You just have to have a plan
Daytime high temps in the mid 70's nighttime lows in the upper 60's.
Painting by Harry Dean see more at his website
So with that disclaimer out of the way here are a few things that may need in your quiver of stuff for the summer.
fins - With just a pair of fins, ok maybe just one all two is better but they don't need to match, you can conquer the world! Well maybe not but you can have a lot of fun!
*regarding fins and fit and other stuff see my previous blog entry
sunblock - Always a good idea but I have to admit I don't follow my own advice often enough on this one.
flip flops -The classic summer go to. Get a pair that fits. Something you can easily find in the pile outside your friends house. If you can keep track of these things get a pair that will last, if not just get a cheap pair from the drug store. Better get two cause they will fall apart.
trunks - You need to wear something, there are places best left un-sun-burnt! Unless you only surf at Blacks...
state pass - If the California state park system is still up and running the 130.00 annual pass works out to a dollar a trip. Cheap price for a place to park, a shower and a bathroom.
towel - You gotta have a towel! My current one is green and has a few dangly bits hanging off it (and needs to be washed!)
a hat - Especially if you are forgoing #2 sunblock.
a bike - Blogged a lot on this already. As long as it's not a car it's good!
a book - Lots of classics at the bookstore for cheap (required reading for school) or free if you go to the library.
a smile - What can I say? If you have extras, give one away!
As always feel free to play the home game and add other things in the comments section.
All photos by Dane Peterson, see more or purchase photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpimagery/
Since these pictures came to me through a third party (Thanks Dale) I don't know anything about the day, the swell, the vibe, what Warren and Dane had for breakfast etc.
I have traded some emails with Warren in the past and he is one of those guys who surfs his brains out and is always happy to share.
I have never met Dane but you have no doubt seen his work in the usually mags as well as his two recent cover shots on the Surfers Journal.