2015 Surfer Holiday Gift Guide
Shopping for the surfers in your life? Guys, girls, brother, sisters, husbands, wives, mom’s, dad’s, boyfriends, girlfriends, the list of all the surfers out there goes on and on. Chances are with the 35 million active surfers in the world and the 125+ million surf fans out there that someone on your shopping list for the 2015 holiday season is a surfer or aspires to be! Irregardless of you or the designated recipient’s surfing skills, there’s something for the inner surfing enthusiast in everyone on the 2015 surfer holiday gift guide list below.
The latest and greatest innovation to Action Sports is here, Trace’s Action Sports Tracker allows you to analyze your performance and never edit a GoPro video again. The Trace is a small disc object (about the size of a Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup) that is fully mountable to a surfboard, snowboard, or Skis. This tracker will provide you with information from every session, such as, how high you’re jumping in the park or how fast you went on your last wave. Ideal for Surf and Snow, The Trace will gather and store all of the information it has collected on an easy to use and accessible application. Trace records a wide variety of statistics such as, GPS Mapping, Air Height, Distance, & Time, Calories Burned and much more.
Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding by Richard Kenvin
Surfboards were once made of wood and shaped by hand, objects of both cultural and recreational significance. Today most surfboards are mass-produced with fiberglass and a stew of petrochemicals, moving (or floating) billboards for athletes and their brands, emphasizing the commercial rather than the cultural. Surf Craft maps this evolution, examining surfboard design and craft with 150 color images and an insightful text. From the ancient Hawaiian alaia, the traditional board of the common people, to the unadorned boards designed with mathematical precision (but built by hand) by Bob Simmons, to the store-bought longboards popularized by the 1959 surf-exploitation movie Gidget…
See the sport of surfing as it’s never been captured before in John Florence and Blake Vincent Kueny’s second signature release, this time in association with the award-winning studio Brain Farm. The first surf film shot in 4K, View From A Blue Moon follows the world’s most dynamic surfer John Florence and his closest friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favorite surfing destinations around the globe. From the dreamy blue perfection of the South Pacific to the darkest uncharted waters of Africa (and everywhere in between), Florence faces a broad spectrum of emotions as he continues to seal his legacy as one of the most gifted surfers ever. And while the young Hawaiian is pulled in increasingly different directions, there is no form of pressure that will keep him from his ultimate goal — to redefine what is possible in the ocean.
GoPro HERO4 BLACK Holiday Bundle
Introducing HERO4 Black, the most adanced GoPro ever. Featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates, HERO4 Black takes Emmy ® award-winning GoPro performance to a whole new level. Incredible high-resolution 4K30 and high frame rate 1080p120 video enable stunning, immersive footage of you and your world.
The Hero4 Black Holiday Bundle also includes a Lexar 32GB SDHC Memory card, Head Strap Camera Mount, Carrying Case, GoPro Suction Cup Mount and GoPro Jaws Clamp Mount.
The ultimate hydration system for standup paddlers whether you’re all about long distance or SUP surfing. Quick access to cargo makes this hands-free hydration system ideal for paddling long distances. The Molokai harness features a custom fit tension adjustment and quick-access front cargo pockets. Made with water-friendly materials.
The perfect portable shower for post-surf winter and summer sessions. RinseKit is a portable, pressurized shower that’s like having a garden hose wherever it is needed. With no pumping and no batteries, it fills in 20 seconds, storing the strength of a regular household spigot to deliver pressurized spray for up to four minutes. (up to 65 psi) The eon pressure system holds up to 2 gallons of water and features a spray nozzle that offers seven different settings from jet stream to soaking shower. RinseKit can be filled with hot or cold water.
Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses—off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. One of the best new books in 2015 for the intellectual surfer’s bookshelf.
A surfer’s best friend for keeping their wet gear sand free and for keeping their car smelling fresh, that is unless they’re into that wet dog smell… The FCS Change Mat makes getting changed more comfortable. The extremes of hot or cold will no longer be a problem underfoot. The mat is also a wet bag, just cinch it up, toss it in the car and you’re ready for your next destination.
#1 Mouth Mount, Used by GoPro Athletes Kelly Slater and Anthony Walsh. The MyGo Mouth Mount is the best mount for your GoPro Camera. Designed for comfort. Dropdown design allows you to use it for hours without strain. Compatible with all GoPro models.
It is perfectly designed to allow you to breathe and get a stable shot. It makes for a perfect gift for any surfer or wakeboarder that has a GoPro.
Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell: A True Story of Violence, Corruption, and the Soul of Surfing by Chas Smith
Surfer and former war reporter Chas Smith’s wild and unflinching look at the high-stakes world of surfing on Oahu’s North Shore—a riveting, often humorous, account of beauty, greed, danger, and crime.
For two months every winter, when Pacific storms make landfall, swarms of mainlanders, Brazilians, Australians, and Europeans flock to Oahu’s paradisiacal North Shore in pursuit of some of the greatest waves on earth for surfing’s Triple Crown competition. Chas Smith reveals how this influx transforms a sleepy, laid-back strip of coast into a lawless, violent, drug-addled, and adrenaline-soaked mecca.
The Indo Board Original Training Package with the Natural Wood Finish is the original model and design Indo Board featuring an all wood board and large Indo Man logo on a textured deck. Includes Deck, Roller, Cushion, Workout Poster & Demo DVD.
Like having a mini gym in the comfort of your living room. Indo Board is the best balance board and is a unique balance training device used by professional athletes worldwide.
The ultimate headphones for the traveling surfer. If you’re a competitor these are the headphones you’ll want to be wearing when you’re warming up for your next heat. The world’s most famous headphone has been completely redesigned and reimagined. The new Beats Studio is lighter, sexier, stronger, and more comfortable, with precision sound, Adaptive Noise Canceling, a 20-hour rechargeable battery, and RemoteTalk. It has all the energy and excitement you expect from Beats, plus a powerful, reengineered sound.
Film the best surfing moments with the smallest surf camera in the market. HERO4 Session packs the power of GoPro into our smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet. Its rugged, waterproof design eliminates the need for a separate housing, while a single button powers on the camera and starts recording automatically. With 1080p60 video and 8MP photos, HERO4 Session delivers the professional image quality that has made GoPro famous.
The holiday bundle includes a 32GB SD Memory Card, Head Strap Camera Mount, Carrying Case and GoPro Suction Mount.
Every surfer dreams of catching the perfect wave–of that magical day when the beach, the water, and the weather come together to make for an unforgettable ride. In this book, Transworld SURF’s expert editors and photographers visit the 100 best surf spots on Earth to bring you insider information on beaches everywhere from Australia and California to emerging destinations in West Africa, Japan, Norway and beyond. Packed with amazing photos, pro tips, and travel details, this is the book you need–whether you’re planning a lifetime of trips, or the trip of a lifetime.
For keeping your all your electronics alive when you’re off the grid on your next surf adventure. The Jackery Giant + is the world’s largest capacity external battery pack and portable charger.
It’s perfect for long flights, road trips, or whenever you need to charge your iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.
This ultra high-capacity portable charger has dual USB ports, so you can charge multiple devices simultaneously. We use Panasonic grade A Li-ion polymer technology, which last 500+ recharge cycles.
The ultimate waterproof wireless speaker for the life of an adventurer. Amplify your outdoor experience with the Braven BRV-PRO. With full sound and bass projection powerful enough to fill an outdoor environment, the BRV-PRO can endlessly stream audio anywhere you go with solar panel chargers, versatile mounting options, and more. Pair your phone via Bluetooth for crystal clear sound that creates an unforgettable adventure.
Ditch your lid tops, towels and tarp and get yourself a Surf Grass Mat – guaranteed to provide comfort while garnering looks of awe and curiosity Made of high quality synthetic turf, the mat’s supportive and soft bristles of turf work to dust off any dirt, sand, or particles that may have accumulated on your feet and wetsuit while changing. The mat is extremely durable and easy to clean. Storing it is equally as simple – just roll it up and secure it by the velcro strap, or lay it flat in your trunk for your wetsuit to dry on while driving to your next destination.
Hyperflex Playa 2mm Neoprene Jacket KILL THE CHILL! The 2mm Playa Jacket from Hyperflex is perfect for wearing before and after sessions. A perfect accessory for surfers, divers, kite boarders, kayakers, wake boarders and skiers!
It is cut exactly like a “hoodie” sweatshirt. Oversized and warm, it features a hollow fiber lining and skin exterior. It holds virtually no water at all, so it is windproof and waterproof against the elements. These are designed to fit over wetsuits or they can be worn alone. Break that wind and stay warm!
The perfect stocking stuffer for the surfers in your life.
Rub it on nose to tail, rail to rail. Sticky Bumps original formula from Wax Research, Inc. Globally right on non-toxic since 1972. Five 80 gram bars.
Waterman is the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku (1890–1968): swimmer, surfer, Olympic gold medalist, Hawaiian icon, waterman.
Long before Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz made their splashes in the pool, Kahanamoku emerged from the backwaters of Waikiki to become America’s first superstar Olympic swimmer. The original “human fish” set dozens of world records and topped the world rankings for more than a decade; his rivalry with Johnny Weissmuller transformed competitive swimming from an insignificant sideshow into a headliner event. Kahanamoku used his Olympic renown to introduce the sport of “surf-riding,” an activity unknown beyond the Hawaiian Islands, to the world.
Now you can get into or out of your surf and wetsuit, board shorts or bikini easily and discreetly. The FCS Changing Towel Poncho is a plush towel poncho to make changing in public places cozy and easy.
A safe gift for any surfer any time of year and Dakine makes some of the best surf leashes on the planet. Maximum strength urethane cord, over molded leash ends, double swivels, quick release 1 1/2 cuff” cuff, triple wrap rail saver and key pocket in cuff.
Imagine if these titanium sunglasses are the last pair you ever have to buy…If they aren’t the best sunglasses you’ve ever owned, William Painter will give you 110% of your money back, no questions asked.
Classic Wayfarer style with lifelong durability. Discrete patented bottle opening titanium arms. World’s lightest nylon polarized lenses. Titanium durability.
Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul, And, of Course, Surfing by Laird Hamilton
Laird Hamilton has been hailed as the world’s greatest big-wave surfer. His first book, Force of Nature, allows readers a rare glimpse inside the unique philosophy that has created his circumstances, and not the other way around. After all, this is a man whose biological father abandoned him shortly after he was born; whose first job was working on a pig farm; who dropped out of school in eleventh grade. And then the career decision: surfer. Though earning enough to pay the rent as any kind of surfer is next to impossible, Hamilton has ended up in the place we all desire to be: doing exactly what he loves, becoming the world’s best in the process, making a great living, being surrounded by nature and family, radiating peak health and fitness, and succeeding by any definition of the word.
The perfect surfers towel. Waves Micro Towel is the best beach towel ever created. Designed from proprietary micro fiber, Waves Micro Towel is 78% smaller than a traditional towel when folded. It dry’s faster than a traditional towel and takes up way less space in your bag. No more packing a separate towel bag for the family. The Waves Micro Towel can fit into your pocket.