Best Gifts For Surfers: 2022 Surfing Must-Haves
Christmas is just a few days away, and it is never too late to go on a shopping spree for that jolly ol’ fellow surfer of yours. Surprise them, or yourself, with some of these surfing must-haves for 2022 that are also the best gifts for surfers.
- Coral-friendly sunscreen
- Relief cream
- Surf wax
- Wax comb
- Wetsuit shampoo
- Nose plugs
- Skin Balm
Wave Tribe Picks:
When it comes to gift-giving, every surfer would very much love to receive just about anything, especially if it is a surfing essential. But, they would most enjoy practical and eco-friendly gifts.
Check out these last-minute gift ideas for surfers:
1. Coral-friendly sunscreen
With the current state of climate change, the number of greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere, and the alarming size of the ozone hole, you cannot just go out in the sun without protection. If you are surfing, you get a more prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays.
This organic sunscreen stick is easy to apply, water-resistant, and dermatologist-tested. Since it does not contain toxic ingredients like parabens, oxybenzone, and avobenzone, Beauty by Earth Sunscreen is coral reef and marine friendly.
2. Relief Cream
Surfing is a great hobby and an enjoyable exercise. It is not uncommon to experience a little bit of muscle pain now and then after a good surfing session. That is why it is essential to have a balm on hand for some soothing relief.
There is nothing more potent than the vigor of Mother Nature. This Hemp Relief Cream from Nurtrium is the subject of many raving reviews because it is 100% pure CBD from natural hemp. The great thing about it is that it is not just hype, but it actually works! The blend of whole hemp powder and kava-kava plant extracts give sore and tight muscles an almost immediate relief.
3. Surf Wax
If you have a beginner surfing buddy, a surf wax is essential to add to their surfing gear. It is a great accessory that will help them stay on their boards and prevent them from slipping off.
But do be wary of waxes that use synthetic ingredients as they can be harmful to reefs and marine life. Matunas is a household name in the surfing game, especially for eco-friendly offerings.
Matunas Surf Wax is the first-ever eco-friendly surf wax. It is organic, biodegradable, non-toxic, and only uses locally grown ingredients from California. Despite its natural components, it can provide a better grip than chemical-based surf wax. Plus, even their packaging uses natural and recycled materials!
4. Wax comb
Partner your eco-surf wax with a natural bamboo wax comb from Outer Mountain. You can use its jagged edge to create textured grooves for better traction, giving you the best grip to keep you from falling or slipping off your board. The flat side, meanwhile, is excellent for removing unwanted wax.
Aside from that, this wax comb can also come in handy to fix and remedy dings and rails from cleaning pressure and other board mishaps. It is eco-friendly and practical. Exactly a must-have for every surfer!
Too much sun exposure and water exposure can cause skin damage and dry skin. Even while wearing sunscreen, the heat can still dry your skin. That is why organic soap is always one of the best gifts for surfers, whether it is the holidays or not.
This Luxury Handmade Soap Bar has an earthy and sweet fragrance and can be an excellent deodorant for men. It is all vegan and organic, free of paraben, gluten, phthalate, and other toxic chemicals harmful to the ocean and your skin.
It is excellent for bringing back lost moisture because it is packed with natural oils like coconut, hemp, and shea butter. And lastly, you will surely get addicted to its refreshing peppermint smell.
6. Wetsuit shampoo
Wetsuits are among the most basic ensembles for a surfer, but it can sometimes be a hassle to clean them. Not to mention, common detergents are notorious for polluting waters, which are no fun for surfers.
Your surfing buddy will most definitely love the Slosh Wetsuit Shampoo, which can also act as a cleaner or a conditioner. It has no harmful chemicals, but it works great for removing salt, chlorine, and nasty odors while disinfecting your wetsuit.
Swimmer’s ear is painful, icky, and sometimes yucky. You would not want yourself or any of your surfing mates to suffer from it. Plus, having water go inside your ears is just a horrible experience that can turn down the stoke!
That is why earplugs should always be part of a surfer’s must-haves and undoubtedly another excellent gift idea for surfers. They are always in season! These earplugs from Mack’s are waterproof and reusable.
Not only does its vented design keep an excellent job at protecting your ears from water, but it is also perfect for blocking loud and high-frequency noise. Do not worry, though. You can still hear everyday sounds, like the wave about to run you over!
You have probably worried about losing your keys or something essential while surfing—your friends have, too!
So, for your last-minute gift, you can never go wrong with a keychain. These are small yet unexpected gift ideas that will leave your mate surprised at your thoughtfulness. But do not just give them any keychain. This lightweight cork keychain from QUUPY can float on water, so you do not have to dive deep to find your lost keys.
9. Nose plugs
Another accessory that surfers cannot live without is nose plugs. It is essential if you do not want to have salty water going inside your nose. Also, imagine how many microplastics are in the ocean that can enter your body through your nose!
So give yourself or a surfing bro a nose plug. We recommend getting one from Sinus Savers. This soft waterproof silicone is the saving grace for your sinuses. And because they offer a snug and discreet fit, they do not fall off like ordinary swimmer nose clips.
Although silicone is not precisely the greenest material on the list, these nose plugs are still better than the plastic ones in the market. Silicon does not use many natural resources for production, and since it is reusable, you can lessen your carbon footprint.
Heat and salt can make hair dry and brittle. That is why every surfer needs to have shampoo, most especially an organic one, as you do not want to wash your hair with toxic additives that can harm the water you are threading for fun.
Shampoo bars are gaining popularity for a good reason. They do not come in plastic containers and have natural ingredients. This shampoo bar from Aspen Kay Naturals Store is what your hair needs after a long surfing sesh. It uses organic herbs, like hibiscus, chamomile, and calendula, to clean your hair without stripping it off its natural oils. Plus, it is vegan and cruelty-free!
11. Skin Balm
Saltwater is not always good for the skin. That is why sometimes, you get unexpected painful blisters on your body after a good session. Plus, if you forget your sunscreen or do not offer much protection, you can get sunburn.
Combine those two, and you will probably regret surfing that day. Add Nurtrium’s Skin Balm to your surfing essentials as it will help soothe your skin after surfing. Like the Relief Cream, which is 100% CBD from natural hemp, the skin balm gives you that fast-action result you need.
Nurtrium uses hemp’s entourage effect to treat everything from skin ailments to muscle and joint pains. Their mission is to bridge people and their personal and collective relationship with nature by minimizing our impact on the environment. You can learn more about them by tuning into the latest episodes of Saltwater High.
This Eco Leash is just one of Wave Tribe's answer to its advocacy of aiming for an environment-friendly surf lifestyle to help heal the ocean.
Wave Tribe Picks
Here at Wave Tribe, we believe that surfing should not come for a price, especially when nature pays for it. We take pride in our collection of eco-friendly and sustainable surfing gear that we guarantee every surfer should have.
Here are some of our favorites that you or your surfing mate would love to receive:
Travel Surfboard Bag
Because surfboards are always on the go, it is not too unlikely for them to get accidental dings and dents. That is why it is already second nature to get a surfboard bag when you get into the game.
For 2022, elevate your and your friends’ bags by getting one that is easy on nature. Wave Tribe’s Travel Surfboard Bags are among our best sellers, and they are worth that title.
Made from breathable hemp fabric, our Travel Surfboard Bags will keep your ride 10 degrees cooler than its synthetic counterparts. Plus, hemp is more sustainable to grow and source than cotton.
Unlike other travel bags, Wave Tribe boasts on their Rebound Foam Dynamics, high-impact padding protection that is naturally built to last with open-to-nose technology. No doubt using a travel surfboard bag like this can give your boards the utmost protection.
We understand how important it is to have your feet steady on the board. It is just the very foundation of the sport. That is what we had in mind, aside from sustainability, when we designed our Traction Pad.
Wave Tribe’s Traction Pad is 100% recycled EVA and is water-resistant. Because of the quality of plastic we use, this pad will not get stiff or brittle after use. It is easy to install and comes with the best 3M 300LSE adhesive to guarantee that it stays on your board, no matter what.
For quick day trips and surf sessions, you can use a surfboard sock instead. Wave Tribe’s Skull Surfboard Sock is one of our classic and signature products. Like our travel bags, we explored the other uses of hemp. This time, as a 5mm padded hemp nose. It has stretchable fabric that is also breathable, keeping your boards cool.
Surfboard socks are excellent for keeping sand off of your board. It also helps protect your car and its interior from unwanted wax. But most importantly, the padded hemp nose is a safeguard against jabs on your board.
Losing a board after conquering or succumbing to a major wave is a surfer’s worst nightmare. Aside from your board being your literal best bud, it is also an investment you have worked hard for.
If your friend or yourself do not have a surfboard leash yet, you guys are most likely risk-takers!
An Eco Leash from Wave Tribe is a great last-minute stocking stuffer. This is an award-winning and hype-worthy leash with a unique cutting-edge triple swivel technology. The best part? It is made from recycled plastic that would have ended up in the ocean.
Wave Tribe’s Eco Leash passed a stretch test. We pulled a car as far as the leash could hold, and it was still able to go back to its original size, pre-stretch. Hence, we guarantee that this is one of the best gifts for surfers. Plus, if you break it, we will gladly replace it for you!
Every surfer knows how difficult it is to change after surfing. If you wear your wetsuit as is, it will keep your seats soaked with sand sprinkles—a cleaning headache.
Our latest addition to sustainable surfing gear is a Changing Mat from recycled waterproof fabric. It opens up into an 88-cm diameter mat that lets you change from your surfing ensemble to your day clothes. After, you can quickly zip it up and not worry if your wet clothes will leak through.
It has always been heartwarming to give gifts to our loved ones and friends. After all, that is the spirit of the holidays. Make your presents more meaningful when you buy sustainable and eco-friendly products.
Remember, the best gifts for surfers should never make Mother Nature pay. Shop Wave Tribe’s pick below.
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