The Summer Surf Gear Guide 2021

June 21, 2021 | Surfing
The Summer Surf Gear Guide 2021: a selection of sustainable surf accessories for the warm season | Photo: Shutterstock

Summer is here, and we're back with a collection of surf accessories, gear, and apparel that you'll surely enjoy.

What are your plans for this year's summer surfing season?

Will you be relaxing at home and making occasional trips to the beach for early morning and late afternoon surf sessions?

Or are you planning a surf trip to a wave-rich coastline?

Whatever you do, make sure you're safe and healthy while enjoying the warm season and the often serene summer swells.

Summertime is always special for any surfer. It's a time to grab a funboard or longboard and enjoy the gentle rollers.

After a long and difficult winter, it's time to recharge the batteries, go with the flow, and just be in the moment.

Always remember that the surf is where you find it.

Once again, our selection of summer essentials for enthusiastic surfers comprises an increasing number of sustainable and environmentally friendly products.

Whether they're carbon neutral, use recycled or less plastic materials, contribute to reforestation programs or are made from natural, responsibly manufactured surf items, the goal is to buy better, each day at a time.

Enjoy your surfing summer. See you in the lineup.

Garmin Instinct Solar Surf

Garmin Instinct Solar Surf

The Garmin Instinct Solar Surf is our favorite surf smartwatch.

It features tide data, fitness apps, an oximeter, sunrise/sunset times, a built-in GPS for tracking surf activity, a solar battery, heart rate monitoring, altimeter and barometer, and several useful functions and modes.

Buy: Amazon.com

Vissla 7 Seas 20L Dry Bag

Vissla 7 Seas 20L Dry Bag

The Vissla 7 Seas 20L Dry Bag is a handy surf item.

The 20-liter bag allows you to comfortably carry your wetsuit, beach towel, boardshorts, wax, and other items from your home to the beach and vice-versa. It is waterproof, made of durable materials, and has a shoulder strap for easy transport.

Buy: Amazon.com

A Surfer in the White House

A Surfer in the White House

"A Surfer in the White House" tells the incredible life story of one of the co-founders of the Surfrider Foundation.

The book shares some of the most exciting events and adventures Rob Caughlan embraced had throughout his career on his quest to fight the political and business powers that are destroying our oceans, beaches, and waves.

Buy: Amazon.com

RSPro Front Deck Grip Hexa

RSPro Front Deck Grip Hexa

The RSPro Front Deck Grip Hexa is a sustainable alternative to surf wax.

It provides traction to any surfboard using cork honeycomb-shaped cells that absorb any impact and increase grip where surfers need it. It works well on all types of boards and uses a simple modular configuration.

Buy: Amazon.com

Dakine Kaimana Pro Comp Surf Leash

Dakine Kaimana Pro Comp Surf Leash

The Dakine Kaimana Pro Comp Surf Leash is the leg rope you can trust in the rough surf.

It provides increased comfort and durability without sacrificing performance. The leash uses 3/16-inch DuraCord and a low-profile ankle cuff that will stay in place all the time.

Buy: Amazon.com

Reef Draftsmen

Reef Draftsmen

Reef Draftsmen are one of the most popular surf sandals of all time.

The pair of full-grain leather flip flops feature a stitch-free liner for extra comfort, a footbed with anatomic arch support, and a rubber outsole with a bottle opener.

Buy: Amazon.com

Kokua Sun Care Reef Safe SPF 50 Sunscreen

Kokua Sun Care Reef Safe Sunscreen

The Kokua Sun Care Reef Safe SPF 50 Sunscreen is a baby and reef-safe sunscreen for surfers.

It has no chemicals, artificial fragrances, phthalates, or parabens, and it will protect your skin against the malign ultraviolet sun rays. Seven of its 23 antioxidants are sourced from Hawaii.

Buy: Amazon.com

Patagonia Atom Sling 8L

Patagonia Atom Sling 8L

The Patagonia Atom Sling 8L is a high-quality classic sling made from recycled materials.

It comes with a strap-zipped pocket that adds storage and helps distribute weight and is big enough to carry a surfer's essentials.

Buy: Amazon.com

Nomadix Aloha Sunset Towel

Nomadix Aloha Sunset Towel

The Nomadix Aloha Sunset Towel is made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

It's a sand-resistant, multi-purpose towel with a single side print and quick-drying characteristics. It is soft, lightweight, and durable.

Buy: Amazon.com

Sticky Bumps Original Surf Wax

Sticky Bumps Original Surf Wax

The Sticky Bumps Original Surf Wax is a grippy formula handmade in the United States.

It uses natural and biodegradable ingredients, and it is non-toxic and non-harmful to surfers and marine life.

Buy: Amazon.com

Roxy Endless Summer Boardshorts

Roxy Endless Summer Boardshorts

The Roxy Endless Summer Boardshorts uses recycled, four-way stretch polyester made from plastic bottles.

It's the perfect pair of women's boardshorts for an endless summer of waves and features a short-length design and a drawcord on the waistband.

Buy: Amazon.com

Outer Mountain Surf Wax Scraper and Comb

Outer Mountain Surf Wax Scraper and Comb

The Outer Mountain Surf Wax Scraper and Comb is the ideal item for your surf wax jobs.

It is made from natural bamboo and will help you remove the old wax easily with its flat edge. You can also use it to create textured grooves and improve the traction of your wax.

Buy: Amazon.com

Vissla 7 Seas 3/2 Wetsuit

Vissla 7 Seas 3/2 Wetsuit

The Vissla 7 Seas 3/2 Wetsuit is built using Japanese limestone-based neoprene.

It is highly flexible, light, warm, and easy to put on and take off. Its lining insulates heat and dries fast, and its water-based lamination is solvent-free features no harmful chemicals.

Buy: Amazon.com

Surf City: The Story of Jan and Dean

Surf City: The Story of Jan and Dean

"Surf City: The Story of Jan and Dean" is a surprising real-life story about a song and a relationship between The Beach Boys and the pioneers of the California sound, Jan and Dean.

What happened to the music industry when Brian Wilson gave his friends Jan Berry and Dean Torrence a massive hit song? It's all in here in this exciting and must-read book.

Buy: Amazon.com

The Summer Surf Gear Guide 2021