The Summer Surf Gear Guide 2017: find the best surf gear and equipment for the sunny wave riding days | Photo: Shutterstock

Welcome to The Summer Surf Gear Guide 2017. We've got all the gear you need for an endless surfing season.

The long awaited summer waves are finally here, and they deserve the best. From us, as we perfect our surfing skills to enjoy them to the fullest, and from the gear we chose to bring our top stunts and moves to life.

The 2017 Summer Surf Gear Guide focuses on high-quality and innovative items that will last and make this a season to remember. From high-tech wetsuits and top performance gear to sustainable swimwear and must-have surf, nutrition, and fitness books, you'll find everything you need.

Going to the beach is a complete experience, and preparing for a surf session is an art mastered only by seasoned surfers. As surfing becomes more and more familiar, you start putting quality over quantity, and ephemeral trends are surpassed by timeless quality.

You begin knowing what you want and learn to keep all your essentials in top shape and at hand, ready to ride as soon as the forecast gods attend your prayers. Our years of experience have given us a clear view of what a beginner, intermediate or pro surfer's needs really are, as well as what is truly worth experimenting.

This year's guide reflects that philosophy. Surf through our suggestions, choose what suits you and join us in the summer sea. Enjoy surfing and summer!

 

iRocker Inflatable 11'

iRocker Inflatable 11'

Cruise around, catch some waves and watch the underwater activity with this extremely rigid, ultra portable inflatable stand-up paddleboard (SUP).

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Dock & Bay Quick Dry Beach Towel

Dock & Bay Quick Dry Beach Towel

Dock & Bay created a fun, extra large (78x35 inches or 200x90 cm), lightweight, and absorbent suede microfiber surf towel that you will never leave behind. We tested, and we loved it.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Vertra Face Stick SPF 50+

Vertra Face Stick SPF 50+

A translucent sunscreen approved by surfers that will protect your skin from the sun's damaging UV rays. This water-resistant formula will allow you to surf more the whole summer.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

RVCA Boardshorts

RVCA Boardshorts

The "Wave Warrior Trunk" has a 1990s look, and features triple-needle stitching on the rises and a zipper with drawcord closure at the fly. It's comfortable and cool. What else do you need?

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

GoPro Hero5 Black

GoPro Hero5 Black

The most advanced waterproof surf camera in the market. With 4K video, touch display, voice control, and a simple one-button power and recording system.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

The Surfboard Book

The Surfboard Book

Simon Anderson, Dick Brewer, Steve Lis and Bob McTavish share their knowledge on shaping and performance. A great read for those who appreciate the art behind surfboards.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Surf Trip Map

Surf Trip Map

Whether you're planning a surf trip to South America, or simply decorating your home office, this surfing map will impress you with information about over 1,000 dream surf spots.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Nixon The Mission

Nixon The Mission

Meet the world's first surf smartwatch. It allows you to check the real-time wave conditions at your favorite break, track your surf sessions and connect to the world via Google apps.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Catch Surf's Beater Board

Catch Surf's Beater Board

Every surfer should own a foamie. And this is the most popular model of all time - the original finless Beater with PE deck and impact resistant HDPE slick skin.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Famous Green Label Surf Wax

Famous Green Label Surf Wax

The world is changing, and surf wax is becoming more environmentally sustainable. Famous developed a petrochemical free, organic and completely biodegradable, high-performance grip.

Buy: USA

 

Inflatable Flamingo

Inflatable Flamingo

Summer has begun and you've got to get the party started. This giant inflatable flamingo includes two built-in cup holders.

Buy: USA

 

Rip Curl Surf Daze Bikini Bottom

Rip Curl Surf Daze Bikini Bottom

A beautiful summer bikini bottom that blends old school vibes with new school designs.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Razor RipSurf

Razor RipSurf

A skateboard that looks and rides like a surfboard. Designed in Southern California, the surf-skate features a two 360-degree urethane caster wheels, a polypropylene deck, a textured traction pad deck. Excitingly fun.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

HX Phantom Hoverboard

HX Phantom Hoverboard

We tried it, and we fell in love with it within 10 minutes. Enjoy a seamless ride with one of the best hoverboards in the market. It charges fast and speeds up to 7.45 mph (12 km/h). Perfect for checking out the conditions at your local break.

Buy: USA

 

Astrodeck 808

Astrodeck 808

The iconic traction pad company returns with a super strong grip that will keep your back foot planted.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Element Sparker Backpack

Element Sparker Backpack

The ideal backpack for the urban surfer who is always on the move, chasing the best waves all summer long. Features an internal laptop sleeve, large front pocket, and a water bottle sleeve.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Reef Voyage LE Sandals

Reef Voyage LE Sandals

The most comfortable solution for your feet this summer. This stunning sandy model comes with a waterproof leather upper and footbed, no stitch, no seam, soft EVA top sole for instant comfort.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Dakine Plate Lunch Leash

Dakine Plate Lunch Leash

A leash for punchy surf featuring a high-quality urethane dura-cord, 100-percent marine-grade stainless steel swivels, a molded neoprene ankle cuff, and a one-inch detachable rail saver.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

The Surfin'ary: Dictionary of Surfing Terms and Surfspeak

The Surfin'ary: A Dictionary of Surfing Terms and Surfspeak

A book with over 3,000 terms taken from the wonderful world of surf lingo. You will laugh out loud while reading this gem, dude. The perfect company for your long summer days.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Doc's Proplugs

Doc's Proplugs

Cold wind and cold water may not be around during summer months, but the best defense against exostosis is a pair of earplugs. Protect your ears all year round with these high-quality silicone plugs.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

RinseKit

RinseKit

The world's best pressurized portable shower. The ideal solution for surfers and salted wetsuits. Holds up to two gallons of water, and fills in 20 seconds.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

FCS Surfboard Bag

FCS Surfboard Bag

An ultra light surfboard bag for day-to-day use. Protect your favorite stick with 5mm high-density padding, rail foam, and noncorrosive zippers.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Von Zipper Elmore Sunglasses

Von Zipper Elmore Sunglasses

A superb model with a surfy look. Handmade in Italy and fully armed with 100 percent UV protection coating.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

Flexifoil Control 2.4 Trainer Kite

Flexifoil 2.4 Power Kite

Experience the power of the wind. This trainer kite allows you to safely learn the basic kitesurfing skills in less than an hour.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

O'Neill Reactor 2mm Spring Wetsuit

O'Neill Reactor 2mm Spring Wetsuit

A simple wetsuit for surfing in cool-to-warm waves. It will keep you comfortable, and it will let feel the touch of the ocean.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe

 

The Complete Guide to Surf Fitness

The Complete Guide to Surf Fitness

Discover how to improve your surfing performance with a simple fitness regime. The book comes with 150 annotated photos and surf images that will help design a workout plan for the winter season.

Buy: USA | UK & Europe