13 Style Secrets I Learned from the Coolest Surfer Girls on the Planet

I am probably the antithesis of a surfer girl. I am pale, remarkably mediocre at athletics, and have an undying fear of sharks. Accordingly, when I had the opportunity to hang with the Billabong women’s surf team (or the girl gang of water goddesses, as I privately refer to them), I jumped at the chance to learn their cool-girl secrets. After getting a very supportive and non-scary surf lesson from the team, I sat down with each one to get the scoop on all the style lessons that are second nature to someone who goes to work in a swimsuit.

From the bikini bottom cut that’s truly the most flattering to the truth behind effortless, beachy hair, scroll down for all their insider tips.