Holiday Gift Guide 2019

The 10 Best Presents For The Paddle Boarder Or Surfer

A paddle boarder, much like a surfer, is a unique individual. You simply can’t spend all of that time on the water without tuning in to the ebb and flow of the natural world — learning to experience it all with a Zen-like perspective compared to those who don’t live for the water. Unfortunately, unique individuals are among the most difficult people to please when it comes to holiday shopping.

But fear not, because nobody knows the inner working of paddle boarders and surfers like we do at ISLE. Whether the paddle boarder in your life spends their weekends cruising around their backyard lake alone, paddling with friends and pets down a lazy river, or shredding waves at their favorite beach, we’ve got the right gift at the right price — as low as $25! From the softest terry cloth beach towels to the most durable and stable paddle boards in the industry, there’s something on our list that’s guaranteed to deliver a warm smile and a healthy dose of appreciation this holiday season.

ISLE Beach Towel

Beach Towel

Few items in the water-lovers tool kit are more useful than a high-quality beach towel. At 30” x 60”, this extra-large 100% ring-spun cotton towel is your best friend for all water activities. It’s the perfect way to dry off and warm up after a rewarding day spent on the water. In fact, it’s so big and comfortable that it also doubles as a fireside blanket for two.

palm tree shirt

Men’s Short Sleeve Tee

When you live in San Diego, it always feels like summer. And when you’re wearing your ultra-soft ISLE palm tree print tee, you carry the warm, retro coastal vibe everywhere you go. With a relaxed fit and 100% cotton construction, this high-quality short sleeve tee is an easy way to give some comfort and warmth to your favorite surfer or paddle boarder.

scoop neck sweatshirt

Women’s Scoop Neck Sweatshirt

Relaxed fit comfort and California style come together perfectly in our wide-neck, graphic print long sleeve sweatshirt tee. This premium scoop neck basic is an everyday women’s essential made from 60% ring-spun cotton and 40% polyester jersey for comfort that lasts wash after wash. It’s the perfect thin sweatshirt for lounging near the fireplace on a cool winter evening.

car rack pads and straps

Car Rack Pads w/Straps

Protect your paddle board or surfboard with the only rack pads and straps made to secure your ISLE epoxy or soft top board to your aero or flat crossbars. Each roof rack set includes a pair of 28” x 2.5” soft foam rack pads with heavy-duty Velcro closure and a pair of 16-foot heavy-duty straps with neoprene padding and sturdy metal cinch cams.

electric SUP pump

12v Electric iSUP Pump

Our best-selling iSUP accessory is a no-brainer for the inflatable paddle board owner on your holiday wish list. Simply plug into your car’s cigarette lighter or hook it up directly to your battery and watch your board inflate in minutes. The electric pump features a digital pressure selector, built-in overheat protection, and a two-stage turbine for rapid inflation.

paddle board day bag

2019 Paddle Board Day Bag

Keep your paddle board safe from dings and heat damage with a rugged day bag tailored for your board. Each bag features 5mm of padding with additional protection in the nose and tail sections alongside a layer of heat-reflective material to protect your board from excessive heat. This easy-to-transport bag features a removable non-slip shoulder strap, ergonomic carry handle, external paddle straps, a Velcro fin slot, and an internal storage compartment to stow your leash and other boarding essentials.

full carbon SUP paddle

Carbon Elite Fixed Length Paddle

A full carbon fiber paddle is one of the best upgrades any paddle boarder could ask to receive. Weighing in at a mere 27.3 ounces, this top-of-the-line 83-inch paddle will change the way you move in the water thanks to the best energy transfer possible in a lightweight and stylish design. The blade’s 91 square inches of surface area will put every bit of strength you have into propelling you through the water, while the round carbon shaft ensures no wasted energy through unnecessary flex. 

mini-longboard surfboard


Nothing puts the stoke in the holiday season quite like a brand new surfboard. Updated for 2019, the mini-longboard combines the most desirable design elements of a funboard and a longboard for the best of both worlds — it’s easily the most versatile and fun surfboard our lineup. Epoxy construction ensures the lightest and most durable board imaginable with the highest impact strength offered in surfboard construction. This is the ideal beginner to intermediate surfboard because it rides like a dream in small and medium waves, letting you increase your skill in the water much faster than other beginner surfboards.

isle explore iSUP

2019 Explorer Inflatable Paddle Board Package

The beautiful thing about gifting an inflatable stand up paddle board is the element of surprise — even the larger 12’ Explore will fit perfectly under a Christmas tree in its easy-to-carry travel bag. The Explorer is a best seller and fan-favorite thanks to its ultra-durable, military-grade PVC and drop-stitch construction. Its wide center width and touring-style nose offer incredible stability for a board that cuts through the water with ease. Give an iSUP to someone special and get a paddle board partner for life.

ISLE Frontier epoxy SUP

Frontier Paddle Board Package

The Frontier is the world’s first paddle board that effectively combines the speed of an epoxy touring board with the versatility and stability found in all-around paddle boards. This hybrid epoxy SUP is equipped for long-distance adventures, recreational or leisurely paddling excursions, SUP surfing, and everything in between. The lightweight EPS foam core is finished with high-quality fiberglass and an elegant paulownia wood veneer for a premium look and feel.

Posted in Paddle Board Lifestyle
Jeff Hale - Jeff is the Content Manager at ISLE Surf and SUP. He's been an avid surfer and paddler for over 20 years, and he's always looking for an excuse to spend more time in the water. Jeff grew up in Southern California where he earned his Bachelor's in English at UC Irvine and his MBA at Chapman University. You can find him in the water after work and on weekends in San Diego.