Isla's 2018 Surf and Paddle Boarding Holiday Gift Guide

As we finish the last of the leftovers in the fridge, it’s time to start thinking about Holiday shopping. So what should you get the surfer in your life? Or perhaps, what should you add to your own wish list? Without further adieu, here is our 2019 surf and paddle boarding holiday gift guide.

Best Surfboard


If you are looking to get the surfer in your life a gift that will surely be talked about and used for years to come, then a new surfboard is a must. We highly recommend boards from Shred Season. Shred Season is a local South Carolina company and has everything from Liquid Shredders for novice surfers to custom boards designed for the user’s height, weight, experience and local surfing conditions.

Best Leash


Surf leashes are a great affordable gift or even a stocking stuffer. .You can never have too many leashes in the event one breaks. We highly recommend leashes from Dakine. Dakine offers leashes of various lengths and colors for both novice level surfers to competitive level surfers.

Best Board Shorts


Every guy needs a good pair of board shorts. While you can find board shorts at Walmart and other mass retailers, many of these board shorts are not high quality and not designed for experienced surfers. If you want to avoid mass retailers and support a local company, we highly recommend board shorts from Las Olas. Las Olas was founded by a Charleston native and has three locations throughout the Charleston area.

Best Bikini


Just like every guy needs a good pair of board shorts, every girl needs a great bikini. Again, you can find a bikini just about everywhere, but many of these bikinis are not designed for surfing. Las Olas features a large collection of women’s surfing bikinis and has bikinis for every body type. If you are looking for a great gift for the female surfer in your life, a good bikini makes a great gift.

Best Rash Guard


Every surfer needs a quality rash guard to keep them protected from the sun during the hot summer days. We highly recommend O’Neill rash guards, which can be bought locally at Ocean Surf Shop on Folly Beach.

Best Gift for All Water Lovers


The Isla Holiday Gift Guide wouldn’t be complete without mentioning an Isla Gift Card. Give them the gift of an experience rather than a tangible item, with a surf lesson gift card. You can give the gift of a private surf lesson, semi-private surf lesson, group lesson, and our five lesson package. The gift card can also be applied to our paddle boarding tours launching this spring!

Best Gift for Kids


Perhaps you are shopping for a younger surfer. Our summer surf camps make a great gift for kids looking for a fun, new way to experience the water this summer. Our summer camp is designed for kids ages five and up. With an instructor to camper ratio of no more than 3 to 1, your kids are sure to build memories that will last a lifetime. Your kids will also get some cool Isla swag including an awesome t-shirt. Take advantage of our Early Bird sign up.

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