Gifts for a Wave Rider

SurfTech Universal stand-up paddleboard (SurfTech)
SurfTech Universal

SurfTech Universal Stand-Up Paddleboard

 

SurfTech’s superstable 10.5-foot Universal stand-up paddleboard ($1,175; surftech
.com) is ideal for first-time SUPers—and light enough that you don’t need to be He-Man to schlep it around. 

SurfTech’s superstable 10.5-foot Universal stand-up paddleboard is ideal for first-time SUPers—and light enough that you don’t need to be He-Man to schlep it around.

Waterman Collection SUP-PFD Life Vest

Quiksilver SUP-PFD
Quiksilver SUP-PFD life vest (Courtesy of Quiksilver)

Uninflated, Quiksilver Waterman Collection’s SUP-PFD life vest stuffs into a small pouch that you can wear around your waist or attach to your board. Should you need it, a ­replaceable CO2 canister inflates it in seconds.

Quiksilver Moondock Watch

Quiksilver Moondock
Quiksilver Moondock watch (Courtesy of Quiksilver)

 

The obsessive surfer will love it: Quiksilver’s Moondock watch ($85; quiksilver.com) has 15 years of preprogrammed tide information for more than 200 global surf spots. Plus, tide movements can be watched in hi-res around the clock.

The obsessive surfer will love it: Quiksilver’s Moondock watch has 15 years of preprogrammed tide information for more than 200 global surf spots. Plus, tide movements can be watched in hi-res around the clock.

Reef Arch-1 Flip-Flops

Reef Arch-1
Reef Arch-1 flip-flops (Courtesy of Reef)

There are the cheapo flip-flops you get at the drugstore. There are the fancy ones that cost as much as running shoes. And then there’s the Reef Arch-1. For the money, it’s hard to find a better pair of flops. They feel great, look cool, and take a beating. They’re also made of environmentally friendly materials (recycled rubber and water-based adhesives) and have adjustable arch support. Even better, 1 percent of Reef’s proceeds go to its Redemption Fund, which donates to ocean-loving nonprofits like Surf Aid and Surfrider.

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