Surfing is a subculture that tends towards certain styles of clothing and apparel. While non-surfers might associate surf fashion with Matthew McConaughey in Surfer Dude, chances are that your local surfers are nothing like such stereotypes.
If you are interested in the evolution of surfer style or surf brands then Surfd is the right place for you. Recently, we asked the question, ”What do surfer girls wear?” and the article received a lot of interest. Some of our readers followed up by asking, “What do surfers wear?”
This article provides some of our favourite surfer looks, based on location: beach, day wear and evening fashion.
Surfer clothing is no longer limited to boardshorts and a pair of flip flops. In 2022 surfers can look good whether cruising, boozing or being a modern lounge lizard.
Beach wear for surfers
Our beach collection is all about performance. Below we feature summer gear that will keep you protected from the sun, yet loose and flexible. We prioritise sustainable options.
1.Men’s R1® Lite Yulex® Front-Zip Long-Sleeved Top by Patagonia
Not a boardshort in sight! Check out our dapper look for surfers who want to exude a casual style with an undertone of readiness for anything. The colors are muted, which makes the Dragon sunnies pop. We love Outerknown gear – it lasts forever and stays as ready as you are.
if you’ve ever been to a nightclub in Bali you’ll know that fashion is not a priority for surfers on tour. However, as surfing adopted new levels of sophistication, many asked the question: what if surfers could be both errant free thinkers and rebels with a sense of style? Stab Magazine was born.
We’ve designed an evening look for surfers that expresses sophistication first and surfing second. If you look closely enough you’ll see a REEF or Outerknown logo scattered around but the rest is understated. For those tracking their steps yet not wanting to wear a Fitbit on the dancefloor, the Oura ring is a low key flex that says: I care about health metrics but don’t care for push notifications.