The Best Women's Surfing Gear

Board basics for a season on the waves

Surfing gear for your summer. (Inga Hendrickson)
essentials

Ashley Lloyd Surfboards Gordon’s Egg ($950)

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As one of the few top-level female shapers in the world, Ashley Lloyd Thompson designed this 7-foot 2-inch egg to perform in anything from waist-high to overhead waves.

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Nomadix Mud Cloth Towel ($40)

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The superabsorbent, slip-resistant fabric comes from recycled plastic. The Mud Cloth doubles as a yoga mat and folds up to the size of a tablet.

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Coola Mineral Sport SPF 50 Tinted Organic Sunscreen Stick ($26)

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This is our favorite SPF. Made from natural ingredients (like coconut and avocado oils), it won’t leave you streaky white.

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Picture Grace 2.2 Wetsuit ($160)

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Crafted from recycled tires, limestone pellets, and polyester, the Grace is an amazingly soft and stretchy summerweight suit. It gets extra points for the flattering cut.

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Goldenwest Goods Shibori Indigo Board Bag ($170)

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Handmade and dyed in California, this heavy-duty cotton-canvas bag protects your board where it’s most threatened: on the way to and from the beach.

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Reef Escape Lux Print Sandals ($28)

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These ain’t your average flip-flops. The PVC-free contoured footbeds provide cushioning and arch support, while the oval-shaped toe posts offer comfort without chafing.

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Dakine Cyclone 27L Tote Pack ($110)

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This shoulder-carry waterproof beach bag has an exterior sealed compartment, should you need to separate soggy wetsuits from phone and wallet. And it converts to a pack if you prefer.

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Patagonia Nanogrip Nireta Top and Bottom ($70 and $75)

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Pairing cheeky bottoms with a racerback top, this suit’s durable recycled nylon-spandex jersey stays in place and feels great in and out of the water.

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From Outside Magazine, July 2018
Filed To: Surfboards / Surfing / Sandals / Best Summer Ever / Gear
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