The Best Surfing Accessories of 2017
Effortlessly cool accessories for a day on the water.
Raen Wiley Sunglasses ($135)
A classic wide silhouette with 100 percent UV protection means you won’t be blinded during a late-afternoon surf check.
Mr. Zog’s Sex Wax ($2)
Funny name. But good, sticky results.
FCS Premium Leash ($27)
Surfing at a warm beach sans leash is one of summer’s great pleasures. But if you must tether your stick to your leg, FCS’s seven-millimeter Premium is great for everyday use. It features a swiveling joint near the ankle strap for freedom of movement and a small wax comb near the base.
Mayde Jervis Towel ($52)
Frilly ends aside, we love the Jervis for its preeminent softness. Constructed in Turkey from a cotton-bamboo blend, this towel even has a little Velcro pocket for stashing keys and beer money while you’re on the water.
Freestyle Shark Classic Tide Watch ($100)
The Shark glows in the dark, includes tide information from 150 beaches around the world, and is waterproof to 100 meters. More important, it’ll let you answer the most common question in the lineup: “What time is it?”
Locals Reggae Flip-Flops ($18)
There are burlier, cushier, and more expensive flip-flops, but these get the job done when you’re heading to the shore and want footwear you can toss under a bush without fretting that someone may pinch them.
Brixton Barge Stripe Boardshorts $59
Rule one: look good. Check. Rule two: feel good. Check, courtesy of a hint of stretch and a lie-flat, no-irritation fly.
Dakine Cyclone II Dry Pack ($150)
The Cyclone is a bombproof, rolltop Cordura drybag with well-placed bells and whistles, including external waterproof pockets, internal laptop sleeve, and an integrated board-carrying strap.
Jungmaven 100 Percent Hemp T-Shirt ($92)
Like your favorite tee, only better and already broken in. American-made from hemp, Jungmaven’s is antimicrobial and will last forever.
Tecate ($8 for 6)
You can keep your microbrews. There’s nothing we’d rather have right after a session than a Mexican lager (or three).