For the conscientious among us Christmas will be all wrapped up by now! For the rest of us here is a short list of some of the products we have liked of late. Some old, many new, but all great gifts for ocean lovers out there!
For the gadget lover
Finisterre CWS Knife
For this stealthy updated version of the Finisterre surf knife inspiration has been taken from the brand’s textile heritage and their new CWS range. The Mikarta handle is a tough fusion of cotton and melamine, and the updated blackened steel blades will stay sharper for longer.
Complete with fin key, large black oxide hardened blade, screwdriver, can opener – plus other well thought out items – this clever knife has been manufactured by Sheffield’s finest Joseph Rodgers and Sons who have been making knives for royalty for over 300 years
Visit www.finisterreuk.com to purchase online
For the worldwide traveller
Awesome maps: Surftrip Illustrated world maps
Awesome Maps show you the world how you want to see it, through detailed, hand-drawn illustrations, useful information and a whole lot more.
The Surftrip maps is the holy grail of surf destinations all on one handy wallchart. The map also comes in a re-writable version so you can add you own secret spots. Other maps in the series include Snow, Football and Bucketlist versions.
Visit www.awesome-maps.com to purchase online
For the accident prone
Skullcandy Air Raid Rugged Water and Drop Resistant Portable Rechargeable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Portable Bluetooth speaker that packs a punch. Drop proof and water resistant, promises to go as hard as you do, regardless of the forecast.
I wouldn’t test it by strapping it to your board, but certainly ideal for a post-surf beach session.
For the upwardly mobile
Dry Duffle Large
Protect cargo with this roll-top, vinyl-coated large duffle.
Filson’s rugged, vinyl-coated polyester large-sized duffle is ideal for transporting gear by pickup or boat. Its roll top with hook-and-loop closure, webbing handles and removable shoulder strap provide protection from weather and wear.
For the big kid in us all
Stunno’s Surf Adventure
Join Stunno on his surf adventure. This book is great for kids and adults alike. Stunno decides to head up the coast after finding out his local spot is flat. It’s a fun roadtrip story that will probably evoke a memory in most of us. Buried in the story is the message about pushing a little further and being rewarded for you efforts. The book is shipped all over the world and a donation is made to the Surfrider foundation for every copy sold.
Visit www.stunno.com.au to purchase online
For the Custom King
Watershed Custom Surfboard
From Shimmon’s to Shegg or perhaps a Captain Longboard Noserider? Watershed surfboards are all made in the UK and each is beautifully crafted using the highest quality products. The stunning design of these boards have become world renowned.
Visit www.watershedshop.co.uk to purchase online
For the book worm
Distant Shores – By Chris Burkard
Distant Shores is the latest book from the award-winning photographer Chris Burkard.
Spanning over 6 continents the book encompasses Chris’ surf trips from the remote coastlines of the Arctic to the crowded streets of India. Searching for wild, remote destinations and offbeat landscapes, Burkard portrays the humble placement of humans in contrast to nature.
For the fun loving
Watershed ‘Makers of Fun’ Hooded top and tee
Makers of Fun is Watershed’s home brand that always goes large on creativity. The two latest garments to grace the range are the style fitted Charcoal Hooded Top and the Black on Black T-shirt. If you wear Watershed you join a growing community of like minded people, don’t delay.
Visit www.watershedshop.co.uk to find your local stockist
For the trendy tide watcher
Electric ED01-T Tide Watch
The Electric ED range are based on the classic digitals of the late 70s and early 80s. But that is where the similarity ends as the timepieces have been re-engineered to include modern features such as 100m water resistance, custom stainless hardware and an awesome tide prediction index.
Electric is also now available in Europe direct from their main website! Perfect.
Visit www.electriccalifornia.com to purchase online
For the Winter Woman
Alder Reflex 5.4.3 Chest Zip Ladies Wetsuit
The Reflex range offers great value for money in a chest zip GBS. Atandard stretched neoprene is used for the lower body and “X” stretch for the sleeves and under arms.
No compromise in the build quality ensures more fun for your bucks! Glide skin collar helps stop the winter flush.
Visit www.aldersportswear.com to find your local stockist
For the holy hoodie lover
So are you ready to make a 10-Year commitment? Because Flint and Tinder sure are. They won’t let you down!
A Super Premium, unisex sweatshirt made with only the finest of materials. It’ll grow with you the way your favourite sweatshirt should, getting softer with wear, and stacking up stories along the way. Built for life, guaranteed to last at least a decade and backed with FREE mending! Every stitch tells a story. Put your hoodie through its paces and it’ll actually get better, more interesting and more unique over a lifetime of wear.
For the water baby
Underwater Audio waterproof iPod
Perhaps not every surfers idea of getting connected with the elements but this waterproof iPod is also beer proof for the after party beach session.
The sleek and lightweight music player has all the features of the latest iPod Shuffle, with the added bonus of being completely water and sand proof. It ships with standard headphones, plus another set of the water resistant ear buds – including ear clips – to avoid you losing them.