Need Essentials outdoes the sun by using all-natural and organic ingredients and the most effective natural sunblock there is: non-nano zinc oxide. Some of the ingredients are even fair-trade certified and mixed in Byron Bay. Find out more about the Need Essentials Sunblock here.
From New York City apartments, to tropical bungalows, rural cottages in the Northeast, Topanga cabin hideaways, converted surf vans, and eclectic beach houses of various architectural styles on coasts all over the world—this is where our favorite people in the creative surf community call home. Available at Indoek.
Only 1,966 books will be created to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Global Release of The Endless Summer in 1966. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to literally own a piece of history from this seminal surf documentary. Learn more at endlesssummerbooks.com.
Dawn patrol requires a hot cup of joe. The 16 oz. Bubba Hero Elite Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug is a favorite as it combines a dual-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel and ceramic coating to keep your beverage hot (up to 6 hours). Learn more at bubbabrands.
The guys at Orange & Park created this lovely tee as an homage to our south-of-the-border friends. Ink screen printed on slate or heather grey Next Level 3600 T-shirt made of 100% combed cotton jersey. www.orangeandpark.com
Thomas Campbell and Element team up to create the “WOMPUS” edition. It includes a wildly imaginative collection featuring custom shaped skateboards with art from his vibrant paintings, and supported by a solid apparel offering. Find out more here.
Patagonia has taken the Fair Trade Certified™ leap with their new scalloped-seam version of their tried-and-true Wavefarer® Board Shorts; built from durable and quick-drying nylon (38% recycled), these are go-anywhere, do-anything surf trunks. www.patagonia.com
Dakine introduces the Furrow Collection by shaper/artist Christine Brailsford-Caro. We've always been a big fan of her art and shapes and now she has an entire line of apparel and accessories specifically designed for women who surf. Find out more here.
This slim-fitting tee from Patagonia is made from a soft, heathered 50/50 blend of U.S.-grown organic cotton/postconsumer recycled polyester, and features a classic image of Gerry Lopez screen-printed with PVC- and phthalate-free inks. www.patagonia.com
Surf Odyssey: The Culture of Wave Riding by Andrew Groves and Daniel Crockett. There’s much more to surfing than palm trees and beach boy clichés. People surf not only in Hawaii, but also in Norway, South Korea, and India. Surf Odyssey is a book about the world of surfing today and those that live in it. Surf Odyssey documents the modern cult of surfing as its own subculture and way of life. Available at Amazon.
The Dusters GN4LW Gypsy Queen 35" Longboard Complete embodies a 7-ply maple construction with a slight concave. There is a full top graphic with clear broadcast grip which matches the graphic on the bottom of the board, both of which were designed by legendary Dogtown member Wes Humpston. Available for sale here.
Need Essentials is the brainchild of Australian surfer/product designer Ryan Scanlon who couldn't understand why wetsuits were so expensive. So he created a supply chain that uses only premium materials and manufacturing at a fraction of the price of other suits. Find out more at needessentialsusa.com.
The Super Fleece is a cozy, modern and high-performance blanket for your bed. It's designed to feel plush and familiar like your favorite hoodie, with all of the performance benefits of technical apparel. Designed with organic patterns and water resistant fabric, you'll stay dry and comfortable while you sleep, wherever your travels take you. www.gorumpl.com
In the new edition, Chouinard explains how his business and environmental views have evolved in a decade marked by global recession and intensifying environmental crisis as well as unprecedented success for his company – bringing great opportunities as well as hard challenges for Patagonia along the way. Let My People Go Surfing is a blueprint for creating all facets of responsible business, from design to production, to marketing and human resources.
Avasol crafts ultra-premium, high-end natural/organic/mineral skin and suncare products using environmentally and socially conscious methods. Everything is clean and simple, without all the greenwashing of other so-called "natural" brands. Available in tinted lotions, sticks, and pump packaging. Find out more at www.avasol.com
A good first aid kit is essential when traveling into the wild. The My Medic Solo is a small portable kit developed and built in the USA by a team of medical experts and adventurers that easily fits in a backpack or glove compartment. Find out more at mymedic.us.
Sea of Joy was director Paul Witzig’s fourth surf film. To express his cinematic vision, Witzig chose the enchanting sounds of Tully, the legendary Sydney band who rose from the ashes of Levi Smith’s Clefs into prominence as the backing band for the June 1969 Australian production of the musical HAIR.The Sea of Joy soundtrack by Tully on vinyl. Buy the LP here.