Water skiers and wakeboarders love nothing more than getting out on the water, and these gifts can help them enjoy their hobby even more.
My Top Gift Choice For Water Skiers And Wakeboarders
Every water sports enthusiast needs a dry bag to keep their clothes and valuables dry on the boat while they're out having fun, and the stylish Watershed Largo tote dry bag is the ideal one to treat them to as a gift.
Water skiing and wakeboarding are super fun water sports that get the blood and adrenaline pumping.
So it's no surprise that so many people love to get involved in them, as being out on the sea or the lake feels so calming, satisfying, and challenging all at the same time.
And it's great exercise too, strengthening your core and legs, as well as improving balance and coordination.
So if you have a loved one who enjoys these water sports, why not get them a gift they can use while doing them?
As the following gift ideas for water skiers and wakeboarders are all ones that can enhance their experience out on the water.
1. A Brand New Set Of Water Skis
Getting a water skiing enthusiast an upgrade on their current set of water skis is a gift that is certain to put a smile on their face.
However, only if you get them the right ones, as size, choice, and style of water ski is a very personal and particular thing.
With some people preferring to slalom ski on a single ski with two bindings, while other more experienced skiers may choose to use a pair of combo skis instead.
So you may need to consult with them on which water skis they'd like rather than buying this gift blind.
But if you do want to take a chance, then the O'Brien Celebrity combo water skis are a popular and high quality pick.
2. A Top Class Wakeboard
If your loved one is more into wakeboarding than water skiing, then it makes sense to get them a new wakeboard instead.
As just like with water skis, there is a big selection of styles and designs of wakeboards, which can make picking one out quite difficult.
However, if you want to take that chance then a great board for beginners and intermediate riders is the Hyperlite State 2.0 wakeboard.
3. A Travel Bag For Their Water Skis
Getting their water skis to and from places safely and without damaging them is obviously super important to any water skier.
So getting them a protective carry bag for their water skis is a top gift idea, as this will keep them clean, dry, and protect them against any knocks and bumps.
However, you'll need to make sure you get them the bag that fits their type of water ski, depending on whether they use slalom skis or combo skis.
With one bag that does the job well for slalom skiers being the HO Skis universal padded slalom water ski bag.
4. A Travel Bag For Their Wakeboard
A protective carry bag also works as a great gift for a wakeboarder too, for all the same reasons stated above.
These bags come designed by all the top wakeboard brands, so it can be a good idea to match the bag to the brand of wakeboard they use.
And for a good all rounder take a look at the Hyperlite Team wakeboard bag, as this is one that any wakeboarder would be happy with.
5. A High Performance Mainline And Handle Combo
Using a high quality mainline and handle combo when water skiing can make a massive difference to a water skiers comfort and performance.
So getting them the Radar Control rope and handle is a fantastic gift idea.
As this has a 64 strand, 8 section mainline that has been pre-shrunk for top performance, as well as an arc bar handle that is super comfortable to grip.
6. Top Class Bindings For Their Wakeboard
Using high quality bindings can make all the difference to a wakeboarders experience on the water, both during and after their session.
As not only will the right ones keep their feet more comfortable, they will also have the right amount of support to protect them from strains and injury.
So while getting a wakeboarder an upgrade to their bindings isn't the cheapest of gifts, it's one they will love.
And a pair from the Shaun Murray range would do nicely, such as the Hyperlite Team X wakeboard bindings.
7. A Wetsuit To Keep Them Warm When Temperatures Drop
Serious water skiers and wakeboarders aren't just fair weather sportspeople, they'll want to get out onto the water year round.
Which makes a good wetsuit the ideal gift idea, as it will keep them warm and protect them when water and weather temperatures drop significantly.
And one that does the job well is the O'Neill Epic 4/3 full wetsuit above.
8. A Pair Of Boardshorts That Look Cool
No water skier or wakeboarder will ever have too many pairs of boardshorts, which makes them an ideal gift to buy.
As these shorts not only look super cool to wear while taking part in water sports, they also stand up to the task too.
Giving them the flexibility they need while also being quick drying once out of the water.
So buy them a pair that suits their taste and style, with a popular choice being the O'Neill Hyperfreak boardshorts.
9. A Changing Mat/Dry Bag For Easy Disrobing
Having a clean surface to keep their feet clean when changing out of their wetsuits and board shorts can be a pain for wakeboarders and water skiers.
So a really handy gift idea is to get them the Ho Stevie! wetsuit changing mat.
As not only does this give them the ideal place to stand on when disrobing, this changing mat also doubles up as a dry bag to store their wet clothes for the car ride home.
10. A Changing Poncho To Protect Their Modesty
Changing out of swim costumes and wetsuits when there are no changing room facilities can also pose a problem for water sports enthusiasts.
So the Open Road Goods surf poncho is a gift that can give them the privacy they need when changing out of their wet clothes.
And this is also a large, comfy, and cool looking changing poncho too, which will help them to dry off and feel comfortable after their day on the water.
11. A Lifejacket To Keep them Buoyant And Safe
Safety is key when practicing high intensity water sports such as water skiing and wakeboarding, especially when doing stunts or traveling at high speeds.
As it can be easy to take a fall or a hit which causes a loss of consciousness, which could be deadly on the water.
So getting your favourite water skier or wakeboarder a high quality life jacket is both a thoughtful and potentially life saving gift idea.
And one that has all the safety elements you need, plus is comfortable to wear, is the O'Neill Reactor USCG life vest.
12. A Flotation Belt To Keep Them Buoyant
If you know a novice water skier or wakeboarder that wants to get involved but isn't that confident in the water, then a flotation belt may be a good gift idea.
As they can wear this to keep them buoyant in the water, meaning less pressure on them sinking when they fall off!
So take a look at the O'Brien flotation swim belt for a gift to give them the confidence to get on with their hobby.
13. A Protective Water Sports Helmet
When practicing water sports at a high intensity, you should really pair a life jacket with a protective helmet.
As this will help to protect your head should you come down heavy on the water or any potential hard objects lurking just below the surface.
And for a gift of a helmet that is ideal for water skiers and wakeboarders, check out the Triple Eight Sweatsaver Halo.
14. A Leg Spray Protector To Prevent Water Burns
One common complaint from water skiers is that they can suffer burns on their bag leg over time when slalom skiing from the spray of the water.
So a really great little gift idea for them is to get them the Radar water ski spray leg protector.
As they can wear this to protect their back leg from any damage, and stay out on the water skiing to their hearts content.
15. A Stylish Dry Bag For All Their Gear
When heading out for a day water skiing or wakeboarding on the sea or lakes, you'll want a decent dry bag to store all your clothes and valuables safely in on the boat.
So any kind of dry bag will be a brilliant gift idea, and they come in all shapes and sizes, depending on your loved ones needs.
However, if you want to get them an extra special dry bag as a gift, get them one from the Watershed range, such as the Watershed Largo tote dry bag.
16. A Hydroflask To Keep Them Well Hydrated
It's vital to stay hydrated when doing any form of sports, and water sports are no exception.
So the gift of a Hydro Flask water bottle is one that will always be well received by water skiers and wakeboarders.
As this will ensure they always have a cold drink to come back to on the boat that will keep them refreshed and energised to keep going.
17. A Cooler For Refreshing Drinks And Snacks
If you want to go a step further than a water bottle as a gift, then how about a cooler to take out on the boat instead?
As these are ideal for keeping drinks and snacks cool and fresh on hot days, and you can also load a couple of beers in them for a cold one after your session too.
With the YETI Hopper portable cooler being ideal for day trips on the boat.
18. A Wall Rack To Hang Their Wakeboards On
Finding a safe space to store your wakeboards at home can be a pain when space is at a premium.
So a gift that can help them to solve this problem is to get a wakeboarder a wakeboard wall storage rack, such as the one above by StoreYourBoard.
As not only will this allow them to store their boards without taking up any room, it'll also double as a decorative display rack where they can show them off too.
19. A Wall Rack To Hang Their Water Skis On
Water skiers also face this storage problem for their water skis, so a ski wall rack can work perfectly as a gift for them too.
With the Gravity Grabber ski wall rack being one that will be perfect for most peoples garages, closets, or spare rooms.
20. Wall Art With A Historical Twist
Our final gift idea for water skiers on this list is to get them some wall art with a historical theme that showcases their hobby.
And this is exactly what the above Water Ski patent prints wall art does.
As these show the patent designs of the various equipment involved in water skiing, which will be both interesting and decorative when hung in their home.
Both water skiing and wakeboarding are incredibly popular water sports, as they are the perfect combination of fun, challenge, and great exercise.
So if you have a loved one that enjoys either or both, then getting them a gift to use when out on the water will always be appreciated.
With each of the gift ideas for wakeboarders and water skiers that I've listed here being things they'll find beoth useful and valuable.