Great: Tudor—These are the result of a 12-year apprenticeship with surfing legend Donald Takayama. Is all.
Greater: McTavish Bluebird—In 1972, Bob McTavish made the world’s first shortboard. Here’s his new one.
Greatest: Pukas x TwoThirds—Once upon a time, two Spanish surf brands came together and designed perfect boards. The end.
The Reference Stuff
Great: Surfr—This app finds you the best spots based on photos and reviews from fellow surfers. Or... surfers.
Greater: Shurfing—Next up in “It’s like Netflix for...” sites: this. Yep, rent something and send it back when you’re done.
Greatest: Encyclopedia of Surfing—It has a section called “Nudity and Surfing.” Carry on.
Great: Aether Riptide Rash Guard—It’ll protect your skin from sharp reefs and make you look super. Seems important.
Greater: Apolis Striped Chambray Swim Trunks—California lifeguards wear trunks made of the same material, so they’re strong. Also, you just pictured David Hasselhoff. Ha.
Greatest: M. Nii Makaha Drowners—Just... those.
Great: Salt House Inn—A seaside Cape Cod sleepery with claw-foot tubs and plenty of New England charm. Also, surfing.
Greater: South Coast House—Consider this Big Sur hideaway the pinnacle of après-surf. Then consider going.
Greatest: Thanburudhoo Surf Program—Rent a yacht in the Maldives. Jump off at the best breaks. Surf. Be not-sad.
Great: Shorebreak—Wave porn specialist Clark Little’s 160-page opus to (get this) waves.
Greater: California Sun—It’s an all-’60s-surf-music Spotify playlist. Is what it is.
Greatest: Anastasia Ashley—Turns out, she’s a pro surfer who’s also beautiful who also has a YouTube channel if you’re interested in that kind of thing.