Holiday Gift Guide
Great gift ideas including everything from downloadable movies, surf trips, surfboards, wetsuits and a few items in between
Editor's note: This article originally appeared on December 10. We have reposted to give our readers a little kick in the butt to get moving on those gifts.
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 December, 2017 - Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. So, yes, you'd better get moving on those Holiday gifts. What to get? How big will you go? Surfersvillage offers a hefty sampling from our Gear Section to kick start the Holiday gift-giving quadrant of your brain (hint: it's right near the hypothalamus). Peruse. Enjoy. And hopefully be inspired.
Africa, Europe - Europe and Africa: Surfers live differently on each continent and Africa marks a special place - as surfing is in many places at its very beginnings. "Beyond - An African Surf Documentary" follows locals along the coast of Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia into their homes, visits their home surf spots and takes a look into their surfing lives. Three months of shooting culminated in a 110 minute long episodic Odyssee on a continent, that has the potential to be the next big thing in surfing.
Are you planning a surf trip in 2018? Don’t look past The Perfect Wave 2018 Early Birds. We’ve got the best available deals, where you can score up to 30% OFF these amazing surf experiences. Indian Ocean delivers quality and consistency between March and October – you’re definitely going to score in the Maldives or in Indonesia. Outside of these dates, you will find the best waves in Bali, North Sumatra (empty low-season waves) and the Pacific ocean. If you book a trip with The Perfect Wave, you also enter a draw (4 times a year) to win the ultimate Ocean and Earth surf travel pack valued at $600
“Firewire believes that the combination of EPS/Epoxy and other high tech materials is where the future of surfboard technology lies. Our goal has always been to combine high performance surfing with increased durability resulting in a more sustainable surfboard that increases the fun factor for everyone who rides them.
The Sci-Fi is a mash up of classic curves and modern rocker served with a Futuristic twist of fluid dynamic principles likely found in the design archives of Bruce Wayne. Expect seemingly unnatural acceleration, instantaneous response and an all around level performance that can only be described as Electric. The Sci-Fi is a high performance all-rounder with impressive range (1-8ft ) with usability for intermediate to advanced surfers. 5-fin Option.
Dan Mann States: I’ve been riding the CHUMLEE for a while now. In 2009, when I first stepped beyond The Fish design for a groveler, I started with the Sweet Potato and then the Baked Potato as I explored shorter and shorter grovelers. As fun as super short boards are with the right fins and volume, I found the CHUMLEE filled a key slot in my quiver.
The CHUMLEE should be ridden a bit longer so I ride a CHUMLEE that’s 2”-3” longer than my Baked Potato. The added rocker and round tail combined with less width make it super versatile and allow for a seamless transition back to a performance shortboard when the waves are going off.
The Gamma is Kelly’s 2017 utility short board! Though Kelly has worked with several great shapers this past year on an array of different shapes, it was his excitement with the speed and quick direction changes provided by this personal design that held his intrigue. His interest in CAD board design, modifying variables, and testing and retesting has lead to the development of an incredible all around short board.
With a single concave bottom and slight vee behind the back fin, this board is extremely fast and drivey. The vee out the back makes for quick rail to rail transitions. Within the hi performance short board range this would be considered a medium rocker with a med to even a slightly pinched rail.
The distinct hip on the Gamma gives it a tighter turning radius allowing it to be ridden in a shorter wider set of dims as well as the common performance short board dims. This board excels in a broad range of waves and conditions.
The EQ Love line is all about wellbeing. Wellbeing for the body with an organic sun protection range, wellbeing for sports with its protective earplugs and yoga mats and wellbeing in the home with a range of plant-based scented candles. Here we've chosen three surfing essentials from the line.
Face, Lips and Sensitive areas | Protects in extreme conditions. Tested and validated by riders around the globe, it offers a rich texture made for maximum protection in extreme sunlight conditions. 100% natural origin, mineral sunscreens, non-ecotoxic on the marine environment. VERY HIGH SOLAR UVA/UVB PROTECTION - water resistant. 100% natural origin
Ear plugs, innovative design with a medical silicone membrane. Breathable and waterproof Sympatex® membrane maintains the hearing and balance capacities of the user. The EQ EAR PLUGS were developed under medical supervision by ENT surgeons and engineers (received the EUROSIMA Technological award in 2010)
2in1 sun protection | Nomadic and handy. The Combo Sunstick SPF50+ and sunscreen SPF50 protects your skin during all outdoor sport activities in summer and winter while nourishing your lips. 100% natural origin, mineral sunscreens. VERY HIGH PROTECTION UVA/UVB
Body Glove’s Vapor zipperless design features an opening that splits the wetsuit at the left shoulder for easy entry that fastens with a cinch camlock closure system. The suit offers maximum warmth and flexibility.
Nano tritec kneepads
Neotape internal seams
Ultra-light X-dry plush interior
Thermoplush legs & underarms
Blunt cut, glide skin wrists & ankles
Left shoulder cinch with camlock closure
The constant search to bring warmth to the water has our engineers reaching for the stars. The new RED CELL has them harnessing the power of the Sun. Our new RED CELL uses Infrared Technology to trap the Sun's rays to retain heat which allows the wearer to go for longer periods in colder water. Carrying on the tradition of Warmer, Drier, Lighter, the RED CELL uses technology to take warmth to the next level.
Minimal seam design
Nano tritec kneepads
Evo dry exterior material
Left shoulder bib cinch & cordlock
Blunt cut, glide skin wrists & ankles
Red Cell infrared insulation fabric on all internal panels
A true dual-use vaporizer for dry herb and extract. Elevate your vapor experience to the highest degree with industry-leading heat technology, extended battery life, and a 2X powerful oven.[Matte Teal]
10 Year Limited Warranty
8 - 10 Sessions per Charge
60+ Temperature Settings
22 Second Best-In-Class Heat-Up
More control with the PAX Mobile App
Half Pack Oven Lid
This smart design pocket projector is the ideal companion to share videos and pictures wherever you are and whenever you want. Its Wi-Fi functionality allows you to share your screen wirelessly, for unforgettable sharing moments with friends.