The winds have changed. The mornings snap and pop with color and bite. The waves are actually there. Music sounds better. Crowds are thinner. Coffee is finally a really good idea. You remember the comfort of a sweatshirt. And your new wetsuit has you up before dawn.
Welcome to autumn. It had to be the greatest thing about everything. Watching the warmth and magic and long hours of summer daylight whither away — only to find something infinitely better waiting in the wings. Visions of France, California, the Pacific Northwest are all dancing in our brains. The following What Youth Recommends is loosely based on this delicious time of year. After the jump we'll dial you into the best new wetsuit you could have. The best tunes. Videos. And a few little surprises to keep your brain filled with inspiration as the temperatures drop and the waves get lonely. [...]