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We are in the homestretch of summer and you’ve got the urge to put down your sweet tea and get active. From wind in your hair boat rides on Lake Pontchartrain and playful weekend excursions, to tossing the pigskin at The Fly and poolside family picnics before school is back in session, August is a time for fun in the sun adventure.














Up to try a paddleboard session on Bayou St. John? Throw on a lightweight crochet cover-up to keep your shoulders safe from the sun. California Drawstrings, 812 Royal St., 523-1371; 3650 Magazine St., 702-8515; CaliforniaDrawstrings.com

The epitome of modern masculinity, the wayfarer Canby frames from wooden sunglasses line Shwood will keep the rays out of his eyes while playing catch with the kids. Rubensteins, 102 St. Charles Ave. 581-6666, RubensteinsNewOrleans.com


Swim trunks for a personality-plus man, the seersucker swimsuit with Perlis’ classic crawfish logo embroidered throughout will be the life of the party. Perlis, 6070 Magazine St., 895-8661; 600 Decatur St., Suite 104, 523-6681; 1281 N. Causeway Blvd., (985) 674-1711; Perlis.com



An ultimate adventure shoe, the Columbia Men’s Bahama Vent slip-on has super gripping power on wet surfaces, making for great hiking shoe when exploring the Barataria Preserve Trails. Massey’s Outfitters, 509 N. Carrollton Ave., 648-0292, MasseysOutfitters.com

Huit It’s You swim bra and high-waisted bottoms. The structural build offers a form-fitting way to play. Trashy Diva, 2048 Magazine St., 299-8777; 537 Royal St., 522-4233; TrashyDiva.com

After a day in the water, launder your swimsuit with eco-friendly Soak. Available in lovely scents such as Fig and citrusy Yuzu, the wash also works well on underthings. Basics Underneath Fine Lingerie, 5513 Magazine St., 894-1000, BasicsUnderneath.com

Leave no beverage behind on the sand volleyball court thanks to the boiled crab beach spike plastic drink holder. Available in several colors and with various motifs. NOLA Couture, 2928 Magazine St., 319-5959; 528 St. Peter St., 875-3522; NolaCouture.com

A belt for an outdoorsman, the embroidered fishing boat club belt detailed with handmade leather lets him showcase his favorite hobby. Available in men’s sizes 30-44. Pelican Coast, 5509 Magazine St., 309-2314, PelicanCoastClothing.com



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