Summer Surf Gear Guide
All hail the summer season – surfing dusk to dawn, aprÉs session bevvies, beach BBQs and hitting the road in search of sweet camping and surf spots. Here’s the gear you need on your summer surf trips this year…
Surfyogis Sunscreen Zinc
The all natural, all day, all good Surfscreen Zinc. Warm and cool climate versions. Reef safe, effective skin protection.
£22.95, offshorepro.co.uk (Use code CARVE for 10% discount)
Hurley Phantom+ Block Party Renegade 18″ straight cut swimming costume features a stretch fabric with DWR coating for mobility, durability and quick drying.
Vivida Lifestyle Changing Robe
Get changed, keep dry and stay warm with Vivida’s eco-friendly, insulated and rainproof changing robe. Sheltering you in every weather condition, elevating your waterside adventures.
The Retriever is a reliable 7’0 mid-length. In small waves, surf it like a classic longboard but this outline easily handles more juicy waves.
£420 single fin included, softdogsurf.com
dryrobe® Advance Long Sleeve
Stay warm all summer long with the original weatherproof change robe. Complete with a durable waterproof outer and super-warm, fast-drying inner. Made with 100% recycled fabrics.
Billabong Original Puffy Blanket
Billabong x Rumpl limited edition outdoor blankets. Packable, portable and warm with a ripstop shell and insulation made from 100% recycled materials. £115, billabong.com
C-Skins Session 3:2
GBS Chest Zip Steamer The ultimate solution for those looking for a warm flexible chest zip suit that wont break the bank. With C-Skins Diamond Flex neoprene for stretch and freedom.
ION Surf Boardbag
Core Triple Made of 100% recycled PET bottles this lightweight bag fits three boards. For when you can’t decide which board to bring.
Sizes: 6,8 £259,99, boards-more.com
Nixon High Tide Watch
A performance surf watches centred around durability and comfort. Made with recycled ocean plastics and features 550 pre-programmed locations with precise tide, sun and moon data.
The FoamLife ‘Mully Cork’ Flip Flops
Made from a Sugarcane EVA foam with a natural cork top layer, padded Hemp canvas strap and a super comfy toe post made from recycled plastic bottles. £39.99, thefoamlife.com
Ripcurl Owen Sustainable Mirage
Ultimate stretch boardshort made with sustainability in mind. From Mirage Core recycled fabric, these trunks are lightweight and have quick-dry properties for post-surf comfort.
Electric x JJF Cane Field sunglasses
Inspired by the North Shore’s rich green tones, the JJF Cane Field collection is hand-crafted from M49 Italian Bio Acetate and features bronze polarised lenses.
£215 (250€), eu.electriccalifornia.com
Global Tie Down
5m x 30mm strap which fits onto all roof racks. Durable and secure with quick release buckle with latex cover so gear can be easily removed without car scratches.
£18.00 4M, £20.00 5M, aldersportswear.com
Patagonia Hydrolock Boardshort 19”
Developed and tested to perform in the world’s best waves. Lightweight, high-performance, streamlined four-way stretch, recycled polyester and Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.
Volcom Surf Vitals Changing Towel – Black
Use it for getting changed, driving home, however you choose to use it, the Surf Vitals hooded changing towel is made from supremely soft 100% cotton fabric that will feel great while you’re all wrapped up in it.
Mystic, The One 3/2mm Fullsuit
Zipfree Zipfree, flexible M-Flex 2.0 neoprene, super warm polar lining and GBS seams with Waterproof Stretch Taping on the inside. Also available in black, 4/3mm & 5/3mm.
Dakine Mission Surf DLX Wet/Dry Pack, 40L
The ultimate surf travel backpack. Laptop compartment and organiser pockets and roll top wet/dry compartment large enough to hold an X-large hooded fullsuit and booties.
’Surf Days’ Canvas Bucket Bag
This strong and sturdy canvas bucket bag holds up to 21 litres (SMALL) or 50 litres (LARGE) of wetsuits, towels, swimsuits and more.
VOITED Outdoor Camping Blanket
This 100% recycled Ripstop Blanket is 4 items in 1: a blanket, a pillow, a sleeping bag and a hands free poncho. Lightweight and packable.
Nyord Furno Warmth 4/3 GBS Chest Zip
A great summer wetsuit that’s built to last. It punches way above its price with super-stretchy limestone neoprene, durable seam taping and plush lining. £130, nyordadventure.com
Boardies® Catch Waves T-Shirt
This tee is all about increasing the peace and living stress free by the sea. Made with TLC in Bali from 100% cotton for maximum comfort and breathability. £30, boardiesapparel.co.uk