If you need to get a gift for the surfer in your life, here is the list you need. Any of these gifts should excite a surfer, but you should try to monitor what they currently have and anything they have been recently talking about to get the BEST Surfing Gift.
10). Surfboard Wax - This is the practical gift. It is small, inexpensive, and used by basically every surfer.
9). Surfing DVD - Try a new release or pickup a classic. These should satisfy the surfer need, even when they can't go out and ride the waves.
8). Rash Guard - Solid gift, useful yet personal. Get a new style or color if they already have one.
7). Surfboard Wall Storage Rack- It is tough to find a good place to keep and store your board when they aren't out in the ocean. Do them a favor and get them a surfboard rack to properly store their board(s) and also organize their house.
6). Bodyboard - I know these are surfers, but the ocean doesn't always cooperate and produce surfable waves, especially if you don't live nearby a consistent break. A bodyboard is a great way to get out in the ocean and ride the shore break or other waves that are not ideal for surfboards.
5). Surfboard Car/Truck Rack - If they are just getting into surfing or want to take their surfboards to some breaks you need to drive to, a surfboard car rack is essential. There are many different types and styles. Get one that fits their ride and your budget.
4). Surfboard Bag - If a surfer travels with his/her board, then they need a board bag. Most surfers have multiple bags. Even when not traveling with the board, a surfboard bag can keep the dust and dirt away and provide a little protection from dings and scrapes.
3). Wetsuit - If they don't have a wetsuit, they need one PERIOD (with the small exception of some tropical islanders). Having a wetsuit makes it more comfortable to surf in many locations and also extends your season. If they already have one, chances are they could use a different one for different conditions, whether it be a heavy full suit for winter surfing or a spring suit to enjoy the surfing shoulder season.
2). Surfboard - Please be cautioned - you need to know the surfer extremely well before you buy them a board. If you know what they want then make sure to get the exact board. Surfers are particular about their boards, so don't just go get a random surfboard. If you are buying a beginner board to get into surfing, than talk with a surf shop and they can point you in the right direction.
1). Surfing Destination Trip - The #1 Best Gift for a Surfer is a Destination Trip. You cannot beat a surf trip down to Indo or the Gold Coast. This would be an unforgettable experience and something they might even share with you.
Good luck with your choice...all of these are good options for the true Surfer.
Josh Gordon is the owner of StoreYourBoard.com, a leading supplier of surfboard racks.