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The Ultimate Surfing Gift Guide 2022

It seems like the holidays come around more and more quickly with each passing year. With Thanksgiving in sight, it’s time to start brainstorming gift ideas. Start shopping now and you can avoid the madness of the crowds at peak season. 


Of course, it’s always the brainstorming part that’s most difficult. What do you buy for the surfer who seems to have everything? Don’t worry—Salt Life is here to take the guesswork out of your holiday shopping! 


We’ve chosen a few of our favorite items to help you put your shopping behind you so you can start looking forward to the holidays.

Salt Life’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Surfers

We know the surfer in your life will love you even more when they unwrap their new Salt Life gear. Happy shopping!


Gifts for Him


Into The Abyss Boardshorts


At Salt Life, we’ve been designing performance swimwear for almost twenty years. The result? The perfect pair of boardshorts. 


Our Into the Abyss boardshorts feature a side pocket, anti-rash performance interior, and resilient 4-way stretch fabric. These shorts are super comfortable and engineered to withstand many seasons in the sand and saltwater (with proper care, of course!)

Into the Abyss Long Sleeve Performance Tee

Whether they need a long-sleeve tee for chilly weather or sun protection, the Into the Abyss Long Sleeve Crew will be the perfect addition to your favorite surfer’s beachwear wardrobe. We’ve engineered this quality shirt with moisture-wicking, antimicrobial fabric that offers UV 30 sun protection. 


It's a mega soft, ultra-light quick-reaction fabric, making it the perfect performance tee, casual item, or thermal layer for cooler temps.

Astern Camo Performance Hoodie


This hoodie looks great, layers wonderfully, and features a high-tech water-resistant outer coating to ensure he stays dry and warm. Perfect for cool, drizzly days!

SUP Paddleboard


What do you buy for the surfer who has everything? A SUP board! If he loves surfing, he’ll love SUPing. Consider “splashing out” on a stand-up paddle board so the surfer in your life can experience the water in a totally new way. Salt Life team member Connor Baxter loves the boards from Starboard and Naish

Gifts for Her


Living At Sea Crop Top & Bottoms

Sure, it’s winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, but that means now is the perfect time to jump on this stylish, ultra high-quality,. two-piece from Salt Life before anyone else grabs it! 


This performance swimsuit features a super cool lace-up design for a breezy-but-snug fit, plus full chest and shoulder coverage so you’re a little less vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays. This suit is designed for jumping onto the board and into the swell.

Blue Hawaiian Sports Bra SLX

Our Blue Hawaiian Sports Bra is fantastic for training days. It offers comfortable support with a wide-bottom band, strappy back, and removable molded cups. Of course, we designed it with moisture-wicking antimicrobial fabric for long wear and heavy workouts.


We love how the bold, colorful Hawaiian print contrasts against the black detailing—it’s the perfect mix of feminine and sporty. We know the surfer in your life will love this!

Blue Hawaiian Performance Bike Shorts

No workout set is complete without a pair of performance bike shorts. And we knew the Blue Hawaiian collection wouldn’t be complete without these super cute, super functional bike shorts. 


The gusset crotch, moisture-wicking fabric, and antimicrobial fabric offers maximum comfort and performance. UPF 50 sun protection and a super cute design (with pockets!) make these shorts perfect for a trip to the gym or a day in the great outdoors. The surfer girl in your life will love these shorts. Did we mention they have pockets?

Heli Surfing Adventure

Go big or go home, right? Heli-surfing is the ultimate, once-in-a-lifetime, shoot-for-the-moon surprise for the lady in your life who values experiences over things. There are tons of awesome places to consider for your holiday Heli Surfing adventure—just make sure you bring a camera!


Blue Hawaiian Long Sleeve SLX Youth Tee


When it comes to sun protection, no amount of sunscreen beats covered skin—that’s why we use UPF 50 fabric for our kids’ performance wear. This crew neck tee is the perfect compliment to your promising young surfer’s Christmas haul—they’ll be wearing it year-round through next Christmas and beyond. 

A Week at Surf Camp

Is there any gift better than the kind that a child will remember for the rest of their lives? Give your budding surfer a core memory at surf camp. SPI Sessions, run by Salt Life’s very own Aarin Hartwell, offers 3- and 6-day surf camps for kids ages 5-17 on beautiful South Padre Island. Reserve a spot soon—they fill up fast!

Typhoon Youth Boardshorts

Your kid will hit the water in style in these awesome boardshorts. The super cool wave design is printed on our SLX-QD four-way Vapor stretch fabric and features an elastic back for the perfect fit. These boardshorts will definitely be a hit on Christmas morning!

Stocking Stuffers

Salt Life Signature Large Decal

Believe it or not, our Salt Life decals are one of our best-selling products. While it might seem odd to the uninitiated, those who share our commitment to all things salty know what it’s about: this isn’t a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. Oh, and our logo is awesome. 


This decal comes in 8 different colors and is made from weatherproof, UV-rated vinyl for long-lasting durability. Of course, we’ve also got medium and small decals if that’s more your style!


Seaside Stripe Tote

Does the perfect tote exist? For a long time, the answer was no. Then we made the Seaside Stripe tote. 

It’s beautiful. It’s functional. It’s durable. 


This tote is made from 100% heavyweight cotton chambray and has 6 exterior slip pockets plus an interior zip pocket. It’s perfect for taking to the beach but also makes a fantastic carry-on bag. 

Signature Roof Rack Pads

We designed these roof rack pads to effortlessly slide on and off your car’s roof rack so you can easily get ready for your trip to the beach. These foam pads provide a soft, padded surface to protect your car and your boards from damage. Definitely a must-have for any surfer—no matter how long your commute to the beach is! 


Let it Go Beanie

Your favorite surfer will love our super stylish Let it Go beanie. The cotton and acrylic blend is ideal for chilly weather. We love the quality of the knit and the simple design!

Final Thoughts

Are you as excited as we are for the holidays? We hope this gift guide gave you some great ideas for your favorite surfer. You can check out more by shopping our online store


And don’t forget—there’s still time to take advantage of our Black Friday Sale! That means 25% off sitewide plus free shipping with the code FRIDAY25. This offer is good through November 26th. 


Happy holidays and stay salty!