The Summer Surf Gear Guide 2015: all you need for an endless summer | Photo: Damian Gadal/Creative Commons

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The long-awaited summer waves are back. If we close our eyes, we can already feel them beneath our feet as we gain speed through the warm wind. Gear up with this year's ultimate surfing items and make your wildest surf dreams come true.

As we step deep into spring, we finally leave cold, rainy days behind us and begin to plan our long-awaited summer adventures.

Sandy beaches, hot temperatures, beautiful landscapes, music, friends, and, hopefully, the best waves of our lives are now a palpable reality.

This year we reveal the newest and must-have tools that will allow you to enjoy surfing to the fullest in the warm season with style and comfort and take your performance one step further.

While boys and girls share the same passion for surfing, both have different preferences and needs, so this year's Summer Surf Gear Guide 2015 includes suggestions for him and her. 

Vestal Brig Surf Watch

Vestal Brig Surf Watch

Never miss the ideal summer tides.

The Brig can track the tide at over 200 beaches worldwide for the next 20 years.

GoPro Hero4 Session

GoPro Hero 4 Session

Are you eager to capture and share your best surfing moves? Go Pro Hero 4 Session has your back, with the best professional video quality so far in a tiny, sturdy package.

The smallest version of the best-selling action camera features 1080p60 video and 8MP photos. It is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other Hero4 cameras.

Hurley Phantom JJF Elite Boardshort Hurley Phantom JJF Elite Boardshort

A great pair of boardshorts, fit for surfing, makes a huge difference. This summer, we recommend Hurley's JJF Elite Boardshorts, which were designed according to the precise specifications of John John Florence.

These boardshorts deliver a responsive waistband, 60% stretch fabric, 21" length for added protection and no slip, a side welded pocket, and zero-chafe comfort. 

Quiksilver Fins T-Shirt

Quiksilver Fins T-Shirt

Keep it cool, simple, and deliciously retro with Quicksilver's Fins First t-shirt. With this 100% cotton t-shirt, you'll always have a great quiver in sight and let the world know you love what you do best - surfing!

Oakley Holbrook

Oakley Holbrook

Staring at the sea in search for the perfect wave exposes your eyes to the harmful effect of the reflection of sunlight on the water surface.

Keep your eyes safe in old Hollywood style sunglasses designed by Oakley. The Holbrook displays polarized, high definition lenses with UV protection and a three-point fit for optimum comfort and optical alignment.

La Roche-Posay Sunscreen 50+ SPF

La Roche-Posay Sunscreen 50+ SPF

Surfers are particularly exposed to the harmful effects of the sun. With that in mind, don't forget to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays with a top quality sunscreen.

For great protection and a healthy tan, we suggest La Roche Posay's Anthelios XL 50+ SPF Spray. This broad spectrum protection sunscreen formulated for sensitive skin is very water resistant, easy to apply and paraben and fragrance-free.

GoPro 3-Way Grip, Arm and Tripod

GoPro 3-Way Grip, Arm, and Tripod

An extension arm for your action camera brings a whole new perspective to your surfing footage. But why stick to the traditional, one-function, and telescopic poles?

Go Pro's 3-Way can be used as an extension arm, camera grip, or tripod, so you get a better value for your money. This versatile accessory is compatible with all GoPro cameras.

Surfboard Bike Rack

Surfboard Bike Rack

Find the best waves with your favorite bike. Leave your car at home and explore the nearest breaks with a summer-friendly two-wheeler.

Get a surfboard bike rack and forget traffic jams. Summer is all yours.

Wax for Warm Temperatures Wax for Warm Temperatures

Summer usually means warm waters. Enjoy the intense smell of surf wax as you paddle out under sunny rays and blue skies.

Women's Bike

Women's Bike

Meet the perfect beach cruiser for the modern surfer girl.

It features classic fenders for stylish wheel protection and a front basket with room for all your everyday essentials.

The Surf Girl Handbook

The Surf Girl Handbook

A great surf book for your summer.

There's information on getting started, oceanography, and choosing the right equipment, as well as advice on fitness regimes, yoga and pilates, nutrition, and looking after yourself physically and mentally.

Red Paddle Co 9'8 Ride Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board 

Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

No waves? No worries. The Red Paddle Co 9'8'' is the perfect surf toy for those flat summer days.

This inflatable SUP works in every condition, from cruising up the river to catching waves quickly and easily. It is four times thicker than many inflatable paddle boards.

Rip Curl Women's Spring Suit

Rip Curl Women's Spring Suit

Hit the summer waves with a top performance, but still fun and fashionable, spring suit.

The short sleeve suit is a capsule design of the best-selling Bombshell Series. It is made of E4 neoprene and comes in different color options, with mesh leg and arm seals and a convenient internal key stash pocket.

RVCA Barlow Backpack

RVCA Barlow Backpack

Got the car keys? Got the mobile phone? Got the towel? Got the wax?

A great bag for your summer essentials, with one interior slip pocket, three exterior pockets and side water bottle compartments.

All for a Few Perfect Waves: The Audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora

All for a Few Perfect Waves

Discover the incredible life story of Miki Dora while the tide's coming out.

To fully capture Dora's never-before-told story, David Rensin spent four years interviewing hundreds of Dora's friends, enemies, family members, lovers, and fellow surfers to uncover the untold truth about surfing's most outrageous antihero.

Dakine Shuttle Bag Dakine Shuttle Bag

Protect your favorite surfboard from cracks and sun rays.

Get this heat and water resistant bag. And ideal pick for traveling adventures and long beach stays. You could almost sleep in it.

FCS UL-5 Thruster Fins FCS UL-5 Thruster Fins

Fins matter.

The FCS UL-5 Tri Set are ultralight fins with a well balanced template, hydrodynamic foil on the side fins, and carbon controlled flex pattern. Produces remarkable acceleration through turns.

Reef Fanning Sandals Reef Fanning Sandals

Get comfortable. A cool surf sandal for the day and for the night.

Prepare for a quick-drying synthetic nubuck strap, a contoured footbed, a molded EVA sole with added arch support, and under-heel airbag cushioning.

Sony Extra Bass Headphones Sony Extra Bass Headphones

Enjoy the sound of the surf.

More than your basic pair of over-the-head headphones, the Sony Extra Bass headset delivers rock-solid audio performance, an integrated microphone for hands-free calling, and media playback controls for convenient operation.

Beater Original 54 Twin Fin

Beater Original 54 Twin Fin

Fun, fun, fun! The Original Beater board is the original all-purpose, fully customizable shred stick!

Surf it with or without fins, bodyboard or skim it; do whatever the heck you want. The Beater can turn an average beach day into an epic tale of radness!

Vans Slip-On Shoes

Vans Slip-On Shoes

One of the most popular skate shoe models by Vans.

The Canvas Classic Slip-on has a low profile, slip-on canvas upper with elastic side accents, Vans flag label, and Vans original Waffle Outsole.

Surfear Earplugs

Surfear Earplugs

Surfers' Ear is a serious problem. Protect yourself and avoid complicated surgeries.

These surf earplugs will block out water, cold air, dirt, and bacteria while allowing you to keep a normal conversation and hear what's going on around you without feeling isolated.

Coleman 3-Person Instant Dome Tent 

Coleman 3-Person Instant Dome Tent

Surf adventures always have tents. You'll love them.

In about a minute you can have the tent set up or taken down. The spacious interior fits a queen-sized airbed. An exclusive system and integrated rainfly helps keeps you dry and comfortable when it rains.

Quest Super Cruiser 

Quest Super Cruiser

Surf is everywhere. Even on the tarmac when the ocean's flat.

This classic longboard skateboard features original abstract graphics, rugged aluminum trucks, and durable 70mm PU wheels. It will take you where you need to go in style. It's great for getting to class or cruising along the boardwalk around town.

Roxy Flip Flops

Roxy Flip Flops

Walking over the hot sand and close to the water means: wearing flip flops! They’re easy to put on, take off and carry around. They’re also water resistant, so you won’t have to keep looking where you’re putting your feet.

Hurley Bikini

Hurley Bikini

Get both surf and beach-ready in the new printed bikini by Hurley.
Features moderate coverage and multi-strap detail and sits low on the hips for a flattering, comfortable look.

Nemo Helio Pressure Shower 

Portable Shower

The perfect shower for the sunset sessions.

It rests on the ground and delivers the pressure you need to wash hair, do the dishes, rinse off gear, water your plants, or wash the dog. Up to 7 minutes of water.

Vans Women's Slip-On Sneakers 

Vans Women's Slip-On Sneakers

Sneakers are all the rage this year. But long before the fashionistas adopted them, slip-on sneakers were already a surfer girl’s good friend.

Vans has the best selection of all. The white, perforated leather and minimal Classic Slip-On are a cool pick that will match anything you’re wearing (they'll also make you look more tanned).

Nixon The UltraTide Nixon The Ultratide

If you ever wish you could access real-time surfing conditions in your surf watch, we have good news: Nixon made it happen.

The Ultratide displays ten times more data than any other surfing watch and doesn't need recharging. Features data live and in real-time, like wave height, wind direction and speed, swell direction, air and water temperature and real time tide, all through Bluetooth wireless technology.


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