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: $185/€175 (for a 4/3)
Wetsuit – The Environmental Option
Oil based neoprene is bad for our planet but was the only way to make wetsuits...until now. Patagonia has taken the lead by changing their neoprene to a plant based material called Yulex, and the result is great!
Price: 449$ (R2)
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.