It's nearing the official end of summer, which means "beach season" is coming to a close. But that, of course, means it's the perfect time to head out towards the shore if you're chasing waves; the latter half of the year brings a shift in swells that shakes the coastline awake.
Surfing is all about circumstance: being in the right place at the right time. And while you’ll never be able to control what the swells are doing and where the waves are breaking, you can put yourself in the best—and most comfortable—position for the perfect session and potential ride of your life. So before you drive to your local break, make sure you’re equipped with the best gear so you don't have to sweat the small things, like an uncomfortable wetsuit or unsuitable board.