50+ Awesome Gifts for Surfers / Gift Guide 2020

gifts for surfers 2019
Turkish beach towels (perfect for travel) / currently 30% off

If you’re on the hunt for primo gifts for surfers then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a gift-giving guide for your wave-loving tribe. From surfboard bags and beach towels to fins, art prints, surf gear, and beyond.

First things first – in case you don’t know, one of the very best gifts for a surfer is a new surfboard. Surfers can never have too many surfboards, so if your gift budget allows, learn what board your surfer giftee is currently obsessing over. Here’s a list of Surfboard Brands with Epic Style to give you some board-spiration.

Depending on the shaper (or board manufacturer), they might have a board on hand that you can buy in time for your gifting date. If you’re thinking about ordering a custom board it’s likely going to take a couple of months, but you could always order the custom board now, and then wrap a box with a photo of a similar board inside.

Another wow-this-is-the-best-gift-ever gift is the gift of travel. Surfers love traveling to wave-rich destinations, so if you’re thinking about taking some trips in the near future, consider surprising your surfer giftee with plans for a surf trip. We specialize in surf travel, so check out our collection of awesome places to stay at surf destinations, or get inspired by our surf travel guides.

If a surf trip or new surfboard isn’t in the cards for the moment, we rounded up a big ‘ol list of surfer-approved stuff for every budget. Check out our top picks below, and happy gifting!

lush palm surf travel resources page





Surf Accoutrements

gifts for surfers
clockwise from top left: GoPro HERO8 Black Specialty BundleLeatherman Surf Multi-ToolNixon Base Tide Surf Watch, Pro-Lite Single Row Soft Rack, Filson Dry Medium Duffel Bag


gifts for surfers
clockwise from top left: YETI Tundra 35 Cooler, DAKINE 28L Wet/Dry Backpack, Manduka eKO Lite 4mm Yoga Mat, Pro-Lite Wheeled Coffin Surfboard Bag



Beach Towels

gifts for surfers
The Nomad beach towel (perfect for travel) / $54, currently on sale for $42 + free shipping


gifts for surfers
The Seafarer beach towel / $49, currently on sale for $36 + free shipping



Beachly Gift Box

gifts for surfers
Beachly is a subscription box of women’s beach-inspired apparel and accessories delivered 4x per year. For gifts, you can choose to send 1 to 4 boxes. from $99 per box



Da Fin Swim Fins

gifts for surfers
Da Fin Swim fins / photo by @jake_of_all_trades



Saint Christopher Surf Medal

gifts for surfers
St Christopher Surf Medal / from $14



Surf Books

surfing books
left to right: Barbarian Days, California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties, Surf Shack



Beach Blankets

gifts for surfers
100% cotton XL beach blankets, from $109/ currently on sale from $79 / top to bottom: Catalina Beach Blanket, Aegean Beach Blanket, Nomad Beach Blanket in Stone Grey, Nomad Beach Blanket in Charcoal



Surfrider Foundation

gifts for surfers
Help the Surfrider Foundation protect our oceans and coastlines. Make a donation or check out their shop with cool Surfrider gear where 100% of profits fund their mission. We especially love their collab with Almond Surfboards.



Soft Top Surfboards

soft top surfboard catch surf
Check out this roundup of 11 rad soft top surfboards >>



The Ocean Warrior Course

gifts for surfers
Created by some of the top professional big wave surfers and freedivers in the world, The Ocean Warrior Course is an awesome online program designed to increase your breath hold while developing safety skills and confidence in the water. Currently on sale for $119!



Floating Sunglasses

floating sunglasses
Rheos Sunglasses are great gifts for water people and travelers. All styles are super lightweight, polarized, and they float! $50




best winter wetsuits
Guide to Men’s Wetsuits >> // Guide to Women’s Wetsuits >>



Surf & Beach Photography Prints

gifts for surfers
clockwise from left: The Commute, Island Country, Pipe Dream / from $15



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