10 Awesome Gifts For Surfers, Salt Life’s 2021 Gift Guide: Pt. 2 Surfing Edition

The holidays are here again, and if you’ve got a surfer in your life, we’ve got the perfect gifts for you to give. The Salt Life team has compiled a rad list of must-buy products of all price points that are a great fit for new and experienced surfers. Want to see a stoked surfer on Christmas morning? We highly recommend following our 2021 Surfer’s gift guide.

1. Surf Board

Although this seems like an obvious gift for the surfer in your life, it is one of the best gifts they could receive. While surfers have many different preferences in board length and brand, professional surfer Colin McPhillips recommends checking out SurfTech. SurfTech has a wide variety of boards at different price points and lengths, accommodating all of your surfer's wants and needs this holiday season. 


If you'd like a robust list of team Salt Life's favorite surfboard brands, head over to our recent "Salt Life's Favorite Surfboard Brands" article. 

2. Board Wax

Every surfer needs quality wax for their board. For an impressive gift, the Salt Life team recommends Sticky Bumps or Sex Wax. Sticky Bumps Regular or Tour Series offers grip without sliding, and it doesn’t melt as quickly as others. Sex Wax is the best for cold water and comes in amazing scents like coconut. Check out our recent article where we go in depth on our team's favorite surf wax. 

3. Dry Bag

Not sure that new board wax is enough? Add the Rig Dry Pack Bag to the gift. This water-resistant bag is made from performance polyester with durable water repellent treatment. Surfers always have to worry about their phones and other necessities getting wet. With the dry bag, you can keep all of your valuables out of harm's way.

4. Cooler

Any surfer, new or veteran, needs a suitable cooler to keep their food and beverages cold. Large or small, this is a great Christmas gift. Salt Life offers a Grizzly cooler that is sure to keep your drinks cold and your food fresh. Make it extra special by filling it with your surfer’s favorite beverages and snacks before you wrap it.

5. Roof Rack

A roof rack is a great surprise gift for the outdoor adventurer in your life. Not only can a roof rack for their car or SUV be used for carrying surfboards, but it can also be used for standup paddleboards, kayaks, and extra roof storage boxes.

6. Boardshorts

Salt Life has several different boardshort designs and lengths to match your style. With just a few clicks, you can choose the perfect gift for a stylish surfer. Let’s face it, surfers in warm climates practically live in their boardshorts. You can’t go wrong with this gifting option.

7. Duffle Bag

A large, durable duffel bag is a must-have for traveling surfers. If your loved one spends time traveling from coast to coast to surf, a duffel bag is a great gift idea. Salt Life’s Snapper duffel bag has a large main compartment, a side zipper compartment perfect for shoes, and a small front pocket. It’s made with a weather-resistant coating and has a removable shoulder strap.

8. Sunscreen

Sunscreen is essential for surfers. You’ll never have to worry about this gift going unused. Salt Life surfer Colin McPhillips recommends Aloe Gater, while Jason Motes’ favorite is Surface Sunscreen. Kyle Busey suggests Blue Lizard for surfers who like a nice tan but have sensitive skin.

9. Umbrella

Salt Life’s Hunt beach umbrella is a great gift for surfers. Leave all of your belongings in the shade while you’re out in the water catching some waves. Once you’re finished shredding, you’ll also have the perfect spot to relax. The umbrella even has a carrying case making it easy to transport to the beach.

10. Performance Shirt

We recommended pairing the Salt Life boardshorts with a Salt Life performance shirt. Our SLX Performance line pulls sweat away from the skin, so it evaporates more rapidly. This feature helps surfers stay warm when it’s chilly and cool when it’s hot. All of our performance gear is also UV treated to keep your surfer protected from the sun’s harsh rays.

Choosing gifts this holiday season for the surfer in your life doesn’t have to be a challenge. Stick with this list from Salt Life, and you’ll be sure to have a happy surfer as a result. Have a diver in your life? Check out our Divers Gift Guide. If you’re still struggling to find gifts for an angler, don’t fret. Our Fisherman’s Gift Guide is coming out soon, so stay tuned! Make sure you subscribe to our email list so you don’t miss out.


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