The Surfing Christmas Gift Guide for 2017: find the best gift ideas for surfers | Photo: Shutterstock

The holiday season is coming up, and we've got cool gift ideas for him and her. Welcome to The Surfing Christmas Gift Guide for 2017.

For many surfers and their families, Christmas is the best holiday and the most meaningful time of the year. It's all about sharing life and love with those who are close to us.

Surfing is a year-round sport. An outdoor activity that heals and brings joy to its participants from spring to winter. And surfers care about their stuff; they love technical gadgets and smart tools.

That is why it is so easy to raise a smile on their faces during the season of giving. So, what does a surfer want for Christmas? Is there any particular gift he or she would love to get?

We know what surfers dream of. Here's a carefully curated selection of useful surf accessories, gear, books and apparel - for all budgets - that will make this Christmas special.

 

Ten Toes 10' Weekender Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Bundle

Ten Toes 10' Weekender Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Bundle

One of the finest and most popular inflatable stand-up paddleboard models for cruising in rivers and lakes, and catching waves in oceanic environments.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

SUP Paddleboard Carrier/Storage Strap

SUP Paddleboard Carrier/Storage Strap

SUP boards are truly hard to carry. However, this padded strap will make it easy to transport a big board down the beach.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Nixon The Mission

Nixon The Mission

The world's most popular smartwatch come equipped with the apps that matter for surfers. Ready for Android and iOS phone owners.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

A Brief History of Surfing

A Brief History of Surfing

Surf historian Matt Warshaw returns with a concise version of his best-seller "The History of Surfing." A book that will make anyone a better surfer.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Aquapac Keymaster

Aquapac Keymaster

Surfers usually have a problem with car keys. Where should they leave them when they're ready to hit the waves. This simple, yet effective item is extremely useful.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

O'Neill Hyperfreak 4/3

O'Neill Hyperfreak 4/3 Wetsuit

One of the best second skins for cool-to-cold water surfers in the market. Made by the wetsuit pioneers.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

HexaTraction Clear Surf Grip

HexaTraction Clear Surf Grip

A fantastic alternative to the sticky and expensive surf wax. These stickers will add grip to the surfboard and are extremely durable.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Santa Cruz Skate Land Shark Sk8

Santa Cruz Land Shark Skateboard

A great skateboard for training surf skill inland. When the waves are too big, or too small, this beauty will ride the asphalt like a surfboard glides through the water.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Doc's Pro Plugs

Doc's Pro Plugs

The Surfer's Ear is a very common and serious problem affecting wave riders, especially after 30. Protecting the ears from cold winds and waters will avoid unpleasant surgeries.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

GoPro Hero6

GoPro Hero 6 Black

The world's best waterproof surf camera has just hit version 6.0. The 4K and 60 frames-per-second gadget offers better image stabilization and faster WiFi file transfer speeds.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Women Who Surf: Charging Waves with the World's Best

Women Who Surf: Charging Waves with the World's Best

Female pro surfers reveal the secrets of their success. Seventeen well-known athletes, including Bethany Hamilton, Maya Gabeira, Keala Kennelly and Alana Blanchard share their knowledge with the readers.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

FCS II Performer PC Carbon

FCS II Performer PC Carbon Fins

An all-round surfboard fin kit that will adapt to any wave conditions, riding style, and board.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Educa Surfing Puzzle

Surfing Puzzle

A lovely surf-inspired puzzle with 500 pieces that will ensure hours of fun for a small or big family. In the end, frame it and display it in a surfer's room.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Rinse Hanger

Rinse Hanger

Whether it's winter or summer, it's always good to have a wetsuit dry and ready to go. Avoid a smelly neoprene, and make it last longer.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

SurfTrip Map

SurfTrip Map

A stunning illustrated world map with hundreds of well-known surf spots. The perfect decoration for a surfer's office or bedroom./p>

Buy: Amazon.com

 

54'' Universal Locking Roof Rack Crossbars by Vault

Universal Locking Roof Rack Crossbars by Vault

A surfboard rack that will allow a surfer to transport a surfboard on the car roof, in a comfortable and safe way.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

RinseKit

RinseKit

The name says it all. This pressurized portable shower stores two gallons of hot or cold water, and produces four minutes of spray time. A cool surf accessory for cold water surfers.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Surf Science

Surf Science: An Introduction to Waves for Surfing

Today, average surfers are able to predict wave height, wind speed and direction, and the quality of the surf. This book will teach a surfer everything he or she should know about surf forecasting.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Series 3

A smartwatch that allows you to track a wave ride, measure heart rate and make calls and send messages. Meet the ultimate surf computer.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer DVD

Exactly 50 years ago, the surfing world witnessed the birth of an iconic surf movie directed by Bruce Brown. This is the film every surfer should watch. This is a piece of history.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

QuiverGrip Pro Pack Simple Safe Secure Surfboard Holder Rack

QuiverGrip Surfboard Holder Rack

It's basically a clip that holds boards together. A clever rack system for storing surfboards in a small space.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Duke Kahanamoku Poster

Duke Kahanamoku Poster

The father of modern surfing, the greatest ambassador of Aloha, the man who introduced surfing to the world. This famous poster will look good on any wall.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Element Men's Camden Backpack

Element Camden Backpack

Every surfer needs a backpack. For the towel, boardshorts, wetsuit, rashie, fins, and wax.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Slyde Wedge Bodysurfing Handboard

Slyde Wedge Bodysurfing Handboard

Bodysurfing is an ancient art. Handboards open windows into new forms of riding waves and provide a thrilling experience for when the waves are less than ideal.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

RVCA Men's That'll Do Long-Sleeve Oxford Shirt

RVCA Long-Sleeve Oxford Shirt

Surfers know that style matters, and long-sleeve shirts like this one are as trendy as ever. It will keep you warm in winter, and comfortable on a summer night.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Dakine Kainui Surfboard Leash

Dakine Kainui Surfboard Leash

Quality is mandatory when talking about surf leashes. They will keep a surfer connected to the board, in case of a wipeout or unwanted fall off the board.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Carver Surfboard Bike Rack

Carver Surfboard Bike Rack

A savvy system for transporting a surfboard on a bike. It will save a surfer hundreds of dollars in gas, and it will keep him or her fit and healthy for the surf.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Lego City Surfer Rescue

Lego City Surfer Rescue

A simple, yet funny kit that includes a Coast Guard rescuer, a surfer, and shark. Ideal for kids and adults alike.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

FCS Deluxe Fin Wallet

FCS Deluxe Fin Wallet

Keeping a fin collection organized can be confusing. This wallet is the straightforward answer to a common problem.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

The California Surf Project

The California Surf Project

Two surfers get in a Volkswagen and embark on the surf trip of a lifetime. Their diary unveils the ultimate California surfing dream.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Slackline

Slackline

Surfers have discovered the slackline, and have fallen in love with it. Train your balance skills in an outdoor environment with friends and family.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Vans Authentic Chino Stretch Men's Pants

Vans Authentic Chino Stretch Pants

A 68 percent cotton pant with a classic cut and a surfer/skateboarder style. A modern fit for any occasion.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Pro-Lite Rhino Surfboard Travel Bag Single/Double-Fish/Hybrid

Pro-Lite Rhino Surfboard Travel Bag Single/Double-Fish/Hybrid

A high-quality surfboard travel bag that will protect any surfboard from accidental dings and UV rays. Get the board ready to move by car, bike or plane.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Surf Survival: The Surfer's Health Handbook

Surf Survival: The Surfer's Health Handbook

A surf book that is always helpful. This comprehensive surf health manual has all the information a surfer needs to help with the sport's most common injuries, diseases, and disorders.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Sharkbanz 2

Sharkbanz 2

The most popular anti-shark surf leash in the world. A smart gift for surfers living in shark-infested waters.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Komunity Stormrider Changing Mat

Komunity Changing Mat

A simple formula for defending your feet from cold and grainy surfaces, and for getting your wetsuit ready to go home.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Weatherflow Handheld Smart Phone Weather Meter

Weatherflow Handheld Smartphone Weather Meter

Wind is a decisive variable in the formation of the waves. This portable anemometer connects with a smartphone and delivers precious wind speed data.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

The Pickle Wax Remover w/Wax Comb

Pickle Wax Remover w/Wax Comb

The best way to remove wax from a surfboard. A green solution that will scrape the excess wax off the board in a matter of seconds.

Buy: Amazon.com