For some of us, surfing has always looked like riding a Segway: probably insanely fun, but you just know you'd look like a jerk if you tried it.
But there is quite a bit more skill and style involved with riding the beach breaks. You may not have yet mastered the brah-speak or cultivated the sculpted abs, but you can always look the part with the proper sea gear.
So this year, you start surfing. Click through for five must-haves to become one with the waves.