(Inga Hendrickson)

The Women’s SUP Essentials of 2016


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Get wet. Go long. Have fun.

(Mi Ola)

Mi Ola X Back Bikini Top and Cya Full Double-String Bottom 

With a crossback design on top and grippy waistband elastic below, this bikini stays put even when you tumble on a wave. 

Price $95 and $85

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(Mountain Hardwear)

Mountain Hardwear River Gorge Long-Sleeve Shirt 

Stay out all day in this half-zip with UPF 50 protection. The quick-drying fabric is silky, not clingy, and a side pocket is big enough for cash, keys, and lip balm. 

Price $50

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Bureo Kayu Sunglasses 

These shades pair frames made from recycled plastic fishing nets with Carl Zeiss polarized lenses. The result: eco-minded eyewear with superior style. 

Price $139

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NP Surf SUP Neo Hooded Jacket 

Think your favorite hoodie but made from neoprene. Break it out on colder days and long paddles, when you’ll appreciate the relaxed fit, comfy hood, and zippered back pocket. 

Price $140

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Boardworks Sirena Adjustable Paddle 

Classy graphics on this bamboo-veneer blade turn a paddle into art. The carbon handle and shaft make it plenty deft. 

Price $279

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(Imagine Surf)

Imagine Surf IPS Icon LTE 10'2″ Paddleboard 

Like other new-school inflatables, the Icon is rock solid when pumped up to its max 15 psi. Unlike most of them, however, it’s amazingly light at just 18 pounds, thanks to single-skin construction on top and bottom. 

Price $799

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Patagonia Barely Baggies Shorts 

An update to an old classic, the new Baggies are a few inches shorter than the originals. Made from fast-drying nylon with a DWR finish, they have two pockets and not much else, making them a comfy, minimal cover-up. 

Price $49

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(Elemental Herbs)

All Good Sport Sunscreen 

This SPF 33 sunscreen with pure zinc oxide is organic, paraben-free, biodegradable, hypoallergenic, gluten-free, and safe for coral reefs. Oh, and it prevents sunburn.

Price $16

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NP Surf Neo Flotation Vest 

PFDs are often bulky and uncomfortable. But this superlight, two-buckle vest has oversize arm holes for ample range of motion during paddling. It may just save your life.

Price $125

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From Summer Buyer’s Guide 2016 Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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