As of June 21st, the year’s summer season is now fully upon us, and with the warmer weather and longer days also come ample opportunities for kicking back and relaxing on a sandy beach or by a sunny poolside. Making the most of the season, however, does require possessing some proper surf- and beach-specific gear. To help you prepare for this summer, we’ve handpicked a selection of the best gear, garments, and gadgets to help maximize your comfort and enjoyment at the beach — all of which are conveniently available for order via the online retail giant that is Amazon.
High Noon Hard Seltzer Variety Pool Pack
Over the last few years, hard seltzers have grown incredibly popular. And while there’s absolutely no shortage of varieties from which to choose, High Noon has quickly become a fan favorite. Made in 11 different flavors, High Noon’s cans of hard seltzer are made using real vodka and are offered individually or in packs of 4, 8, or 12 — including this limited-edition variety Pool Pack.
Hydro Flask 18oz Standard Mouth Bottle with Flex Cap
Capable of keeping cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12, Hydro Flask’s Standard Mouth Bottle with Flex Cap is a double-walled, vacuum-insulated water bottle that features an 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel construction that’s lined with the brand’s TempShield insulation. Produced in 15 different powder-coated color options and in 18oz or 21oz sizes, this water bottle also sports a leakproof Flex Cap with an insulated honeycomb structure.
Merrell Hydro Moc Water Shoe
Made specifically for coastal use in and out of the water, Merrell’s amphibious Hydro Moc Water Shoe features a single-density injected EVA foam construction with contoured arch support and an articulated strap-equipped heel. Tipping the scales at only 14oz, the Hydro Moc also boasts 2mm lugs that offer ample grip on wet and slippery surfaces and terrains.
Surfing Book Hardcover
Referred to by its publisher (Taschen) as “the most comprehensive visual history on all things surfing,” Jim Heimann’s Surfing. 1778–Today is a 592-page, 11.4” x 15.6” coffee table book that features more than 900 images capturing surf culture. First released in late 2018, this book touches on photography, film, fashion, art, and music — and the impact surf culture has had on all five.
Spyderco Delica 4
The Spyderco Delica 4 is an accessibly-priced everyday carry knife that affords ample real-world utility in a compact, featherweight package. First introduced in 2006, the fourth-gen Delica boasts a backlock-equipped set of FRN handles with Spyderco’s bi-directional texturing. Mated to the handle is a 2.875″ blade that’s made in Japan from VG-10 steel and deployed via one of Spyderco’s signature thumb hole openings.
Birdwell 311 Board Shorts
A high-end, built-to-last pair of boardshorts, Birdwell’s 311 model is sewn by hand in Southern California and crafted from the company’s proprietary SurfNyl fabric using a dual-layer (shell and liner) construction. These mid-length shorts also feature triple seams, a button fly, and a tab closure that offers an adjustable fit.
NIXON Base Tide Pro Digital Surf Watch
Water-resistant down to 100 meters, the NIXON Base Tide Pro is a digital surf watch that comes loaded with tide info from 550 of the most popular surf spots from around the globe. Constructed around a fiber-reinforced polycarbonate case, the Base Tide Pro is primarily composed of materials derived from recycled ocean plastics. On top of timekeeping, additional functions on this watch include sunrise/sunset data, future and past tide info, a wave counter, and three different alarms.
DB Standard Proto Skimboard
Weighing in at only 7.5lbs, DB’s Standard Proto is a wildly-popular flatland skimboard that boasts a bi-directional shape that mitigates swing weight while also making the board easier to pop. What’s more, the Standard Proto features sidecuts that help the board maintain tracking in a straight line while its wide mid-section profile gives riders tremendous stability.
Sony MHC-V02 Bluetooth Speaker
Compatible with both The Sony Music Center app and Firestable Voice Control, Sony’s MHC-V02 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that offers booming sound in a fairly compact package. Equipped with a 990-kbps transfer rate, the speaker features an angled pair of 1.57” tweeters and a 7” woofer backed by Sony’s JET BASS BOOSTER — a tapered bass reflex duct structure that concentrates the airflow of the bass’ soundwaves. The MHC-V02 also sports an integrated blue LED light that synchronizes to the rhythm of the music being played.
YETI Roadie 24 Cooler
The YETI Roadie 24 Cooler is undoubtedly one of the very best hard coolers currently on the market. Offering 20% more storage volume and 30% better thermal retention while weighing 10% less than the Roadie 20, this cooler can accommodate 18 cans with a 2:1 ice-to-can ratio. In addition to an ultra-rugged rotomolded construction, this cooler also benefits from a slew of YETI’s own proprietary materials and systems including its COLDLOCK gasket, PERMAFROST insulation, ANCHORPOINT tie-down slots, BEARFOOT non-slip feet, LIPGRIP and HEFTYHAULER handles, INTERLOCK lid system, and NEVERFAIL hinge system.
Scoured: The Best Gear on Amazon of June 2022
Want to check out an additional array of gear on Amazon that isn’t limited to items for the beach? Well, last month’s guide to the best gear on Amazon contains another selection of general outdoor-focused offerings that are perfect for summer.