Throw in the Towel


www.leichic.comIt was a double dog dare so you did it – jumped off the roof into the pool. Then your arm swung out too far and the concrete edge was too close, and you spent the rest of the summer with your arm in a sling. Ever since, sling as been your four-letter word.

But no longer. The Surf Sling, created by surfer and sail maker Marc Iannini, lets you carry your surfboard and other beach gear hands-free. Tested for a year at SoCal and Mexico beach breaks, the full length, terry-velour towel folds in half and hangs over your shoulder with an attachable strap. It’s also lined with a Velcro strip so you can wrap it around your waist and change clothes on the beach, and has three storage pockets, usable even when the towel is folded up into a beach bag.

Any way you sling it, you can carry your things while talking on the phone, riding your cruiser, drinking water, or hiking back to your car.

And petite gals, this means no more balancing that heavy board on your head.

We swear.

 Available at Town & Country in Ala Moana Center, 808.483.8383; Raging Isle Surf, 66-250 Kam Hwy, Haleiwa, 808.637.7797; Surf & Sea, 62-595 Kam Hwy, Waialua, 800.899.7873; HIC 270 Dairy Road, Kahului, Maui 808.266.7201; and online at


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