Grab this season’s best gear and accessories to spend a day out on the water.

Courtesy of Catch Surf

The feeling of freedom on the open water is unlike any other. But if you do not have the right tools, accessories, and towels, that feeling of anticipation can turn into a pile of cold, wet dread.

Prepare yourself for fun activities on the water with our ultimate gift guide. From foam boards to swimsuits that stay on, we’ve got everything you need to explore the depths of the deep sea to the ins and outs of rivers and lakes in between. 

You know that chilling feeling when you run out of the water, shiver beside your car as you try to take off your wetsuit while you reach for a towel? Yeah, we hate that, too. That’s why we’ve highlighted a wetsuit hanger for the trunk of your car so you don’t have to worry about where you’ve thrown your suit post-surf and can focus on getting warm. And once you do get settled, you can wrap yourself up in a quilted hoodie from STAN Clothing, an ode to California surf style. 

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Looking for your towel but find it’s still wet from this morning’s surf? Forget about the cold cloth and opt for Rumpl’s Everywhere Towel that’s as fast drying as it is stylish. But it’s not just fast-drying towels that we’re talking about; we’ve even discovered water-proof paper. Rite in the Rain’s notebooks and pens are 100% water and weatherproof. Yes, in this instance, paper does really beat water. 

No matter which way you’re getting out on the water, make sure you’ve got only the best gear to shred this season.

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