Ocean magazine is teaming with you beach babes, but not all bombshells are alike. Stretch your sea legs and find out your beach quotient.
1. California boasts how many miles of beachfront?
a. Roughly a three-hour flight’s worth.
b. More than 500.
c. I’ve heard rumors the beach goes north of Malibu, but I’ve never seen it.
d. Not enough.
2. The best surfing is…
a. On my computer.
b. Within walking distance of my house.
c. At The Wedge.
d. On the North Shore.
3. How many bathing suits do you have?
a. 2 (one for the beach and one for the pool).
b. 5 to 7.
c. A dozen.
d. That’s like asking how much sand is on the beach.
4. Do you own any of the following? (Check all that apply.)
b. Boogie board.
e. Surf wax.
5. How often do you go to the beach?
a. Does drinking at a beach bar count?
b. Every weekend.
c. Every morning.
d. Several times a day.
6. Your favorite beach film is…
b. The Beach
c. Point Break
d. Blue Crush
7. What do you take to the beach?
a. Towel, sunscreen, book, snack, umbrella, chair … I could go on.
b. A volleyball and a few friends.
c. My board.
d. A few boards, just in case.
8. You’ve made out on the beach…
b. With my fiancé.
c. More than a dozen times.
d. Where else would I make out?
Give yourself one point for every A, two points for every B, three points for every C and four points for every D. For question 4, give yourself one point for each item checked.
As: Beach Bunny (7 to 12 points)
A perfect day at the beach for you is one that is as sand free as possible. Ensconced in Havaianas flip-flops, your pedicure stays protected; splayed out on cushy couture beach towels from rm-tyler (rm-tyler.com), your bum stays sand free.
Well Suited: Luxe by Lisa Vogel (visit swimspot.com)
Bs: Sea Gal (13 to 18 points)
You are just as happy playing beach volleyball as you are diving into a great summer read. But after all those beach hours you’ve racked up, you still can’t catch a wave. Avoid being a beach barney and sign up for ladies-only lessons through Surf Diva (www.surfdiva.com). Shocka Bra!
Well Suited: AquaMarina Swimwear (visit aquamarina.com).
Cs: Sandmonster (19 to 26 points)
Whether you catch a few waves on the weekend or jog on the sand every morning, the beach is your second home. Treat it with the respect it deserves by joining the Surfrider Foundation (www.surfriders.org), and participate in beach cleanups and protection programs.
Well Suited: Shoshanna Swimwear (visit shoshanna.com)
Ds: Salty Sister (27 to 34 points)
Whether the boys call you an Emma, Cooha or Sis, you can rip, snake and drop in with the best of them. But surf lingo aside, all that time in the sun can be damaging and dangerous for your skin. Protect yourself with Aloe Gator Super Waterproof Total Sunblock Gel ($10.95, REI).
Well Suited: Roxy (visit roxy.com).