There's still plenty of time left before the holiday season wraps up. If you're like me and have trouble trying to come up with good gift ideas for the ones you love, this gift guide will hopefully make things a little easier. These items cover a wide range of category and price, and will definitely make the surfer opening their gift a very happy person.
Tide watches are one of the best gifts to buy for a surfer, and the Quiksilver Moondak Watch is no exception. Fifteen years of pre-programmed tide data for 200 spots around the world, 24-hour high resolution graphic display of tide movement, water height measured in feet, meters or coefficient, dual time, dual alarm and countdown timer, electroluminescent night dial and a marine-grade stainless steel buckle makes this one of the best tide watches in the market.
FCS makes some of the best surf hardware in the business. It's no wonder the greatest surfer ever Kelly Slater is sponsored by FCS. The Mission Premium Backpack includes a side entry rear compartment with neoprene laptop suspension harness, a storable polyester raincoat to cover the backpack, and two fleece lined pockets for MP3 players and sunglasses. FCS products are very durable and do their job very well.
Sanuk, known by their slogan as being sandals, not shoes, are some of the most comfortable footwear you'll find in the market. They fit similar to a flip flop, so when buying it as a gift item purchase the next size up (this applies more to men than women). The Lumber Jack Chill is perfect for the winter season, especially with a fleece lining making it perfect for cold weather, and the molded footbed is lightweight with cushioning.
Rhythm is a newer surf brand that is growing in popularity thanks to their popular styles and very comfortable clothes. The Rhythm Stock Rock Hoodie is a great gift for the person who needs something casual, stylish and comfortable.
Hammocks represent comfort and relaxation. A Yellow Leaf Hammock is the perfect place to go to after a surf session to read a book, take a nap or just relax. Yellow Leaf Hammocks are socially conscience, eco-friendly and very high quality.
Quiksilver has produced their limited edition NFL Boardshorts to represent just the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, and both the New York Jets and Giants teams. Still, if the person you're shopping for roots for one of these teams, this is a great gift. Quiksilver's NFL Boardshorts includes the comfort of their patented Diamond Dobby DLX technology, which prevents the chaffing one who wears boardshorts is usually accustomed to.
A Trunq Sport Utility Box allows you to store all of your surfing gear in a 15-gallon tub. Made from recycled plastic in California, Trunq has a large storage area for wet gear, an insert tray for dry gear, a change mat to stand on after surfing, a lock to protect the content inside the Trunq, and allows you to be organized and keep your car clean.
Keep your head warm in style with this affordable gift that any surfer will enjoy, especially after a cold surf session. 100% acrylic fold up beanie. One size fits most. Soft and comfortable.
For the surfer who prefers to keep their surfboard protected with a sock. Zok not only offers a great surf sock, but unlike other surf socks ZOK makes theirs with a zipper to make it much easier to take the sock on and off the board. A nylon protection runs the length of the zipper to keep it from making contact with your board. Includes three mesh pockets, the middle to secure the tail of your board for easy usage when zipping the ZOK open or closed. The other two interior pockets can be used as storage for slippers, hats, keys, board wax or whatever fits your need. All pockets are conveniently made out of mesh to ensure the escape of excess sand.
Rusty brings you the Wired Series, featuring HB3 Technology, the most innovative fleece in the action sports industry that merges music, board riding and fashion like never before. The Wired Series is a collection of hooded fleece with headphones built right into the draw cords and the pocket features a jack that connects to your music player. Built with HB3 Technology, Wired Series fleece are completely machine washable -- that means there's no need to remove the ear buds or take out the wire when you throw it in the wash. It's amazing that more people have not caught on to Rusty's Wired Series. The Bombastic is our preferred choice, although Rusty has a wide variety of Wired hoodies to choose from.
Rusty's Wired Series also has hoodies for women. The Wired Series is a collection of hooded fleece with headphones built right into the draw cords and the pocket features a jack that connects to your music player. Built with HB3 Technology, Wired Series fleece are completely machine washable - that means there's no need to remove the ear buds or take out the wire when you throw it in the wash. It's amazing that more people have not caught on to Rusty's Wired Series. The Basic is our preferred choice for women, although Rusty has a wide variety of Wired hoodies to choose from.
Surfline.com offers the best range of high definition webcams in the world. Their surf forecasting is average at best, especially in the northern California region, but the ability to enjoy an HD view of your favorite surf spot prior to heading out to surf is hard to beat. A Surfline Premium Membership allows you to enjoy these webcams without any commercial interruptions, and includes access to a live HD Web cam on your phone. This is a fantastic gift that is sure to put a big smile on your loved one's face.
For the dog owning surfer in your family. Surf's Pup is a new company that offers waterproof, adjustable, recycled locally handmade dog collars and leashes with bags to match for their owners. The leashes and collars are made out of recycled spinnaker sails and are made in the USA. You don't have to worry about washing the saltwater out of your dog's collar and leash the next time you take your best friend to the beach.
Dogwild & Board is a book that features a collection of stories, interviews and musings that offer rare insights into the world of surfing and beyond. Over half the book features the words of Jack Johnson, Kelly Slater, Edward Norton, Greg Noll, Laird Hamilton, Shaun White, Johnny Knoxville, Tony Hawk, Tom Curren, Shaun Tomson, Greg Long, Rob Machado, Marissa Miller, Rob Dyrdek and many more. The book has received rave reviews. Amazon is currently offering 10% off the regular price with free shipping. Great gift or stocking stuffer.
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