Wednesday Wants Surf Gear Blog: 8-8

Wednesday Wants Surf Gear Blog: 8-8
Because who doesn’t love scrunch butt bikinis and surfboards?

Bar Of Soap Surfboard By Tyler Warren
I've been hearing so many good things about this weird little board that it's come to the point where every time I see Tyler Warren I hint that "I'd really love to try one", and telling him, "Man, those little bar of soap boards look really fun—got any old ones laying around I could catch a wave or two on?" Tyler always says "For sure", but it's always at some party or surf contest, so there's really no way of actually grabbing one from him. So I think by putting it down on paper, it could actually get one of these boards in my hands for a week or so. Tyler, if you're reading this, I'd really love to try a bar of soap. I promise I won't drop it. Get it, drop the soap? Anyway, prison shower-rape jokes aside, I'd still really love to try out a 4'11 Bar Of Soap with a hull entry, spiral V though the tail, and hand foiled fins by Daniel Partch, thanks.—Chris Coté
$850
thaliasurf.com

New Era SD Charger Cap
New Era 2012 San Diego Chargers Fitted Hat
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!? We sure as hell are! Preseason is when all the cool new football gear for the year comes out. This is the time where you put your cash down and buy a new jersey for the new season—preferably a San Diego Chargers jersey. But the problem with jerseys sometimes is that you're stuck with one guy for the life of the jersey. Imagine if you would have made the gamble and spent a hundred bucks on a Ryan Leaf jersey a few years ago? You'd suck. One safe way to support your team through the whole year without worry of the namesake on your back beating up a woman or robbing a liquor store, is to buy a hat, more specifically a New Era 2012 Draft Fitted Hat. From now until January, my head will be covered in blue, yellow, and white! Go Chargers!! (Hats also available for all your other favorite loser NFL teams) —CC
$35
neweracap.com


Island by Brixton
My Hawaiian shirt addiction has a hold on me. I can't eat, I can't skateboard, I can't go to a party, I can't even go to work without wearing a Hawaiian shirt. Thankfully, I don't have to search backwoods thrift stores for shirts that probably had a dead old man in them last week because Brixton just released this new lovely Hawaiian influenced button up shirt called "Island". All I can say is that for some reason, I look really good in red and white, and I'd look amazing in this shirt. I think the reason I look so good in Hawaiian shirts is the patterns and bright colors distract you from my awkward looking face and double chin. Thank god for Hawaiian shirts! And thank you to Brixton for reading Wednesday Wants and promptly sending me this shirt.—CC
$54
brixton.com/island
 LP 2 GO
Ion LP 2 GO Portable USB Turntable
I'm not gonna start this Wednesday Want by telling you all about the joys of record collecting and pontificating on how "music sounds best on vinyl". I celebrate all forms of music playing from mp3 to cassette and yes, I am a vinyl disciple, but that doesn't make me any better than you. Let me start over. So, the Ion LP 2 Go portable USB turntable fits in a backpack, has built in speakers, it's powered by USB or four AA batteries, has a 1/8" output for adding portable speakers, and it plays 7 inch's and big dog LPs. The USB out also lets you plug this little wonder in to your computer to convert your favorite albums to mp3! I've always wanted to be able to listen to my old Jose Feliciano records on my iPod, and someday, and as soon as I get my hands on the LP 2 GO, I will, that's a promise.—CC
$59-$99
ionaudio.com


WaveTribe Eco-Friendly Surfboard Bag
A band of progressive-minded surfers in Ventura are taking 'going green' to a new level with their sustainable surfing products. Their men's and women's apparel and surf accessories are made in a way that not only practices what they preach but does it in style. Their eco-line of surfboard bags are especially rad: made with recycled materials, a biodegradable filler and hemp textiles, each bag is a one-of-a-kind item. So comfortable that WaveTribe's CEO Derek slept in one during a surf trip to Mexico. Each bag comes in a variety of styles, sizes and are handmade in California, for surfers, by surfers.—Amanda Martinek
Price: $75- $240
wavetribe.com


Ambiclubwear Scrunched Butt Bikini Bottoms
If you were down at the US Open last week, the only way not to stare at 100 asses a minute was to be blind. Bronzed, scantily clad girls from all corners of Southern California came out flaunting what their mama's gave them. And what better way to make those asses look especially perky then with a scrunched butt bikini bottom by Ambiclubwear. A compromise between a thong and a wedgie, these bottoms finally say, yes, wearing lingerie in public (if near the ocean) is perfectly acceptable. And frankly, the US Open and Instagram would not be the same without them.—AM
$25- $50
amiclubwear.com

FrendsFrends | TWS Collab
There is no “I” in Frends, it's all about “frendship” and collaboration and that’s just what the folks at Frends are all about. They decided to team up with us with our new summer blockbuster Lets Surf Seriously, which is forecasted to rival the Dark Knight Rises in sales. In doing so they created these epic iPhone cases and brewed up this hat and headphone kit as well. These are limited edition only so be on the look out for a giveaway or go to their site!—Jason Jackson
wearefrends.com