So you want to buy a Christmas gift for a surfer, but don’t know the first thing about surfing. Well help is at hand.
Ask any surfer what they want, they will say “to go surfing”. Sadly you can’t buy waves, but you can keep your favourite surfer protected, equipped and entertained.
In Cornwall and California it’s cold at Christmas, so little winter warmers will always be welcome:
Robies RobesThe luscious fibres and no-nonsense design of Robies Robes removes the hassle from getting changed post-surf. Keeping bare bits warm, dry and covered up. Buy Robies Robes here.
Warm hatAs a folically challenged middle aged surfer I have learnt to love the warmth and protection a good hat can offer. From home-knitted beanies to bearskins, there’s sure to be a hat to suit every surfers head. Buy a beanie from any local or online surf store.
Surfing cook bookThe Surf Café Cookbook is written by surfers for surfers and is filled with delicious recipes that are simple to make. Crammed with useful tips ranging from how to gut fish to making crafty home accessories for special occasions, this book makes a great gift for the more creative surfer. Get a Surf Cafe Cookbook here.
ThermosAfter surfing in crazy cold water for a couple of hours a surfer’s hands start to freeze and they get ‘the claw’. This semi frozen grasp prevents most post surf functions, but buy them a Thermos for Christmas and they can defrost, inside and out with their favourite hot beverage. Available from all good hardware and cookware stores.
SlippersSlippers aren’t cool but they are toasty warm and toes take hours to thaw after a winter surf. So get a surfer some slippers for a long lasting feet treat.
In Australia, Christmas means BBQs and warm water, so socks and slippers won’t get such a warm welcome. So how about these little beauties mate: