The Summer Surf Gear Guide 2018: surf is where you find it | Photo: Quintano/Creative Commons

Welcome to our favorite time of the year. Summer is the surfers' season, and so we're back with a solid selection of essential surfing equipment for the warm season.

Winter is gone, and it's time to relax. Time to pick up a bigger board and appreciate the joy of riding small, yet endless summer waves.

Our panel of enthusiastic wave riders has, once again, hand-picked the premium surf gear items for summer 2018. They've identified and gathered the best of the best in the surf market.

You'll find the latest wetsuits, the finest surf books, the indispensable surfboard products, the boardshorts, beach towels, hardware and smart surf accessories that will improve your surfing experience.

Whether you're embarking on a surf trip with friends, enjoying a few days off, or going on vacation with your family, it's always good to get the basics covered.

Enjoy your Summer Surf Gear Guide 2018. We've meticulously designed it for you.

 

All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride

All Our Waves Are Water

Jaimal Yogis, the author of "Saltwater Buddha," embarks on a refreshing meditative journey with surfing on the back of his mind. A great for the warm summer days.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

Casio G-Shock G-Lide

Casio G-Shock G-Lide

This is one of the most popular surf watches in world right. It provide both digital and analog info, including moon data, tide graphs and temperature.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

Headhunter SPF 45 Mineral Sunscreen Face Stick

Headhunter SPF 45 Mineral Sunscreen Face Stick

This is one of the most popular surf watches in world right. It provide both digital and analog info, including moon data, tide graphs and temperature.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

Quiksilver Carver Nubuck Sandals

Quiksilver Carver Nubuck Sandals

They're comfy, practical and durable. These vegan and water-friendly sandals feature a rubber sole and arch support.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

GoPro HERO6 Black

GoPro HERO6 Black

Discover the most advanced surf camera in the world. This beauty will shoot 12MP photos, and 4K videos, and comes with a built-in touch screen.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

GoPro Bite Mount

GoPro Bite Mount

This is one of the most useful GoPro accessories. It will allow you to capture POV footage in a comfortable way thanks to its ergonomic design.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

Sticky Bumps Surf Wax

Sticky Bumps Surf Wax

It's summer time and you need the right wax formula for your three-hour surf sessions. Keep your board sticky, and never lose the grip.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

O'Neill Catalina Avalon Boardshorts

O'Neill Catalina Avalon Boardshorts

Whether you're in or out of the water, you need a pair of comfy, practical and technical trunks. This model features ultra suede fabrication, 21-inch outseam, a smart fly closure, and side pocket.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

Doc's Pro Plugs

Doc's Pro Plugs

Don't let Surfer's Ear win the battle. Protect your ears from cold water and wind, and avoid unnecessary surgery, even during summertime.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

Pickle Wax Remover

Pickle Wax Remover

A chemically-free dry wax remover that will clean and lighten up your surfboard in a couple of minutes.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

FCS Fin Wallet

FCS Fin Wallet

Keep your surfboard fin collection organized and ready to be transported and used. Features six individual fin pouches, and small organizer pockets for spare screw and keys.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

RinseKit

RinseKit

There's nothing better than enjoying a cold or warm shower right after a surf session. The always popular portable RinseKit is a must-have piece of equipment for every surfer.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

HexaTraction Board Grip

HexaTraction Board Grip

Have you ever tried surfing without wax on your surfboard? Try this smart and alternative traction formula. It is easy to install and will last for years.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

MBB Surfboard Bike Rack

MBB Surfboard Bike Rack

There's nothing like riding a bike on your way to surf. Save gas, and join the outdoor revolution. A smart surfboard bike rack is all you need.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

Surfboard Sock

Surfboard Sock

A surfboard sock cover is the perfect pick for surfers who prefer simple, lightweight protection for their surfboards.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

Catch Surf Original Finless Beater Board

Catch Surf Original Finless Beater Board

Don't take surfing too seriously, especially during summer. Grab the funnest surfboard in the world, and catch all types of waves.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

VonZipper Clutch Sunglasses

VonZipper Clutch Sunglasses

Don't take surfing too seriously, especially during summer. Grab the funnest surfboard in the world, and catch all types of waves.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

Billabong Fluid Airlite Boarshorts

Billabong Fluid Airlite Boarshorts

These boardshorts give you flexibility, stability, and comfort where you need it most. A model engineered for surfers and surfing.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

SereneLife Inflatable SUP

SereneLife Inflatable SUP

A complete and affordable stand-up paddleboarding kit that can be enjoyed in the the lake, river or ocean. Inflates and deflates quickly, and has superior maneuverability.

Buy: USA

 

Roxy Pop Surf One Piece Swimsuit

Roxy Pop Surf One Piece Swimsuit

A stunning Roxy swimsuit that combines style and functionality. For the surfer girl who's always in and out of the water.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

Razor RipStik RipSurf

Razor RipStik RipSurf

The ultimate surfer skateboard that emulates the surfing moves on dry land. Easy and fun to ride.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

RVCA Luke Pelletier Panther Towel

RVCA Luke Pelletier Panther Towel

The ultimate surfer skateboard that emulates the surfing moves on dry land. Easy and fun to ride.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

Patagonia R1 Lite Wetsuit

Patagonia R1 Lite Wetsuit

A eco-friendly neoprene-free full suit made of 85 percent Yulex natural rubber derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

FCS Wet Bag

FCS Wet Bag

Have you finished your surf session? Don't leave your wetsuit anywhere. This reinforced PVC/nylon bag has sealed seams that will keep saltwater and sand inside.

Buy: USA | Europe

 

Slingshot B3 Trainer Kite

Slingshot B3 Trainer Kite

A safe way of enjoying the power of the wind. You don't need to know how to sail, and you can even ride it while skateboarding.

Buy: USA