The Surfing Christmas Gift Guide for 2016: discover the ultimate Christmas presents for surfers

Welcome to The Surfing Christmas Gift Guide for 2016. Start writing your Christmas letter, inspired by the best and most useful surfing items in the market right now.

As we start spending more time indoors than we would like, we finally have the head space to think about what we need to boost our surfing skills and performance.

For many surfers, Christmas marks the end and the beginning of a new season. Since surfing is an all year round sport, to a saltwater addict, there's always room for improvement.

What are you craving? A new wetsuit or board? High-tech video and photography gadgets to capture your best moves? A new pair of wheels to ride smoothly to the beach? A new surf book? A cool Hawaiian shirt? The opportunities are endless, as the passion for surfing extends to what it really is: a lifestyle.

If you would like to be surprised with a particular piece this year, leaving some hints for your loved ones may be a good idea, as we all know just how picky a seasoned surfer can be. If you have a surfer in your life, don't worry, we’ve got you covered. 

The SurferToday staff have done some thinking for themselves and chose the best surfing gifts for Christmas 2016, ranging from exciting novelties to timeless favorites. This year's guide is a safe way to a surfer's heart, so go ahead and make your pick. Happy Holidays!

 

Surfing: 1778-Today

Surfing: 1778-Today

Jim Heimann spent three and a half years researching for this book and published a tribute to the richness of surfing. A must-have for surfers.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Red Paddle Co Inflatable SUP

Red Paddle Co Inflatable SUP

The ultimate inflatable stand-up paddleboard for all ages, and levels of experience. It comes with a backpack, and a pump, and pressure gauge.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Playmobil Surf Shop

Playmobil Surf Shop

Kids - and even adults - will love the ultimate surf shop. Set includes two figures, three surfboards, life ring, lifeguard float, cups, food, drinks, turtle, starfish, seagull, and more.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

SurfEars 2.0

SurfEars 2.0

When a surfer hits 30, exostosis - also known as surfer's ear - becomes a serious issue. With time, it may lead to a painful surgery. Protect those surf ears.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Casio G-Shock G-Lide GAX-100A

Casio G-Shock G-Lide GAX-100A

A stunning surf watch featuring analog tide graph, moon data, temperature measurement, and the traditional shock resistant case design.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

The History of Surfing

The History of Surfing

Matt Warshaw is the ultimate surf historian. This book contains everything one must know about the sport of kings and features high-quality photo content.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Hawaiian Shirt

Hawaiian Shirt

Every surfer should own an Hawaiian shirt. This cool Aloha shirt will impress in any occasion.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

GoPro HERO5

GoPro HERO5

The most advanced surf camera in the world. It doesn't need a special housing - it is natively waterproof - and shoots 4K video.

Buy: USA | AUSUK & Europe

 

View from a Blue Moon

View from a Blue Moon

For many, this is one of the best surf movies of all time. John John Florence invested his savings in a grandiose production. This DVD will make a surfer want to surf.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

RinseKit

RinseKit

Whether it's winter or summer, a warm or cold shower is something a surfer adores after a session. This portable pressurized shower is one of the finest inventions ever.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Rip Curl Flash Bomb Hood

Rip Curl Flash Bomb Hood

When the ocean water is cold, it freezes a surfer's brain and contributes to developing ear diseases like exostosis. A surf hood is always a smart winter weapon.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku

Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku

Duke Kahanamoku is the father of modern surfing. But he was more than just a talented Hawaiian surfer. He had multiple jobs, won Olympic medals, and became an American hero.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

SurfTrip Map

SurfTrip Map

Where should a surfer go next? Where are the best places to go surfing? This beautiful surf map transforms nations into surf spots. And it looks good in a modern office.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Sony PlayStation 4

Sony PlayStation 4

The best video game console of all time. The new Slim 500GB model allows users to experience virtual reality worlds and exciting new HD features. And yes, there will be a new surfing game for PS4 in 2017.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Abzu

Abzu

While everyone patiently waits for a next-gen surfing video game, Abzu allows PS4 players to dive into an incredible water world. This game will make you have faith in our planet.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

FCS Premium Surfboard Car Rack

FCS Premium Surfboard Car Rack

Why should a surfer carry a surfboard inside the car, when a car rack keeps the cabin clean and free from fins and foam?

Buy: USA | AUSUK & Europe

 

The Birth of Surf

The Birth of Surf

The ultimate surf music compilation will inspire any surfer with a collection of catchy and colorful tunes.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

GoPro Quik Key

GoPro Quik Key

Quik Key allows you to quikly transfer the footage stored on your GoPro microSD card to your phone or tablet.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Slyde Handboards

Slyde Handboards

Bodysurfing is becoming increasingly popular, and a great alternative to surfboard riding when the ocean conditions aren't right. A handboard is an incredible surf craft.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

BackSak Waterproof Backpack

BackSak Waterproof Backpack

Wet wetsuits and rashguards have always been uncomfortable to carry. With a waterproof backpack, you surf and drop everything in it before rinsing it with fresh water at home.

Buy: USA

 

Surf Poncho

Surf Poncho

Changing in public can be tricky. This surf poncho is not only useful, but it also protects a surfer from the cold wind too.

Buy: USA | AUSUK & Europe

 

Wetsuit Shampoo

Wetsuit Shampoo

For many obvious reasons, wetsuits must be cleaned from time to time. This shampoo will kill all bacteria, and it will add a pleasant smell to the surfer's second skin.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Surf Science: An Introduction to Waves for Surfing

Surf Science: An Introduction to Waves for Surfing

Knowledge is power. Learn the science behind the swells and the waves. Discover how surf forecasters predict the surf of our lives.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

HexaTraction Board Grip

HexaTraction Board Grip

Meet the smartest alternative to surf wax. These hexagonal stickers will provide traction, and won't melt in the sun.

Buy: USA

 

Dakine Surf Leash

Dakine Surf Leash

Dakine has a long tradition in manufacturing urethane cords. This leash features over-molded ends and a triple wrap rail saver.

Buy: USA | AUSUK & Europe

 

Vertra Face Stick

Vertra Face Stick

Surfers are very much exposed to the best and worst effects of the sun. An effective waterproof sunblock will protect your skin from UV rays.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Nixon The Mission

Nixon The Mission

The world's first surf smartwatch streamlines real-time surf and snow alerts to your wrist.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Punt Traction Pad

Punt Traction Pad

Traction pads are inevitable in contemporary surfing. This model features 3M adhesive, and light EVA foam.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

FCS II Reactor

FCS II Reactor

A thruster setup for punchy beach breaks and hollow waves. For aerial surfers, and those wishing to perform tight radius turns.

Buy: USA | AUSUK & Europe

 

FCS II Compatibility Kit

FCS II Compatibility Kit

This kit allows old FCS fin owners to use them in surfboards with the FCS II system.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Dakine Daylight Surfboard Bag

Dakine Daylight Surfboard Bag

Surfboards are sensitive objects, so extra protection is always welcome. This bag features a wax pocket and a padded shoulder strap.

Buy: USA | AUSUK & Europe

 

Aquapac Keymaster

Aquapac Keymaster

A class-5 waterproof bag for keeping electronic car keys safe and dry. Submersible to depths greater than 12 feet.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

O'Neill Psychofreak Wetsuit

O'Neill Psychofreak Wetsuit

The Psychofreak is everything a surfer needs to feel comfortable in cool and cold waters. The TechnoButter 2 chest and back neoprene panels provide extra warmth even in the harshest environments.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Quest Super Cruiser

Quest Super Cruiser

A beautiful 44-inch artisan bamboo longboard. A perfect pick for surfers who enjoy cruising by the beach.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Session Savers

Session Savers

Ding repairs take time and patience. These magical stickers allow surfers to seal cracks in less than a minute and hit the surf without sacrificing the board's core.

Buy: USA

 

The Stormrider Surf Guide Tropical Islands

The Stormrider Surf Guide Tropical Islands

Surf paradises are real. Discover the best surf spots in tropical destinations. Plan a family trip to an exotic island.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

The Swurfer

The Swurfer

Are you ready to surf the air? This 100 percent hard rock maple wood board will allow you to soar through the air in your backyard.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Rinse Hanger

Rinse Hanger

Meet the only rotational wetsuit hanger with rinse capability for fast drying and air circulation.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Kala Ukulele

Kala Ukulele

The Kala Ukulele Starter Kit includes a high-quality mahogany soprano ukulele with Aquila strings, quality open gear tuners, GraphTech Nubone nut and saddle, a tote-bag, and a 16-page guide.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater Hoody

Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater Hoody

This jacket delivers exceptional comfort and warmth with a 100 percent recycled polyester ripstop shell. Insulated with traceable down.

Buy: USA | AUSUK & Europe

 

Lego Beach Hut

Lego Beach Hut

Build a surf shop, serve cocktails, ride the best waves, chill out with friends, and enjoy an endless summer with this cool surf shack from Lego.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

William Finnegan wrote the obsessive story of his surfing life and won the Pulitzer Prize. A remarkable book.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

10k Yellow Gold Shaka Pendant

10k Yellow Gold Shaka Pendant

An exquisitely handcrafted Hang Loose pendant for those who appreciate surf jewelry.

Buy: USA

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