To make shopping a breeze this holiday season, we’ve gathered some of the best gifts for paddleboarders below! Paddleboarding is a fun outdoor water sport for riders of all skill levels, and it’s one of the fastest growing boardsports in the world. With plenty of great accessories on the market for SUP (stand up paddleboard) enthusiasts, it’s easy to find a great gift that is both practical and fun!
Our Picks for the Best Gifts for Paddleboarders
1. Apeman Underwater, Waterproof Action Camera
For the paddleboarder on your list who also loves photography or capturing cool video, this waterproof camera is sure to delight! With a professional wide-angle lens, 2 inch LCD display and more, this camera is not only waterproof, but can even be set to diving mode.
Sharing and editing photos/videos is a breeze, and this camera can even connect to the user’s phone or tablet. It also features HDMI, USB and AV video outputs, connecting to computers, tvs and projectors with ease.
This camera also comes equipped with a specially designed portable carrying bag, making it perfect for outdoor water sports.
2. BPS 2-Piece SUP Paddle
A good paddle is essential for SUP enthusiasts, and the right paddle can make all the difference while out on the water. This alloy composite paddle is used around the world because of its durability and excellent construction.
The paddle features a strong, adjustable aluminum shaft, nylon blade, and ergonomically designed handle for ultimate comfort. The adjustable length preference is easy to use, and only takes seconds to get to the preferred length. It’s lightweight, user-friendly, and easy to separate into pieces for convenient storage and transport.
3. G-Shock Rescue Concept Watch
This shock and water resistant watch is great for keeping time, and keeping safe! It’s bold in style, intentionally grabbing anyone’s eye and favored by many as a watch for both water sports and everyday use.
It’s easy to get carried away with time while spending a day paddleboarding out on the water, keeping a watch on is an important way to make sure you’re back before dark. Keep your paddleboarding pal safe and on time with the rescue concept watch this holiday season.
4. SUP-Now Cooler & Mesh Bag
To make every day on the water great, give the gift of cool refreshments! This cooler and mesh bag combo keep the essentials, like keys and phone, safe and protected on the paddleboard in a waterproof insert and keeps drinks cold.
This cooler features an easy to carry handle when it’s not connected to the board, and uses suction cups for secure attachment. It has 3 storage compartments, one for keeping items on ice, one for keeping items cool off ice, and one for personal items like keys, phone and money.
The SUP cooler makes a great 2-in-1 gift, and doubles on it’s practicality and convenience!
5. Punt Surf Dog Traction Pad
Paddleboarding is a fun water sport that many people enjoy with their best four-legged companions! The paddleboard is wide and sturdy enough for dogs to ride comfortably on with their owners, and a dog traction pad offers both added safety in grip, and protection to the board.
The pads are made of a premium, marine-grade, ultralight and diamond grooved material. The secure grip with this pad offers dogs a comfortable ride and steady grip, and it’s backed by a 100% guarantee from the company. The pads are durable enough to last on the board, and a portion of each purchase gives back to nonprofit organizations dedicated to protecting the oceans!
6. ABN Paddleboard Dolly
The dolly is a practical gift for paddleboarders, and can be doubled as a carrier for other water sport equipment like a kayak, canoe, jon boat and more. It’s durable build allows a 200-pound weight limit, and it’s made of anodized steel to ensure it’s lightweight and longevity.
The tires are easy to inflate, and make for smooth movement across rough surfaces like sand, gravel and rock. The dolly also features oversized pads to protect the paddleboard from scratches and dents. Designed with a 12-foot tie down strap to secure the paddleboard while on the go, it’s also got a handy kickstand for quick and easy loading.
This dolly is compact and easy to use, folding with ease for storage and transport. The tires can even be easily removed, making it small enough to be stored in a backpack while out on the water.
7. SUP-Now Paddleboard Carrier
For easy travel, the paddleboard carrier is a 2-in-1 gift that doubles as a storage sling. It’s adjustable, and fitting for paddleboarders of all heights, and it fits all paddleboard sizes- making it a great gift for everyone!
With a comfortable, soft and durable neoprene shoulder pad, the sling is designed for comfort while carrying the weight of a board. This carrier also features a removable drawstring bag to carry water bottles, sunscreen, and other personal items.
Carrying a paddle is also a breeze, because this carrier has strong velcro straps to attach a paddle.
8. SBS SUP Fin
SUP fins are designed to help steer and provide stability for paddleboarders while moving with speed on the water. They help with keeping in a straight direction while on flat water, and even make it possible for the rider to SUP surf!
This SUP fin is specifically designed to provide good hold in water paddling, and is great for turns and noseriding. It works on any SUP or surfboard with a standard 8.5” or 10.5” fin box, and it’s durable for longevity.
It comes with a ‘no tool’ fin screw and plate set for easy installation.
9. BPS SUP Traction Pad
This 12 piece traction pad deck set is a great gift for paddleboarders with boards of all sizes. The pads are soft and comfortable for feet when paddling, adding an extra ease to a day on the water!
This set is made of a lightweight foam, and uses a strong adhesive for the ultimate stick. Easy to install and to customize to the board, this traction pad set is sure to be a happy surprise for the paddleboarder on your list this year!
10. Block Surf SUP Roofrack
Make carrying a paddleboard to the beach a breeze with this paddleboard roof rack! With a universal fit for cars and SUVs, this rack straps and tightens around your roof holding the paddleboard tight and safe.
The rack can even hold multiple boards, making traveling with friends easy. With heavy duty straps and buckles to secure the board while driving, it’s also well known to be easy installation when taking both on and off the vehicle.
11. Extreme Max Paddleboard Anchor Kit
One of the many great things about paddleboarding is the opportunity to stop and explore when you stumble on a great spot! This anchor allows exploring, all while keeping the board from floating away.
This anchor kit is the whole package, and includes a 3.5-pound anchor, 25 foot rope and snap hook, marker buoy and storage bag. The rope is made of a hollow braid polythene with a steel snap hook, the marker buoy of a durable marine-grade foam, and the storage bag of a sturdy nylon- making this set durable.
12. Onyx Manual Inflatable Life Jacket
Practicing safety while on the water is easy with this manual inflatable life jacket! It inflates when submerged in water, and offers full mobility without compromising safety.
The jacket is designed with a universal fit for men and women, and is fully adjustable along both the waist and back. It weighs less than 2-pounds and comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee from the company.
13. StoreYourBoard SUP Ceiling Storage Rack
The SUP ceiling storage rack is great for storing the board at home, and keeping it out of the way of getting damaged. It’s built to hold up to 150-pounds (75-pounds per side), and has an adjustable height to provide exactly the storage thickness that fits your needs.
This storage rack was designed to fit virtually all SUPs, kayaks and surfboards- making it a great gift for those who love multiple water sports!
14. Coolwind Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker
This portable speaker is not only waterproof, but also made of an unbreakable silicone material protecting the speakers durability! These speakers offer great sound quality, and noise/wind reduction technology for the best listening experience around.
The battery on this speaker can power music for up to 24 hours, ensuring a full day of tunes while cruising the waters! It’s durable design also makes it dustproof, shockproof, and ready for a day in the sun.
15. ABAHUB SUP Leg Leash
The leg leash is used by paddleboarders, surfers, kayakers and more by attaching the board to the users leg. It’s an absolutely invaluable piece of water sport equipment to ensure you’re never separated from your board.This board leash is made of strong urethane cord with stainless steel swivels. It’s comfortable for the wearer, featuring a padded ankle cuff, and easy to pull on. It’s durable design also features a hidden key pocket!
16. Mishansha Quick Dry Water Shoes
These barefoot, quick dry water shoes are perfect for a day on the water! Whether it’s swimming, diving, surfing, paddleboarding or more, these shoes offer a comfortable fit and secure grip.
They’re made of a breathable, ultra lightweight fabric for fast draining and drying, and a durable rubber sole for protection and comfort. It features elastic straps which secure to the foot easily, and make they perfect for a day spent paddleboarding on the water.
17. SUP Buddy Beverage Holder
Bringing a cooler along is great, and having a place to set the refreshing beverage is even better! This SUP drink holder sticks to just about any smooth, hard surface making enjoying a drink a breeze!
It’s designed with a koozie to keep drinks cold or hot, and even features a mesh bag for extras drinks, and empty cans.
18. Abahub Premium SUP Bag Cover
Great for carrying the SUP board outdoors, this bag makes traveling with and storing a paddleboard easy! It’s specifically designed to cover a wide range of board sizes and offers extra protection through air vents for heat protection.
This cover bag also features an external pocket with a durable zipper for gear storage, durable stitching, and a wide padded adjustable shoulder strap for the ultimate comfort!
19. NSI SUP Bungee Deck Attachment
This bungee deck attachment is great for any paddleboard, it keeps belongings on the board leaving you worry free! This is a tie down kit for an easy and fast attachment, and it comes with 4 rubber plates to hold it securely to the board.
The deck attachment features a reliable and strong hold on the board, and a shock bungee cord that runs through the rubber plates creating a snug system of safety for your gear.
20. JOTO Universal Waterproof Phone Pouch
This waterproof phone pouch does so much more than protect the phone from splashes, it keeps the phone safe while offering normal user function!
The clear window on both front and back sides is perfect for taking pictures and videos above and below water, and it’s compatible with most devices. It features a simple snap and lock access keeping water, sand and dust out.
This pouch can also be used as a credit card and money holder, making it a great 2-in-1 gift!
21. Boncas Waterproof Dry Bag
An absolute essential for any water sport enthusiast, the waterproof dry bag is a must have for paddleboarders! This bag not only keeps belongings safe and dry during a day on the water, but it also features an attached waterproof phone pouch for easy access.
This bag’s design is perfect for paddleboarding, as it’s heavy-duty construction makes it durable and long lasting. It offers a great amount of space inside the bag, and a roll top to keep things inside dry. It also features two outside pockets for holding separate and damp items.
With comfortable straps and a durable attachment hook, this bag can be carried and attached to gear with ease!
When it comes to the best buying guide for the paddleboarder in your life, look no further than our top gift suggestions! From underwater cameras to paddleboard carriers, floating speakers and more, there are plenty of great items on the market to please the paddleboarder in your life this holiday season!
Do you have other great paddleboarder gift ideas that weren’t included in the list above? We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments below!
Megan Jones is the lead author of Seaside Planet. She is an avid surfer, scuba diver, and travel enthusiast who takes any opportunity she can to spend time in the ocean. You can learn more about Meg and the rest of the editorial team here.