The Surfing Christmas Gift Guide for 2019

October 29, 2019 | Surfing
The Surfing Christmas Gift Guide for 2019

The happiest time of the year is just around the corner. Are you already being bombed with endless gift suggestions?

We give you a careful selection of only the best the industry has to offer so that you can shop safely and consciously.

Christmas arrives, and the drama begins. Social media, online ads - they all try to seduce you with the shiniest, sexiest new product you really need to have.

It is easy to get overwhelmed when the time to choose a simple gift arrives.

The tremendous amount of options - facilitated and exacerbated by online shopping - can turn the jolly season into a little nightmare, especially for last-minute shoppers.

However, more important than the nuisance of finding a needle in the stack is the underlying issue of conscious shopping.

As plastic floods our oceans, we need to become more aware of our consumerism habits and refrain from impulse shopping.

Carefully Curated Surf Gift Ideas

It is now essential to shop less and better - find what really suits your needs, choose quality over quantity, and opt for the most eco-friendly products.

When buying a gift, ask yourself if it is something useful or wanted by the person you are trying to surprise or just a mindless souvenir that will be put aside.

If you really must buy something less environmentally-friendly, make sure it is something that will last.

This year, we curated a selection of the best and more relevant surf industry products based on our personal experience and verified reviews from thousands of worldwide surfers.

It is easy to be fooled by deceiving descriptions and fake reviews that lead to unwanted last-minute returns and replacements to fill the now-empty stocking.

When shopping for Christmas presents, it's paramount you get exactly what you want, on time.

Choose wisely, shop safely, and put a smile on a surfer's face. Happy holiday season!

 

Children of the Tide

Children of the Tide

Italian sinologist-surfer Nik Zanella re-shaped the history of surfing after discovering that the Chinese have been riding waves for several centuries.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

O'Neill Reactor 3/2mm Full Wetsuit

O'Neill Reactor 3/2mm Full Wetsuit

The brand founded by Jack O'Neill is still making some of the best all-round wetsuits in the world. This model will always keep you comfortable in the water.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Wavestorm 8' Surfboard

Wavestorm 8' Surfboard

One of the best-selling EPX foam core surfboards in the world returns with a stunning sunburst color graphic art deck.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

DB Streamline Skimboard

DB Streamline Skimboard

A great skimboard for the flat days. This versatile model is perfect for ollies and flatland skimming maneuvers.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Ho Stevie! Premium Surfboard Traction Pad

Ho Stevie! Premium Surfboard Traction Pad

Keep a surfer's back foot glued to the board. Here's a comfortable and functional traction pad that comes with 3M adhesives.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

SereneLife Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board

SereneLife Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board

A best-selling inflatable SUP for cruising, exploring, and surfing waves. The kit includes a coiled safety leash, a manual air pump, patch repair accessories, and a convenient storage bag.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

FCS II Performer Thruster Fin Setup

FCS II Performer Thruster Fin Setup

An all-around thruster fin set for all kinds of waves, and all types of surfboards.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Empire Duo PE LTD Bodyboard

Empire Duo PE LTD Bodyboard

Need a durable beginner and intermediate bodyboard for riders who like to challenge themselves. Here's a great pick at a great price.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Catch Surf Beater 5' Leash

Catch Surf Beater 5' Leash

Everybody needs a good surf leash. This standard comp leg rope will make sure the surfboard stays with the surfer all the time.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Sticky Bumps Surfboard Bag

Sticky Bumps Surfboard Bag

Surfboards are fragile, but this waterproof, 5mm closed cell foam padding bag will protect a surfer's magic stick from unwanted dings.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Slyde Wedge Bodysurfing Handboard/Handplane

Slyde Wedge Bodysurfing Handboard/Handplane

Bodysurfing is the purest form of wave riding. A handboard will only enhance the whole experience.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Naked Surf Surfboard Wall Rack

Naked Surf Surfboard Wall Rack

Here's a simple solution for storing a surfboard in a safe and reachable place.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

FinPuller Fin Removal and Installation Tool

FinPuller Fin Removal and Installation Tool

This smart invention saves a surfer's hands and the board's fins and boxes. It works with nearly any removable fin system and is made from recycled materials.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Surf Ears 3.0 Ear Plugs

Surf Ears 3.0 Ear Plugs

Exostosis is a serious health condition that affects nearly all surfers when they reach their 30s. Ear protection is the only way of avoiding surgery.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Revivex Wetsuit Shampoo, Cleaner and Conditioner

Revivex Wetsuit Shampoo, Cleaner and Conditioner

There's nothing like putting on a clean and bacteria-free wetsuit. This solution will not only remove organic residues but also make the neoprene skin last longer.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Surf Sock

Surf Sock

Every surfer needs this clever piece of gear. Made from upcycled sailcloth, it will enable a surfer's feet to slide into the wetsuit with ease.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

FE Active 30L Waterproof Dry Bag Backpack

FE Active 30L Waterproof Dry Bag Backpack

The perfect choice for taking a wet wetsuit home after a fun surf session. Made of thick, 5mmmarine grade, eco-friendly PVC tarpaulin.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Matunas Surf Wax

Matunas Surf Wax

Get a grip with a 100 percent natural, biodegradable, and nontoxic surf wax made with organic ingredients and wrapped by on recycled paper with soy ink.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Patagonia Sweater Puffer Jacket

Patagonia Sweater Puffer Jacket

A lightweight, windproof, and warm protection featuring durable shell fabric made of 100 percent recycled polyester ripstop.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Surf Like a Girl

Surf Like a Girl

One of the best and most beautiful surf books ever published exclusively dedicated to women's surfing. An inspiring publication for both men and women.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Wusuaned Inspirational Surf Bracelet

Wusuaned Inspirational Surf Bracelet

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." Here's the perfect gift for those who have never tried surfing.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

The Endless Summer 500-Piece Puzzle

The Endless Summer 500-Piece Puzzle

The official jigsaw puzzle of the classic surf film "The Endless Summer" will keep any surfer entertained for hours.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Ho Stevie! Surf Poncho

Ho Stevie! Surf Poncho

It has never been easy to get in and out of a wetsuit without while changing in public. The surf poncho solves that problem while keeping a surfer warm.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

RVCA VA All The Way Trucker Hat

RVCA VA All The Way Trucker Hat

A cool hat for the sunny and rainy days.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Baxter of California Cream Pomade

Baxter of California Cream Pomade

A surfer's hair is often exposed to the negative effects caused by sun rays, saltwater, and sand. But this men's styling cream softens and smooths it after each session.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer

Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer

A facial treatment and broad-spectrum sunscreen in one easy-to-use product. This formula improves the skin's appearance and provides lasting hydration.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Advanced Elements 2.5-Gallon Portable Solar Shower

Advanced Elements 2.5-Gallon Portable Solar Shower

A portable surf shower that retains solar heat. Features an on/off shower head and velcro straps for soap and shampoo.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Lohanu Ukulele Bundle

Lohanu Ukulele Bundle

This kit comes with 24-inch long ukulele, a strap, tuner, case, two plastic picks, a paracord hanger, an extra set of strings, and one leather pick.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Surfer Dudes Toy

Surfer Dudes Toy

A self-righting, unsinkable surf toy that will catch any wave in all types of ocean conditions. It doesn't need batteries.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Tavarua: The Surfing Board Game

Tavarua: The Surfing Board Game

A 1-6 player competitive surfing board game with a simple, yet highly engaging gameplay.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Sun Bum Sunscreen SPF 30

Sun Bum Sunscreen SPF 30

A reef-friendly sunscreen made with vegan ingredients. A perfect protection against UVA rays and an excellent option for preventing premature aging and moisturizing a surfer's skin.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

World Surf Map

World Surf Map

The coolest surf map on the planet features over 1,000 surf breaks and will look good in any wall.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

The World Stormrider Surf Guide

The World Stormrider Surf Guide

The most comprehensive surf spot guide ever published features over 260 detailed maps and 600 stunning photos.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Zayad Beach Trash Picker

Zayad Beach Trash Picker

The ideal tool for a post-surf beach cleanup. Join the global movement to keep the oceans and the beaches free from plastic and trash.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Waikiki Tin Sign

Waikiki Tin Sign

A lightweight metal tin sign featuring a retro image of a wave riding session at Waikiki, the birth of modern surfing.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Koala Witz Waterproof Floating Sports Case

Koala Witz Waterproof Floating Sports Case

A surf-safe solution for taking a surfer's car keys and credit cards to the water. It's waterproof,  3/4'' thick.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Skullcandy Wireless Headphones

Skullcandy Wireless Headphones

A spectacular audio experience featuring adjustable bass levels, refined acoustics, a built-in microphone, and on-ear buttons.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook

The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook

Healthy food is a synonym of quality surfing. This cookbook contains over 100 practical and straightforward pre-recipes for the surfer on the go.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Mobihome Surf Beach Tent

Mobihome Surf Beach Tent

Meet one of the fastest and easiest set-up and take-down beach tents. It provides sun protection, 360 degrees ventilation, a spacious interior waterproof shelter, and storage pockets.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

O'Neill UPF 50+ Long Sleeve Rash Guard

O'Neill UPF 50+ Long Sleeve Rash Guard

Whether you're in or out of the water, this is fundamental protection from rash and UV rays.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Nixon Base Tide Surf Watch

Nixon Base Tide Surf Watch

A simplified surf watch displaying future tide times. A retro and stylish model that will help any surfer get ready for action.

Buy: Amazon.com

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