Only a surfer knows.
There’s nothing quite like a good old dawn patrol. Often times, winds kick up in the afternoon so the cleanest surf is best in the early morning hours just before first light. Long before the rat race has begun its day. Driving down the coastal highway with your rear-view mirrors pitch black with no cars on the road. Without a trace of wind, the water can get so glassy it’s like paddling in butter with waves cresting like living glass sculptures. And nobody out. This is the dawn patrol.
You have not surfed if you have not dawn patrolled. Our latest line makes sure you’ve got the right gear for the DP. Get out there.
Sometimes in the morning, when it’s a good surf, I go out there, and I don’t feel like it’s a bad world.
Kary Mullis, Nobel Prize Winning biochemist and surfer
Make no mistake it can get frigid cold that early in the morning and a hoodie is standard issue for all dawn patrols. Layer a long-sleeve tee, throw on a beanie and you are good to go. Our DP hoodie is a full zip insanely soft sponge fleece with roomy front pockets and sporting our iconic “skull & crossboards.”
Unisex and great for layering made with 90% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 10% polyester.
First In Tee
To do the dawn patrol means to be primus intus – first in. Out in the lineup before most have even had their morning coffee. Braving the cold and darkness all for the pure love of surf. Rewarded with the serenity and remarkable peacefulness of the ocean that you can only witness during this predawn witching hour. Enjoy the ride.
Unisex and fits like a well-loved favorite, featuring a classic crew neck and long sleeves made with 52% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 48% polyester.
For those that need to take their java with them on dawn patrol, our DP Tumbler is your new best friend. These 14-ounce travel tumblers are made of double wall stainless steel to make sure your fix remains hot (or cold). Indentations along the lower half of the tumbler ensure that even your frozen fingers can get a good grip. Each is laser etched with our iconic “skull & crossboards.”
Our flagship mug displays our namesake and creed, “thrive on a noble path” on one side and our iconic “skull & crossboards” on the other. These ceramic 14-ounce mugs are slightly tapered for that euro-phyle aesthetic with comfortable handles perfect for that dawn patrol java. Dishwasher and microwave safe.
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