18 Awesome Gift Ideas For Surfers (For Both Dudes & Dudettes)

by John Wren
gift ideas for surfers

With surfing being one of the most popular water sports in the world, chances are: you know someone who is a surfer.

If you’re looking for a great gift for that surfer but you’re not entirely certain what to get, look no further.

We’ve put together a guide for the top 18 gift ideas for surfers, as well as some features to keep an eye out for. These gift ideas are suitable for both men and women.

Features That Makes Good Gift Ideas For Surfers

Water Resistance

This feature sort of goes without saying. Surfing is an activity done in the water. As such, anything meant to be used by a surfer should, at the very least, be decently water resistant.

Even the coolest gadget will get left at home by your giftee if it can’t stand up to a little moisture.

Size And Weight

Usually, surfers don’t bring giant luggage bags along with them to the beach when they plan to catch some waves.

As such, if your present is something meant to be brought along by your giftee, it will have to be compact enough to justify bringing along.

Items that are meant to be worn during surfing should also be fairly lightweight.

Durability And Quality

This goes for getting a gift for any type of person. Something that falls apart easily speaks of lack of effort and just screams “poor taste”.

Buying something of good quality and that will last a good many uses is always ideal.

Type Of Surfing

Does your giftee use longboards or shortboards? While this doesn’t matter for most gifts, if you are buying items that need to fit properly on or around a surfboard, you will need to know in order for your present to be usable.

Few things are more awkward than giving a gift to someone that they just can’t use at all.

Top 18 Gift Ideas For Surfers

1. Leatherman Wave Plus Multitool

LEATHERMAN, Wave+, 18-in-1 Full-Size, Versatile Multi-tool for DIY, Home, Garden, Outdoors or Everyday Carry (EDC), Stainless Steel
  • A Leatherman for Everyone: For the last 40 years, Leatherman has been empowering millions to conquer the expected & unexpected, transforming everyday challenges into triumphant moments
  • Engineered to Withstand: From our Portland, Oregon factory and backed by our 25-year warranty, our multi-tools are built to last a lifetime, embodying the innovation & perseverance of our founder, Tim...
  • Our Best-Selling All-Rounder: From household fixes & DIY pursuits to gardening and exploring the outdoors, Wave+ helps you do it all; Weighing just 8.5 ounces, this pocket-sized tool is perfect for...
  • A DIY Must-Have: This multi-tool empowers you to DIY like a pro; Includes tools like a saw, easy-to-use spring-action scissors, a ruler & more to help you conquer any DIY project, big or small
  • Ready for Anything: A fresh upgrade to our most popular multitool; Now includes premium replaceable wire cutters, so you can keep using this professional-grade multi-tool for years to come

The Wave is hands down our most popular model, made famous by its outside-accessible blades that can be deployed with just one hand. When we redesigned it in 2004, we gave the new Wave larger knives, stronger pliers, longer wire cutters, and all-locking blades. Now we’ve taken it a step further and added premium replaceable wire cutters. Introducing the Wave Plus, the perfect tool for quick fixes, tough jobs, and everything in between.

2. Naked Surf Original Minimalist Surfboard Wall Rack

StoreYourBoard Naked Surf, The Original Minimalist Surfboard Wall Rack, Display Rack, Black Aluminum
  • THE ORIGINAL SURF RACK: perfect for surfboard storage and display at home, in your garage, at your shop or in your office
  • PADDED PROTECTION: felt lining on each arm bracket softly cradles your board, protecting its rails from pressure dings
  • HEAVY-DUTY CONSTRUCTION: matte black powder coat aluminum construction for shortboards, thrusters, fish, funshapes, longboards, and more
  • QUICK, EASY INSTALL: with included mounting hardware (screws and drywall anchors) and instructions
  • NEED MORE SURF GEAR? search "StoreYourBoard Surf" in Amazon

The Naked Surf Original Minimalist Surfboard Wall Rack is a minimalist storage solution that can easily hold up any surfboard for home or office display.

It features padded protection so surfboards placed on the rack do not suffer pressure damage.

This wall rack is made from heavy-duty aluminum so it can resist potential damage and wear and tear.

It is highly easy to install and can be set up quickly and easily.

3. H2ODYSSEY Max 2mm Webbed Paddle Glove

H2ODYSSEY Paddle Gloves - Webbed Gloves with Strap - Sharkskin Palm Grip - Thermal Dive Gear to Keep Hand Warm - for Surfing, Diving and Swimming (Large)
  • WEBBED THERMAL GLOVE - These paddle waterproof gloves keep your hand warm during cold winter weather and they have a webbed finger design for added surface.
  • STICKY PVC COATING PALM - Our webbed paddle gloves are equipped with a sticky PVC palm to ensure a great hold on your surfboard or other swimming gear and equipment.
  • SECURE WITH VELCRO STRAP - Our wetsuit gloves have a Velcro closure type to ensure your gloves fit nice and tight depending on your preference. This Velcro is adjustable so you can tighten or loosen...
  • COMFORTABLE AND FLEXIBLE - This scuba gear glove gives you a nice and snug fit so it's comfortable to use. The swimming and diving gear is comprised of material that is neither too thin nor too thick...
  • DURABLE DIVE GLOVES - H2Odyssey Paddle Gloves are made with high-quality materials make sure your gloves are durable and made to last for years. These high-quality thermal gloves will keep your hands...

The H2ODYSSEY Max 2mm Webbed Paddle Glove is a handy glove that can be used to tread water through one’s hands more effectively.

It measures 2mm in thickness and has a webbed design for better use in the water.

This glove is made with a lycra back and a sharkskin palm, and it attaches easily with a velcro strap. It comes in four sizes.

4. Pickle Wax The Remover with Wax Comb

Pickle Wax The Remover w/Wax Comb
  • The Pickle Wax Remover is a unique tool used to remove the surf wax from any surfboard.

The Pickle Wax The Remover with Wax Comb is a high-quality item that is made durably for long-lasting use.

It works to easily remove wax from any surfboard or to rough that wax for further surfing.

This wax remover and comb are designed ergonomically in order to be easy to hold and use, without any issues with softness or hardness thanks to its mix of flexibility and sturdiness.

5. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
  • Finnegan, William (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 464 Pages - 04/26/2016 (Publication Date) - Penguin Books (Publisher)

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life is an amazing autobiographical book that was on Barack Obama’s Summer Reading List of 2016, and also won the Pulitzer Prize for its category in 2016.

It tells the tale of William Finnegan and his love, obsession, and lifestyle centered around surfing.

This autobiography tells tales of adventure, history, and coming of age, and it is an incredible read for any surf-lover.

It shows exactly how the incredible art of surfing was mastered by this one man, who made the sport his entire life.

6. PAMGEA Surfboard Sock Cover

PAMGEA Surf Squared Surfboard Sock Cover and Paddleboard Cover - Lightweight Stretch Protective Surfboard Bag - Surfing Accessories - Shortboard, Longboard, Hybrid, Wakesurf, Standup Paddleboard SUP
  • LIGHTWEIGHT PROTECTION - Surf socks styled cover that protects your surfboard or SUP to and from the beach and prolongs its lifespan. Prevents wax from rubbing on your car's interior. We chose lightly...
  • BOARD PROTECTION - This padded surfboard cover or paddleboard cover features a nose with stretch fabric to protect your surfboard from bumps, scratches, and UV rays. Great for local trips to the...
  • PERFECT FOR TRAVEL - This surfboard sock is small enough to fit in your backpack or travel bag. Store your wax, fins, wallet, keys, snacks, goodies in the velcro storage pocket inside the bag.
  • EASY TO USE - Surf board sock cover slips on and off in seconds. No need to mess around with straps and ties! Drawstring closure keeps your tail covered (no need to remove fins). The cover is machine...
  • ALL SIZES AND SHAPES - Ranges of sizes available from Shortboards, Hybrid, Longboards to Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) and wakesurf board sock – see size chart. We recommend a size right around the...

The PAMGEA Surfboard Sock Cover is an excellent, simple bag designed to easily protect a surfboard so it can be carried and moved around without fear of damage.

It uses stretch fabric to prevent UV ray damage as well as any scratches and scrapes, and it has a padded nose area as well.

This sock cover has three sizes for different types of surfboards, and its light color means it won’t overheat the board.

Plus, it’s a great way to protect surfaces from the wax from a surfboard.

7. Buddha Rinse Kit Outdoor Shower

JBL Spearguns Water Buddha Rinse Kit Portable Shower, Collapsible, Pressurized with Travel Case, Shower Head and 7ft Hose, Perfect for Camping, Beach, Hiking, and Boating, Holds 2.5 Gallons/10 Liters
  • PORTABLE SHOWER FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: May the Water Buddha shower you with happiness, everywhere you go. Our portable shower kit includes a 2.5 gallon water tank, coiled 7ft hose, thumb activated...
  • SELF PRESSURIZED TANK DESIGN: No need to use gravity or batteries to keep water flowing. It only takes a few pumps to experience a pressurized continuously flowing shower stream.
  • EASY FILL TANK: Fill up your water buddha at home or while outdoors with the easy fill tank design. Simply fill the portable shower by submerging into lakes, pools, or other fresh water sources.
  • HEATS WATER USING SOLAR ENERGY: Place Water Buddha in the sun for a couple of minutes for a warm rinse that will fill you with zen. Black 600 denier ballistic nylon absorbs sunlight for a natural...
  • GRAB AND GO: A great solar shower for outdoor enthusiasts. Take water buddha camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and traveling. Our outdoor shower can also provide a simple rinse for kids and pets.

When someone is done surfing, they may be inclined to go for a quick shower.

The Portable Outdoor Shower provides this easily. It allows for up to two gallons of water to be held, and it can be used for both cold or hot water.

At its full capacity, it provides a pressurized spray for around 3 minutes, with settings to choose from.

This portable shower uses a foldable handle so it can be carried easily, and it has a lid that can be used to stand on for quick changing without wetting the floor. It fills quickly, too.

8. Santa Barbara Surfing SBS No Tool Stainless Steel Fin Screw

The Santa Barbara Surfing SBS No Tool Stainless Steel Fin Screw is a special fin screw that requires no tools to be used.

It is compatible with most standard surfboards and types (except for the Naish and Starboard Paddleboards) and is easy to use with board fin boxes.

This fin screw is made from rust-proof 316 stainless steel for safe water use, and it comes in an economical two-pack.

9. GoPro Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel

GoPro HERO11 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with 5.3K60 Ultra HD Video, 27MP Photos, 1/1.9" Image Sensor, Live Streaming, Webcam, Stabilization
  • Revolutionary New Image Sensor: expansive field of view ever on a HERO camera out of the box. This gives you an extra-large canvas for your creativity by capturing more of the sky and horizon in every...
  • Unbelievable Image Quality: With 5.3K video that gives you 91% more resolution than 4K and an incredible 665% more than 1080p, HERO11 Black captures the action with crisp detail and cinematic image...
  • High-Res Photos + Videos, High Frame Rate: HERO11 Black’s new image sensor boosts photo resolution up to an incredible 27MP while delivering 5.3K60 video with amazingly fluid motion that you can use...
  • Emmy Award- Winning HyperSmooth Stabilization: HyperSmooth has never been better. And now it’s won a huge award for its insanely smooth footage—a 2021 Emmy for In- Camera Sensor and Software...
  • What’s Included: HERO11 Black Camera, Enduro Battery, Carrying Case, Curved Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle + Thumb Screw, USB-C Cable

For surfers who want to take footage of their fun adventures, look no further than the GoPro Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel. It is waterproof up to 10 meters and takes 10 mp pixels with a 4:3 aspect ratio.

It works through a single shutter button that provides a photo and video recordings.

This GoPro is the perfect gift for a surfer if you have the cash to blow.

It comes with a simple user manual and an installation manual so your giftee will know how to get started.

10. Underwater Kinetics Unisex HangAir Power Fan Wetsuit Hanger

Underwater Kinetics HangAir Hanger w/Built in Fan, Black, One Size (UK-524061)
  • Dries wetsuits, dry suits, turnout gear, rainsuits and heavy protective clothing in hours instead of days.
  • High power waterproof fan pushes 120 cubic feet of air per minute
  • Quick drying process retards the development of bad odors
  • Safe low voltage power is supplied to the hanger fan through a 15 ft cord from a 100/240 VAC universal wall mounted adapter
  • Wide shoulder construction prevents damaging creases in fabric

Drying off wetsuits can be fairly tough. But with the Underwater Kinetics Unisex HangAir Power Fan Wetsuit Hanger, the job becomes much simpler.

It works for virtually any kind of wetsuit or other heavy protective clothing and can dry them within mere hours, compared to the typically required days.

This wetsuit hanger has a high-power waterproof fan that blows an impressive 120 cubic feet per minute in the air.

It prevents odor development and uses a safe low voltage power supply through the included cord. It also uses wide shoulder construction to prevent creases and tears in the fabric.

11. SeaSpecs Classic Extreme Sports 100% UVA & UVB Sunglasses

SeaSpecs SunFire Red Extreme Sea Specs Sunglasses
  • SeaSpecs are extreme sports sunglasses for kiteboarding, Surfing, Jetskiing, Windsurfing, Snowboarding and other extreme sports.
  • SeaSpecs incorporates an adjustable non-removable strap that is comfortable, secure and easily adjustable with one hand.
  • SeaSpecs Lenses - The patented, high quality impact resistant grey lenses are polarized providing 100% UVA & UVB Protection and meet or exceed all applicable United States, European, Australian and...
  • SeaSpecs Frames - The patented full wrap around frame provides complete coverage for your eyes to keep out the sunlight and spray during extreme conditions.
  • The frames are ventilated for optimum clarity.

The SeaSpecs Classic Extreme Sports 100% UVA & UVB Sunglasses are polarized extreme sports sunglasses with special patented SeaSpecs Lenses that provide 100% protection against the sun’s harmful rays.

These grey lenses meet all standards that apply in most countries.

This pair of sunglasses use a simple adjustable strap that is secure and comfy and can be maneuvered with one hand.

It comes in 7 colors and has ventilated frames that wrap around easily for full protection.

12. Ho Stevie! Durable Wetsuit Changing Mat and Waterproof Dry-Bag

Ho Stevie! Durable Wetsuit Changing Mat/Waterproof Dry-Bag for Surfers (Clean Wetsuit, Clean Car)
  • 🏄‍♂️ PROTECT YOUR WETSUIT: Wetsuits are expensive, and they deteriorate much faster when rubbed with dirt and debris. Changing on this mat prevents your suit from getting dirty, thus...
  • 🚗 PROTECT YOUR CAR: After you change out of your wet wetsuit, tighten the drawstring on the mat, and it turns into a dry bag! No more wet, smelly car after you surf.
  • 👍 Pairs perfectly with our Ho Stevie! Wetsuit and Changing Poncho (available here on Amazon)
  • 💪 PORTABLE, DURABLE, and EASY TO USE. Fabricated with lightweight yet strong waterproof material (new, more durable material), the mat measures 29 inches across when laid out flat. Storage bag...
  • 💯 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: As with all of our products, if you are not completely satisfied for ANY reason, simply return your Wetsuit Changing Mat within 30 days for a full refund.

Wetsuits are far from cheap, so protecting them is crucial for any surfers.

The Ho Stevie! Durable Wetsuit Changing Mat and Waterproof Dry-Bag is perfect for this job. The changing mat prevents dirt from getting onto a wetsuit while changing, as well as preventing the floor from becoming wet.

Once done, the wetsuit can be easily placed into the waterproof dry-bag and carried around without fear of the dampness leaking out.

Both the mat and bag are highly durable and portable, and they come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

13. Waterproof Removable Universal Car Bucket Seat Cover

Magca Car Seat Cover Protector, Waterproof, Front Seat Cover for Universal Car Seat, Black, Pack of 1
  • Universal size for car and truck, easy installation
  • 100% waterproof, but this item is not suitable for surfer
  • Car seat cover against water, dirt, sweat and pet fur, mechanic car seat protector
  • Reusable & Recyclable

There’s nothing worse than hopping into one’s car after surfing and winding up dampening the seats and rendering them damp and smelly.

With the Waterproof Removable Universal Car Bucket Seat Cover, that won’t happen.

This seat cover is made from a PVC layer for waterproof features as well as a second layer made from polyester for comfortable seating.

It comes in 5 colors, comes off and on in seconds, is washable, and fits any car.

14. Docs’s Pro Plugs Surfing Vented Ear Plugs

The Docs’s Pro Plugs Surfing Vented Ear Plugs are designed with a good material that does not obstruct the ear canal, instead of fitting into the ear’s auricle for maximum safety.

These earplugs are designed to protect against surfer’s ear. On top of that, they are used officially by the USSF National Surf Team, a true testament to their quality.

15. Sharkbanz 2 Magnetic Shark Repellent Band

SHARKBANZ 2 Magnetic Shark Deterrent Band for Swimming, Surfing, Diving, Snorkeling and All Ocean Sports
  • EFFECTIVE SHARK DETERRENT - Using patented magnetic technology, Sharkbanz overwhelm sharks’ electroreceptors causing a highly unpleasant sensation that turns sharks away. Technology based on proven...
  • SIMPLE, SAFE TECHNOLOGY - No Batteries, No Charging; Always on. Lightweight (3 oz). Wear on your ankle or wrist. Waterproof to 100M / 330 ft. TSA and Airline Travel Friendly. Magnetic Shielded Box...
  • WORN BY OCEAN PROFESSIONALS & FAMILIES - Universal Fit, Ages 5+. Our mission is to provide greater ocean safety for everyone. Wear one or multiple for greater coverage. Hundreds of testimonials from...
  • PREMIUM MANUFACTURING - Ergonomic design and premium materials used for enhanced comfort and durability, including soft silicone band and stainless steel Sharkbanz can be worn over or under wetsuits...
  • AWARD WINNING & TRUSTED PRODUCT - Winner of Popular Science’s Greatest Innovations, Weather Channel Best Summer Tech, Forbes Best Health Tech, and many more. Sharkbanz has been trusted and used as a...

Sharks are a serious concern of surfers who surf in more dangerous waters.

The Sharkbanz 2 Magnetic Shark Repellent Band can help to keep them at bay and provide peace of mind to your giftee.

This shark repellent band emits a specially designed electromagnetic field that keeps sharks away from the general area.

It comes in a simple soft silicone band and uses a stainless steel clasp, and it is water resistant up to 330 feet. Plus, no batteries needed!

16. Dakine Surf Thruster Bag

Dakine Recon Double Surfboard Bag Thruster - Carbon, 7FT6IN
  • GREAT DOUBLE BOARD BAG - Going on a quick strike? It's always smart to bring a backup board. This Recon Double Surfboard Bag - Thruster is designed to fit up to two boards with fins while keeping the...
  • BEST CONSTRUCTION - Durable and lightweight, the bag features dense 3/8-inch padding to guard against dings and a full-length heat shield on the bottom to guard against the sun while exposed on the...
  • PERFECT FIT - Dakine Recon Double Surfboard Bag features a full run of sizes. Choose the size and provide your board with a high-quality proper bag with metal hardware for increased strength and...
  • RELIABLE STORAGE - This lightweight Recon Double Surfboard Bag - Thruster by Dakine features a heat-reflecting energy shield bottom and stash pocket with a YKK PU Coated zipper to keep valuables...
  • EASY CARRIAGE - Featuring a non-slip padded shoulder this surfboard bag leaves your hands free for other gear. It also incorporates durable heavy duty YKK molded zipper closure with internal rail...

The Dakine Surf Thruster Bag is a carrying bag for a surfboard designed to be heavy duty, water resistant, and heat resistant thanks to its tarpaulin material.

It is made with a coil zipper and a ¼” foam padding that protects the surfboard within.

This bag comes in a few different sizes in order to fit most boards, and it even has an extra pocket for wax or fins.

17. Open Road Goods Surf Kit

Surf Kit - A Great Surfer Gift & Surf Accessory that Holds your Surf Wax, Organic Sunscreen Face Stick, All Natural Lip Balm, Wax Scraper, and More! All in a Stylish Aztec Design Surf Wax Holder!
  • BOARD ESSENTIALS -- Matunas Organic Surf Wax, alongside a wax comb (handy surf scraper with fin key and bottle opener).
  • MESS-FREE WAX STORAGE -- Separate surf wax container area, specifically designed to help reduce wax melt and wax leak at higher temperatures
  • STYLISH PROTECTION -- All encompassed in a groovy clutch bag with a water resistant outer (and an additional pocket for parking change, hair ties, or lucky charms).
  • PERFECT SURF TRAVEL KIT OR SURF GIFT SET -- Everything you need for a great day of surf, and nothing less
  • NATURAL SKINCARE -- Water Resistant SPF 50 Organic Sunscreen Face Stick (skin toned, rubs in clear) and SPF 15 All Natural Lip Balm. Both made with 100% natural ingredients right here in the USA.

The Open Road Goods Surf Kit is an essential travel kit for any surfer.

It includes plenty of storage space and comes with plenty of handy standard items, including surf wax, a wax comb with a bottle opener and fin key, a 100% natural sunscreen stick and 100% natural lip balm.

This surf kit is designed in a stylish clutch bag that keeps its contents cool, preventing wax melting, and it’s perfect for a day of surfing.

18. NRS Aquapac Keymaster

Aquapac KEYMASTER Grey – Protect and Carry Keys, Cards and Small Valuables up to 10m or 30 feet
  • 𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐌𝐈𝐔𝐌-𝐐𝐔𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐓𝐘 𝐖𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐎𝐅 𝐊𝐄𝐘 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐃 𝐂𝐀𝐒𝐄. Aquapac Waterproof Small key Pouch is...
  • 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐒𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐒𝐄𝐂𝐔𝐑𝐄 𝐃𝐄𝐒𝐈𝐆𝐍. A completely transparent touch-friendly window on both sides ensures convenient access to...
  • 𝐒𝐌𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐇𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐋𝐘-𝐅𝐔𝐍𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋. Easily allows access to your keys through the case. This waterproof case can not only protect your...
  • 𝐋𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓𝐖𝐄𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐃𝐔𝐑𝐀𝐁𝐋𝐄. The underwater case has a lightweight design that makes it easy in carrying when swimming. The patented,...
  • 𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐘 𝐓𝐎 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐑𝐘 𝐏𝐎𝐔𝐂𝐇. Our pocket-sized waterproof key and card pouch is perfect for protecting essential items you need to take with you whilst swimming,...

The NRS Aquapac Keymaster is a 10” by 3” bag designed to store valuables and keep them safe from water.

It is 100% waterproof and rated at IPX8, allowing it to keep submerged up to 5 meters for 30 minutes.

This keymaster is designed to protect all sorts of small items, especially electronic key fobs.

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