August 15, 2023 3 min read

If you want to make a gesture that will have a lasting impression on a family member, colleague, or friend, give them a gift that aligns with what they love. For example, if you want to buy a gift for a surfing fanatic, gifts in the line of surfing will be the best fit. 

A surfing fanatic doesn't always have to have lots of experience with it. So you will have a wide range of gifts to choose from. This guide explores some of the best gifts you may want to consider that will leave the impression you hope to get, so keep reading for ideas.

Surf Balance Board

Whether your favorite surfing fanatic is an amateur or an advanced surfer, a surf balance board is always a perfect gift. A surf balance board is a training tool to help a surfer learn to balance when riding the waves on a surfboard. 

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It consists of a board mounted on a fulcrum that shifts to mimic the movement of the waves, requiring the user to shift their weight to maintain equilibrium, thus helping improve balance, stability, and muscle memory essential for surfing skills. 

For the amateur surfing fanatic, it is a great way of learning the basics of surfing before they venture into the water.

For the experienced surfer, a surf balance board affords the surfer a great way of staying in the perfect surfing shape when they can't access the ocean or when it is too cold.

A Customized Surfboard

The prices of a surfboard range from $100 to $2000, but some professional surfboards could go for much higher. With the affordability, almost every surfing fanatic has several in their room. So buying them another board may not be so much of a surprise. 

What you can do to make a bigger impression is to give them a customized board. You can commission a surfboard maker to create a unique surfboard that reflects who they are. For example, it could have its name artistically painted on it. 

You can also have their board curve to reflect their riding style and preferences. Besides being unique, customized surfing boards will be costly and have even higher sentimental value for the person you gift.


Keepsake Photo Book 

Most surfing fanatics love documenting their action while on the water in videos and pictures. While not all the video footage and pictures from a surfer's adventures are worth keeping, there will be a select few from the escapades that they definitely will want to keep. 

Today most people store their photos digitally, which is great for many reasons, such as the ability to save your memories forever.

But old-school physical photos still have their appeal and make for good conversation starters when organized carefully. 

One of the best ways of organizing photos is creating photo books using the best pictures from your collection. For example, if you have access to your favorite surfing fanatic, you can leverage the services of a keepsake photo book or other photobook makers to have them organized in a way that they will definitely love.

Professional Surfing Lessons

Everyone can learn a sport on their own by checking out youtube videos. But it will take them much longer than they would when a professional couches them. The cost of getting professional surfing training can be prohibitive for starters. 

So if you want to make a huge impression in the life of one, consider sponsoring them for professional surfing lessons, and you will never leave their heart. Accessing trainers will be relatively easy if you live near the coast. However, getting a trainer may be a challenge if you live far from the cost. But you can consider sponsoring them for a beach getaway where they can meet one, learn and practice on actual waves. 


Finding the perfect gift for a surfing enthusiast is no longer a daunting task, as you have many remarkable choices at your disposal. 

Remember, the goal is to make your chosen gift special, complementary to the recipient's passion for surfing, and truly memorable. So dive in, make your choice, and harness the joy of giving by presenting your favorite surfing fanatic with an unforgettable gift they will cherish for years.

Author - Olivia Poglianich
Olivia Poglianich          

Content Strategist

Olivia Poglianich is a nomadic brand strategist and copywriter in the surf, watersports and outdoor adventure space who has worked with brands such as Visa, Disney and Grey Goose. Her writing has taken her all over the world, from a Serbian music festival to a Malaysian art and culture event. Olivia is a graduate of Cornell University and is often writing or reading about travel, hospitality, the start-up ecosystem or career coaching. Her latest interests are at the intersection of web3 and communal living, both on and offline.


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