The holidays are just around the corner and we’ve put together a list of gifts that any surfer would love to receive. I’m proud to say that everything on this list is something that I already own or would love to own. Hopefully this list will help you with your holiday shopping this year. If there is something not on this list that you think should be here, feel free to shoot me an email at jz [at] surfbang.com.
$9Sun Cure Surfboard Repair Kit
This is something every surfer should have. It’s the perfect kit to fix minor dings and cracks on any foam and fiberglass surfboard. Everything you need to start repairing your board is included in this kit. Excuse me, everything except the sun is included, which is needed to dry and cure your repairs. At only 9 bucks this could make a great stocking stuffer.
$102010 Reef Girl Calendar
2011 just got a little better with this calendar. It looks like the actual calendar part got takes a back seat to the photos in this year’s edition of the Reef Girl Calendar. Twelve straight months of hot chicks in thongs.
$10 – $30Ted Shreds’s Surf Wax Candles
Who doesn’t love the smell of surf wax? The people of Ted Shred’s really love it. So much that they’ve created a whole line of scented candles that omit the smell of wax. These things are awesome and they come in a handful of sizes and prices.
$14Sticky Bumps Colored Wax
Neon colors are back in and Sticky Bumps has a whole line of wax with various day-glo neon colors. What surfer doesn’t need a few extra bars of wax? For $14 you get 7 different colored bars of wax. Just make sure you pick the right water temp.
$20Deuce Brand Ionized Watch
The fine people at Deuce Brand recently gave us 5 of their watches to giveaway to our readers
and people went nuts over them. These aren’t your regular watches, they are packed with negative ion technology. “Negative ions produce biochemical reactions enhancing the levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression by increasing the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, strengthening of the immune system, speeding up post workout recovery times, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy.”
$25Surfrider Foundation Membership
If you’re a surfer you should automatically be a member of the Surfrider Foundation. They are the largest non-profit organization with the primary goal of protecting the world’s oceans and looking out for the rights of surfers. Giving the gift of a membership is a win for everyone. Plus you get six issues of Surfrider’s Making Waves magazine and 2 stickers.
$25 – $50Trunq Surf Storage
There’s nothing worse then getting out of the water and throwing your wetsuit into the trunk of your car where it sits for a couple days and stinks the whole place up. A lot of guys use cheap plastic bins to solve this problem but Trunq has come up with a line of storage cases built for surfers.
$44Surfrider Foundation Membership and Gift Set
Same as what we said above but with this option you also get a 100% organic Surfrider t-shirt, a warm beanie, and a reusable tote made from innovative Eco Circle fabric.
$50Rusty Wired Series Hoodie
The first of it’s kind, Rusty’s Wired Series hoodies
have machine washable headphones built right into the drawstrings of the hood. All you need is an iPod or mp3 player and this hoodie and you’ll be jamming out all day long. No need to carry around headphones anymore. The part that makes these sweatshirts great is that they are only $50, which is comparable to most regular sweatshirts.
$50HangAir Wetsuit Dryer
There’s nothing worse then putting on a cold, wet, soggy, stinky wetsuit. The HangAir
makes a great gift for any cold water surfer. This not so normal hanger has fans built into it to dry a wetsuit in way less time then it would normally take.
$55Freestyle Shark Watch
Freestyle has been making their Shark watches for as long as I can remember. When I was a little grom, I rocked a Shark and now they are making a serious comeback. The Shark comes in an insane amount of color options, is completely water proof, and are only 55 bucks. Ya can’t beat that.
$68Rip Curl Mirage Boardshorts
The technology used to create boarshorts has progressed leaps and bounds in recent years and the Mirage line of boardshorts from Rip Curl is a great example of this. The Mirage shorts are light weight, have that stretchyness to them, comfortable, and most importantly, they don’t leave you rashed up after those long sessions.
$70Surfline.com Premium Membership
A premium membership to Surfline.com has a ton of perks. The year long membership offers ad free access to all of their brand new HD beach cams, long range forecasts, discussions on the weather and waves, and a discounts to online shops. You’d be surprised how happy this will make a surfer.
$109FCS H-3 Nexus Fins
Stepping up from the basic fins you get for free when you buy surfboard to a set like the FCS Nexus really makes a difference for the more advanced surfer. Bottom turns become tighter and your board will respond and react better.
$150Skullcandy x RocNation Aviator Headphones
These headphones might be a little pricey but they are worth every penny. I may be a little biased since I own a pair but I’ve had them for months and they are excellent. We’ve got a full review with photos of the Skullcandy Aviators here on SURFBANG
for you to check out. These make the perfect gift for any music lover.
$270GoPro HD Surf Hero Camera
The GoPro cameras are showing up everywhere nowadays and it’s started some kind of revolution in capturing video of surfing. Watch yourself surf from an infinite amount of angles by placing the camera anywhere on your board you can think. If you’re unfamiliar with the GoPro, watch this video. There is also a cheaper standard definition model that goes for $150.View Gift
$$iTunes Gift Card
Nowadays most everyone has some form of an iPod. This gift is super simple but is still awesome. You can buy everything from music, tv shows, movies to games and other apps. With a lot of surf movies like Jamie O’Brien’s Who is JOB
and Julian Wilson’s Scratching the Surface
, just to name two, in the iTunes store this could mean hours of surfing enjoyment for any surfer.