It’s that time of year when the waves, the sun, and everything else about the beach start calling my name. But inevitably, one of two things happens: either I plan my trip for what turns out to be the rainiest week on record, or my entire trip is ruined by an 80-year-old man in a thong swimsuit. But these pictures prove the aquatic life isn’t the only thing to be scared of when you’re headed to the surf.

I know what we should wear on vacation

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When you pack to go to the beach, a trident and fake mermaid tale aren't usually high on the list of must-haves. Unless you're this couple and will do anything for a photo of themselves.