In Orange County, the seasons do not change. It’s summer year-round. That’s why surfing is a year-long sport that is popular with people of all ages. Shopping for your favorite surfer can be a frustrating task, since their needs are as uncommon as the sport they love. No worries. We have come up with some useful, some fun, and some unusual items that will help you find the perfect present for the surfer you have in mind.



“Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” by William Finnegan

“Without a doubt, the finest surf book I’ve ever read… All this technical mastery and precise description go hand in hand with an unabashed, infectious earnestness. Finnegan has certainly written a surfing book for surfers, but on a more fundamental level, ‘Barbarian Days’ offers a clear-eyed vision of American boyhood. Like Jon Krakauer’s ‘Into the Wild,’ it is a sympathetic examination of what happens when literary ideas of freedom and purity take hold of a young mind and fling his body out into the far reaches of the world.”  — The New York Times Magazine

“The History of Surfing” by Matt Warshaw

“There’s a reason that Warshaw is at the top of the surf writing field, and if you’re looking for a gift for the literate surfer in your life, this is definitely the one.” — SBC Surf Magazine


Surfing Bundle

Your surfer will be completely satisfied with this gift bundle. It features four items that leave nothing to be desired—the original COR wood surfboard display rack, a dark blue micro fiber changing-towel poncho, the CPR surf wetsuit waterproof changing mat that transforms into a bag with the pull of the string, and a bar of Mr. Zogs surf wax.

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Ho Stevie! Durable Wetsuit Changing Mat/Waterproof Dry-Bag for Surfers

So your favorite surfer is addicted to the waves—they ride them daily! Then this waterproof changing mat is something they can use. It turns any dirty space into a spick-and-span space where they can change their wetsuit. Your surfer can keep dirt and mire off their wetsuit and keep it dry in their car.


Rip Curl Men’s A3120-DSH Analog Display Quartz Black Watch

This elegant watch boasts a silicone strap, a waterproof cover, an ABS plastic case, and a stainless-steel bezel. As if that were not enough, it is guaranteed for five years—all that for under $50.

Casio Men’s G-Shock Classic Analog-Digital Watch

At just over $50, this powerful watch boasts a 1/100-second stopwatch. It has a long battery life of three years, displays time in two time zones, very useful when your surfer travels to test the waters in other places, and is water resistant to a depth of 660 feet.


Catalonia Beach Surf Poncho

What does the surfer in your life do after they retreat from the water? Do they need to do some drying, then, still wet, need to go find a place to change? Here’s a convenient, all-in-one poncho solution. This microfiber poncho is an absorbent towel, a hooded beach robe, and a discreet changing blanket. They’ll love it!

Surf’s Up Flask Gift Set – Beach Flask Gift Set Engraved with Decorative Surfboards

There are morning surfers and there are night surfers. If your special surfer is a night owl, give them an uncommon gift: a beach-themed flask with a round design, engraved with decorative surfboards, and with a capacity for 10 ounces of spirits or their favorite beverage. Two shot glasses complete the rust-resistant set.

No matter what gift you choose for your surf-loving friend or family member, make sure it is as uncommon and fun as they are!