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Valentine’s Day Pairs Destined to Bring the Love to Your Next Surf.
It’s that time of year again… that one day in February that exists to confess our love for that significant other.
Don’t get us wrong – there is nothing wrong with a fancy dinner or extravagant bouquet of roses… However, if you’re anything like us, our one true love, is surfing. There’s no better way to pour our hearts out than a dip in the ocean on February 14th, surfboard and mates in tow. Here’s hoping Huey is feeling the same this year and sends picture-perfect waves our way. How’s that for a Valentine’s Day worth celebrating!
How to prepare for this highly anticipated celebration of love, you ask? To help out we’ve compiled a list of the Perfect Pairs. Matches made in heaven. The collision of two star-crossed lovers. The avo and vegemite of surfing. You get the idea.
Listed below are the surfer’s essentials destined to be together, as combining the two will enhance your session, your Search for the perfect wave and your love of surfing, even further.
From the Mick Fanning Ultimate Divisions that’ll have you tearing like a 3x World Champ to Mason Ho’s signature Mirage Backyards for some added flare. Paddle out confident knowing you’re wearing the best boardshort technology in the business. With Mirage four-way stretch, welded seams and lightweight construction your boardshort love will only be strengthened. Then, complete the look with a neoprene wetty jacket, comfort and stretch second-to-none creating the perfect Valentine’s Day love affair.
If a beach session is on the cards for February 14th and you’re looking for sun protection that looks fab, feels great and fits like a glove? Then you can’t go past one the new North Shore Surf Suit. Oozing flirty and femme vibes with cheeky cut-outs at the sides and a floral print to die for. Match this with the Paradise Straw Boho Hat and your dreamy beach look is complete.
You’ve had a morning shred and now it’s time to take yourself on a romantic breakfast to fuel up for the afternoon session. Bacon and eggs perhaps? Whilst that’s one perfect pair, we’ll do you one better… Match Boardwalks with a brand-new tee and you’re on. Comfort levels maximised as you sip on a coffee and watch the waves roll in, then if you want to go for a quick dip your boardwalks will do the trick there too. The Vagabond 19” Boardwalks - Made for land and water - paired with the Wetty Essential Tee and hey, you’ve got yourself a date.
Ladies, if you’re post-surf craving is calling for an Aperol as the sun goes down or fish‘n’chips on the beach you’re going to need something fun and flirty to throw on over your bikinis. Look no further, the Desert Dawn Maxi and North Shore Rib Top are a match made in heaven, fated to take this day of love from good to great.
This might sound like an obvious pair… but how often have you packed your shoes and forgotten the vital other half? This Valentine’s Day don’t lose any love over a lost sock, instead pair the best-selling Bells Boot with a pair of Icon socks (there’s three in a pack, each repping an iconic Rip Curl logo). Shoes and socks, a connection like no other.
Talk about lovers who couldn’t exist without the other! For a flattering, comfortable and supportive bikini top opt for the Premium Surf D-DD Crop, paired with the Premium Surf Good High Waisted Bottom and you’re summer fling is off to a flying start. Or take your romance to the next level with the North Shore Collection, brand new swim pieces boasting flirty florals in a range of shapes so that you can find your perfect match.
Heading to cooler waters? Forget the boardshorts or bikini – you’re going to fall in love with the Steamer and Hooded Towel combo. Guys, we’re talking the brand new Flashbomb 3/2 Chest Zip (there are three colour options… pick your poison). Ladies, the Flashbomb Heat Seeker 3/2. Team either of these with the Wet As Hooded Towel and take your date from the out the back to the carpark and home with you too.
Don’t leave your date with your surfboard and the ocean hanging… The final perfect duo set to bring the love to your Valentine’s Day is the Rifles Tide Surf Watch for unmatched tide and time information, paired perfectly with a lightweight yet durable Surfboard Cover ensuring your sled is protected whenever you’re not floating on it.
There you have it, the surfer’s Valentine’s Day matchups. All that’s left now is to hit up Huey, book in a date with your surfboard and any of the perfect pairs listed above for the best declaration of love you’ve ever experienced.