Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Grab Your Wetsuit and Hit the Beach

There's still a lot of winter left, even though for most Americans, it's been an unusually mild one. Record highs have been set on various days across the Northeast and Midwest, from Michigan to Maine to Memphis.

However, there's still a chill in the air, so there's plenty of time to head to the Gulf Coast or the Bahamas to take in a little sand, surf, scuba diving or snorkeling.

Besides bringing the shades and swimwear, other requisite items for a trip to the beach, island or coral cove would naturally include a wetsuit and probably gloves, fins, your boards and possibly a good supply of Red Bull.

Of course, the drinks are optional, but wetsuits come in a variety of styles and colors and can be purchased online at great prices, whether your passion is diving, surfing or wakeboarding.

A quality wetsuit will likely make you want to stay in the water longer, despite the cooler temperatures of Winter and early Spring surf. Not only that, but you'll be looking good when you emerge, too.

Key Dates for 2012 Season

Dates of Note for all ballplayers:

Feb. 12 - First voluntary spring training report date
March 2 -First spring training games
March 28 - Regular season opens: Japan
April 5 - Traditional Opening Day: US

This Sunday, the action begins with Spring Training in Florida and Arizona.

Are you ready for Spring and the Boys of Summer?