The best beach and surf gear: chairs, surfboards, rafts, and more

Imagine you're at the beach: the sun is beaming down on your face, you have a cocktail in one hand, and you're deep into a thrilling book. Can life get any better? Yes, actually! How about spending your beach time riding waves with an electric surfboard or ensuring you have an ice-cold beverage to hand with a portable drink's cooler? Feeling intrigued? Check out today's Daily Digest to discover our top picks for an adventure-packed beach experience.

The best beach and surf gear: chairs, surfboards, rafts, and more
The best beach and surf gear

You work so hard, so it’s time to indulge in some self-care with a trip to your nearest beach this summer. But even your beach experience could do with some enhancements. That’s why we have the top 10 beach and surf gear to help you explore the water in ways that you couldn’t imagine.

Related: The best travel backpacks for summer 2021

We have a wealth of surfboards to share with you, encouraging you to tear through waves at a fast speed while trusting the gear beneath your seat. We also know that relaxing at the beach means having a comfortable chair to hand, which is why we’re sharing unique beach-friendly seats you’ve ever seen. Explore more of our favorite beach must-haves below.

1. Take your belongings to the beach and have a portable seat when you need it with the Bumruk lightweight backpack chair.

The best beach and surf gear: chairs, surfboards, rafts, and more
Bumruk at the beach

The Bumruk lightweight backpack chair revolutionizes your beach experience. It’s a super lightweight backpack with compartments to keep your essentials organized. In fact, it offers a 17-liter capacity. Once you’re at the beach, you can convert it into a comfortable chair that offers 5 seating positions.

Preorder this lightweight backpack chair from Indiegogo for $159.

2. The Red Shark Bikes Surf Fitness inflatable bike paddleboard lets you pedal on water. It’s one of our favorite surf gadgets.

The best beach and surf gear: chairs, surfboards, rafts, and more
Red Shark Bikes Surf Fitness in water

Engineered with pedals, the Red Shark Bikes Surf Fitness inflatable bike paddleboard allows you to move across water differently. Best of all, it features an inflatable board to keep you afloat. This is great if you’re slightly nervous or want some additional support while you’re in the water. Plus, materials like PVC prevent it from sinking.

Order this paddleboard for €2475.

3. Relax with friends in water with the SmithFly Cabana Raft water float. This beach gear offers a new way of staying in the shade.

The best beach and surf gear: chairs, surfboards, rafts, and more
SmithFly Cabana Raft with people

Accommodating up to four people, the SmithFly Cabana Raft water float provides shade with an essence of luxury. Moreover, it features a six-inch drop-stitched floor and eight feet of standing space. So you can stand up inside while you’re afloat. Overall, it’s a must-have for chilling in the water while keeping your friends close by.

Purchase this water float for $1,999.

4. Remain cool at the beach with the POLAR SEAL GEMM wearable air conditioner. It uses thermoelectric technology to power cool air.

The best beach and surf gear: chairs, surfboards, rafts, and more
POLAR SEAL GEMM in use

Use the POLAR SEAL GEMM wearable air conditioner at the beach to prevent yourself from burning up. In fact, it features three cooling modes, allowing you to choose the perfect temperature for you. Additionally, this beach gadget includes gold-plated magnetic connectors that only take seconds to get to work. So you’ll be cool in no time.

Order this wearable air conditioner for £229.

5. Enhance your beach experience with the Lift Foils eFoil electric surfboard series. It can travel up to 25 mph after a 2-hour charge.

The best beach and surf gear: chairs, surfboards, rafts, and more
Lift Foils eFoil with a person

Travel through water with the Lift Foils eFoil electric surfboard series. These surfboards allow you to break waves via remote control use. Plus, its lithium-battery technology provides a stable and responsive ride. Fun and safe for water enthusiasts to beginners, this surfing gadget lets you enjoy the ocean.

Purchase an electric surfboard from this series for $12,000.

6. Explore the unknown with the Geneinno S1 integrated underwater scooter. Its a great beach gadget for adventurists.

The best beach and surf gear: chairs, surfboards, rafts, and more
Geneinno S1 underwater

Dive down to 164 feet with the Geneinno S1 integrated underwater scooter. It made our list of the best beach and surf gear for adventurists because it provides up to 26 pounds of thrust. So not only will you be able to experience breathtaking underwater views with minimal effort, but it’s powerful, too. Moreover, it includes two speeds: 2.2 or 4 mph. And, on a 45-minute single charge, it provides a generous 1.5 hours of use.

Order this for $689.

7. Travel up to 16 miles on water with the Yujet Surfer jet-powered surfboard. It even reaches speeds of up to 25 mph.

The best beach and surf gear: chairs, surfboards, rafts, and more
Yujet Surfer in the ocean

Life just got more exciting with the Yujet Surfer jet-powered surfboard. This beach gadget features an electric engine for convenient movability with minimal maintenance. Furthermore, it’s engineered with an aerodynamic shape that glides through water, even at its maximum speed.

Purchase this surfboard for $9,999.

8. Portable and easy to carry, the CLIQ Chair bottle-sized seat is great for relaxing at the beach and folds up into a compact size.

The best beach and surf gear: chairs, surfboards, rafts, and more
CLIQ Chair folded

The CLIQ Chair bottle-sized seat is a must-have for offering a convenient space to sit at the beach. Thanks to its bottle-sized design, you can fit it in your backpack once you’re heading home. Moreover, it includes solid rubber feet and an aluminum body for maximum durability while remaining lightweight.

Order this beach accessory for a reduced price of $99.99.

9. Designed for fun, casual paddling, the Oru Kayak Beach LT portable folding kayak is a convenient item on our list of the best beach gear for summer.

The best beach and surf gear: chairs, surfboards, rafts, and more
Oru Kayak Beach LT in water

Easy to assemble and spacious on the interior, the Oru Kayak Beach LT portable folding kayak makes a great beach accessory. In fact, its design won’t compromise on speed and agility while remaining durable. Additionally, this kayak folds up into a small box after use, which is ideal for portability purposes.

Purchase this portable folding kayak for $1,199.

10. For a cold beverage at the beach, consider the Chill-O-Matic Automatic Drink Chiller.

The best beach and surf gear: chairs, surfboards, rafts, and more
Chill-O-Matic Automatic Drink Chiller

Enjoy an ice-cold beer in 1 minute with the Chill-O-Matic Automatic Drink Chiller. It’s suitable for a single 12-ounce can, making it great for single beach ventures. Or you can purchase several to accommodate guests. Powered by 2 AA batteries, it’s super portable and convenient to use on the go.

Order this drinks accessory from Amazon for $27.99.

Make summer 2021 the best summer yet with a spontaneous trip to the beach and an abundance of surf gear and beach accessories to make your day more pleasurable. What are your summer go-tos? Share your recommendations in the comments.

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Amy Poole is an Editor and Writer at Gadget Flow. When she's not indulged in everything gadget-related, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Rosie, and keeping fit.
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