16 Rad Gifts for Surfers

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Surfing isn’t just a sport, it is a lifestyle. Surfing is not inexpensive so your favorite surfer will always appreciate a gift that supports what they love doing.

Purchasing a surfboard can be expensive and personal so instead, we’ve included some useful and practical gifts for surfers that can help them to protect their investment. Whether you are looking for gifts for your surfer friend’s birthday, Christmas or any other holiday, we’ve got you covered.

These gifts for surfers are perfect no matter what type of budget you have.

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Useful Gifts for Surfers

Here you’ll find the best surf gifts for beginner surfers and experienced surfers alike.

Surf Sessions

Beginning surfers can always benefit from a few lessons from the experts. Purchases some surf sessions with a local expert so they can hone their skills and become more proficient at the sport they love.

Surf Trip

If you are looking to go big with the perfect gift idea for your favorite surfer, put together a surf trip to a cool locale. Book transportation, hotel stay and put together a list of surfing hot spots in the area for them to check out.

Sticky Bumps Wax

Surf wax gets used up quickly and every surfer would like to have a reserve supply. For cold water look for cool to cold wax and get a warmer rated wax for surfing in more tropical waters.

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Surfboard Repair Kit

Accidents happen and dings and scratches can occur but a surfboard repair kit can help them get back on the water in a hurry. Nobody wants to waste a beautiful day when surf conditions are on point just because they have a busted board. 

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Microfiber Beach Towels

A beach towel is an essential item for any water-loving person. A traditional beach towel is a great option but look for an oversized towel that can be used to dry off both body and board. Quick-dry towels are also a great option!

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Fin Keys

Chances are your favorite surfer has a few backup fins. Fin keys are easy to lose and having a few extra is always a good idea. They can store a couple in the car and a few in their surf bag so they always have one when needed. 

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Wetsuit Shampoo

A wetsuit can help regulate their body temperature and protect their skin from saltwater and wave rash. Unfortunately, a wetsuit can also get pretty stinky! Help your favorite surfer keep their wetsuit smelling fresh and feeling clean with wetsuit shampoo that will get all the funk out!

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Creatures of Leisure Surf Ear Plugs

Surfer's ear is no fun and can have a negative impact of future surfing session. Surfer ear plugs are designed to stay put and keep water out of their ears so they can feel comfortable and keep doing what they love best. Makes a great stocking stuffer!

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Surfer Socks

Surfing themed novelty socks are a fun way for your favorite surfer dude to show their love of the sport even when they aren't on the water. Socks are inexpensive but fun.

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O'Neill Split Toe Booties

Surfing barefoot is a lot of fun but in certain waters, it's important to protect your feet. Reef-filled waters can have sharp edges that can hurt you and put a damper on a fun day. Keep your surfer safe with these split-toe booties from O'Neil!

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Reef Safe Sunscreen

Protecting your skin is so important, which makes sunscreen a practical gift that will definitely be used. When on the water, it's doubly important because skin is exposed to both the sun and the reflection off the water. A reef safe sunscreen will protect their skin and protect the waters for future generations. 

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Universal Car Soft Roof Rack

Surfboards are big and transporting it can be a hassle, especially if their car doesn't have a roof rack. Give them an awesome gift like this roof rack system that's easy to install and protects both their car and their board. It's is essential for any surfer!

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Lockable Tie Down Straps

A good set of tie-down straps will protect their board and hold it in place as you travel. A set of locking straps can provide added safety measures that will deter theft and protect their investment in their board.

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A GoPro is waterproof and can be easily attached to a surfboard with one of its many accessories. They can shoot amazing videos of their surfing session and easily share them online or review them to improve their technique. This is a gift for your surfer that will be loved and used often!

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Amanda is a mom of four kids, two dogs, a cat, and a few hundred composting worms. As a former teacher, former fitness instructor, and the oldest of a houseful of kids, she has quite a bit of experience educating others – which she now does via writing! Gift giving isn’t her main love language, but she loves shopping for the perfect gifts for others.

You can find her on her main blog at amandaseghetti.com and on all social media @amandaseghetti <3

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