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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2023
Made for *Rip Curl Crew! You’ll find something for everyone
in this comprehensive surf-themed gift-giving encyclopedia.
*Rip Curl Crew includes, but is not limited to, core-lords, rad-dads, surf groms, beach mums, beach bums, girlfriends, best friends, and water enthusiasts of all kinds!
Men’s Gift Guide
He’s got a skip in his step when the wind’s offshore, a year-round tan (that spans forehead to Adam’s apple) and he’s just ducking out for a quick wave… all the time! Sounds like you’re chasing a gift for a guy who surfs! Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve crunched the numbers and these are the top stocking stuffers for husbands, boyfriends, fathers, sons and brothers who love to surf! We bet on all the grains of sand in his car he’ll love them!
Tested in the heaviest conditions while on The Search, the Mirage 3/2/One Ultimate Boardshort represents the pinnacle in our board short technology. Three 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.
FlashBomb Fusion Wetsuit
After years of dedicated research and development, we have finally sealed the deal. Introducing the FlashBomb Fusion Wetsuit with Dry Seam Technology. A unique bonding technique that eliminates the need for stitches, creating a more durable and warmer wetsuit that is 96% stitch-free.
Search GPS 2
They say time stands still in the tube… which is a pretty solid excuse for being late! This holiday period your guy will have the Swell, Wind, & Tide on his wrist, and he’ll always be on time, …unless of course the surf was pumping! 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.
Men's Hooded Towels
A hooded towel is a creature comfort that all surfers love. Ideal for speedily getting changed after an icy morning surf or lounging about on the beach protecting your shoulders from the UV. This is a great functional gift no matter the climate.
For the ultimate protection against the elements before and after your surf session, Anti-Series jackets infuse style and comfort with top-of-the line materials and technology from technical mountain wear such as storm hood protection to shield you from the rain and wind when checking the surf or out on The Search.
F-Light Travel Luggage
F-light Travel Luggage is the perfect gift for guys on The Search! This is technical, lightweight and durable baggage that will have them reaching for their passport and booking a flight asap!
Women’s Gift Guide
On The Search for the perfect gift? If the lucky lady you’re spoiling is a surfer, beach enthusiast, or simply loves that boho aesthetic, we’ve got you covered. There’s no doubt finding cute gifts for your girlfriend, mum, sister or sister-in-law can be tricky! You want something lavish, yet understated, functional yes, fashionable too… confused yet? Don’t stress out; but don’t sit idly by waiting for a stroke of genius. All you gotta do is chip into this carefully curated list of surf-gifts, pick a winner, and wait for the smiles… Heck, reward yourself with a surf now - you’ve earned it!
Mirage Ultimate Swim
Fun waves, laughter, and unforgettable good times that’s what Rip Curl swimwear is all about! Give the gift of bikinis, one-piece swimsuits, surf suits and UV tops and rash vests this year... because no matter where you are, no matter who you are Summer Looks Good On You... Plus for an all-new shopping experience try our interactive fit guide shot on the women behind the brand!
Let’s be honest, the cold kills the vibe! Warm their hearts with the gift of a Rip Curl women's wetsuit. This range is crafted for maximum stretch and minimal bulk to ensure protection and peak performance all year round. Designed to keep them in the water for longer and loving every minute!
At Rip Curl we understand what a woman needs in swim – from bikinis that stay on in the surf (and still look great) to fashionable one-pieces, easy mix-and-match swim tops and flattering high waisted bottoms.
Women's Shirts and Tops
Beachy, bright, boho or suave and streamlined? No matter their style you’ll find it in this Rip Curl range. From oversized shirts, kimonos to camis. This category features seasonal staples and classic basics for everyday wear, with boyfriend cuts and standard t-shirts for sunset sessions and beyond.
Women's Hooded Towels
Make the pre and post-surf rituals as cruisy and comfy. Made with ultra-soft and absorbent double velour weft microfibre materials, the women's Rip Curl hooded towels are a must-have for every surfer girl and doubles as a beach poncho.
F-Light Travel Luggage
International travel and tropical holidays are back on! Which means F-light Travel Luggage is the perfect gift for beach-faring surfer nomads! These bags are lightweight and packed with features that make travelling and living The Search even better.
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 surf 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!
Does she love the seaside? Then bathers, one-pieces, 3-piece sets are all good options. Rip Curl have an epic range of girls swimwear for the littlest beach goers up to teens. Chlorine friendly and offering UPF 50+ protection, there are functional and fun prints for all ages!
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.
Think outside the box with gifts from our Rip Curl accessories range. We’ve got kids’ beach-proof backpacks, hooded towels, lunch boxes, pencil cases and all created with radical surf prints and designs they’ll love!