The Surfer's Gift Guide: surf books, wetsuits, surf watches, boardshorts, and surf accessories for the surfer boys and girls

It is not always easy to please a surfer. Surfers are believed to have exquisite tastes, based on their personal experience, particular needs and technical evolution. Fortunately, we know them very well, and our Surfer's Gift Guide has everything for every single surfer.

What gifts do surfers really want and appreciate? Is it the latest wetsuit? The hottest surf gadget? What are a surfer's greatest needs?

We carefully curated the best gift guide for passionate surfers with four goals in mind: usefulness, fun, reliability and relevance. Our collection of surf items is made to be useful, pleasing and interesting. All products were selected by surfers, and not by brands.

Whether it's a birthday gift, a commemoration present, or simply a gift to show you care about someone, we've got what it takes to make a surfer happy. Our list covers basic surf gear, unusual surfing accessories, smart gadgets, and durable apparel.

Discover our unique surf gift ideas with the perfect items and solutions for all occasions, ages, and genders:

 

Nixon The Mission

Nixon The Mission

The world's best surf watch is an authentic computer. A smartwatch with swell and wind forecasts, Google apps, real-time weather conditions, and surf alerts.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

The History of Surfing

The History of Surfing

Written by Matt Warshaw, the ultimate surf historian. The book features everything you need to know about the sport of kings.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

O'Neill Hyperfreak Boardshorts

O'Neill Hyperfreak Boardshorts

The boardshorts by O'Neill will cool the skin and eliminate odors. Thanks to the brand's latest technology, these trunks will go from wet do dry unreasonably fast.

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

 

Rip Curl Flash Bomb

Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3

The best wetsuit for cold water surfers. It offers unparalleled comfort and flexibility. One of the world's fastest drying wetsuits.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

FCS II Performer PC Carbon Tri Set

FCS II Performer PC Carbon Tri Set

A reliable all-round fin for those seeking a balance of speed, flow and response. Designed for surfers wanting a combination of speed and maneuverability with flow between turns.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Docs's Pro Plugs

Docs's Pro Plugs

The Surfer's Ear, also known as exostosis, is one of the most common problems of cold water surfers. These earplugs will protect the canals from wind and cold water.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Element Beyond Backpack

Element Beyond Backpack

The essential backpack for the traveling surfer. Featuring a large main compartment, internal laptop sleeve, and padded, adjustable shoulder straps.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

The World Stormrider Guide

The World Stormrider Guide

The finest and most complete surf spot guide ever published. Features over 120 maps, 500 photos, and detailed analysis of the world's best surf breaks.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

RinseKit Portable Shower

RinseKit Portable Shower

One of the most useful inventions of all time. A portable pressurized shower/clean up system that holds up to 2 gallons of water. Perfect for winter and summer surfing days.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Pickle Wax Remover for Surfboards

Pickle Wax Remover for Surfboards

A fundamental tool to remove any type of surf wax from any surfboard. Made of 100 percent recycled ingredients. A truly green surf accessory.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Reef Rover Low

Reef Rover Low

A super versatile shoe for the coastal lifestyle. For dawn patrols, travel and exploration. Comfortable and timeless.

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

 

GoPro Anti-Fog Inserts

GoPro Anti-Fog Inserts

Put these inserts into the camera housing to prevent fogging in cold and humid environments. For use with all GoPro cameras.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Ding All Standard (Polyester) Repair Kit

Ding All Standard (Polyester) Repair Kit

Don't let the water ruin a surfboard. Ding All includes resin, hardener, fiberglass cloth, sanding sponge, mixing sticks and a cup to repair those cracks.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Trace GPS Action Sports Tracker

Trace GPS Action Sports Tracker

A surf gadget that will track and store all the stats from every surf session. It will also auto-edit all of your GoPro footage.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Indo Board Balance Board Original with Roller

Indo Board Balance Board Original with Roller

The world's most famous surf balance board. It will improve your balance, core stability and overall posture. The perfect fitness equipment for the flat days.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Churchill Makapuu Swimfins

Churchill Makapuu Swimfins

The most popular swimfins in the world. Perfect for a bodysurfing or bodyboarding session. Features soft a stiff rubber for comfort and kick power. Invented in 1936.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Ten Toes iSUP

Ten Toes iSUP

The Ten Toes iSUP is a 10' stable and stiff inflatable SUP for adventurers of all skill levels. A great board for SUP yoga enthusiasts, weekend paddleboarders, and wave riders.

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 | UK & Europe

 

Morning of the Earth

Morning of the Earth

A surf movie masterpiece directed by Albert Falzon and David Elfick. Released in 1971.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Vertra SPF 50 Sports Sunscreen Face Stick

Vertra SPF 50 Sports Sunscreen Face Stick

A water resistant translucent formula that will protect against skin damaging UVA rays and skin burning UVB rays.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

SandMarc Floater Head Strap for GoPro

SandMarc Floater Head Strap for GoPro

The lightweight and compact head strap that will float all GoPro cameras. Fits all head and helmet sizes.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Greco Surf 8' Funboard

Beginner Surfboard

The ideal surfboard for summer waves and small surf. For beginners and intermediate surfers. Features a top and bottom internal epoxy core, a thruster fin setup and leash.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Dock & Bay Beach Towel

Dock & Bay Beach Towel

A microfiber beach towel that dries you quickly, and absorbs the moisture. A perfect, compact and lightweight towel for surfers.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Master Lock 5400D

Master Lock 5400D

Go surfing and leave your car and home keys safe. Hang the Master Lock where you need it - on a car door, fence, or post.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Vans La Costa

Vans La Costa

The ultimate surf sandal. The La Costa features an ergonomic synthetic nubuck strap and comfortable soft neoprene lining.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Oakley Holbrook Polarized

Oakley Holbrook Polarized

A timeless surf model inspired by the screen heroes from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. For classic and new school surfers.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Rip Curl Trestles Oceansearch

Rip Curl Trestles Oceansearch

A true classic from Rip Curl. A surf watch with tide height/range for 10 years, and pre-programmed charts for 200 beach worldwide locations.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Mr. Zog's Sex Wax

Mr. Zog's Sex Wax

One of the most reliable surf wax formulas in the world. It smells good and offers the right stickiness.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Xcel Revolt TDC 3/2

Xcel Revolt TDC 3/2

The Smart Fiber Technology by Xcel recycles your body heat into infrared energy for maximum warmth and enhanced performance.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

3DR Solo Drone

3DR Solo Drone

A drone that can automatically control both copter and camera positioning in flight. Record video up to 4k, and get pro shots on your very first drone flight.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Futures Fins John John

Futures Fins John John

A balanced fin for all types of waves. The lightweight Techflex material and responsive flex pattern is great for powerful surfers or powerful surf.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

MBB Surfboard Rack

Surfboard Bike Rack

A stable bike rack for any type of board. Designed to fit the vast majority of bikes. Made of anodized aluminum tubes. The foam padding prevents damage to your stick.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Volcom Liberation Pro Boardshorts

Volcom Liberation Pro Boardshorts

These boardshorts include a dry treatment to help keep the fabric lightweight, and feature a stitchless welded signature diagonal panel on right thigh.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Eddie Would Go: The Story of Eddie Aikau, Hawaiian Hero and Pioneer of Big Wave Surfing

Eddie Would Go

For many, he is the ultimate Hawaiian surfing hero. Discover the incredible life story of Eddie Aikau, who lost his life trying to save others.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Dakine Kainui Leash

Dakine Kainui Leash

A leash is a surfer's best friend. This maximum strength urethane cord features a quick release 2'' cuff, and a triple wrap rail saver.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Santa Cruz Land Shark

Santa Cruz Land Shark

A complete cruiser skateboard with eye-catching shark graphics. Built to rip on land. It comes with 65mm translucent blue 78a Road Rider wheels.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Creatures of Leisure Traction Pad

Creatures of Leisure Traction Pad

Get a grip with this three-piece construction surf pad featuring a 29mm kicktail ramp. Approved by Mick Fanning.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Billabong Rash Guard

Billabong Rash Guard

Made with a special combination of nylon and spandex for a unique silky feel. Flatlock seams also provide a smooth fit and prevent chaffing and dashing.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

FCS Cam Lock Tie Down Straps

FCS Cam Lock Tie Down Straps

The simplest way to strap down one or two surfboards. An elastic neoprene cover will keep the buckle from damaging your car paint.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Mouth Mount for GoPro

Mouth Mount for GoPro

A comfortable rubber mouthpiece, with bite supports for stable footage, and an air channel for unrestricted breathing.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Roxy Surf Essentials 70's Halter Bikini Top

Roxy Surf Essentials 70's Halter Bikini Top

A classic model made of 80 percent nylon-polyamide and 20 percent elastane. Perfect for surfing and swimming.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Sharkbanz Slate

Sharkbanz 2

Sharkbanz uses special patented magnetic technology to deter sharks from attacking surfers. It only weighs three ounces, and fits ankles and wrists.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Surfboard Ding Repair Stickers

Surfboard Ding Repair Stickers

The perfect solution for those terrible surfboard cracks. The Sessions Savers are vinyl stickers that will allow you to get back to the water fast.

Buy: USA

 

Casio G-Shock G-Lide

Casio G-Shock G-Lide

The perfect solar-powered surf watch for the everyday surfer. It features a tide graph and moon data system with 100 preset sites.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

DocksLocks

DocksLocks

The ideal locking system for surfboards. You can now leave your surfboard unattended on the car's roof.

Buy: USA

 

 

FCS 3D Fit Board Bag

FCS 3D Fit Board Bag

The ideal locking system for surfboards. You can now leave your surfboard unattended on the car's roof.

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

 

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

 

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

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