Bringing this up as a total newbie.
Also in California, also surf; have a new 2015 Touareg TDI.
There is no exterior key access - as I understand it, the key that can be removed from the fob is only for the glove compartment.
Don't want to try a "waterproof" bag for a bulky Kessy that won't squeeze into my wetsuit. Also looking to be sure I don't need to do the hidden key somewhere, because the sensor knows you're close and door sensor opens right up.
Any help greatly appreciated - find no help in the owner's manual so far.
Take the battery out of the key and hide it.