Do you officially recognise Black Friday?
Personally, I’ve something of a complicated relationship with it. on the one hand, it’s quite clearly an evil of American neo-imperialism, of rampant consumer capitalism gone mad. To quote George Monbiot, “A garish festival of destruction”. Bad, bad, bad.
On the other hand, I totally love saving money when buying stuff. So you see, I’m terribly conflicted.
“I love saving money… So you see, I’m most terribly conflicted”
Rather than wrestle this complicated dilema yourselves, wasting time you could be surfing (or shopping) we’ve thought long and hard on it, on your behalf.
We consulted the village elders, then took a couple peyote hits and spent Brown Thursday in a sweat lodge high in the Pyrenees, very much in the nude. We emerged just before dawn broke this morning, tired, sore, bleeding a touch, but enlightened. We promptly declared Black Friday officially alright.
Rather than camp outside your local surf shop ready to karate chop fools in the voice box who dare try to grab that very same full deck grip you had your heart set on, at 50% off… these rad deals are all online.
We trawled some of the finer retailers, scoped out their best deals, and have lovingly compiled them here for y’all. From boards featured in our We Tested Positive Surfboard Test at Wavegarden Cove like the HS White Noiz, to epic wetsuits like the Xcel Revolt we gave a glowing review to back in the summer, we’re talking some real quality kit.
Whether you’re after a board, wetsuit, boardshorts or grip, we’ll be updating this list over the coming days as the deals keen on getting sweeter.
Together, let’s turn this garish festival of destruction into thrifty celebration of stoke!