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The Ultimate Summer Gear Guide
Surfer's Go-To Guide for Summer
The gloves are off! The best time to be a surfer is here. Post-work sessions, warmer temps with balmy waters, new swell directions are waking up dormant local surf spots. Wetsuits are dried and retired from their long, hard Winter run. Bikinis and Boardshorts fill the lineups. The all-day surf session returns. In short, it’s hard to beat the heat.
But those dreamy summer sessions can only be made a reality with the right gear. We’re talking the ultimate boardshorts, flexible neoprene, soft and light surf tees and all the peripheral gear needed to get it there. Luckily, our Ultimate Summer Gear Guide is here to make it easy.
Men’s Summer Gear Guide
Checkout the top-tier items for guys who surf this summer. La Nina weather systems are keeping us guessing so you want to be ready for anything. For peak heat you’ll want the Ultimate Boardshorts. Grab your new Springsuit for the chilly ultra early surfs (first light is 5am now and there’s no rest for the wicked!). In water or on land Boardwalks are best for beach hangs and apres-surf kick-ons. When it’s time to pack up, throw all of the above in your Wet/Dry stash bag - keep your gear safe and sound and your station wagon sparkling. Plus check out the Saltwater Culture Collection for the gear made with sustainability in mind; an eco-conscious capsule with heaps of keepers.
Men's 3-2-One BoardshortsMirage 3/2/One Boardshorts
Tested in the heaviest conditions while on the Search, the Mirage 3/2/One Ultimate Boardshort represents the pinnacle in our boardshort technology. 3 elite fabrics have come together to make One of the best board shorts you have ever worn - tough where you need it, stretch where you feel it.Shop Now
Wetsuits and Springsuits
Springsuits are the perfect transitional bit of rubber for summer; you’ll get more mileage out of your Winter suit by retiring that 4’3 earlier and won’t be cooking when the water warms up. Everyone needs a great springy in their wetsuit quiver. From our sleeveless short-leg Dawn Patrol Short John with it’s retro appeal, to the hyper-stretch of the E-Bomb short arm, you’re bound to find the style, length, and thickness you need.Shop Now
Saltwater Culture Collection
Designed to offer our customers an environmentally conscious range of quality surf products, Saltwater Culture is made with sustainability in mind. Created from materials made from recycled bottles, organic cotton, organic hemp and ECONYL Regenerated Nylon from old fishing nets and other nylon waste.Shop Now
Ultimate Stretch Walkshort
At home on land and out in the water, our men's Boardwalks collection can be worn from city to surf. The Boardwalk boardshorts feature multi-purpose fabric designed to offer the style of a casual short, with the technical aspects of our boardshorts range.Shop Now
Like no other in the lineup. Track your waves, speed, distance and more while racking up your wave count with each session. Now paired with Surfline Sessions, paddle out in front of any Surfline cameras and replay your waves directly on your phone before you’re even out of your suit.Shop Now
Women’s Summer Gear Guide
It goes a little something like this: the heat’s hot, the waves are pumping and you’re bikini clad and ready to shred. Summer is here! The Ultimate Surfer’s Bikinis and Bombshell capsules are made for high-performance with bond-girl level style. Check your stats on the Search GPS 2 Watch… Erin Brooks eat-your-heart-out! You love summer trips? Photos and making memories? That time when the sun sets and an ethereal glow falls on the waves? We’ve got collections inspired by all of the above and more.
Explore Surf Revival, Namotu, Drifter and Surf Essentials below.
Drift onto island time as you listen to the sound of the surf, feel the heat from the sun and sand. Your island paradise is calling, and the Namotu Collection will help take you there. Inspired by easy and breezy resort-wear styles, this tropical collection features native florals, soft silhouettes and drawstring detailing.
Kids Gift Guide
Parenting a budding young surfing world champ is undoubtedly a full-time job. Dawn surf chauffeuring, nutrient-rich meal prepping, and expert filming and editing, are a mere few of the daily tasks involved… So, it’s fair enough you haven’t gotten around to the chrissy presents just yet! Never fear, the surf-mums and rad-dads amongst the Rip Curl ranks have banded together to tally up the best Christmas gifts for boys and girls who shred! That way you can lock in the presents nice and early and keep your eyes on the task at hand! Because you know they’re going to ask at the end of the day, “Did you see that one!?”.
It seems that younger surfer’s always seem to outlast their elders in icy waters through sheer froth and determination. That said a good wetsuit is an essential for a little shredder and chattering teeth are not what you want! As a general rule; go Flashbomb (ultimate warmth). If they feel the cold, E-Bomb (unparalleled stretch/performance). If they’re chasing that 2040 Olympic gold medal, and Dawn Patrol (durability) if they have a tendency to destroy things. A Rip Curl wetsuit is an epic gift. Signed, sealed, delivered!Shop Now
Premium trunks will put a smile on any young grom’s face! If he’s a competitor in the making, take a look at our 3/2/One Mirage Boardshorts. They’re made with durable cordura, neoprene side panels and lightweight and comfy Mirage Pro Fabric. If he’s more of a cruiser check out the Bondi Volleys; above the knee length, mellow colours and designs. These are sure to get the nod on Christmas morning.Shop Now
Stocking stuffers, find the perfect little surf gift something that says, happy hollow days let’s get some waves!
If they enjoy lazy days in the sunshine give them the gift of unblemished skin. A bit of vitamin D never goes astray but a sautéd snout can really ruin your summer vibe. Choose from classic wide brim straw hats, peaked caps, flat brims, bucket hats and beanies.Shop Now