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2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Surf All Year with These Items

Cold water is no obstacle if you’re prepared

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Cotopaxi Teca Camp Blanket ($75)

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We love the Teca’s bold color blocking and lightweight poly­ester insulation for after-session bonfires. It packs down to the size of a football.

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Holden Puffy Slip-On Shoes ($130)

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Synthetic insulation and a cushioned footbed provide instant relief for half-numb toes, while a water-repellent exterior and grippy sole keep dogs dry and traction intact.

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Firewire x Rob Machado Surfboards Seaside and B­eyond Surfboard ($920 and up)

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This mid-length comes in three sizes (6’8”, 7’, and 7’4”), with a quad-fin setup that glides well and turns on a dime. It’s a fantastic all-around choice: playful in the small stuff, and steady when they’re breaking overhead.

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Stay Covered Heavy Duty Hand-Tied Surf Leash ($42)

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Take on big winter swells without fear of board loss. A hand-tied leash is stronger than the injection-molded variety.

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Costa Antille Sunglasses ($226)

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Costa’s lightweight Antille frames are constructed from 97 percent recycled fishing nets. Choose from three different polarized-glass options, including blue mirror, which is designed for the water.

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Billabong 4/3 Furnace Natural Zipperless Wetsuit ($470)

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The Furnace Natural features Forest Stewardship Council–certified Yulex rubber foam, water-based adhesives, and a recycled exterior jersey that minimizes microplastic shedding. It’s the stretchiest, least bulky Yulex suit we’ve tested. (Men’s S–XXL; women’s 2–10)

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Rux 70L Collapsible Tote ($265)

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Stow those stinky wetsuits in the ultra-durable Rux. Made from thick TPU-coated nylon and equipped with steel corner stays, this bin withstands being thrown around in the bed of a truck and collapses flat when not in use.

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Afrosurf, by Mami Wata ($41)

(Photo: Courtesy Penguin Random House)

This book celebrates African surf culture with photos, ­profiles, poems, recipes, art, and comics from 18 of the continent’s coastal ­countries. Profits go to Waves for Change and Surfers Not Street Children, helping kids from underserved African communities get into the water.

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