What you really need
So I thought I would re visit the theme with a multi part series.
Today's installment is entitled "What you really need"
First off, if at all possible, driving to the beach should be avoided.
You should either live:
A) in a house on the beach
B) on a friends couch at their house on the beach
C) in the bushes on the beach
D) close enough to walk to the beach
Any of these options only require that you have a pair of these to get around
Your Carbon Footprint will be low and fluctuations in the price of a barrel of crude oil are no big deal.
I personally wear a pair of Crocs most of the time.
I plan on wearing these camo crocs when I sneak into Tresles this summer.
If you live far enough from the beach to require some sort of transport here are some options that will help get you to the surf on time.
AfricaBikes from Kona Bikes
The folks at Kona are part of a team who developed a bike for AIDS relief workers who needed reliable cheap transport to take them into the remote villages. This makes it a perfect bike for surfers. In addition, they will send one more bike to Africa for every two they sell domestically. Who couldn't use those sort of Karma points? It comes in a one speed or three speed model. Both versions include a basket, rear rack and lock standard. Also comes with thorn proof tires/tubes for those of you who can't keep on the path. I've seen how you drive your cars. I'm thinking I lash the mat and fins on the back and stuff my wetsuit and towel in the basket. Those of you without inflatable surfing devices could attach a side mounted surfboard rack and be down the trail in no time. A good bike at a good price for a great cause!
PS I really am looking to get one of these!
If you need to bring the family, the long boards and the kitchen sink and do it all under your own power I still have you covered.
The folks at Xtracycle offer bicycle frame extensions and accessories to turn your cruiser into a Sport Utility Bicycle (SUB) to replace the SUV that you are driving now.