1. You call in your Banzai Bowls ahead of time.
You don’t waste 25 minutes waiting for your bowl among throngs of middle school girls wearing crop tops and G-string bikinis. You just call it in — Maui Sunrise with no honey and a scoop of almond butter, please.
2. You have a distinct vocabulary.
You still use typical Orange County surf vernacular, even if you never paddled out at San-O a day in your life. Words like “dank,” “sick,” “gnarly,” “rad,” and “chill” slip out of your mouth on a regular basis. Little kid beach-goers are called “groms,” Taco Tuesday gets you “super stoked,” and anyone who wears jeans to the beach is a total “kook.” And you’d rather be caught dead than use the word “hella” in normal conversation.