The Best Women’s Surfing Gear
Board basics for a season on the waves
Ashley Lloyd Surfboards Gordon’s Egg ($950)
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.
Nomadix Mud Cloth Towel ($40)
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.
Coola Mineral Sport SPF 50 Tinted Organic Sunscreen Stick ($26)
This is our favorite SPF. Made from natural ingredients (like coconut and avocado oils), it won’t leave you streaky white.
Picture Grace 2.2 Wetsuit ($160)
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.
Goldenwest Goods Shibori Indigo Board Bag ($170)
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.
Reef Escape Lux Print Sandals ($28)
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.
Dakine Cyclone 27L Tote Pack ($110)
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.
Patagonia Nanogrip Nireta Top and Bottom ($70 and $75)
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.