surf clothing, will always evoke a fun and frolicking sort of mood. If it suits you, then wear it well. The surf is up somewhere at this time of the year!

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John Walls is a former professional surfer with a passion for everything that surrounds the surf world. He also runs a surf clothing store which you can checkout here
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