(Photo: Inga Hendrickson)
2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Epic Gifts for Ocean Addicts

They'll be ready for whatever the coast can throw at them


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Vissla North Seas 4/3 Full Wetsuit ($315)

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With triple-glued seams, abrasion-resistant knee pads, and premium Japanese limestone neoprene, the North Seas will last many seasons of cold-weather surfing. Its solvent-free lamination, upcycled fabric, and eco-friendly dyeing limits the suit’s environmental impact, while a soft, hollow-fiber lining means you’ll actually look forward to slipping it on.

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Smith Lowdown 2 Core Sunglasses ($129)

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A sustainable twist on one of Smith’s top-selling shades, the Core frames are made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles and boast the brand’s proprietary bio-based polarized lenses. Their sleek, classic shape looks good on anyone while cutting glare on water and snow.

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Hydro Flask Limited Edition Timberline Collection Bottle ($55)

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Hydro Flask’s seasonal Timberline collection will inspire you to make some cocoa for a cozy night out. This bottle keeps drinks hot for 12 hours and cold for 24. We loved the matching silicone boot, which prevents sliding on slippery surfaces.

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LifeProof Wake Phone Case ($40)

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The ultrathin Wake is drop-proof from over six feet—perfect for your butterfingered friend. It features an ocean motif and is made from 85 percent recycled ocean plastic. LifeProof lets you choose one of four water nonprofits to receive a dollar of your purchase.

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Ust Monarch Sleeping Bag ($250 and up)

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The Monarch transforms for three different temperature ratings via unique synthetic-insulated snap-on wings. Fold both flaps over you for wintry conditions or only one for shoulder season, or remove both on summer nights. They also double as a camp blanket or pillow.

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Uncharted Supply Co. Seventy2 Pro Survival System ($565)

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The waterproof Seventy2 Pro houses a labeled and organized pack of survival essentials designed to get you through the first 72 hours after a disaster or accident. It’s divided into categories like first aid and warmth. After an unsettling year, it lends peace of mind.

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Benchmade Bugout Family Customizable Knife ($170 and up)

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Rejoice: Benchmade’s Bugout, a popular lightweight everyday carry folding knife, is now cus­tomizable. The brand lets you choose from 440,000 different combinations of blade steels, hardware, and colors.

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Columbia Facet 45 OutDry Shoes ($150)

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With aesthetic nods to military boots and features similar to a running shoe, the Facet 45 is a versatile lightweight hiking option. Heel stabilization and rugged traction keep you grounded, waterproof construction keeps you dry, and the knit collar keeps you comfortable.

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Super73-R Electric Motorbike ($2,995)

If we could ask Santa for only one thing, it would be this street-legal full-suspension electric motorbike. It reaches speeds of 28 miles per hour in unlimited mode and covers as many as 70 miles with pedal assist. Attach a board rack and it becomes the ultimate eco-surf commuter. It’s the most fun we’ve ever had on an e-bike.

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Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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