Holiday Gift Guide for Surfers


Are you shopping for a Christmas/Hanukkah, holiday, or birthday gift for that special surfer in your life? You’ve come to the right place.

Surfers may be some of the easiest folks to shop for. We don’t need much to be happy other than some waves and some stoke. Luckily, there are some easy things you can buy to help towards those ends.

Check out our latest reviews and recommendations of the best surf products.

First, Gifts Not to Buy Surfers

Before we get into the surfer gift guide, we should cover some things you probably shouldn’t surprise them with.

Don’t surprise your surfer with:

  • A surfboard.
  • Fins (if you don’t know what find of setup they use).
  • A wetsuit.

Unless you’ve figured out exactly what they need or are looking for, there’s just too much room for error here.

Stick to the gifts in this guide and you’ll be safe.

Gifts for Surfers

You really don’t have to break the bank to get a good gift for a surfer. Check out these recommendations below for some inspiration.

Surf Accessories

There are plenty of surf accessories that can make the life of your surfer a little easier.

But, watch out! There’s plenty of bogus surf accessories out there too.

Some decent surf accessory gifts include:

Find some more ideas for surf gear and accessories gifts.

Surf Wax

Surf wax is something that every surfer needs and goes through regularly. It’s always nice to have some backup bars.

Some surf wax is a great stocking stuffer or small gift too, ranging from about $2 to $5 a stick.

Grab a basecoat bar and surf wax that matches the temperature range of where they surf.

Check out our reviews and recommendations for the best surfboard wax and options for some eco-friendly surf wax.


Sunscreen is another essential item that your surfer needs.

Get them a nice, quality mineral-based sunscreen or zinc for their face.

You’ll want to look for something that’s ocean/reef-friendly, water proof, high SPF, and won’t run into their eyes.

See what we think is the best surf sunscreen.

T-Shirts and Apparel

Who doesn’t like some high quality surf clothes?

Luckily, this gift is an easy one.

Head on over to the Wave Arcade surf shop to pick up some groovy surf gear including t-shirts, hoodies, and more.

Unlike what you’ll find at your local discount department store, Wave Arcade t-shirts have soul and are printing with eco-friendly inks on comfy, sustainable materials.

Shoot, while you’re at it you should probably get one for yourself too.

Surf Art

Artwork can be another great gift for surfers.

When surfers aren’t surfer, most of us like to think about surfing. Having some surf-related art to hang on the wall is a great thing to have around.

Wave Arcade is here to help in that department as well. You can find some of our surf art here at or over at our Etsy shop.

Find a variety of surf map, art prints, and coffee mugs to keep the stoke alive out of the water.


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