Although some question the profitability of beachcombing, the practice frequently yields a bounty of sand dollars, shark-tooth pesos, and stock in octopus ink. Outfit yourself for this fantastic opportunity with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of beach gear at Free to Ride Surf Shop, located in Capitola.
Free to Ride Surf Shop doles out supplies for all types of beach bums, with swimwear, Xcel wetsuits, Source and GP Classic surfboards, and Teva sandals. Flick a Frisbee back and forth ($14.99), or feed a competitive spirit by spiking a volleyball ($17.99). Aquatic-adrenaline junkies can hop aboard a boogie board ($19.99+), and a variety of sand and beach toys helps sand-sculpturers scoop out moats for fending off the invading crab crusaders ($9.99+).
For lazy loungers, beach towels make a great barrier between body and sand ($11.99+), just as Free to Ride’s male and female apparel items—including T-shirts ($20), tank tops ($17.99), hoodies ($40+), and summer dresses ($25+)—protect sun-kissed skin from further exposure.
110 Capitola Ave.
Capitola, California 95010Get Directions