TOP 5 Christmas presents for rad surfers

My two brothers and I have been surfing for about 15 years, so you can imagine we’ve had our fair share of surfy Christmases… So to help out with your own Christmas shopping we’ve put together this little guide…
100% guarantee you’ll make a happy surfer!

Stormrider Guide Surf Books - from £19.99

Perfect for: The 'Wave-searcher' surfer

Here at The Green Wave we truly believe in the idea that travelling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. Experiencing different cultures, meeting new inspiring people, and obviously surfing amazing waves around the world will teach you things you just can't find at school. Not only that, travelling will also enlighten your environmental awareness. See the world, explore and you’ll be a much wiser person.

And there’s nothing better to inspire the travelling surfer than the Stormrider Guide book series. Beautifully written and well illustrated, these books will provide you with all the information you need to embark on your new adventure.

Rareform Backpack - £64.95

Perfect for: The 'On-the-go' surfer

The Rareform backpacks are amazing. Each of them is unique and handmade in California from up-cycled advertising billboards! With a padded compartment for laptop and tablets, netted internal pockets and faux-fur external pocket for your smartphone or iPod, these bags come packed full of features with a real attention to detail.

It’ll quickly become you’re go-to all-round backpack, whether you use it for school, work, going surfing, travelling or even just going to the gym.


Eco-friendly Surf Wax - £2

Perfect for: The 'Everyday' surfer

OK so you’ve got your organic apples and oranges to put in the stocking filler. Now what?

Wax! Every single surfer needs wax to go and have fun. But beware, most waxes are petroleum based and therefore pretty damn bad for our environment. GreenFix and Wavetribe however have come up with a high performance wax made out of 100% natural ingredients. Yes, natural. Beeswax, coconut oil, you could literally eat the thing. But don’t, that would be a waste of really grippy high quality surf wax.

Wavetribe Travel Boardbag - from £129.95

Perfect for: The 'Travelling' surfer

There’s only one thing you want to do after reading your Stormrider Guide surf book, and that’s packing your bags and booking the first flight. We’ve got bad news and good news for you: Airline employees don’t love your boards as much as you do.

Good news is that Wavetribe make an awesome travel bag. Not only does it have extra padding for extra protection with minimal added weight, they are made out of hemp, which is eco-friendly, durable and looks amazing. I’ve had mine for over 4 years and, despite a fair amount of chucking about it’s still going strong.

Dritek Hanger - £15

Perfect for: The 'Likes-a-dry-wetsuit' surfer

Remember those highly unpractical but looks awesome Hang’air hangers? Well we’ve got better. The Dritek hanger is the perfect Christmas surf gadget. Fits within the average christmas gift budget and will be used over and over and over again. Yes we did use ‘over’ three times.

Super strong, big (but not too big) and super practical, this hanger is made to last. And guess what, it’s partly made out of recycled plastic, too.

TGW Original T-shirt | Grey - £22

Perfect for: The 'Do-good and look-good' surfer

I know we said 5 gift ideas but we couldn't resist to add that last one, it's fresh and it's our own!

At The Green Wave we've teamed up with the great folks at Rapanui, which is an award-winning eco-friendly brand based in the UK, to produce 100% organic clothing.

The TGW Original is The Green Wave's first of many designs and comes on a range of different apparel. The evolution of the swell into the wave is a metaphor for our vision, which is to transform the current surfing industry into one that is more sustainable...


Gordon Fontaine
Gordon Fontaine


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