Partner Spotlight
August 26 2017

Back to School Gear Guide

by Ty Smith

Check out great gear from Madewell and our Surf Industry Coastal Defenders!

Madewell and our Surf Industry Coastal Defenders support our mission of clean water and healthy beaches for the future. As you get ready for back to school, explore their great products and exclusive discounts for Surfrider supporters. We extend our gratitude to our partners for their contribution and shared passion for protecting our ocean, waves and beaches!


MADEWELL x SURFRIDER's "LONG LIVE THE BEACH" COLLECTION

Good days start with great jeans and the greatest days start at the beach. Madewell, a women's apparel brand supports the Surfrider Foundation’s mission to protect and preserve our coastlines by teaming up on an exclusive collection of limited-edition styles. SHOP NOW


ELECTRIC SUNGLASSES with OHM+ POLARIZED & OHM SKY BLUE CHROME LENSES

All Electric sunglasses sold featuring the OHM+ Polarized Blue or OHM Sky Blue Chrome lenses will share a portion of the proceeds with the Surfrider Foundation. Every pair sold directly supports the extensive team of Surfrider activists who are on the ground, cleaning up our beaches, fighting development, and monitoring water quality. Electric pledges to protect our environment through a number of their best looking sunglasses, get yours now and help save our oceans. Surfrider supporters, use code COASTALDEFENDER30 for 30% off the Surfrider collection. SHOP NOW

ECO SEAS WETSUIT By vissla

Vissla is excited to help lead in innovation and advancement towards more environmentally-friendly high performance wetsuits with the introduction of the Eco Seas Wetsuit. The Eco Seas is developed in conjunction with Sheico to utilize some of the most earth conscious materials and production techniques, including natural rubber instead of neoprene, water based glues rather than solvent based materials for laminating & recycled plastic bottles used for the interior & exterior jerseys. Receive a free Surfrider Foundation membership with the purchase of the Eco Seas Wetsuit. SHOP NOW

THE MIDAS BY FIREWIRE SURFBOARDS

Firewire demonstrates their belief that in addition to products and efforts to reduce the business' environmental footprint, they also have a responsibility to proactively make the surfing world a better place. When the waves push above thigh high, Rob Machado steps off of his Go Fish, and onto The Midas: a Mark Richards inspired swallow tail that feels fun as a thruster or twin fin. Click here to watch Rob surf it, and to hear him share thoughts on why he designed this surfboard for two-foot to eight-foot waves. LEARN MORE

GUIDE PLUS WASHED BY SANUK

Taking its name from the Thai word for fun, Sanuk strives to make innovative products for the global outdoor community. Products that are as much about funk as they are about function. They encourage you to do whatever. Skate the park, beach cruise the bikes, wander the boardwalk, hit town for beer and a bite—and do it all without ever unlacing these sun-drenched, cushy canvas sneaks. Sanuk's washing process leads to slight variations in color and brightness. Being different is fun! SHOP NOW

VOYAGE BOOT BY REEF

Reef's 30-year heritage was born from a love of surf and beach culture and a vision to create a high-quality active lifestyle sandal. They draw on the spirit of the global traveler and combine it with function and fashion for life on the road. The Reef Voyage Boots are made for the modern voyager. Featuring waterproof leather, water resistant suedes, and their award-winning swellular technology, these are the most versatile boots they have ever made. Free 2-Day Shipping on all orders 8/24-28 using code: LABORDAY. SHOP NOW

ADVANTAGE PLUS 3/2MM WOMEN'S FULLSUIT BY HURLEY

The essence of Hurley is based on love of the ocean and its constant state of change. Made to get you into the surf when no one else is—in cold conditions—the Hurley Advantage Plus 3/2mm Fullsuit Women's Wetsuit helps keeps you warm and focused on the horizon. Watertight and contoured to your shape, the chest zipper is open at both ends to stretch with the suit and help prevent breakage. The seams are strategically positioned away from the underarms, shoulder blades and inner leg to allow flexibility. The warm, fuzzy lining dries quickly to keep from weighing you down and feeling the wind chill. SHOP NOW

ULTRARANGE BY VANS

Offering the largest shoe collection in the industry for nearly 50 years, Vans has inspired generations of skateboarders to grab air and fly. As extreme sports continue to evolve so does their sought after style. With a modern shape and new co-molded midsole, the UltraRange unveils Vans’ next generation of footwear technology, while paying homage to its rich history with the iconic Vans Sidestripe. The slim-profile, low-top design blends premium materials, breathable textiles, and a responsive sock-fit construction, empowering your adventure from the ground up. SHOP NOW

VORTA JEANS BY VOLCOM

Volcom prides themselves on making meaningful products that not only exemplify their lifestyle, but also enhance your ability to live it. The Vorta Jeans offer superior stretch, unsurpassed recovery. Style points include a slim torso, a relaxed rise and a straight leg with a 15" leg opening. They've included a dual finish buckle button, Volcom embroidery on the top right back pockets, and a new back pocket shape with a 2-needle topstitch hem. SHOP NOW

WARHOLSURF ONE PIECE BY BILLABONG

Born from the love of all things surf, Billabong came onto the scene in 1973 and forty years later, maintains a fresh perspective on beach culture. Petals, pop culture and pop color hues come together in this iconic print from Andy Warhol, printed onto a retro cut swimsuit. Part of the premium, limited edition Billabong “LAB” collection, the one piece swimsuit features artwork from world renown pop artist, Andy Warhol. Inspired by Warhol’s 1968 underground film, “San Diego Surf”, the collection reflects a rebellious spirit, celebrating individuals who refuse to be defined by convention. SHOP NOW

133 RAW DENIM JEANS BY ROARK

Roark is a return to bold adventurism through the eyes of an idealized character. The brand follows Roark and his seasonal travels, weaving his story into a timeless line of t-shirts, well-worn apparel and trinkets. The 133 is a special road that winds its way to Roark’s hometown of Laguna Beach, California. It’s the foundation for our denim program with the most timeless fit and simplified approach to design. The raw indigo denim allows you to create the wear and to ingrain your story of travel and life. SHOP NOW

THE JAM H2O BY DRAGON

Blending retro sport styling with truly modern refinements, The Jam emerged as an instant classic to become our most popular frame. This Italian-made frame features clean, confident lines highlighted by metal badge detailing at the temple. This model is a part of Dragon Alliance's H2O Floatable Collection, created with low density injection molded plastic and impact resistant nylon lenses that allow the frame to float. Oleophobic and hydrophobic coatings make the lenses oil and water resistant while Performance Polarized lenses further cut down glare associated with water environments. SHOP NOW

SURFER MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION FROM The Enthusiast Network: TEn

Known as "the bible of the sport," SURFER Magazine has been the foremost authority on surf culture since its founding in 1960. Every issue is packed with award-winning photography, provocative interviews, and travel features to the world's most exotic surf locales. SUBSCRIBE NOW