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Men's Summer Gear Guide
The Surfer’s Go-To Summer Gear Guide
Surely, one of the best times to be a surfer is here. Summer means post-work sessions, warmer temps with tepid waters, new swell direction and dormant locals lighting up. Wetsuits are dried and retired from their long, hard winter run. Wetsuit jackets and boardshorts fill the lineups. The all-day Saturday session returns. In short, it’s hard to beat.
But – a day at the beach or that dreamy summer session is only made good with the right gear. Comfortable boardshorts, flexible neoprene, soft surf tees and all the gear needed to get it there. Luckily, our Ultimate Summer Gear Guide is here to make it easy. Explore our best-selling summer products from hybrid Boardwalks, Surf Series accessories, Mirage Boardshorts, E-Bomb Jackets and plenty more - it’s your one-stop-shop for that perfect Summer session.
Mirage MF1 Ultimate 20” Boardshorts
The Mirage MF Ultimate Men's Boardshort is one of our pinnacle trunks made for 3x world champion, Mick Fanning. This mid length 20" boardy has all the trimmings, featuring Mirage Ultimate Fabric with DWR treatment; a lightweight water-wicking fabric that ensures minimum drag and maximum pop. If you hate that boardshort chafe these silky shorts are your savior. The new secure lock draw cord with smooth rash-free fly mesh, fully welded construction with no inseam, this is as buttery as they get. Fit for a king!
Mirage 3-2-One Ultimate 19” Boardshorts
Tough where you need it, stretch where you feel it - Mirage 3/2/One Ultimate 19" Cordura Boardshorts feature a Surf Tough Cordura Waistband, Surf Tough Cordura Front & Back Panels, E6 Neoprene No Fold Fly, E6 Neoprene side panels and an Ultimate Mirage Pro inner panel for increased mobility and ultimate flexibility. The ultimate men's 19" boardshorts for the Search.
Our Mirage collection of men's performance boardshorts have been designed for world champion surfers and our team riders. They feature four-way stretch technology, lightweight construction and welded seams so you get complete freedom of movement while in your element.
Boardwalk Global Entry 20”
Tried and true, the Global Entry Evolution 20" Boardwalk, has you covered. The Global Entry is our most feature-rich Boardwalk, constructed with 4-way Cordura nylon stretch fabric with quick dry properties, stow pockets for your phone and wallet, internal drawcord and premium heat welded zippers. Stay sharp with the ultimate hybrid travel shorts.
Icons of Surf
Over the last 50 years, many logos have represented an era of Rip Curl within surf history.
The Icons of Surf Collection features our most iconic Rip Curl logos on our classic simple, solid tees.
From the Search to your day-to-day favorite, this collection features timeless tees for any occasion.
Refresh your look in an instant with our collection of men's shirts and polos from Rip Curl. Our range includes long sleeve and short sleeve shirts, perfect for nights out and everyday wear, while our modern prints and designs will help you stand out from the crowd. Pair with our men's pants for the ultimate look.
Tried and true, the Americana Collection is Made to Celebrate with a collection of patriotic products and prints that will have you waving the flag this summer.
Be sure to add these pieces to your wardrobe for just the right amount of classic red, white, and blue flair.
At Rip Curl we design quality travel and surfing equipment that will not only enhance your journey, but over time will become essentials.
From our premium lightweight F-Light travel bags, to surf backpacks, RFID wallets and more, add these surf essentials to your summer gear list.
Search GPS 2 Watch
Swell, Wind, Track & Tide. The Search GPS 2 digital surf watch is not only smaller, lighter and more durable than its predecessor, but now also comes with real-time surf conditions and GPS tracking for all of your activities, from surf to snow, run to swim. Now compatible with Surfline Sessions! Track and watch every wave from your session on your phone before you even change out of your suit.
Leaders in wetsuit technology, Rip Curl wetsuits are the best in surfing. Designed using the highest quality neoprene and most innovative rubber technology available, our men's wetsuits are designed to keep you in the water for longer. Browse through our range of men’s wetsuit fullsuits, springsuits, jackets and vests.
At Rip Curl we understand the effects of the sun and the elements; the life of a surfer is one with towels over your head and zinc on your face. That’s why we’ve designed a range of hats and caps that will keep your skin out of the sun, and beanies to keep you warm.
This season, use this men’s summer gear guide to find all of your favorite new swim, surf, and beach essentials. With quality materials and craftsmanship, these pieces will last you for many seasons to come.