10 Awesome Gifts for Surfers

10 Awesome Gifts for Surfers

Updated Nov 30, 2023

When it comes to giving gifts, finding the perfect present for the surfers in your life can be tough. There are so many pieces of equipment in this world that it's hard not only choosing but picking something they'll be stoked on! But fear not, at South Swell we’ve got them covered! We're here with some great ideas on how you too could make their day by coming up with an epic gift to fit their surfing needs.

To begin your search, we recommend utilizing the list below:

1. AJW Full Nose Fish II

Designed for those small days when you just want to get wet. There is nothing Retro about this Full Nose Fish. For a squatty board it is quite rippable w/ a modern day rail line. A must for every complete quiver! Go short + Wide!! Optional 5fin setup. Originally this design was offered with No wing, however we’ve had many requests and preferred to shaping in the added single wing in the outline by for some extra responsiveness… It does come with a WING now, however if one requests, we can still shape it without a wing if one wants that extra shorter squattier fish.

AJW Surfboards added a touch of hidden foam for extra paddle power and just a FUN all around Fish for all conditions.

2. Prolite Traction Pad

The ProLite Micro Dot surfboard traction pads are designed to provide a light, grippy feel and excellent control over your board. A 3M backing adhesive ensures that these thin EVA tabs will stay stuck on both you as well as any other surface they're applied too!

3. Futures Fins

Futures Fins is a company that thrives on innovation and creativity. The designers do all they can to innovate, from dreaming up new fins with the help of engineers who design them to cutting prototypes in minutes for testing out-of-the box ideas before going through full production stages.

4. Prolite Leash 

surfboard leash is an essential accessory for your board. The one that you have may not be robust enough, or the length might bother you - we've got both! All Prolite leashes feature double stainless-steel swivels and a recessed horn to reduce pull on ankles/knees during activity. We also offer different sizes so there's something perfect for everyone out there who enjoys catching waves as much (or more) than riding waves. 

5. PROLITE 6’0” Smuggler Short Board bag

The Smuggler Series surfboard travel bag is the perfect chance to save some money on your next trip. This bag was designed to hold 3 boards, but only show 2 when opened for that pre-flight check. A false bottom allows one board to always be hidden either way the bag is opened. This bag features a 600 Denier Poly material, 10mm AIR-LITE foam for added protection and molded #10 PK non-corrosive zippers to keep them from salting up.

6. Sticky Bumps Tour Series Cool/Cold Surf Wax and SUNBUM Products

The Sticky Bumps Original Wax will hold fast in any kind of condition, and it's the best for delivering its performance when you use a basecoat underneath. Made at their California factory with everything possible reused - these high-quality handcrafted bars can't be beat!

7. Smith Lowdown XL Sunglasses 

The bio-based frames have soft rubber nose pads, so they don't slide down when you break a sweat. They come with your choice of crystal-clear Carbonic lenses or Smith's color boosting ChromaPop™. These Sunglasses are smudge and moisture resistant coating for easy cleaning and clear optics.

8. PROLITE Tailgate Pad and RIPCURL Surf Series Anti-Chaos Bucket 

The truck tailgate surfboard rack is easy to use and perfect to keep that board in place on your journey to the beach. This product is designed for those boards that just don't quite fit in your truck bed and need to rest over your truck tailgate. Throw your surfboard in the back of the truck and strap it down.

The Surf Series Anti-Chaos Bucket is the ultimate back-of-car utility. Keep all your surf essentials organized in one place. The bucket features a large welded wet section, separate dry section for clothes, a tech and wax pocket, and strong carry handles.

9. Xcel Comp X 3:2 wetsuit

The 2mm CompX Full suit featuring Channel Flex in the upper body for weightless, unrestricted, movement. The one-piece front/back panels which provide the ultimate flexibility, have Xcel's light and warm Thermolite on the interior and a light quick-dry fiber on the exterior. The engineered fit design features FusionX tape, glued and blind stitched seams, limestone-based neoprene, eco-friendly dope dye yarn, and 100% performance stretch making this a great all around wetsuit for surfing.

10. Carver Skateboard

Carver has always been about surfing, and of capturing that joyous feeling of flow on a skateboard. The original since 1996, Carver has led the modern surf skate movement forward with its innovative truck systems. And with a variety of surf-inspired shapes and concaves, along with our fast and grippy Roundhouse wheels, Carver delivers speed, power, and flow so you can truly ‘Surf your Skate’.

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