Rip Curl Trestles Pro Watch
Pre-loaded with local knowledge of 500 waves around the world, including best tide, wind direction, and swell size, you'll be set wherever you are (cell phone service or not). Also, there are sunrise and sunset times so you're always in the lineup for golden hour. And they'll be updating this with the Rip Curl Search GPS Watch later this fall, so it's only getting better...we're talking new-fangled tech that will have you equipped with local know-how, local or not.
Michael Woodsmall is the Deputy Editor for The Inertia, a digital surf publication based out of Venice, California. He loves to ride boards, bikes, vibes, and his unrelentingly obnoxious stream of consciousness. When not sitting in a lineup or on a chairlift, he's likely found somewhere quiet, a six-pack deep, listening to country.