These Gifts Are Perfect for Surfers

Give a little stoke for the holidays.

By: The Outbound Collective + Save to a List

Most surfers are pretty easy to please when it comes to gifts. Just get them any surf-related item that gives them an excuse to spend more time in the water and you're golden. From foamies to fins, sunscreen to sex wax, check out some recommendations from our team of surfers.

1. DAKINE Cyclone 60L Duffel

Any surfer is bound to have a surf trip or two planned throughout the year and we love this pack from Dakine for traveling near and far, especially if you've got any boat travel. Its roll-top, water-resistant design is perfect for keeping the contents dry or keeping water from escaping if you've packed wet wetsuits, booties, or towels inside. 


2. Bureo X Futures Surf Fin

Bureo makes products out of recycled fishing nets and Futures are the top fin system in the world so what do you get when they work together? Fins that perform well every time and help keep our oceans clean 


3. Sun Bum SPF 30 Original Lotion Sunscreen - 8 fl. oz.

Sun Bum is a go-to for our team whether we're surfing or chillin' on the beach. It's water-resistant and has strong UV protection, but it's also reef safe


4. Wavestorm Classic 8' Surfboard

No surfer is too cool for a Wavestorm. These little soft-tops are a ton of fun to ride - even for advanced surfers - and they're great to have in the garage for when you've got a beginner surfer coming to visit who needs a good learning board. 


5. Let My People Go Surfing By Yvon Chouinard

This book actually talks a lot more about rock climbing than surfing, but it's full of life and business lessons that will resonate with every surfer like how to structure a business culture around always having time to surf (or climb or run or do whatever makes you feel whole). 


6. Ride Engine Apoc 4/3 Hoodless Wetsuit

Based in Santa Cruz, CA, Ride Engine blew up the kiteboarding world with their innovative form-fitting harnesses. It's no surprise then that their wetsuits stand out against longtime trusted brands. The Apoc is super comfy, durable, and keeps the cold out for longer sessions and more waves. Check out the women's Elara here


7. Creatures of Leisure Surf Ears Earbuds

If the surfer you're shopping for lives near enough to the ocean to be surfing regularly, chances are they spend enough time in the water to worry about surfer's ear. These earbuds help prevent surfer's ear without blocking so much sound that you can't hear your buddy talking. 


8. O'Neill Psycho 3mm Hood

A little cold water won't keep most surfers out of the ocean, but a little extra protection up top can go a long ways in extending your session and the Psycho 3mm from Oneill is a classic, reliable choice. 


9. Thule Surf Pads

These roof-rack pads from Thule help ensure your boards get to the beach in one piece and ding-free. Easy to attach and compatible with round or square bars, this is a no-brainer for any surfer strapping their boards to the roof of their cars. 


10. Sex Wax Quick Hump Surf Wax

A surfer can never have too much wax. Throw a few bars in their stocking for an easy, affordable gift that they'll put to use in no time. 


Cover photo: Lucas Suarez

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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