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Roxy's Pro Longboarder Kassia Meador Dishes on Surf Essentials

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A couple of weekends ago, Roxy took Racked surfing out in Montauk. It was (1) awesome and (2) hard to stand up all at the same time—though, post-surf, post-sand, post-saltwater, we began to totally understand why people give everything up, their lives, their homes, their jobs, to surf. It's freedom in a wetsuit.

If you're keen on learning to surf and don't know where to begin, may we suggest you start with the merch? In addition to a board, there are a ton of important garments and accessories that'll make your first attempt at catching a wave just that much smoother.

We hit up Roxy’s pro longboard surfer Kassia Meador—who’s competing this week at the Roxy Jam annual surf competition in Biarritz, France—for a list of her major top favorite must-haves for hitting the beach.

· A bar of Sex Wax, $2.95 at Amazon
· Shiseido face stick sunscreen, $26 at Macy's
· Depending on how cold it is, anything from one of my Roxy wetsuits, $154.95; or Roxy bathing suits, $40 (top).
· I always roll with a quiver of boards—my Takayama Model T, about $1,200, my Wegener Alaia, from $520; or my Manny Mandala 4 Fin.
· Roxy Unity board shorts, $38
· Free Flow Bag, $32
· Roxy New Wave sandals, $24
· Dear and Yonder surf DVD, $24.99