Men's Summer Gear Guide

Men's Summer Gear Guide

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Summer's For Surfing, Here's The Best Gear In The Water

Summertime is here and that means more beach time and more fun in the sun. Whether you're chasing swells around the world or just hanging at your local with your crew, we've got the boardshorts, hybrids, tees, watches and other surf gear to help you keep the stoke levels high from dawn until dust.

From high-performance boardshorts, to flexible neoprene, super soft surf tees and all the other gear needed to get you on The Search this summer, check out our Ultimate Summer Gear Guide. 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.

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Mirage Activate Boardshorts

The Mirage Activate is the ultimate compression liner boardshort that helps you perform better and recover faster. The body-mapping silicone grip is designed to stimulate body position awareness, activating underused core surfing muscle groups and balancing mobility, power, posture and joint alignment. The compression liner is fused with an ultra-lightweight Aerotech outershell, enabling you to surf stronger for longer.

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Mirage 3-2-One Ultimate Boardshorts

Tested in the heaviest conditions while on the Search, the Mirage 3-2-One Ultimate Boardshort is made with a combination of Cordura, E6 Neoprene and Mirage Pro Fabric, the Mirage 3/2/One Ultimate is designed to be tough where you need it, and offer stretch where you feel it. Detailed with E6 neoprene side panels, a welded inseam Mirage gusset and Cordura® front and back panels.

Mirage Boardshorts, made with sustainability in mind.Mirage Boardshorts, made with sustainability in mind.

Salt Water Culture Collection

Inspired by our way of life; one that revolves around the oceans, the Salt Water Collection abounds in ocean iconography and beachy prints, crafted on a washed out colour palette. Sustainably created, incorporating quality threads, and modern takes on traditional surfwear. Here to inspire you to get out there each and every day. We’re prescribing it, Surf, the saline solution to all life’s problems.

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Icons of Surf Tees

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.

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Boardwalk Global Entry

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.

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Bags & Backpacks

At Rip Curl we design quality travel gear 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.

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Surf Watches

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.

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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.

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E-Bomb Wetsuit

The ultimate high performance wetsuit, the E-Bomb wetsuits feature Rip Curl's high-performance E6 neoprene with Thermo Lining throughout the entire suit. Made for top-flight surfing when the conditions aren't too frigid, surfing your best never felt so good.

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.