Active Water Sports Dads n Grads Gift Guide

10+ Great Gift Ideas for Your Dad or Grad

Father’s Day is quickly approaching and graduation ceremonies are happening (virtually) every day. If you aren’t sure what to get your dad or grad, the Active Water Sports Dads ‘N Grads Gift Guide has 10+ fantastic gift ideas that will fit any budget. Keep scrolling to discover our staff’s top picks this year.

Tees, Hats and Hoodies

A new hat or tee from their favorite wake brand is always a solid choice. An AWS hat is a must-have for on the water and all dads love a good Nautique, Malibu or Axis tee that they can wear every time they take the boat out.

Bucket of Babes Boat Care Kit

Your dad is probably meticulous about keeping the boat clean. Restock the garage with a Bucket of Babes Boat Care Kit. This complete kit includes all the essentials for keeping the boat looking new. It even comes in a heavy duty plastic bucket with hinged top for quick access. Great for use as a wash bucket or storing all the cleaning products.

Ronix Bungee Surf Rope

Any wakesurfer will be stoked on getting a new surf rope and handle for this Summer. The Ronix Surf Rope is our most popular surf rope thanks to its comfortable grip, stretchiness and assortment of colors. It floats too! The 2 ft. bungee section helps riders get into “the pocket” of the water faster and start surfing. Pick out a color that will match their wakesurf board or boat color.

MISSION Sentry Boat Fender

You will absolutely make their day by helping get rid of the headaches that come with docking and mooring the boat. Replace their classic style boat fenders with a set of the all-new Mission Sentry Fenders. Specially designed to better protect, set up in seconds and adjust easily. The integrated strap easily attaches to boat cleats, dockets, etc. for quick installation easy positionign. Available in four colors so there is guaranteed to be a style that looks good with their boat.


No better way to start summer off than with a fresh, new pair of shades. Active Water Sports carries over 100 different styles from top brands such as Hoven, Otis Eyewear and Spy. Fun in the sun requires a good pair of sunglasses.

Ronix Bimini Top Board Bag

A great solution for anyone who has lots of boards and might be running out of room for them. The Ronix Bimini Top Board Bag easily attaches to bimini frames and safely stores up to four boards at a time. It even includes separate fin pockets! It folds up easily and turns into a padded board bag, making it easy to carry a quiver of boards to and from the water.

Ronix Koal Capella 3.0 CGA Vest

Arguably the best fitting CGA vest on the market and the thinnest one Ronix has ever made. The Ronix Koal CGA Vest features their premier Capella 3.0 design for a premier fit and maximum mobility. A cylindrical shape fits great on any dad bod and its extended length ensures no stomach pokes out between the vest and board shorts.

Follow Vests

This Australian brand has been around for a decade now and they know how to make some top quality vests! Their Season 10 Collection is their best one yet, featuring an assortment of styles and fits. Our favorites include the S.P.R. Freemont, the new Coastline Jacket and of course the Surf Edition Jacket.


A Wakesurf Device!

Aftermarket wakesurf devices bring modern wakesurf technology to older boats for a more enjoyable riding experience. Simply attach the device to the side of the boat and instantly transform your surf wake. A must-have boat accessory for anyone that is serious about wakesurfing. Our team’s top picks are the MISSION Delta 2.0 Wake Shaper and Liquid Force Wakesurf Edge Pro Shaper.

Liquid Force RDX Wakeboard

Raph Derome’s signature Liquid Force RDX Wakeboard offers pro model performance at an unbeatable value. At under $300, Raph’s pro model easily competes with boards twice its price. A progressive 3-stage rocker for explosive pop and smooth takeoffs/landings. Built with LF’s liveliest PU core for great feel and response on the water.

Ronix Fish Skim + Straps Wakesurf Board

Strapped wakesurf boards make it easier for beginners to learn and allow skilled riders to try new tricks that were once only possible on a wakeboard. People are now doing huge airs, spins and even flips on strapped wakesurf boards. The Ronix Fish Skim is recommended strapped board as it delivers top notch fun at a super affordable price under $400. Take wakesurfing to an entirely new level with a little help from some foot straps.

Volume Fish Stick

Hand made in the USA (Milwaukie, OR) Volume Wakesurf boards are arguable some of the highest quality, hand crafted, boards on the market. The Fist Stick in particular is a fan favorite. Whether you like big bottom turns or cruising way back on the wake the Fish Stick is for you! Get yours today as inventory is limited.

Liquid Force Keen Wakesurf Board

Arguably the most skilled wakesurfer in the world, Austin Keen’s pro model board is an obvious fan favorite. This high-performance skim shape from Liquid Force is built to help elevate anyone’s riding level. A popular pick for wakesurfers looking to do airs, spins, shuvs and more! The Liquid Force Keen has been of the top-selling boards since debuting back in 2017.

Ronix Koal Classic Fish Wakesurf Board

It’s a classic, it even says it in the name! The longest running board in Ronix’s wakesurf lineup, the Koal Classic Fish is a perfect overall fun shape that any wakesurfer, regardless of skill level, will enjoy. This timeless funboard is an excellent addition to any fun.

You can never go wrong with an Active Water Sports gift card! Simply choose the amount and let them do the shopping. Stop by any Active Water Sports location or give us a call to order a gift card.

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