A new longboard won’t fit into any garment hung over the chimney with care, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stuff your loved ones’ stockings with stoke. It’s hard for a surfer to have too many of these simple items below.
Sticky Bumps Wax ($2 per bar)
If the surfer in your life has been exceptionally naughty, wax serves as a semi-environmentally friendly substitute for coal. Actually, even if the surfer in your life has been nice wax is a great gift. You can never have too much wax.
Dakine Leash ($22-$29)
Leashes break, leashes get lost, and even if the surfer in your life doesn’t need a leash right now, chances are that he or she will need one eventually. Surf leashes are great stocking stuffers because they are relatively inexpensive and fold to a size that can easily be stuffed into a giant sock.
Billabong AMPHIBIOUS Surf Shirt ($32)
Surfing in your t-shirt looks cool, but it’s more likely to cause a rash than to prevent one. Amphibious surf tees are versatile rashguards that offer stylish UV and rash protection, dry fast, and look good in and out of the water.
Havianas Urban Style Sandals ($36)
Socks and sandals are a major fashion fail, but sandals in stockings are a holiday win. A good surf sandal is rugged and functional enough to clomp around over lava reef or through the mangroves when searching for surf, but stylish enough for happy hour.
Magazine Subscriptions ($15-63 per year)
Don’t deny your grom the simple pleasures of a glossy, full-page photo spread. Subscriptions to surf magazines like Surfer, Surfing, or The Surfer’s Journal give spectacular photography and foster pseudo-literacy. Print magazines also become fantastic nostalgia fodder down the road. It can be surprisingly gratifying to look back upon a pile of old magazines and recall the state of surfing during your carefree formative years.
Surfline Membership ($69.95 per year)
A Surfline premium membership grants access to HD surf cams, long-range forecasts, and detailed surfcasts. A premium membership is a great gift for surfers on the go or young business professionals struggling to transition into the rigors of a 9-to-5 existence.