Awesome Gift Ideas for Kitesurfers
If you’re looking for gifts, gadgets, or accessories specifically for kitesurfers, you’ve come to the right place. From small budget gifts to more expensive gifts tailored to kitesurfers – water & wind addicts! It’s gonna be a nice surprise, something that comes in handy and kiters find useful, can cause laughter or only kitesurfers can understand.
We’ve prepared an extensive list of good ideas that will save you time looking for good accessories that most of the users vouch for, even if you already have an idea of what you’d like to get.
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Zinc stick sunscreen
Protect your skin from UV rays, even when spending hours in the water. Zinc stick sunscreen is more water resistant than regular sunscreens and particularly good for your face (SFP 50+). They come as transparent or in colors (those usually last longer) and are skin friendly. Not only loved by kids, but also by “bug kids”.
Coral friendly, SPF 50+, no chemical active ingredients, is paraben-free, dye-free & vegan, and causes no skin irritation. No aluminum, no sulfates either. (Australian brand)
SPF 50+, reef friendly, suitable for kids & baby. Colored. (Australian brand)
A reusable shopping bag is always handy. Who doesn’t like useful gifts? A nice one, from (recycled) fabric and natural materials, feels good in the hand. It doesn’t need to use only for shopping, but to carry kite/beach gear to your car and to the beach. Pick one with the kite motive or wind forecast and see the reactions of other kiters.
Floating waterproof phone case
Can’t kite without music? Or want to take your phone to the water to measure some kite jumps or to simply take a good picture of your kite buddies from the water with a different perspective. You can get an air-filled waterproof phone pouch that is easier to operate when you are in the middle of waves, or in case you drop the phone – it will stay afloat. Just enjoy and make your next kiting activity a memorable event.
Pelican Marine Series
Waterproof, floating, touchscreen friendly, IP68 certified (underwater submerge up to 30 mins & dust tight), lanyard.
Hiearcool Universal Waterproof Case
IPX8 certified waterproof, sensitive screen touch, detachable lanyard, floatable.
AquaVault 100% Waterproof Floating Case
Triple seal design, 100% waterproof and floating, touch screen friendly, with neck strap.
Enjoying a cold beer is the way to go after a good kite ride. Nothing better than a chilled drink when you give your best to beat the summer heat. And keeping the can cool while slowly sipping it, is just another nice thing in life. Furthermore, you can get a can & bottle cooler with a custom design, or opt-in for some with funny kitesurfing slogans. The bottle cooler comes with a funky zip so you can dress up your bottle the same way you zip yourself in a wetsuit 🙂
Wind speed meter
When in doubt, check the real wind speed with the wind meter! When discovering new places, or when your home spot has “tricky” wind, or you’re the first one on the beach, or just like to be on the safe side and not pump two kites (when in doubt, always take the smaller size!) for kite session… Portable wind meters are very small and lightweight and pretty accurate in measuring. Highly recommended for every kitesurfer! Go with reliable brand, and not something that will measure off!
Min/max/average/current wind speed, gusts, wind chill, temperature. High accuracy, mountable on a tripod.
(One of) the smallest wind meters available! Min/Max/Average/Current wind speed, gusts, wind chill, and temperature measures. Waterproof and floats.
Min/max/average/current wind speed, gusts, wind chill, temperature. Can mount on a tripod.
Car key storage lock
Most of us get to the kite beach by car, but what do you do with the car key when you ride? Hopefully not “hide it” on the front wheel 🙂 Well, you can do so using the car key storage lock and hook the locked key somewhere in the car. Just don’t forget the number to open the lock afterward. There are models that can easily attach to the car window, but maybe it is still better to “hide” the lock somewhere under the car. Mind, if you’re hooking the lock on the door handle, might be a good idea to put it in the sock to avoid any scratches on the car.
Water-resistant key lock box with resettable code. Made of aluminum steel and metal.
Waterproof outdoor cable lock box. Sand and salt resistant, up to 5 keys.
Amir lock box
Waterproof cable lock box, resettable code, up to 5 keys.
Is it the wanderlust kicking in or are you planning a next kitesurfing trip? The map is featuring over 500 places to kitesurf with their season, lagoons, and wave spots. Available on a towel, print (paper or roll down). Apart from a kitesurfing map, there is also a dive, surf, bucket list or scratch map available. Use KITEJUNGLE10 for 10% discount!
Spot guide (for kitesurfers and windsurfers) book
If you or your friend like books and travel, a spot guide in the book edition can be a great idea. Shuffle thru the book when lying in the hammock 🙂 A book featuring more than 1200 spots with descriptions from the locals and explanations of wind, waves, and weather conditions. Yes, you can find a lot of this information online, but for book lovers, this can be a precious gift!
There is a mug for everyone, even a special one for the kitesurfers. Start your day with a great cup of coffee while checking the last update of the wind forecast – hopefully for the better 🙂 wake up before you head out for fun on the water, wind (and waves). Several funny kitesurfing designs are available – or you can make your own design, if you’re more creative person!
Sun protection is a must when spending an excessive amount of time on the beach and water. As nature-lovers we should take care of the environment and marine life. Commercial sunscreens have been proven to cause damage to water ecosystems – luckily this is changing. “Coral-friendly” and Eco-friendly sunscreens are getting easier to find. Next time you shop pay attention that the sunscreen is bio-degradable and doesn’t contain chemicals that damage corals (and other marine life). They work excellently on your skin and are suitable for water sports. Here are some brands that are proven to be good for you and the environment.
SPF 50+, reef friendly, vegan, active ingredient: non-nano Zinc Oxide (USA brand)
SPF 50+, reef friendly (Octinoxate & Oxybenzone Free), vegan, active ingredients: Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octocrylene (USA brand)
SPF 50+, reef friendly (no Oxybenzone or Octinoxate), not vegan (contains beeswax), paraben-free. Active ingredients: Octisalate, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide (Australian brand)
Any sport that has to do something with water will – obviously make you and your things wet! Dry bags are a handy item to keep your valuables dry. Waves, wet towels, wetsuits, bikinis, and wet boards … sand on the beach .. Make sure the items that shouldn’t be wet stay dry! If you also like to stand on SUP, jump in a kayak, camp or hike, this is a perfect gadget for outdoor enthusiast.
Marchway dry bag
SUP, kayak, swimming, camping, beach! Keep your belongings dry!
Pelican waterproof dry bag
Made of rugged, flexible, and waterproof 500D PVC. Comes with a removable strap.
Sandshark transparent dry bag
Premium, high-quality, durable materials, easy to find your items. Comes with a strap, perfect for the beach.
Spending a lot of time outside on the water means a lot of UV light for your eyes (and skin). While skin is easier to protect, not all of us like to kitesurf with sunglasses (probably we should!) Floating sunglasses are a great addition for water activities – in case you’ll lose them, they float and they won’t be lost forever. When buying sunglasses for kitesurfing make sure they’re the correct size and really labeled for water sports. If humidity still happens to kick in or you need to clean them, spray & wipe them with hydrophobic spray.
SeaSpecs floating sunglasses
Polarized floating sunglasses made of plastic with a strap. Best cheap sunglasses for kitesurfers!
Lip Typhoon sunglasses
Hi-end kitesurfing sunglasses. 3 years warranty, polarized, anti-scratch hard coating, anti-fog coating.
Ukes sunglasses floating strap
Stay strapped – never lose a pair of sunglasses again. Inexpensive strap for your expensive sunglasses. Really nice designs.
Water resistant earplugs
If water likes to get into your ears, you should get water-resistant earplugs to make your water & wind adventures more pleasant. These are made of silicone and are comfortable to wear. They’re durable, easy to carry, and available in plenty of colors. Some earplugs come with a cable, so it’s more difficult to lose them in water. All earplugs decrease the sound/noise, so you might need to remove them occasionally to talk to other people.
SurfEars Water Earplugs
Thinner & softer silicone earplugs for surfers, with customizable ergonomic design to suit a wide variety of ear sizes and shapes. Comes with a leash.
ADV Eartune Aqua Earplugs
Blocks out water lets sound in, universal-fit with lanyard, perfect for water activities made of hypoallergenic silicone.
Hearprotek Waterproof Earplugs
Silicone water earplugs with double flanges to keep water out. Made of soft silicone and very comfortable to wear.
Wetsuit cleaner is an essential item, especially if you kite in an area where a wetsuit is worn at least for part of the year. Taking care of your wetsuit will extend its life and keep the colors bright; and also removes salt, chlorine, and odor. Get the one without harmful chemicals, they are “all-natural” or biodegradable available on the market.
Pau Pilau All-Natural Wetsuit Cleaner
All-Natural wetsuit cleaner & shampoo formulated for use on wetsuits and other neoprene products.
Gear Aid Wetsuit Cleaner and Conditioner
Gentle cleaner for neoprene products and lycra. Cleans and conditions.
O’Neill Wetsuit Cleaner & Conditioner
Extends the lifespan of neoprene material – non-toxic, cold water activated & bio-degradable
Camera line mount
If you’re into pictures and videos of your kite sessions – you should get a mount that attaches to the kite lines. So you can record all the kite tricks and flips from above 🙂 a great way to show off! It’s a must gadget if you’re into video and owns an action camera.
Gdome kite line mount V2.0/ V3.0
The best way to mount your GoPro action camera to your kite line in order to capture unreal drone-like shots!
Stable line mount with a safety leash to secure the camera. Two-year warranty
Pillow as a gift? It works for kitesurfers! Custom pillows are awesome and can be a funny or more romantic gift. You can even modify it and write more personal message related to kitesurfing or something more personal to stay in her heart forever. We all like to feel comfy when taking a ‘siesta’ or watching a movie, and there is alway not enough pillows around.
Stainless-steel water bottle
As someone spending plenty of time in the forces of nature, we should all aim for sustainability and reduce waste whenever we can. A long kite session makes us tired, filled with happiness, thirsty and hungry. A nice way to bring some water with you is a stainless steel water bottle. You can opt-in for natural steel look or pick one with a nice print.
Bambaw Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Stainless steel with a bamboo lid. Classic & elegant, no paint, only “raw” materials.
Triple-insulated stainless steel water bottle with straw lid, keeps your drinks cool or hot for up to 24h.
TOPOKO Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Double-wall insulated thermo bottle, 100% BPA-free materials. Available in different colors.
Which one is your favorite? Maybe you’re looking for a gift for your kitesurfing buddy and now ended up buying a couple of gadgets for yourself 🙂 Nothing wrong with that! We all like gifts that are useful, will remind us of a friend, and keep good memories. Everyone appreciates durable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly accessories, especially when you’re a person that spends a lot of time in nature with wind, sun, and waves. Stay tuned for part two!
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