The sun is out and summer countdowns have started. Now that you’ve stocked up on sunscreen, sunglasses and sandals, the only thing between you and the beach is the suit that matches your swimming, or sunning, style. Stop by the best stores in Sacramento for the perfect swimsuit for your activity level and body type.

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Ground Zero Board Shop
225 G St.
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 753-7775
www.groundzeroboardshop.netHours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Located in downtown Davis, Ground Zero is the perfect suit supplier for college students who spend weekends in nearby Lake Tahoe and Lake Berryessa. The shop sells wakeboarding essentials as well as popular brands for swimwear including Billabong, Fox, Lui Fama, L-Space, O’Neill, Roxy, True Religion, Vix and Volcom. Staff provides excellent service, works with area organizations to serve the community and eagerly teaches safety tips and techniques for boarders of any kind. A true boarders’ shop, Ground Zero is also a great place to grab the newest styles in summer flip flops and Tom’s footwear.

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Surf and Skate 
7598 Greenback Ln.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(916) 721-5000
www.surfandskate.comHours: Mon to Fri – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Tuesday; Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Surf and Skate is a friendly store with helpful staff and a wide variety of apparel and accessories, and regularly gives away shop T-shirts and sticker packs to its adoring fans. Surf and Skate features regular discount specials and constantly strives to beat competitors’ prices, offering brand names in both surfing and boarding gear. Its swimwear favorites include Roxy, Reef, Hurley and Billabong. Be sure to hit up the skate park around the back of the store for a little on-land boarding before you make the trek down to Venice Beach to test out the new trunks.

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Norcal Swim Shop
120 Sunrise Ave.
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 771-7946
www.swimshop.comHours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Norcal Swim Shop has a few locations that boast a variety of swim apparel and accessories. Find swimsuits, board shorts, goggles, and anything you could possibly need to rock the water this summer. Catering more to serious swimmers, Norcal Swim Shop sells popular brands including Nike, Dolfin and Speedo. Competitive swimmers will find knowledgeable staff and the right suit for just about any sport at the shop that shifts the focus from fashion to full-on function.

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West Coast Swim Shop
817 Wales Dr.
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 983-1060
www.westcoastswimshop.comHours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

West Coast Swim Shop doesn’t just sell swimsuits, though it is a great place to purchase them. West Coast Swim Shop also provides swimming, stroke, diving and water polo clinics to teach customers good form and technique in the water. Grab your gear and sign up for a class before you hit the waves. The store features brands including Speedo, Malibu and Mikasa. West Coast supports California waterpolo and swimming teams, so shopping here supports the area’s aquatic sports.

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B & L Bike Shop
610 3rd St.
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 756-3540
www.blbikeshop.comHours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Located in downtown Davis, B & L Bike Shop is great for water accessories. As the name suggests the store specializes in cycling, but it also carries a wide selection of goggles and swim caps. Whether you’re training for a triathlon or wearing contacts in the water, pick up the equipment you need here. B & L sells shorts and wetsuits that transition well from land to water, as well as stopwatches to help you clock your time.

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Caitlin Gaustad is a freelance writer and a fourth year student pursuing a Managerial Economics major and Spanish minor at the University of California, Davis. You can usually find her with the latest copy of a fashion magazine, which she reads cover-to-cover, admiring the styling and design of each layout. Caitlin is excited to bring you coverage of Davis fashion and trends. Her work can be found at