Wednesday Wants Surf Gear Blog 4-17

Wednesday Wants Surf Gear Blog

Fins, sandals, shades, and something for the ladies

Futures Controller Fins
Controller Quad from Futures Fins
Summer is coming up and I have a sweet retro fish coming my way soon. I ordered it with four fin boxes so it can be ridden as a twinnie or quad, but from what shaper Gary Hanel told me, it'll ride better in good waves as a quad. And with a retro style fish, it's not like you'll be going straight up, it's going to be more of a flying down the line kind of vibe. What's interesting about these—and different from most quads—is that the rear fins are a hair taller than the front fins, which in theory gives a bit more control, hence the name of the fin. Handmade from fiberglass (I wouldn't be caught dead on plastic fins) and that cool looking honeycomb stuff, I'm really looking forward to screwing these bad boys in and doing some retro ripping.—Justin Coté
$ About 100

Volcom Recliner sandal
I'm a 100% sandal guy. Ask anyone at the office, rain or shine I am in a pair of comfy slaps. I like the freedom and breathability they offer, and how easy it is to kick 'em off and go barefoot. So as a self-appointed expert in the field I can endorse the Recliner by Volcom. Squishy but not too squishy, they're not overdesigned (a pet peeve of mine when it comes to sandals) and seem to massage your feet as you wear them. Tip: Go down in shoe size a full size when purchasing.—JC

B Swim
Cinchy Party Pant by B. Swim
In the theme of "Happy Wife, Happy Life," we're doing some shopping for the ladies in our lives this week. We hit up our friends at B. Swim (I can't shop for my wife for the life of me) for their latest and greatest and they came back at us with these "Party Pants." Made of swimsuit material, they're the perfect item for those late afternoons at the beach as it cools off, or perhaps sailing, eating shrimp, and drinking white wine on the bay. And because we want nothing to do with boring chicks, the Party Pants come in wild prints and colors that we're 99% sure the babes in our lives will love.—JC

Anteka by Epokhe
Whether you're doing the robot in the Sahara tent to Major Lazer or your losing your brain to Wu Tang, you're going to want to protect your eyeballs at Coachella. It's dry, bright, and you're probably going to run into a sandstorm… You're also going to want a good pair of shades while your slurping down that Bloody Mary Sunday morning. I saw a few of these fine looking frames floating around this weekend and I recommend you add them to your Coachella arsenal. Sleek, stylish, and haling from Byron Bay, the Anteka’s by Epokhe tick all the boxes a good pair of sunnies should. Epokhe may be the best thing out of Byron since “Bay Kebab,” add these to your Coachella kit and prepare to see the world in a whole new light.—JJ