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Here you will find a list of essential surfing accessories to get the most out of your favorite hobby – SURFING. If you are the type of person who desires only the best extras in everything you do – then this article is especially for you. It is also a guide that will help to choose a gift for your surfer friend.
Essential Surf Gear
CHANGING TOWEL / PONCHO ROBE
MSRP $31 Amazon
The most elementary accessory you can have is a surf changing towel. No need to explain the necessity of that. It’s a two-in-one combo: dry your body after a session and get changed at the same time. An elementary accessory when you are into surfing or any other water-related sport. Just pull it over, and you are done, don’t need to fiddle around between your opened car doors or changing your clothes under the blanket. You need it especially after a long and cold session, where your body is struggling to get that wetsuit off without flashing your specific body parts.
CHANGING MAT / WETSUIT BAG
MSRP $n/a Amazon
Another great way to step out of your wet and dripping wetsuit into a clean mat. Don’t need to worry about the small rocks inside your wetsuit next time you put it on. Essential for our brothers and sisters surfing in the cold water. After you’ve got out of the wetsuit, dry your feet, and put on your shoes and socks without carrying the sand everywhere. And to make things better, you can dump the wetsuit into the wetsuit bag and drop it under the shower next. We all know that surfers carry a lot of sand everywhere they go, without knowing it – so the changing mat would minimize that “side effect.”
SURFBOARD SOCK COVER
MSRP $40 Amazon
Another essential accessory to keep your board covered from the damaging UV rays and dings.
Surfboard socks are stretchy and easy to pull over the board. They are also preventing the wax from melting off your board on a sunny day and get covered with sand — a stylish and straightforward way to give your board extra protection. If you are interested in reading more about the surfboard cover bags, check out our related article on that.
MSRP $50 Amazon
An easy and convenient way to store your car keys and lock it somewhere safe – so you don’t have to worry about your car keys getting wet or even lost during the surf. These security case style locks are trendy amongst surfers. Make sure this product has the correct size for your keys. The dimensions are Width 43mm, Length 70mm, Wide 30mm. So yeah, if you want to go surfing without worrying too much about whether your keys are still in your socks or is the electronic car key still dry – get this impressive padlock! You can use this lock to store the extra garage keys in some instances or anything else. Great gift idea, another must-have accessory that should be on any surfers list!
MSRP $20 Amazon
Useful to store the wetsuit or boardshorts on your back. Those surf bags are generally with extra pockets – where you could store all the accessories like the wax, wax-comb, sunscreen, bottle of water, fin key, home- and car keys, and all the rest you need. And whoever who’s into snorkeling, diving, spearfishing, or why not surf photography as you can attach the fins in between the top clips. I always use this bag to chuck all the wetsuit and boots, hoodie and everything else wet in there after the sesh. Once you get home, you can fill the whole bag with water to rinse out the salt inside the gear.
Related: Best Surfing Backpacks
MSRP $7 Amazon
Rubber earplugs in general help to prevent any ear infections in the surf, and they also protect your ears drums in heavy surf. There is also something about that silence around you when wearing earplugs when surfing. We all know that the surf can be quite loud and messy. And don’t worry – you can still hear your mates when wearing those earplugs. I’ve seen many people use wired earplugs as well. As we have one pair of eyes and one pair of ears, that are very prone to any damage – I would strongly recommend using earplugs when surfing. A choice for your health.
Related: Surfing and Ears
Whether you need it for your car or on the wall in your living room up to carrying it on your bicycle. A surfboard rack is a gadget every surfer should have. We’ve already made an article about several different surfboard racks, so be free to take a look and choose the one that suits your needs. Or even better, gather ideas to make your very own rack. Usually, the design is rather simple to do it yourself on a minimal budget.
WETSUIT CLEANSING GEL
MSRP $10 Amazon
This Trident One Step wetsuit cleaning gel is made to clean and freshen your wetsuit. The soak-in formula dissolves salt, dirt, and body oils. It is meant to use on a neoprene wetsuit and to mix 2oz of the gel per 8 gallons of water. It is an 8 oz bottle, so you get a good four hits out of it. Definitely a good way to get the most out of your wetsuit life.
Related: Wetsuit Care Guide
MSRP $200 Amazon
This pair of Bushnell binoculars is a must when you are a keen surfer. The Permafocus is a “hands-free” focusing system where your eye adapts to the field of view. It’s got fully coated optics, lens caps to protect it from the dust while on the move. Binoculars are super-handy when you are looking for a great sand-bar beach break in the distance or looking your friends surf from the shore. Awesome to see your friends surfing in the distaTHE HAnce as well.
SLIDE HANGER by HANGPRO
Let’s Face It – We all have struggled to hang the wet and heavy wetsuit through the hanger and most of the time – even broke the hanger completely or bent it! Well, let me introduce you to the best possible way to hang your wetsuit! Made of high-strength ABS recycled plastic and It’s got no metal parts that could rust. Made in San Diego, California.
This design is best since it will eliminate shoulder wear and the wetsuit dries out evenly.
BEACH CRUISER BICYCLE
MSRP $500 Amazon
There doesn’t need to be too good of a reason getting a beach cruiser bike. No need to rush on or off the roads – the cruisers take you from A to B with style and comfort. If you’ve never ridden one, you’ve missed out a lot. Beach Cruiser bicycles are not expensive, and rather easy to maintain so they’re suitable for everyone. If you’d like to see a broader range of bikes, check out our article on that!
SEA SPECS SURF SUNGLASSES
Great for SUP’ing, fishing.
I’m sure at one point all of us have given a thought to try out the surf sunglasses. Why? Because most spots in the world where the surf quality is excellent and the weather is warm – there is also the burning sun and the UVA/UVB rays. See specs makes a wide variety of surf sunglasses for water sports – so this would be a significant investment in your health – or a great present for your water-sport loving friend. Sea specs sunglasses are floatable, easy to use, and mostly with polarized glasses! Perfect for any kind of activity where there’s
- Good quality with extras
- Awesome looking, different designs
- Reasonable price
- PRESCRIPTION LENS AVAILABILITY
SURF WORLD MAP
37″ x 22″ world map with every popular surf spot on it. A world map on a wall is a great decoration, and once it’s got all the surf breaks on it, it gives the room a pleasant feeling of space. A surf world map is also an excellent gift for a real surf enthusiast who likes both traveling and surfing. If you don’t fancy putting it in your living room, it would perfectly fit into a garage.
Works great for fin installation or removal. A must-have tool for any surfer that saves the hands, fins, and boxes. Made of recycled materials, the Fin Puller is a great gift for anyone who’s a committed surfer but hasn’t had a thought about getting one.
Essential training tool to improve your surfing skills. Balance boards have been used for a while to advance the balance muscles, and they’re great fun!
INFLATABLE SWIM PLATFORM
Well, we all love being near the water, right? Inflatable platforms are a great way to spend our well-deserved spare time on the water. You don’t need to find an excuse to get one since these things are simply priceless. They do cost way more than your average inflatable mattress – but all of them are designed to carry 3+ standing adults without the whole platform ‘tacoing’.
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MSRP $10 Blueseventy
Any of us who uses full-wetsuits knows the struggle. Perfect gift for surfers with sensitive skin.