Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Surfer

by Derek Dodds December 03, 2016

Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Surfer

With the holidays approaching it is time think about gifts for your loved ones (or even just more surf gear for yourself!). Here are some cool and original ideas we have found that can improve a surfer’s experience in the water - check em’ out!

Wetsuits – The Cheap Option

No logos, just a premium, high performing, all black wetsuit for a fraction of the cost of the better known branded wetsuits.

Price: $185/€175 (for a 4/3)

http://www.needessentials.com

christmas gift ideas for your favorite surfer

 

Wetsuit – The Environmental Option

Oil based neoprene is bad for our planet but was the only way to make wetsuits...until now. Patagonia has taken the lead by changing their neoprene to a plant based material called Yulex, and the result is great!

Price: 449$ (R2)

http://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-wetsuits

christmas gift ideas for your favorite surfer

 

Earplugs

Ear infections and surfer’s ear are nasty realities for many surfers and once you are aware of the consequences you sure don’t want to get into the ocean without ear plugs. SurfEars are without doubt the best plugs you can get; letting sound in and keeping water out, customizable and comfortable.

Price: $59,90/€49,90

http://surfears.com

christmas gift ideas for your favorite surfer

 

An asymmetric surfboard

Why should surfboard be symmetric when nothing else in surfing is? Album surfboards perform amazingly in the surf and are pretty damn good looking too.

Price: $745

http://albumsurf.com

Christmas Gift Ideas for you Favorite Surfer

 

Eco friendly boardbag

Wave tribe makes some of the best boardbags around, ensuring your precious boards are given the first class treatment on your next flight (even if you aren’t…). What’s more, they are made out of hemp; High quality and eco friendly.

Price. From $129

https://www.wavetribe.com

christmas gift ideas for your favorite surfer

 

Front deck traction pad

No more forgetting your wax, or slipping on bald spots as Octopus are re-introducing the front deck grip. Worried it might give you a rash? No problem, goes great with the surf rash cream from Sett surf (see below).

Prize: $36.00

http://octopusisreal.com/products/front-deck-corduroy-grip

christmas gift ideas for your favorite surfer

 

Surf Rash Cream

Surf rash sucks big times, but now there is a solution. This natural cream by Sett surf creates barriers against rubbing, soothe the burn of a surf rash and get you back out enjoying the waves ASAP. It’s also great for sunburns and bug bites too - a must have for the next surf trip away to the tropics. What’s more, its natural and free from petrolatum & paraben.

Price: £17

https://settsurf.com

christmas gift ideas for you favorite surfer

 

Paddle pillow

Lower back pain is a harsh reality for many surfers. Paddle pillow is an inflatable pillow to put inside your wetsuit that will help your paddling and relieve the pain by taking the worst load from your lower back.

Price: €9,99

http://www.paddlepillow.co.uk/

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Surfboard Leashes

You Break It We Replace It in First Year. 

Buy a leash closest to your board size—i.e. for 6'4 surfboard you need a 6' leash. 

All leashes are 7mm thick, competition leashes which are lighter/thinner 5.5 mm. 

Pioneer Day Boardbags - Fits One Surfboard

All boardbags have +2 inches. Thus a 6'6 board fit's perfectly in a 6'6 boardbag. All Pioneer bags have expandable fin gussets, so you can keep your fins on your board in the bag—or you can roll with glass-on fins.

Pioneer Sizes:

All bags have interior pockets (fins, leash and wax), bags fit industry standards. 

Our 8'6, 9'6 and 10' bags have fin slots and round noses. 

Pioneer bags also have an exterior pocket and zip all the way to the nose.

Travel Bags - Fits Two Surfboards

All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Surfboard Travel Bag Pockets Fin Wax Leash

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Travel Bags with Wheels - Fits Two Surfboards

New in 2016 is the double travel bag with wheels. Sometimes you want a smaller bag with wheels, now you can have it. All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Wave Tribe Wheelie Surfboard Travel Bags

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Boardbag Material & Hardware - All Bags

Side A of the bag is made from a strong density Rugged Eco Hemp exterior which is one tough fiber and naturally built to last with high impact padding protection with Rebound Foam Dynamics including open-to-nose technology.

Side B is the reflective (rental-car-roof-side) made from Reflective Energy Shield for "Cooler Surfboard Safeguard" protecting your surfboard from the sun's harmful rays made from an alloy-steel mesh weave.

All Sides are guarded by our Japanese Never-Rust-or-Break Nickel Platted Zippers streamline zipper trails and our trademarked Easy Flow Zip System.