Summer is officially here! Bring on beach season.
Kenny Chesney had it right, the sun and the sand and a drink in my hand with no bottom. Life is just better at the beach, especially if you have the right gear to enhance the apres surf experience.
Believe me, if you are single, you can certainly get away with just a towel and a chair. That type of simplicity all changes though when kids enter the picture. As a married #GirlDad of three, those days are long gone. Packing up all of my daughters' stuff and getting it to the beach can be a bit of a production. You just never know what they'll want to bring on any given day. Buckets, chairs, boogie boards, a beach ball...I could go on and on.
As a long time beach bum, I've managed to dial in the process and we can now get to the beach with relative ease. Once we are there, listening to the sounds of the waves roll in and sipping ice cold beverages our apres surf experience has been more than simplified with these essential pieces of beach gear.
RovR Roller 60 Cooler- $399
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Imagine a cooler that rolls over the sand like it's pavement, has a retractable bin to carry all of your kids’ beach gear and is big enough to keep your craft beer cold all day long. Found it! The RovR Roller 60 checks all of those boxes and more.
The RovR takes on sand like a boss thanks to the all-terrain rubber tires. This is good news for anyone who has trudged down to the water pulling a cooler like oxen plowing a field. The retractable bin on the top of the cooler is an absolute Godsend. Load it up with whatever stuff your kids decide they need that day and it will certainly make for plenty of happy faces. And, of course, the best part is that the RovR 60 has room for a day’s worth of craft beer and food. With the bin installed you can carry up to 40 beers and ice while still partitioning your food keeping it cool and dry for your apres surf session. There is no better cooler for the beach.
All About Apres Custom Wooden Koozie - $30-$35
Who wants a warm beer after a long surf session? NOBODY! Unfortunately, thanks to the summer sun and your hands, that can happen pretty easily at the beach. That's why you need the best-looking and most functional Koozie out there. Made from a solid piece of wood and lined with cork, our Custom Wooden Koozie will keep your beer ice-cold for as long as it takes to drink it. Plus, it is so good looking, it will turn heads quicker than a dude who just saw the Baywatch lifeguards run by. Now if that doesn't make you want one for your apres surf activities, I don't know what will.
Yeti Camino Carryall - $149.99
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The Yeti Camino Carryall is the most badass tote bag on the market. Rugged and durable, it is ready to take on the extreme elements of the beach. Made from waterproof material that is easy to clean, you won't have to worry about it getting beaten up. So load up the wide mouth opening and carry your beach gear with ease thanks to the reinforced handles. You'll thank me for it in the long run.
Big Agnes Woodchuck Camp Table - $99.95
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When you spend long hours at the beach eating and drinking, a good table is an absolute must. I've seen my share of beach tables throughout the years. Most of them straight up suck but not the Big Agnes Woodchuck Camp Table. It's lightweight, easy to carry, and mindlessly simple to assemble while still offering a level and sturdy surface to hold your food and drinks. It has everything you are looking for in a table at the beach and more.
Kicker Bullfrog BF100 Speaker - $149.95
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What's a day on the beach without music? Good tunes are key to an elevated apres surf experience. Finding a good outdoor-ready bluetooth speaker to withstand tough beach conditions can be a bit daunting. I've lost many good speakers to the sun, sand and water. However, the Kicker Bullfrog BF100 is highly durable and waterproof (it can actually float) therefore, it thrives in these outdoor elements. Most importantly, the sound is second to none. With four speakers in one, its offers complete surround sound that will have you jamming all day long.
Proper Apres Surf Requires the Best Beach Gear
Summer is finally here and the beach season is in full swing! Now is the time to stock up on the best beach gear on the market. This list is sure to get you on the right path and you'll be the person on the beach that everyone wants to join for apres surf drinks. When they do, be sure to wear your All About Apres Just Chillin T-Shirt. It will serve as a reminder of those magic hour good times with the sand in your toes, the ocean in your view and a cold beer in your hand.