Friday, June 13, 2008

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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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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