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Whether mom shreds or just enjoys the beach, get her something this Mother’s Day that will get her stoked for summer. Photo: Elizeu Dias


The Inertia

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching and it’s time to get shopping. Mother’s do so much day in and day out, so here’s your opportunity to get something special for the leading lady in your life. Whether your mom rips on a shortboard, cruises on a log, or prefers to lounge on the beach, we’ve compiled a list of desirable items in every price range. Here are nine gifts your surf mamma is bound to love.

O’Neill Bahia Spring Wetsuit ($119.95)

The North Face Base Camp Voyager Duffel ($135)

Oakley Spindrift Glasses ($173)

Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Tote Pack ($89)

Slowtide Beach Towels ($29-39)

YETI Crossroads 29″ Luggage ($450)

Garmin Instinct Solar-Surf Edition ($440)

OluKai Honu Sandals ($100)

YEW Surf Wax ($4.99)

oneil bahia springsuit

The O’Neill Bahia Springsuit benefits from the superstretch technology O’Neill has to offer. Photo: Jody Marcon

O’Neill Bahia Spring Wetsuit ($119.95)

Designed for “a new generation of athletes that want to bring beauty, personality and confidence to the water,” the Bahia springsuit combines fashion with function. Sporting long arms and mid-thigh legs with O’Neill’s premium materials, the suit works to keep you warm while remaining incredibly flexible. Features include a back-zip entry, external key pocket with loop, hand-cuff stitch sleeve anchor, and flatlock stitched breathable seams. Available at an affordable price, the 2/1 mm suit offers everything you’d expect from a good springsuit and comes in plenty of color options.

Buy here.

The North Face base camp voyager duffel 42 L

Great for travel or staying organized at the beach.

The North Face Base Camp Voyager Duffel ($135)

Available in four different color options, this 42-liter duffel is perfect for overnight getaways or gear heavy beach days. Constructed from a lightweight 100 percent recycled fabric, the bag is ultra durable and features a padded laptop sleeve, side handles, an adjustable divider in the main compartment, an internal-zippered pocket, and padded shoulder straps that can be adjusted to carry as a bag or backpack. It’s way more than just a duffel.

Buy here.

oakley spindrift sunglasses

The Oakley Spindrift Sunglasses are sure to be a winner with great style and Oakley’s high-quality construction.

Oakley Spindrift Glasses ($173)

Long days on the beach call for a solid pair of shades. Oakley’s Spindrift glasses come in multiple color options and feature their Prizm lenses, which enhance color and contrast allowing you to see more detail. Specifically designed for women that want to couple fashion with their active lifestyle, the lightweight glasses feature no-slip nosepads so they stay securely in place.

Buy here.

black hole tote pack ultralight patagonia

A modern take on the classic mom tote, this bag does it all with style.

Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Tote Pack ($89)

It’s a tote, but it’s also a backpack? This combo item from Patagonia does both with ease, while looking great and going easy on the environment as well. Moms have a reputation for being prepared and the Black Hole Tote Pack has plenty of room for stashing towels, snacks, sunscreen, and anything else you may need for a day at the beach. With plenty of color options, zippered pockets for organization and an ultralight design that packs down into its own pocket, this is sure to be your mom’s new favorite bag (it’s also currently on sale at Evo.com).

Check price on Evo or Patagonia.

slowtide zebra stripe beach towel

These big, cozy towels from Slowtide are as good as it gets when it comes to beach towels

Slowtide Beach Towels ($29-39)

A good beach towel is a staple for any avid beach goer and at Slowtide they raise the bar for what to expect in a quality towel. Their 30”x 60” towels are made from sustainably sourced woven cotton that is both soft and absorbent. In partnership with RVCA, the Zebra towel features a trendy design and cute tassels that Mom is sure to love. If zebra print doesn’t fit your mom’s aesthetic, check out some other Slowtide towel prints like the Tarovine Beach Towel.

Find the Zebra Beach Towel here, the Tarovine Beach Towel here, and check out other Slowtide towel prints here.

yeti crossroads 29" luggage

Whether it’s a trip to the mountains or a plane ride across the world, the 29-inch Crossroads Luggage from YETI makes packing and organization a breeze.

YETI Crossroads 29″ Luggage ($450)

For moms that like to travel but don’t want to leave anything behind, the Crossroads 29″ Luggage is the perfect gift. The 80-liter bag features a 30/70 clamshell split, outside pockets and interior mesh dividers, making organization a breeze. To sweeten the deal, two YETI Crossroads packing cubes, one small, one large are included (which also make great gifts by themselves). If mom insists on having a bag that’s carryon compatible, look no further than their 22-inch version (which is a bit easier on the wallet as well).

A YETI.com exclusive, check out the Crossroads 29″ Luggage here.

garmin instinct solar surf watch

Just about the best surf watch you can buy, the Garmin Instinct can even sync with your phone to get notifications on your wrist.

Garmin Instinct Solar-Surf Edition ($440)

Garmin has a long history of making high-end watches for athletes and the Instinct Solar Surf Edition is no exception. For the mom who likes to track her stats, the watch records number of waves surfed, maximum speed reach, and distanced travelled and all can easily be downloaded to your phone through the Garmin app. Additionally, the watch gets notifications from your phone, tracks the tide, and can last up to 54 days on one charge thanks to solar charging.

Buy here.

olukai honu sandals

Stylish and comfortable, these flip-flops from Olukai will be loved.

OluKai Honu Sandals ($100)

A comfy pair of sandals for long treks to and from the beach is a staple in every mother’s wardrobe. Inspired by Hawaii’s beloved green sea turtle, the sandals feature laser-etched artwork and premium leather straps. To top it off, they’re cute and insanely comfortable.

Buy here or here.

YEW cool water wax

YEW is Your Environment’s Wax, and it’s made from beeswax in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Photo: YEW

YEW Surf Wax ($4.99)

You can never have too much surf wax, and that’s a fact. Hand crafted in California, YEW surf wax is made from 100 percent all natural and clean ingredients, so it’s gentle on the environment. Available in tropical, warm, cool, and cold options, they’ve got the perfect bar for Mom, regardless of where she’s located.

Buy here.

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