Dad! Dude! That was gnarly! If you first learned the word ‘radical’ not from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but from your Dad, know the true meaning of sexwax, and have always been encouraged to grow, rather than brush out, your dreadlocks, you probably have a surfie dad! They have their ups and downs, just like other parents … but no matter how many concerts he missed trying to catch the perfect wave, he still deserves a bodacious Father’s Day gift! We’ve got some great ideas for Father’s Day here, not just for surfie Dads but for divers and sailors, also. Check it out!
The Wenger Surf Lifesaving Watch at the beginning of the article is a little bright .. but that just means he won’t be able to miss it under a wash of foam when he’s sitting on his board out in the wild blue yonder! Wenger make the famous Swiss Army knives, and their watches are just as tough as the legendary unbreakable pocket implements. This watch is water resistant to 200m, so is suitable for snorkeling, water sports, and of course, surfing! Part of the proceeds are donated to Surf Lifesaving Australia, also. If you don’t like the bright design, check out the rest of the Wenger range – they make plenty of surfable watches in different designs.
Citizen are the other obvious choice for surf and dive watches – the Promaster 300m diving watch at right is perfect for all ocean-lovers, not just surfers, but is understated enough to be able to wear out to dinner. As long as he brushes his dreads a little! It is water resistant to 300 meters, made of titanium, and has an extension buckle to fit wetsuits. It features Eco-Drive technology, so if your Dad spends more time thinking about his board than the realities of everyday life, this watch is perfect – he’ll never need to change the batteries. It also comes with a 5 year Citizen manufacturer’s warranty.
You’ll often find that surfers, and indeed ocean-ophiles of various types are natural sorts – which is why we love the wood accents in the Zen symbol pendant at right for surfie Dads this Father’s Day. The wood is eont timber, and the rest of the pendant is stainless steel, made at a neat, compact 2cm length. A black rubber necklace is included with the pendant, making for a cool and casual style that surfers will love.
Pendants are the jewelry of choice for most surfies – rings can sometimes catch on things, and wrists are more for surfboard cords than bracelets! And where would he put cufflinks?! The Hustler pendant at right has a funky sort of surfie style too, with its black rubber necklace and simple shaping. It also features two brilliant cut diamonds in either end of the necklace, and is a little touch of luxury for a down to earth guy like your Dad!
For those times when he can tear himself away from the sand and surf, this Fossil analog watch makes for a great Father’s Day gift for surfie Dads. The simple analog style is reminiscent of old sundials, and a much more natural alternative than the many bells and whistles of digital. It has a genuine leather band and comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty, and does have a little water resistance … if he forgets in his excitement!
Surfie guys have always been the sort to push boundaries and not really care about labels … which is why we went adventuring into the traditionally female area of Pandora jewelry for Father’s Day. Check out the Pau Amarelo wood and Coracao de Negro wood charms at right – they are part of a new collection within the Pandora silver beads range, and are perfect for surfie Dads. You wouldn’t even need to get the correct Pandora bracelet for him – just knot them onto a leather lariat from the Pandora range, pictured at right. The wood charms pictured are the lightest and darkest shades available, there are also several mid-brown types.
While it is probably not practical to wear in the surf, on the rare occasion that you can drag your Dad away from the ocean, he can dress up (just a little!), with this titanium ring with a black surf wave design. One of the more budget friendly titanium rings, the design has a slightly raised center and a polished finish, as well as engraving option inside the band.
Jewelry may not seem like the obvious choice for a Father’s Day gift for a surfie Dad … but there is plenty out there to get him excited! If you want a hand with any of the gifts mentioned, or with the website, just click the Live Help link for real storeperson assistance.