Santa rides his sleigh, and that’s cool. We know you have other ideas about riding.
Whether you wakeboard, wakesurf, foil, or even if you wakeskate, the holiday season is a great time to give—and receive—new gear. Helping fuel passion is a great way to go about gift giving. In that light, we’ve curated a list of great gifts for watersports enthusiasts to consider this holiday season.
Ronix District Wakeboard w/Divide Boots – $550 (Beginner Rider)
The Ronix District Wakeboard is an awesome gift for anyone getting into wakeboarding regardless of their riding style or ability. Its shape makes it the perfect all around board to learn wakeboarding. It sports a hybrid rocker design so riders experience fast predictable takeoffs and explosive wake to wake jumps behind the boat. Keep it in mind as a great gift option for dad to take a break from driving and shred behind the boat instead. Available Sizes: 134, 138, 144, 150 CM
Ronix Supreme Wakeboard w/Anthem Boots – $520 (Advanced Rider)
The Ronix Supreme is a great gift for intermediate to pro riders. The board is equipped with a hybrid rocker design with a big flat spot on the outer rails of the board so riders that approach the wake on edge can experience the perfect vertical take-off. In addition, the middle of the board has a progressive continuous rocker for riders that come into the wake flatter for a smoother, faster out-into-the flats style jump. Overall, its new school shape is sure to appeal to riders wanting to dial in their skills and achieve the next level in wakeboarding! Available Sizes: 137, 141, 145 CM
Ronix R8 Wakeboard Floating Mainline – $130
The Ronix R8 Mainline is an ultra thin 80 FT floating line that’s perfect for wakeboarding. Its core is constructed of a 100% dyneema and is coated in a hard silicone sleeve to protect the towline from abrasion. Simply put, it’s ultra durable and strong to pull you all day long. The total length of the mainline 85 FT if you buy the North handle below with it. Its various attachment points make a versatile mainline complete with one 45ft section and seven total take off sections. One – 10ft, four – 5ft, and two – 2.5ft take off sections so you can really customize this mainline to fit your individual riding style.
Ronix North Dyneema BarLock Handle – $80
Ready to ride? The Ronix North Handle is the perfect handle for those who love to shred. It has a molded silicone BarLock handle and tacky hide grip to ensure your hands won’t slip. The Dyneema Rope and Dyneema BarLock are guaranteed to reduce handle rotation while you’re on the water. It’s constructed of a lightweight aircraft aluminum dowel with EVA flotation tech so you can easily spot it in the water after a fall. Pick up the Ronix North Handle and R8 Mainline to pull you towards your next wakeboarding milestone.
O’Brien Havana Wakesurf Board – $380
Looking for an affordable all around skim style wakesurfing board? The Havana Wakesurf Board by O’Brien is a great gift option. Its shape, durable PTU outer skin, and full-length traction pad make it easy to ride. It proves to be a stable skim style board for any beginner to intermediate wakesurfer. The included nose guard also protects your boat from any unintended dings from falls.
Swell Creator H3X Wakeshaper – $349
Upgrade your wave with the H3X Wakeshaper. Wakesurfing boats are expensive, but Swell made a solution to create a killer surf wave on almost any inboard propelled boat. The Swell Creator H3X Wake Shaper creates a cleaner surfable wave so that you can shred all day long with your friends and family for a fraction of the cost of high end boats. You may be wondering how it works. Basically the surf wedge suctions to the exterior of your boat which displaces water and creates a surfable wave.
*Please Note: Will not work on Pontoons, Inboard/Outboard (i/o), Outboard, Jet Boats, or PWC
Triple Eight Sweatsaver Halo Water Wakeboarding Helmet – $65
Protect your head with Triple Eight Helmets. It’s specifically designed for water sports. Whether you’re riding behind a boat or sending a few sets at the cable park, this is the helmet you need to stay safe as you shred!
Airhead EZ Trainer and Tow Rope – $150
Getting the kids into water sports at an early age just got way easier. The Airhead EZ Wake Trainer is the ultimate confidence builder, taking the tears, fear and frustration out of teaching new young boarders and replacing it with safety and fun! Your child will enjoy immediate success on EZ Wake Trainer. This awesome trainer teaches basic wakeboarding, kneeboarding, wakesurfing and wakeskating fundamentals. Including proper stance, handle position, balance and weight transfer for turning. Its super floaty platform enables kids to progress much faster and improves their balance so they’ll be ready for wakeboarding and wake surfing in no time at all. As an added bonus, you’ll love the included tow rope!
O’Brien Party Pit – $800
Looks like the best spot on the water isn’t always the boat. The inflatable party pit by O’Brien is sure to be a hit at your next day of fun on the water. The inflatable float is a 10 ft L x 10 ft W x 4 in H square with a heavy duty mesh center section for lounging around. This area is partially submerged and creates the perfect play area for kids to splash around all day long. It even comes equipped with anchor points so you can anchor down and stay in place without drifting away. So splash, relax, and chill on the party pit the next time you’re at the pool, lake, or beach!
Action Cameras and Drones
GoPro Hero 11 Action Camera – $399
Capture your unique adventures in life with the mega durable and waterproof GoPro Hero 11 Black. Its new updated bigger sensor is sure to upgrade your social media game. The rugged design and video quality make this action camera a winner for any extreme sports enthusiasts. I’ve used GoPro’s for over a decade and you can literally take them everywhere in your pocket. Creativity is truly at your fingertips. So let your imagination run wild and create something epic with GoPro!
Insta360 X3 – 360 Action Camera – $450
The Insta360 X3 is a Waterproof 360° Action Camera with 1/2″ CMOS 48MP Sensors. It shoots 5.7K 360 with Active HDR Video and takes impressive 72MP 360° Photos. Film in 4K with insane Flowstate Stabilization and never worry about shaky footage again! The huge 2.29″ LCD Touchscreen will help you land the shot you’re shooting for. Editing is made easy through the Insta360 app with AI Editing and you can even Live Stream from the camera. The beauty of shooting in 360° is the ability to focus on having fun in the moment and framing your shots afterwards in post.
DJI Air 2S Drone – $1,000
We all love capturing what we do to share our lives with our friends, family, and social media. Take your content to new heights with the DJI Air 2S Drone. It’s lightweight, easy to use, and takes amazingly crisp photos and videos. Wherever your travels take you, don’t forget to pack a DJI Air 2S on your next adventure!
GDome Mobile Ultimate Combo for All Smartphones – $200
Want to get really creative with your GoPro, 360 Camera, or Smartphone? Grab a GDome Mobile to capture insane 50/50 split shot photos and videos of your riding. It’s simple to use, plus all your friends will wonder how you captured such cool and unique content! Pick up a GDome Mobile and elevate your social media content today.
Clothing & Accessories
Reef Men’s Phantom Cushion Flip-Flop – $50
Looking for a great pair of sandals? The Phantom Cushion Flip-Flops by Reef are the pair to grab. They’re durable, support your arches, and have an ultra squishy foot for all day comfort. I’ve personally tested these sandals for the last three months so I know you’ll love them on and off the boat!
Costa Freedom Series Waterwoman 2 – $284
The Freedom Series supports Freedom Fighter Outdoors, and organization dedicated to helping veterans and treating them to unforgettable experiences out on the water. So buying a pair is like giving two gifts in one! Scratch-resistant and durable, with premium polarized 580 lenses, these glasses offer 100-percent UV protection. Multiple colors.
O’Neill Hybrid Shorts – Starting at $23.99
Hybrid shorts are the solution every waterman needs to be prepared for any spontaneous water adventures. I’ve personally been wearing hybrid shorts for more than 10 years now and I can’t recommend them enough. I absolutely love them! Hybrid shorts are insanely comfortable and were created by combining regular shorts and boardshorts into a mix that’s perfect for all occasions. I recommend the O’Neill Locked Slub and Reserve Hybrid Shorts. If you’re looking for a new pair of boardshorts also check out the HyperFreak line by O’Neill.
Blenders Sea Foam Floating Sunglasses – $50
Tired of losing your sunglasses in the water? Well look no further because we found the perfect sunglasses for you! Check out the New Blenders Floating Sunglasses line up. They’re stylish, lightweight, and most importantly they float so you’ll never lose your shades in the water again! Available in a variety of colors and styles!
Volcom Stone Tech Flexfit Delta Hat – $38
The Volcom Stone Tech Flexfit Delta is the perfect hat for any action sports enthusiast. This stylish sun protection is uber comfortable and comes in 7 different colors to match your unique style! You’re sure to fall in love with this simple, waterproof, and stretchy hat. It’s available in S-M and L-XL to fit most people.
Volcom Surf Vitals Changing Towel – $60
The Volcom changing towel is a great gift for anyone who loves water activities. Use it for privacy while changing, keep it on the boat to dry off after wakeboarding, or wear it on the drive home. The surf vitals changing towel is made from 100% cotton which is supremely soft to keep you comfortable and warm as you dry off on your epic day of boating on the water.
Boat Juice Cleaner Kit – Includes Interior and Exterior Microfiber Towels – $50
Tired of having to clean your boat with dozens of different cleaners to get the job done? The Boat Juice Cleaning Kit is the solution you need to make cleaning your boat a breeze! The kit conveniently includes a microfiber towel and two bottles. One for the interior and the other for the exterior. It excels at cleaning all surfaces and is safe to use on upholstery, carpet, vinyl, plastic, and foam flooring. As an added bonus it smells great too!
Revbalance 101 v2 Balance Board Sports Trainer – $150
Balance is an important part of life and especially taking your watersport skills to the next level. Balance boards provide endless fun and are perfect for those rainy days to dial in your balance. The balance board by Rev can help you improve your balance on land and in the water. Check it out today!
Booē Waterproof Backpack – $199
Never worry about bringing your valuables on the boat again! The Booē Backpack keeps all your essentials dry and protected from the elements. It features an 8mm TruZip Zipper to provide an extreme watertight seal. As a perk its available in six exciting colors to match your individual style. Wherever your next adventure takes you, fall in love with a new Booē bag today!
RTIC Insulated Hard Cooler Portable Ice Chest – $220
The RTIC 52 Quart Cooler is perfect for your day on the water. It’s insulated and ultra-light, coming in 30% lighter than most rotomolded coolers. It’s perfect for the Beach, Camping, Picnics, Fishing, Boating, and Barbecues to keep your drinks ice-cold all day long!
Roswell R1 12-inch Subwoofer – $725
The R1 12” marine subwoofers have a truly versatile design that will outperform. in an infinite baffle configuration, as well as being suited for sealed and ported enclosures. These subs will handle 500 watts RMS and have an excellent low-end extension. For a little extra flash, the R1 12” grill has built-in RGB LEDs, which can be controlled through our RGB Remote & Controller, that backlight the cone to create your desired visual atmosphere. If you’re wondering what to power it with, check out the new R1 1000.1 Marine Amplifier.
CamelBak Chute Mag Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle – $35
I can’t recommend this water bottle enough! I don’t know about you, but I love ice-cold water! The CamelBak Chute water bottle is the perfect gift for anyone that enjoys spending time on the water. Due to its insulated construction, drinks stay ice-cold all day! It’s available in multiple sizes and colors so grab one for each family member this Christmas!
Kicker KMC5 Premium Marine Media Center – $599.99
Tons more fun for your cruise! KICKER’s premier KMC5 Media Center features six channels of built-in power, delivering up to 240 watts to your speakers! Equipped with an AM/FM/satellite/weather-band tuner, charging USB connection and four sets of RCA outputs for easy expansion.
Includes RGB LED trim ring, and chrome and black trim bezels.
Tidal Wake Seat Step – $89
Tearing your boat’s upholstery is sure to ruin your day. Cast your worries aside, the Tidal Wake Seat Step is here to help. Think of it as a doormat to protect your boat as people board the vessel. Instead of stepping on the seat directly, the seat step distributes the weight of your guests feet. Also, the mat is weighted so it won’t fall overboard, but in the event it does, don’t fret it floats. Take boat protection to the next step today with Tidal Wake Seat Step!
Diving Mask for Boating – $17
You’re probably asking yourself, what’s a diving mask doing in a wakeboarding gift guide? Please allow me to explain. If you’ve been boating long enough, you know that tow ropes occasionally get tangled in the boat’s propeller by accident. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation a diving mask and knife is sure to save the day. Don’t let prop tangles ruin your day on the water grab a dive mask today.
Eat Sleep Wakeboard Wakeboarding Wake Board Wakeboarder T-Shirt – $16
Represent your love for wakeboarding on and off the water with this graphic tee. Throw on the Eat, Sleep, Wakeboard, Repeat T-Shirt today! Available in 10 different colors to match your individual style!
Floating Keychain for Boat Keys – $10
If you’ve ever lost your keys you know how frustrating that is. What’s worse? Dropping them in the lake! The highly visible floating keyring pack solves that predicament. Instead of your keys plummeting to the bottom of the lake never to be seen again, it floats up to 5 keys and even glows in the dark. Now you’ll always find your keys should they fall overboard.
Mindset is often what sets you apart from other riders. Gain some insight and inspiration through reading the life changing stories of the athletes below. Their stories will inspire and encourage you toward freedom to confront and cope with unfortunate circumstances life throws at you. So hang a hammock and grab one or all of these books today!
Matt Manzari Beyond the Scars: Life is Defined by Who You Are, Not Your Circumstances – $18, 128 pages
You don’t see it coming. Whether it is a bad diagnosis, a failed relationship, an accident, an injustice—your life changes in an instant. Let’s face it: life can be hard, even cruel. Life happens to each of us.
Brad Smeele Owning It: The Ride that Changed my Life – $15, 496 pages
Brad Smeele‘s thrill-seeking, fast-paced life as a professional wakeboarder came to an abrupt halt when an accident caused him to become a quadriplegic.
Carolina Amell Extreme like a Girl – $40, 256 pages
Whether it’s diving off a cliff, cross-country skiing in Antarctica, or free climbing the Picos de Europe in Northern Spain, women in extreme sports are proving every bit as strong, determined and ambitious as their male peers.