Want to Start Surfing? Hit the Water With These Essentials

Meghan Rooney
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Baz Luhrmann

If you'll be spending weekends or a vacation at the beach this summer, why not pick up a new (and, more importantly, fun) hobby that can also count as your workout in the water? Surfing is just that hobby. Though we love a lazy day relaxing on the sand, nothing rivals the natural high of catching your first wave. Not only will it help keep you in shape, but paddling out to the open sea is also a great way to spend time in the water while working on your sun tan (but don't go without sunscreen). Aside from the obvious surfboard, there are a few necessities to know about before you take up the summer sport. To help you prepare like a pro, we tapped the experts from Air & Speed Surf Shop in Montauk, New York, who provided a master list of essentials to stock up on before you start shredding. Below is everything you'll need (and why) to hang ten this summer.

Are you interested in taking up surfing this summer?

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