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Beach Lovers Gift Guide 2017:12 Epic Holiday Gifts For A Beach Bum

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Beach Lovers Gift Guide 2017:12 Epic Holiday Gifts For A Beach Bum



LEUS: Kids Surf Poncho

Leus Kids Surf Changing Poncho

Say hello to the ultimate portable changing room.  Keeping your grom warm, safe and visible. Leus surf ponchos are made of 100% cotton, with a buttery smooth cotton velour out layer and quick absorbing terry cloth inner layer, specifically designed for efficiency and extreme coziness.

Cool Feature Alert:  Shhh don’t tell anyone, but inside there’s a hidden kangaroo pocket. A secret stash hole for all you unmentionables and well secret stuff.

United By Blue: Boardshorts

United By Blue Classic Boardshorts

Boardshorts are the staple of any beach lovers life. United By Blue’s classic boardshort are lightweight, quick-drying, and offer quality craftsmanship with every detail. 

Public Notice: For every product sold, United By Blue removes 1 pound of trash from our world’s oceans and waterways. Current stat is 1,051,079 pounds of trash removed.

TRNDlabs: Drone

TRNDlabs Drone

The art of flight has never been easier to master than with the Spectre drone. Enhance your bodysurfing & surfing point of view with aerial shots, that will make you Instafamous.

Cool Feature Alert:  No need to get your pilots license, put your drone on auto-pilot with automatic take-off and landing functionality.

Manscaped: Grooming Kit

Manscaped Grooming Kit

Salty hair don’t care is one thing, but total disregard for your appearance is another. The Manscaped product line is uniquely engineered & formulated for below the belt grooming and hygiene. A complete manscaping system that is easy to use, powerful, and satisfying.

Public Notice: 8 out of 10 Partners find manscaped men more attractive than unkept men.

Pacific Issue: Button Up Shirt

Pacific Issue Custom Button Down

The average button-up shirt is cut for everyone and essentially fits no one perfectly. Pacific Issue  is redefining fashion and fit, with handcrafted custom shirts.  Allowing for your unique personality to shine through for all the right reasons. 

Cool Feature Alert:  Algorithms aren’t just for Facebook, Pacific Issue has a SIZING algorithm, optimized with data from tens of thousands of body measurements of all shapes.

Surf Grass Mats: Changing Mat

Surf Grass Mat changing mat

Surf Grass Mat, is the best welcome mat a outdoors man/woman could ever ask for. Made of high quality synthetic turf, the soft bristles wipe off any dirt/sand, for an instant clean feeling. Plus you lay it flat in your trunk and throw your wet towel or wetsuit on it, while eliminating the need for a carwash.

Public Notice:Fun fact, the average person ingests about 6 pounds of dirt/sand in an average lifespan.  Surf Grass Mats help you eat less dirt & enjoy more foods you love.

Xero Shoes: Shoes

Xero Shoes

Fellow Shark Tank contestant Xero Shoes makes closed toed shoes feel like a plush pair of flip flops. A casual shoe built on a high-performance FeelTrue® sandal base, keeping your toes covered without loosing your cool.

Cool Feature Alert:They offer this 5,000 mile sole warranty. If you somehow manage to wear through the outsole on your Xero Shoes, they will replace them for a nominal cost.

Shinesty: Swim Brief

Shinesty Jean Swim Briefs

Shinesty's mission is to bring you the most outlandish collection of clothing the world has ever seen, and the Jeado  swim brief does exactly.  Part jean, part speedo, 100% fun.  Fully lined with an elastic waistband and drawstring for the perfect fit, to strut your stuff at the pool or the beach.

Public Notice:
The Jeado swim briefs were featured in Slyde x Manscape’s “Eliminate Bush Drag” Movember campaign, contributing to endless laughter, headshakes, and jaw drops around the globe.

Slyde Handboards: The Grom

Slyde Handboads Grom Board

The most compact & portable wave riding tool on the planet. The Grom handboard puts epic wave riding in the palm of your hand, fitting into most backpack. Less hassle = more fun.

Cool Feature Alert: The Soft-top Gromboard is bump friendly and safe for kids. Constructed with a durable foam core and a super soft water tight outer foam skin that won't hurt you even on the biggest wave.

Zinka: Sunscreen

Zinka Sunscreen Nosecoat

Zinka takes us back to the 80s, embracing a vibrate lifestyle full of color and stoke. Grab your boom box, blast some Van Halen, slap on some neon pink nosecoat and head directly to the beach.

Public Notice:  Zinka is the original action sports sunscreen company, credited with introducing the first ever colored zinc oxide sunblock, for the best total BLOCK available. Visible on your skin, Zinka nosecoat reflects sunlight, blocks out UVA & UVB rays and is water resistant.

Adelio Wetsuits: Surf Hoodie

Adelio Surf Hoodie

Adelio is built on strong belief and ideology that a brand can be more than something that is worn or used, but can shape an individual - from the inside out. The deluxe 3mm hood, provides the freedom to continue to explore the sea even at it’s coldest depths, allowing great waterman/woman to flourish regardless of season or circumstance.

Cool Feature Alert:  Adelio's trademark ‘Therma-Loc' heat shield quick-drying grid, retains heat while wicking away moisture, keeping you drier and warmer for longer.

DaFin: Surf Fins


Choosing good fins as a swimmer, bodysurfer, or handboarder is clutch, they’ll turn an average day in the water into the time of your life. Fresh on the scene are the black & red camo Zak Noyle limited edition Dafins. Not only will these swim fins turn you into a dolphin at sea, you’ll turn heads on the beach, and win some serious style points.

Public Notice: 
DaFiN is proud to be the official swim fin of the United States Lifesaving Association, Hawaiian Lifeguard Association, and North Shore Lifeguard Association. The purchase of these fins help support the North Shore Lifeguard Association.


Michelle Michalak
Michelle Michalak

Michelle's diploma reads BA Psychology with a minor in English, and her license plate reads #CaliforniaDreaming4Life. She begin her career in the NYC fashion industry working with fashion and internet pioneer, However, due the constant "nagging" of her entrepreneurial spirit, her crush on surfing, and hardcore love for the ocean, she chosen to call San Diego home for the past 10 years. On the west coast she 's chased waves & enlightenment working alongside "Gurus" in the online marketing & personal development industries. It in May 2012 she found her true Zen & Stoke, and joined the Slyde Handboards Team.

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