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Finding the Perfect Gift for a Surfer
A gift guide for what to buy for people who love surfing
Buying gifts for someone who loves to spend their hours chasing waves can be difficult if you are not a beach lover yourself. I have put together a list of items that my 18 year old nephew who lives to surf has on his Christmas list.
Surfing books, magazines and DVDs can make great gifts to help pass cold wet winters. Equipment that simplifies heading to the beach is always appreciated and anything that makes a day in the water safer has got to be good.
I hope there is something to simplify your Christmas, Valentines or birthday shopping here.
My Top 5 Gifts
Here is a selection of the most popular and affordable surf gifts I have given.
The Surfer's Swiss Army Knife - Everything you could need at your fingertips
The tool is made from sturdy material and has a lifetime warranty. With a wax comb, Allen key, Philips head and a tool to change fins. This is by far the most popular gift I have ever given to a surfer.
For the traveller - 50 Places to Ride Before You Die
Basically a bucket list for board-riders this book is like a travel guide to the best waves in the world. It is full of practical information on how to get there, when to go and insider information. Covers all the world's oceans so you can surf from Sydney to San Sebastian. The photography is amazing, this is the perfect book for days when dreaming of surfing is all they can manage.
There are lots more surfing books on Amazon.
How about a subscription to a Magazine - the gift they can enjoy all year round
This is a great idea for younger surfers who can not afford to fork out for a magazine each month on limited pocket money. This title is full of reviews of surf spots and surf products along with lots of great photography.
Super Comfortable padded strap - And a safe place to store your keys
This strap comes in 3 different sizes and solves the age old problem of where to store your keys while you surf.
Get the latest cool ride - A Santa Cruz Skate Land Shark
When the weather turns cold there is no reason to give up life on a board. This Santa Cruz cruiser skateboard is designed to be fast and fun. Great for trick and hills. True in style to the skateboards of old, this longboard turns heads with its aesthetic design. It's lightweight and designed by the people who bring you the amazing Santa Cruz surfboards.
These boards are great fun and will only improve balance and athletic ability.
This board has a 7-ply deck with 65mm Road Rider 78a wheels. It measures 27.7 x 8.8 inches.
Find more skateboards on Amazon.
The Go Pro Hero waterproof camera - to photograph their best rides
If your budget is not as limited as mine consider a Go Pro style camera. This allows them to capture the perfect wave for all eternity, relive those rides over the winter or learn to improve by watching how they ride.