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READER POLL 2017
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Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.

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We promise this won't (really) hurt.

Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.

Stab Likes: Slowtide's Lux Turkish-style Cotton Chambray Poncho

The saltier luddites and minimalists amongst the parking lot crew might sneer at the thought of a luxurious, Turkish chambray cotton changing poncho. But in our experience, about thirty-seconds into the "magic trick" this soft and lightweight little number makes changing out of your suit or trunks, some curious parking lot character, or suburban mom toting small armies of children, or a Porsche-driving Hollywood type, will approach you mid-disrobing and inquire: where'd you get that poncho?

Our friends at Slowtide sent over a few of their new Cisco Changing Poncho, which you can see hanging from the ever-handsome Jack Freestone, here:

 

 

You'll always remember moment you slip into this super-soft, super-absorbent, 100% Turkish-style cotton chambray.

Photography Slowtide.

Surely named for the terrific Cisco The Kid, this Western-styled, Turkish-inspired slub is light enough to offer warm-weather relief, while with the double-layer hood-up, it'll still keep the chill off you while struggling out of your wetsuit, pinned and wriggling on the...

The Cisco has a plush, soft hand and, absorbs as much water as your common beachtowell terry. It's got a generous, three-button entry and draw cords to cinch tight agains the wind. There's two entry points where pockets would normally go, allowing easy access for tying trunks or just keeping your mitts warm. 

While it's tailor-made for crisp Southern California dawn patrols, and late afternoon wind downs, the Turkish-style fabric breathes easy even in the stickiest, most oppressive tropical humidity, without feeling clammy in the least. 

While you can grab one of these lux little numbers here (and peruse their new releases here), right now, Slowtide's doing a giveaway, the ask is simple and painless: head to their Instagram, follow @Slowtide, and tag three friends who'd be jealous of your new digs. 

 

 

JACK FREESTONE CISCO PONCHO BACK

As comfy during pre-dawn reconnaissance as post-surf wind downs, and sharp as hell looking. .

Photography Slowtide.

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