2012 SUP Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are upon us and that means gift-giving season has arrived. Here at SUPtheMag.com we’ve done the dirty work for you, researching top-notch products that would make any paddler stoked to receive. From paddling accessories to apparel, this guide will help get you a head start on your holiday shopping.

Watermans Applied Science Face Stick
Give the gift of sun protection with the Watermans Face Stick. With an SPF of 55 and Watermans’ non-greasy waterproof formula you don’t need to worry about reapplication and can enjoy sunburn-free hours on the water. The Face Stick comes in Micro White or Skin Tone. ($15.95, WatermansAppliedScience.com)

NRS PFD Hydration Pack
Hydration is key for any athlete. When NRS introduced their PFD Hydration Pack, standup paddlers’ dreams came true, as it can clip on the back of any PFD or be worn comfortably with the included shoulder straps. The pack has a 1.5L bladder, zipper compartments, a durable outer shell for protection and a padded, breatheable, mesh backing to keep your back from overheating. A great gift for paddling or workouts back on land. ($54.95, NRSweb.com)

Jax Trailer
Designed specially for SUP’s, the Jax Trailer is offered in two designs, for race and surfboards. The trailer is constructed with high-grade aluminum and the steel hub wheels have sealed bearings for consistent rolling across all surfaces. Rubber straps and cushy padding keep your board and paddle safe, as well as stable, no matter where you decide to roll out. ($134.99, Jax-Trailer.com)

Werner Spanker Paddle
Durable, powerful and lightweight, the Spanker by Werner is a paddle everybody should have. The 19.5″ x 9.25″ tear drop-shaped, ribless blade allows for smooth yet powerful strokes and the ABS palm grip provides comfort stroke after stroke. With 106 square inches of an all carbon blade and fiberglass shaft, the lightweight Spanker is an efficient paddle with three custom fitting adjustment options, allowing for the length changes and more versatility. ($299-$354, WernerPaddles.com)

Riviera Paddlesurf Board Bags, 9’6, 10’6, 11’, 12’
Transporting boards can be sketchy, but if you’re covered with a Riviera SUP Board Bag, your quiver will be good to go. Offered in four lengths, the board bag features a heavy-duty #10 non-corrosive zipper, ventilation to keep your board from overheating, sidewall cinch straps and plenty of handles for easy lifting. A ½” of foam is built-in for extra protective padding, along with an inner mesh bag to hold odds and ends in place. ($188, RivieraPaddlesurf.com)

GoPro Hero3: Black Edition
The hottest mini camera on the market will be sure to make any recipient stoked. The GoPro Hero3 is smaller, lighter and faster than previous editions, weighing in at 2.6 oz. and allowing for better video and photo performance. The camera is Wi-Fi enabled, includes the Wi-Fi remote (normally sold separately) and has a redesigned audio system as well as better sharpness and less distortion in picture quality. The Hero3 is also compatible with all GoPro mountings, and of course, waterproof when sealed in the waterproof housing. ($399.99, GoPro.com)

Bomber Eyewear Fuzz Bombs
Don’t lose another pair of shades to the water with floating Bomber Eyewear’s Fuzz Bombs. The Bomber Fuzz Bombs were created with water athletes in mind. The wrap-around style and polarized lenses provide complete eye protection from glare on the water and come in a cool, rubberized tortoise shell design. Durable, floatable, and protective, what else could you ask for in a pair of sunnies? ($41.95, BomberEyewear.com)

Toro Hinano Geo Red Kialoa Surf Paddle
Paddlesurf like a pro with Kialoa’s Toro Hinano Geo Red surf paddle. Constructed with full carbon, the paddle features an elliptical-shaped shaft with the Ergo-T top grip and an 18″ X 8 3/4″ blade. Get one while they’re hot- and on sale for a limited time. (Regularly $399, Sale price $319, Kialoa.com)

O’Neill Original 1.5mm Vest
Constructed with O’Neill’s own Techno Butter Neoprene, the new and improved Original 1.5mm Vest wicks away water for quick drying and is 17% lighter. The silky Ultra Flex Smooth Skin and Techno Butter Neoprene feel so good, you won’t want to take the vest off. ($79.95, Cleanlinesurf.com, O’Neill.com)

Patagonia Men’s Better Sweater Hoody
Fashion meets function with the Patagonia Men’s Better Sweater Hoody. Designed with a full-length zipper, an internal wind flap and a standup collar inside the 3-panel hood, you’ll be sure to stay cozy. The hoody also features a front zip pocket and two zippered pockets to warm you hands. Made of 100% polyester with a knit weave, the hoody is durable and comfortable, perfect for any man. ($159, Patagonia.com)

Rainbow Sandals Poche Sandal in Burlap
Sparky and the design team at Rainbow Sandals are known for making the best sandals in the world, and they’ve put a spin on the old classic. The Poche is designed in the same style everyone loves and features a single layer of natural burlap on the top and straps. Just like the classics, the Poche features a durable rubber sole that will let you wear your Rainbows for miles on end. ($38-$40, RainbowSandals.com).

Sweet Waterwear Women’s Signature Racerback Tank
awaii’s Sweet Waterwear Signature Racerback Tank is a must for paddling ladies. Designed specifically for the female paddler, the tank allows for full-range of movement without the rub and pull most paddling tops cause. The extended length in back not only offers more coverage for your behind, but also flatters the torso, and the 4-way stretch nylon/spandex blend allows for movement in all directions. Quick drying performance fabric with UVA 50+ protection and a tricot knit will keep paddler gals happy and on the water longer. ($44, SweetWaterwear.com)

Victory KoreDry Women’s Long Sleeve Loose Fit Surf Shirt
Victory KoreDry has taken out the stretch and give that most surf shirts feature and created the ultra-comfy loose fit surf shirt. The special material maintains its shape, doesn’t absorb water and insulates whether warm or cool, so that this surf shirt can be worn all year long. ($45, VictoryKD.com)

Rainbow Sandals Comfort Classics – Sheepskin
Rainbow Sandals has crossed over from the sandal side to bring you the Comfort Classics with sheepskin. Designed with Rainbow’s signature rubber sole with super soft leather and three colors offered (Espresso, Sierra, and Sand), these slip-ons will make anyone’s tootsies happy. ($80, RainbowSandals.com)

Ocean Minded Aolani Slip-on Boot
These boots are made for walkin’…and more. Ocean Minded has created an ultra-light bootsie that’s odor-resistant and made from 5% reused material. The boots have suede leather uppers and the faux Sherpa lining can be worn up or rolled down, making this boot not only super comfortable, but also very versatile. ($69.99, OceanMinded.com)
OluKai Ohana Sneaker – Suede
The genius designers at OluKai have created another masterpiece of a shoe with the Ohana Sneaker. Wear it as a regular sneaker or convert it to a slip-on by pushing down the signature Drop-In Heel feature. Comfortable as all OluKai’s, the Ohana Sneaker has soft suede uppers and the ever-amazing Everfit footbed. ($110, OluKai.com)

Quickblade Super Fly 92 All Carbon Paddle
Jimmy Terrell is called the “Mad Scientist” because of the crazy-cool products he creates, like the Super Fly paddle. The Super Fly 92 AC is a super light, all carbon paddle with a 92 square inch blade, constructed to perform and last. Designed with lighter paddlers in mind, the Super Fly 92 is the perfect paddle for those 150lbs or less. It features a palm grip for comfort, along with a dihedral contour on the face to help maintain straight, clean strokes. ($319, QuickbladePaddles.com)

“Decade of Dominance” Jamie Mitchell Movie
If there’s an inspirational paddler out there, it’s Jamie Mitchell. He’s not only a dominant standup paddler, but also a killer prone paddler, racing Molokai 2 Oahu prone for ten consecutive years and coming out with a perfect record: 10 wins for 10 crossings. Follow Jamie on his M2O journey in the talented Brent Deal’s “Decade of Dominance” film and get inspired. (DecadeOfDominanceMovie.com)

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  • Coastal Urge

    Such great items to put together! We love them all, especially the Watermans’ Face Stick we love to carry at Coastal Urge

  • http://pebblekeeper.com/ Angie W

    Awesome! Thanks for the gear!

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