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

Check out the 2023 edition. 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.

Amazing Waves: The Beauty of Waves And An Appreciation of Surf

Amazing Waves: The Beauty of Waves And An Appreciation of Surf

An incredible coffee-table book of photos that capture the majesty and beauty of ocean waves.

 

Tower Adventurer Inflatable SUP

Tower Adventurer Inflatable SUP

A best-selling inflatable paddle board made in California. It features an extremely rigid construction and comes with a paddle and pump.

 

Nixon The Mission

Nixon The Mission

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

 

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.

 

A Brief History of Surfing

Aquapac Keymaster

A Brief History of Surfing

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.

 

A Brief History of Surfing

O'Neill Hyperfreak 4/3

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

 

Surf World Series

Surf World Series

An arcade surfing game for the PS4. The first of its kind since the PS2 years. Ride the iconic waves of Supertubos (Portugal), Jeffrey's Bay (South Africa), Bells Beach (Australia), Waimea Bay (Hawaii), and Cacimba do Padre (Brazil).

 

Surf World Series

HexaTraction Clear Surf Grip

Surf World Series

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

 

Santa Cruz Land Shark Skateboard

Santa Cruz Skate Land Shark Sk8

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

 

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.

 

GoPro Hero 6 Black

GoPro Hero6

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.

 

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.

 

FCS II Performer PC Carbon Fins

FCS II Performer PC Carbon

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

 

Surfing Puzzle

Educa 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.

 

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.

 

Hubboards Inflatable Bodyboard

Hubboards Inflatable Bodyboard

The Boog Mat is an innovative inflatable boogie board by Hubboards that will open a new world of fun in the surf. Successfully tested in Pipeline by Jeff Hubbard.

 

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.

 

Universal Locking Roof Rack Crossbars by Vault

54'' 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.

 

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.

 

Surf Science: An Introduction to Waves for Surfing

Surf Science

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.

 

Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Series 3

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

 

The Endless Summer DVD

The Endless Summer

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.

 

QuiverGrip Surfboard Holder Rack

QuiverGrip Pro Pack Simple Safe Secure Surfboard Holder Rack

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

 

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.

 

Element Camden Backpack

Element Men's Camden Backpack

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

 

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.

 

RVCA Long-Sleeve Oxford Shirt

RVCA Men's That'll Do 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Lego City Surfer Rescue

Lego City Surfer Rescue

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Vans Authentic Chino Stretch Pants

Vans Authentic Chino Stretch Men's Pants

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Sharkbanz 2

Sharkbanz 2

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

 

Komunity Changing Mat

Komunity Stormrider Changing Mat

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

 

Weatherflow Handheld Smartphone Weather Meter

Weatherflow Handheld Smart Phone 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.

 

Pickle Wax Remover w/Wax Comb

The 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.

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