There are a lot of surfing gift recommendations out there, all recommending products that cost nearly a $1k.

Now I don't know about you, but I definitely won't be spending that kinda money on a gift anytime soon. 

So, if you're looking for a gift for a surfer - friend, partner, or family member - that they're going love, that's not going to cost the earth, keep reading.

This list will give you plenty of ideas, that any red-blooded surfer will love. 

27 AFFORDABLE GIFTS FOR SURFERS - THE ULTIMATE LIST

For a birthday gift, or Christmas - or even just as a thank you, there are tonnes of gift ideas for surfers below to help you find that something they'll love:


1. STAB PREMIUM [$79P/Y]

If you don't know about Stab Mag yet, you've likely been living under a rock. 

In recent years they've fast become the best, almost the only, surf media outlet on the web that people use. 

Stab Premium gives you access to all their premium content (which is very good). 

It's digital (so it doesn't leave a carbon footprint), it can be gifted easily and instantly, and I guarantee you they'll love it.

The perfect gift idea for a surfer in my opinion.


2. VOUCHER: ONLINE SURF COURSE

If you're buying a gift for a super keen surfer, there's no doubt that they'll be obsessed with trying to improve. 

So what better way to help them on their journey than gifting them access to a digital surf course.

Something they can access 24/7, something that they'll have with them for life, and more importantly for me, something that is ridiculously easy to gift. 

Find, buy, send - done. 

That's my type of present right there, with absolute minimal effort. 


3. SURFING PAINT PENS

If you're buying for a child they'll love these surfing paint pens. 

A gift idea that'll encourage them to get creative with their surfboard designs and keep them entertained for hours. 

A great stocking filler, or birthday present too. 


4. SURFLINE PREMIUM

Since acuiring Magic Seaweed earlier this year, Surfline has become the biggest surf forecasting app in the world. 

What's more, it has access to the best, high definition surf cams of any platform, and, you can even sync your smartwatch to their system to record your waves at popular spots. 

It's incredible. 

But, many of the features are only available on their premium plan.

There's no surfer in their right mind that wouldn't be stoked to receive this as a gift.


5. SURFING WAX PACK

I have lost count how many times I've bought one of these packs as a gift for kids birthdays. 

In fact it's pretty much become my default 🤦‍♂️

Cheap and cheerful, and damn who doesn't need extra wax anyway. 


6. SURF EARS

There are heaps of different surfing ear plugs out there, many of which are much cheaper than these ones. 

But these are the only ones that really have that quality - gift-like - feel to them. 

I own a pair so can attest to them being damn good, and they look cool, right?


7. NO MORE RASH STICK

Every surfer on planet earth will have experienced surfing rash at some point. 

It's painful, it's annoying, and easily avoidable, with a lubricating product like this. 

In a roll-on style format, just rub it over the affected areas and you can kiss goodbye to that surf rub. 


8. COLOURED SURF WAX

It's a bit of a gimmick I know, but kids absolutely love coloured wax. 

So why not buy a rainbow selection, package it up, and gift it like that. 

They'll love it, and be the envy of their friends for sure. 


9. WETSUIT HANGER

There's one thing that surfers hate, and that's a wet wetsuit - and drying your wetsuit is a bug bear of all surfers.

Purpose built wetsuit hangers will help with this.

And I can assure you that any surfer will love you for this, and be your best mate forever more. 


10. DING REPAIR KIT

Lots of surfers like the idea of being able to fix their boards, rather than having to pay through the roof to get it done professionally. 

A ding repair kit is the perfect gift idea for the surfer that loves get hands on and fix things. 

Packaged in a neat little kit, these ding repair are a great way to start learning how to repair your own dings. 


11. FIN REMOVAL TOOL

I genuinely don't know why these things are needed, but if you've ever tried to take FCS fins out you'll know first hand just how frickin hard it can be. 

These little gadgets grip onto the end of the fin and make the process of taking them out and absolute breeze. 


12. WETSUIT DRY BAG

Wet wetsuits are annoying to lug around, usually put in some ugly bucket. 

But why not get a wetsuit dry bag? 

A purpose built waterproof bag specifically designed to transport wet surfing gear. 

They look cool, and are very function too.


13. MULTI PURPOSE BOOT, GLOVE & HOOD HANGER

We covered wetsuit hangers just earlier on, but these hangers go one step further. 

They don't just dry your wetsuit, but they dry your boots, gloves, and hood too. 

If you surf in cold water a bunch, this will be the best present you've ever had. 


14. COLOURED SURF ZINC

I remember being a kid and being so jealous of other kids with fluorescent zinc. 

They're something surf mad kids will love guaranteed. 


15. WETSUIT REPAIR KIT

Not the most glamorous of gifts don't get me wrong, but you know what, I bet it'll be well received as almost all surfers have some, or some repair that needs attention on their wetsuits. 

A simple, inexpensive gift for the practically minded.


16. SURFING CHANGING MAT

These change mats are cool for a couple of reasons. 

First up, they'll prolong the life of your wetsuit as you'll avoid changing on concrete, mud, etc. when taking your wetsuit off. 

Secondly, they double up as a wetsuit dry bag too - so you get a double whammy. 


17. SURF CHANGING ROBE

Believe it or not, my mate from St Ives Cornwall invented these changing robes back in the day (Robbies Robes), but since then, every brand on the market has released their own version. 

Nevertheless, they're an epic little accessory for 'dropping it like it's hot' when everyones watching, without everything on show. 


18. SURF HAT

Take one look out to any lineup in the world and one thing you'll notice is that surf hat wearing is on the rise, and for good reason. 

With the ozone layer melting away at a rapid rate, the suns harmful UV rays are something you need to protect yourself from, and surfing hats do just that. 

A simple gift that will be very well received I'm sure, especially if you live in a hot climate. 


19. BOARD STRAPS

Surfing straps are like gold dust for surfers - especially if they love to travel. 

These straps are something you can (and should) take away with you everywhere you go, and they'll come in hand more often than you can think.

With these straps, anywhere you go you'll be able to transport your boards on any vehicle you choose.


20. INDO BOARD

Indo Boards are a cool toy to practice your surf balance on land. 

They come in a few different styles and sizes, and they're a whole lot of fun too. 

Perfect for the surfer that lives a little further away from the ocean than they'd like, but want to keep that balance going.


21. POP UP MAT

We're massive advocates for at home practice, and there's no better land practice than doing your pop-ups. 

But it's not always easy to know if you're doing it right, or if your feet are landing in the correct positions. 

That's where these little pop up mats can really help.

Sure, they're a bit gimmicky, but hey, so many presents are right. 


22. BOARD SOCK

Around about 80%-90% of surfboard damage happens outside of the water - putting your board in and out of the car, storing it at home etc. 

All of this damage is unnecessary, and a simple board-sock will fix it. 

They're not crazy expensive, and will make a great present too, just be sure to get the right size for their surfboard before you commit to buying.


23. SURF RACK

Most surfers will just store their boards in a corner of the garage and be done with that.

That's fine, but if you've got more than one surfboard, having a nice rack to store them in is not only convenient, but kinda cool too. 


24. KEY LOCK BOX

It's no exaggeration when I say that around 50% of surfers will leave their car keys on the wheel arch of their cars. 

Something that cost them thousands of dollars, they're for the taking, for whoever chooses. 

But as you'd expect, there are other options, and a coded key lock box is a great solution. 

Simply pop your key in, scramble the code, and there you go, at least a degree of safety and security. 


25. SURFBOARD BIKE RACKS

If you want a gift that a young grom is absolutely going to love, and genuinely appreciate too, get them surfboard racks for their bike. 

Freedom and indepenence will ensue, and they'll be forever grateful.


26. SOFT ROOF RACKS

These soft roof racks are a great idea. 

Effectively, they enable any car to transport surfboards on its roof without causing any damage. 

Quick and easy to assemble, they're a great, practical present that you know will get a tonne of use. 


27. VIRTUAL SURF COACHING

It's possible to book a private surf lesson at most surf schools around the world, but I hate to break it to you, most of those coaches won't have been surfing much longer than a couple of years at best. 

That's not the type of advice you want to follow if you want to improve. 

Instead, why not get access to known world class coaches with proven experience, that are accessible from anywhere in the world. 

What a gift that is.

All you need is a bit of video footage and you're away - world class coaching at your fingertips. 


CONCLUSION

I feel pretty damn confident that you wont find a better list of gifts for surfers than this one anywhere on the web.

How do I know? 

Well, because everyone I know surfs, every present I buy seems to be surf related - and I'm running out of ideas myself!

So if you're like me and you're looking for a present that:

a) they're going to love.

b) is something that they'll actually use.

c) Does require a second mortgage to buy. 

Then anything on this list will serve you well.

Yew!

Rowan 🤙

ROWAN CLIFFORD

Rowan is the technical nerd behind the scenes. A lover of everything entrepreneurial, and living a minimal, simple life.

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