Since we have experienced some fall like weather, I guess it is time for a 2018 summer post. My overall swim brief wearing time I would say declined overall last year. On the plus side the drop in it was more the backyard time. It seems that the free time never lined up with decent weather this summer. In the end there was success at meeting my resolution this year, which was to continue my swim brief wearing at the local beach. Plus I added in wearing one a bit skimpier than last year. You can read last year’s post on my beach visit here.
This year we did better than last by getting to the beach in mid July instead of the end of August. This meant more potential for crowds, but we did go during a weekday. I stepped up the game a bit with wearing an aussieBum Surge swim brief. Still a pretty full frontal and rear cut, but showing off more leg than last years choice. I was surprised I felt more comfortable than I expected this go.
We arrived probably around 11 at the same beach area as last year. Last year there wasn’t a lifeguard, but this year there started out with one. It wasn’t too bad crowd wise when we got there. We ended up setting up not too far from the lifeguard chair. Everyone else seemed to be at the ends of the designated swimming area for some reason. Typically I head to the outskirts, but this time we were front and center. As soon as we had our area set up I removed my sandals, shirt, and shorts with no hesitation. Then we went down to the water’s edge. With the kids, I was pretty much at the water’s edge the whole time or standing in the shallow part of the water. As it became afternoon, more people started coming and two more lifeguards showed up to the beach. It was definitely the busiest beach so far I’ve been at in my swim briefs. Of course I was the only guy and surprisingly there weren’t that many women in bikinis. Guess they were at a different beach. I did feel a couple kids left the area when I went down to the water where my wife was with the kids one time. They seemed to look up at me from in the water and moved on. Maybe I was wrong, but anyhow overall it was a great beach day that left me wanting more.
More time was achievable, it was getting down to the last chance for the summer. This time we ended up going in the afternoon. We arrived around 2. Not as good as a beach day as we thought it was going to be. It was more overcast than expected and breezy. The beach wasn’t anything close to as busy as the previous visit during this time of day either. Maybe part due to no lifeguards on duty at this beach and the weather. Again we picked a spot and set things up. I removed my sandals, shirt, and short to reveal my black 1″ Shoreline Speedo. Again I felt pretty comfortable in being the only one. I headed down to the water’s edge with my son and a girl about his age came over to see if he would play with her. That they did pretty much the whole time. She was there with her grandpa, who offered me a chair a little while after standing there supervising my son. I always find it nicer when someone approaches me when I’m in a swim brief. Allows me to know they are at least tolerate of my swimwear choice. We did chat on and off some through the afternoon. When my daughter woke up, I was back up again helping her around the beach. It was another solid swim brief day.
For me, I’m going to call it a successful summer. Two decent days at the beach and more people introduced in person to a guy in a swim brief. No photos to share since the kids are in them.