Sustainable Surfer Gift Ideas for this holiday season

What to get your surfer this holiday season?

Shopping for a surfer isn’t exactly easy. You can’t buy good waves, but you can get them something they enjoy next to catching an epic wave. Here are our suggestions for sustainable products and gift ideas for your vegan, eco-friendly or just plain ol’ surfer in your life. 

Surf Soap Products

Of course this is on our list...We are Surf Soap Co. after all.

Why is your surfer going to love it (and you for it)? 

  • Ocean and Reef Safe
  • Silicone, Sulfate and plastic free
  • High Quality Fresh and Natural ingredients
  • Smells Amazing!
  • Protects and nourishes dry hair and skin
  • Handmade, local and sustainability sourced
  • Fast and Easy solution to post surf washing
  • Repairs salt and sun damaged hair
  • Made in the surfing mecca, Hawaii!
  • Hair Expert and Surfer Approved

Rehab Balm

Our rehab balm is what your surfer’s hair is thirsty for. Repair salt and sun damaged hair for the healthy (and dreamy) beach hair portrayed in the movies. They can use pre or post surf to protect and restore their hair with all natural and ocean safe ingredients that smell fantastic! Our restorative hair conditioning balm gives the nourishing and protection for healthy strong hair. 

Travel Kit: 

Our travel kit is also perfect for your wave chaser as it is easy to pack along for the road and stay clean. Maybe your surfer is a vanlifer too. Ideal space saving yet long lasting hair and skin care for those with tight quarters or minimalist lifestyle. Not only that your surfer will get to try all of our products and enjoy a Surf Soap sustainable wide tooth bamboo comb to prevent any dreadlocking on the road. 

All in One:

And finally, the original All in One is the ultimate post surf shower addition. Smelling fantastic and offering all over clean for the size of a hockey puck! Our tins make it easy to take along for a quick grab, shower and go. Perfect for the dawn patrols on a tight schedule or the low maintenance surfer who needs a good clean, smell great but minimal hassle. 

Feel good knowing all of our products are ocean and reef safe, plastic free, sustainably sourced so not only are you getting a high quality gift for your surfer, you are helping a small local business and help to fight against climate change with environmentally friendly products. 

Check out our Original Dawn Patrol Collection and Surf Soap Shop here. 

Next on our holiday wishlist:

Sustainable & Ocean Safe Sunscreen

sustainable ocean safe sunscreen
Surfers are in the water and sun for hours, and besides the surfing risks, sun damage is another big risk. Having sunscreen or zinc on hand is essential for every surfer. And now with new science demonstrating the damaging effects of sunscreen on our oceans, it is one more thing to consider when buying. What do we suggest? Check out Mama Kuleana Sunscreen. Not only is their sunscreen ocean, reef safe and toxic free but their packaging is 100% biodegradable! Leave no trace with high quality sunscreen. They are transparent about their natural and sweet smelling ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, raspberry oil, vitamin E and more. All great for healthy skin. Another sustainable Hawaiian surf friendly brand setting a new standard for natural and environmentally friendly products. They are a member of Maui Nui Marine Resource Council and The Safe Sunscreen Council.  We highly recommend Mama Kuleana, click here to start shopping. 

Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Surf Brands

sustainable surf brands

Technology can be a marvellous thing,  it can also be a great way to give back to nature. With more and more brands offering sustainable options and eco friendly products, it is easier than ever to make eco-conscious choices when shopping for your surfer’s next wetsuit or swimsuit. Check out this blog post on 7 of the best environmentally friendly wetsuits to shop some brands and learn more about the effects of wetsuits on the environment. 

One startup sustainable swimwear brand to mention is Alanna Dawn Swimwear. Alanna is a designer located in Del Mar California (that is also a surfer) who creates handmade stylish yet functional pieces that stay on while riding the waves. She also creates custom swimsuits for all shapes and sizes!

And of course what about their most important tool for surfing, surfboards! Epoxy and resin surfboards can be harmful to the ocean and not exactly recyclable. Here is an interesting blog post about Sustainable surfboard brands making waves in the industry.

And what about a surfer essential? Surf Wax. Green Grip is an organic and ocean friendly surf wax based out of Australia. Not only are they ocean safe but cute too! Their plastic free packaging and brand vision is one Surf Soap can agree with. Check out their instagram here

Why not help sustainable brands and the environment when choosing your gift for the surfer in your life. You could put together a homemade gift basket, grab a bamboo, palm or upcycled basket and throw together some eco friendly goodies any surfer would love. Some ideas: bamboo towels, Sunscreen (Mama Kuleana to keep it ocean friendly!), maybe a bamboo toothbrush, reusable face cloths, eco friendly surf wax, gift cards from a small independent business or surf shop, and of course your favorite Surf Soap ocean safe and plastic free product

Surf Soap Gift Card

Have a picky surfer who you are not sure what they might like? Grab a Surf Soap Gift Card and they can choose their own. We offer gift cards in $10 increments so you can arrange for your budget. Grab yours here.

Feel good shopping knowing your surfer is happy and you are supporting sustainable surf brands that help make the world a little more eco-friendly. 

Ocean Safe. Vegan. Plastic Free.

Always.