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11 Tan Lines You Get In San Diego

What happens in San Diego stays on your body...for at least a couple weeks!

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1. The Beach Bum

"Shoes? You mean like...the things that cover your entire foot? Why would I do that, though? It just doesn't make any sense."

"Shoes? You mean like...the things that cover your entire foot? Why would I do that, though? It just doesn't make any sense."

2. The Joy Rider

Ahh, the open road! Where you can soak in the view (and soak up some rays) cruising along San Diego's 70 miles of coastline. Nothin' wrong with taking the long way home when it's one big scenic route!

Ahh, the open road! Where you can soak in the view (and soak up some rays) cruising along San Diego's 70 miles of coastline. Nothin' wrong with taking the long way home when it's one big scenic route!

3. The Pool Party Princess

A high-fashion one-piece is a statement about you. A tan line in that pattern is a statement about your SPF. #FashionFauxPas

A high-fashion one-piece is a statement about you. A tan line in that pattern is a statement about your SPF. #FashionFauxPas

4. The Happy Hipster

When mustaches become too mainstream, this tan line can be found in North Park -- one of SD's top hipster neighborhoods. The Happy Hipster pairs well with one of the tasty microbrews from America's Craft Beer Capital.

When mustaches become too mainstream, this tan line can be found in North Park -- one of SD's top hipster neighborhoods. The Happy Hipster pairs well with one of the tasty microbrews from America's Craft Beer Capital.

5. The Lifeguard

Someone has to keep an eye on the miles of beautiful beaches and really good-looking people in swimsuits. Those poor, poor lifeguards.

Someone has to keep an eye on the miles of beautiful beaches and really good-looking people in swimsuits. Those poor, poor lifeguards.

6. The Bare Minimalist

Black's Beach is a secluded little area that gives a whole-new meaning to "sand strip." Lather up and let it all hang out.

Black's Beach is a secluded little area that gives a whole-new meaning to "sand strip." Lather up and let it all hang out.

7. The Aqua Adventurer

Mission Bay is one of the largest aquatic parks in the world, and a great place to hone your wakeboarding, sailing, or paddleboarding skills...or whatever floats your boat. Just don't forget your life jacket.

Mission Bay is one of the largest aquatic parks in the world, and a great place to hone your wakeboarding, sailing, or paddleboarding skills...or whatever floats your boat. Just don't forget your life jacket.

8. The Elite Athlete

Trade in your fancy-pants race bike and your spandex shorts for a beach cruiser and a kale smoothie -- you've earned it.

Trade in your fancy-pants race bike and your spandex shorts for a beach cruiser and a kale smoothie -- you've earned it.

9. The Superfan

Those tan lines won't wash off with the body paint, but that doesn't stop those faithful to the blue, gold, and white. This is their year, and the superfans are sure of it.

Those tan lines won't wash off with the body paint, but that doesn't stop those faithful to the blue, gold, and white. This is their year, and the superfans are sure of it.

10. The Boardwalk Roller

After a long day of Rollerblading up and down the boardwalk, those elbow and knee pads can finally come off. But the neon clothes, '80s jams, and tan lines will never fade away.

After a long day of Rollerblading up and down the boardwalk, those elbow and knee pads can finally come off. But the neon clothes, '80s jams, and tan lines will never fade away.

11. The Tech Convention Attendee

After spending the last 15 months coding in his dark basement, this guy is finally ready to solve for Vitamin D.

After spending the last 15 months coding in his dark basement, this guy is finally ready to solve for Vitamin D.

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