As someone who hogged the copy of Blue Crush from my local Blockbuster more than a few times in my formative years, it’s safe to say I’m a little enamored of surfer girl style—despite admittedly having only ridden a handful of times in my life (I’m open to lessons!) From the salt water-tousled waves and tawny skin to the rad boards and seemingly infinite array of bikinis, these athletes and beach bums seem to be doing a lot of things right. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at some of their Instagram accounts. It’s sunny skies and sandy bums for days.
So this August, we propose you take a dip in the world where summer never ends (before, you know, it actually does)—whether you’re a seasoned wave carver or you plan on rocking that rash guard strictly on a chaise longue. Click through for everything you need to make a splash on or off the beach.