Stupidest Surfing Fashion Trends

surfapotomus

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Jan 21, 2014
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I've got a few in mind. But the one that I just can't get over is wearing a t-shirt as a rash guard. I used to think that wearing a soaking wet t-shirt was the most miserable thing ever. And now people are doing it by choice! No thanks. Lycra for life!
 

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Legend (inyourownmind)
Jul 13, 2020
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I like that the cotton t got so popular among core surfers they started making rash guards that look like one and fit as loosely.
 

Duffy LaCoronilla

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Apr 27, 2016
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I started surfing before Lycra so tshirts were all we had for those three days out of the year when it was trunkable and it coincided with rideable waves.

As for dumb “fashion”...

Front zip wetsuit tops, any spring suit, trunks past your knees, pintail single fins in Southern California, button up shirts in the water, webbed gloves, white wetsuits and anything made by Hotline or Gotcha.
 

Retropete

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Jan 20, 2006
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I started surfing before Lycra so tshirts were all we had for those three days out of the year when it was trunkable and it coincided with rideable waves.

As for dumb “fashion”...

Front zip wetsuit tops, any spring suit, trunks past your knees, pintail single fins in Southern California, button up shirts in the water, webbed gloves, white wetsuits and anything made by Hotline or Gotcha.
Only on the spring suits part. Where I live the water is warmer than the air in the colder months so wearing a full suit results in overheating. Here the long sleeved springsuit actually makes sense.
 

Duffy LaCoronilla

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Only on the spring suits part. Where I live the water is warmer than the air in the colder months so wearing a full suit results in overheating. Here the long sleeved springsuit actually makes sense.
I wasn’t referring to long sleeved spring suits.