Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 400,000 inspiring examples.
Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 200,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Books
Join 20,000,000+ people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling methods, best innovation books & keynote videos.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI
Learn how the Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enchance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
Overview
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Keynotes & Workshops
Empower your team with the insights and frameworks they need to innovate better and faster.
Custom Research
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Futurists
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
Internships
Grow your professional skillset in an award-winning workplace.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
World Summit
Learn why 97% of people rate it "the best innovation conference ever".
1-Day Innovation Events
Explore our 2019 tour dates and find the best city to inspire your team.
Custom Events
Bring Future Festival to your team or event with our custom programming.
Search our database of over 390,000 cutting edge ideas.

34 Sick Surfing Innovations

From Surfer PSAs to Heat-Generating Wetsuits

— June 21, 2009 — Lifestyle
Summer is here, and that means surfing is in season. It's the time where die-hard surfers will call in sick to work when there are great breaks at their local beach, the months where surf shops will earn the sales that will sustain them through the chilly season.

These surfing innovations celebrate this original watersport in all its forms. From personalized surfboards to futuristic wetsuits that actually generate heat, there's plenty for both traditionalists and tech-savvy surfers below.
4.7
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
33
Personal Surf Cameras
Personal Surf Cameras
The Gath Surfcam
<
32
Taxpayer-Funded Surfing Lessons
Taxpayer-Funded Surfing Lessons
Bournemouth and Poole College Initiate Controversial Course
<
31
Surfer PSAs
Surfer PSAs
'Seventy-One Percent of Earth' Urges You to Protect the Ocean
<
30
Shark Surfing
Shark Surfing
Renegade Sport or Advertising Genius?
<
29
Solar Panel Wetsuits
Solar Panel Wetsuits
Billabong SG5 Suits Make Surfing in Winter More Comfortable
<
28
Heat-Generating Wetsuits
Heat-Generating Wetsuits
The Rip Curl H-Bomb Keeps Surfers Warm With Adjustable Temperature
<
27
Surfing On The Farm
Surfing On The Farm
The Severn Bore
<
26
Upsidedown Surfing
Upsidedown Surfing
Dulip Kokuhannadige
<
25
Innovative Design Could Spur New Sport
Innovative Design Could Spur New Sport
The Surfbike
<
24
Guerrilla Wakeboarding in Venice
Guerrilla Wakeboarding in Venice
San Marco Square Surfing
<
23
Snobby Sporting Equipment
Snobby Sporting Equipment
World's Most Expensive Surf Board
<
22
Virtual Surfing in Hotels
Virtual Surfing in Hotels
Sheraton Waikiki Sunami Surf Simulator
<
21
Flip-Flop Footwear Fusion
Flip-Flop Footwear Fusion
Sanuk Pick Pocket Sidewalk Surfer Combines Sandal & Shoe
<
20
Collapsible, Three-Piece Surfboard
Collapsible, Three-Piece Surfboard
Pope Bisect
<
19
Unreal Slo-Mo Surfing
Unreal Slo-Mo Surfing
BBC Captures Dylan Longbottom Riding a Monster Wave in HD
<
18
Surf-Inspired Skateboards
Surf-Inspired Skateboards
Carver Skateboards Lets You Ride Streets Like Waves
<
17
Eco-Friendly Bamboo Surfboards
Eco-Friendly Bamboo Surfboards
2Imagine Surfshop
<
16
Supercar Surfboards
Supercar Surfboards
Cool Ferrari Ride On The ‘Scuderia Spider 16' Surfboard
<
15
Personalized Surfboards
Personalized Surfboards
Grain Wooden Surfboards Let You Ride the Waves in Style
<
14
Cali Dog Surfing Competition
Cali Dog Surfing Competition
Pets Get Gnarly For A Cause
<
13
Original Artwork on Surfboards
Original Artwork on Surfboards
Surf du Jour
<
12
Surf Pools
Surf Pools
$40 Million Surfer Wave Machine to Launch in London
<
11
Rodents Doing Water Sports
Rodents Doing Water Sports
Surfing Rats
<
10
Handmade Wooden Surfboards
Handmade Wooden Surfboards
Rayskin's Eco-Friendly Rideable Art is Gnarly
<
9
Celebrity Designed Surfboards
Celebrity Designed Surfboards
Summer 2008 Evolution Surf
<
8
Japanese Indoor Man-Made Surfing Beach
Japanese Indoor Man-Made Surfing Beach
Next to the Ocean
<
7
Surfboard Beach Seats
Surfboard Beach Seats
Hector Galvan's El Compadre Chairs Jam in the Sand for Comfort
<
6
Cardboard Surfboards
Cardboard Surfboards
Mike Sheldrake's Home Creation
<
5
Surfboard Furniture
Surfboard Furniture
‘Sit Down' by Adam Scott
<
4
Collapsible Surfboards
Collapsible Surfboards
Carbon Fiber ‘C2' Breaks Down in Half to Fit Car and Home
<
3
Souped-Up Surf Boards
Souped-Up Surf Boards
PowerSki JetBoard Makes Wave Riding Motorized
<
2
Surfing on Land
Surfing on Land
The SoulArc Skateboard
<
1
Underwater Advertising
Underwater Advertising
Cool Insight Surf Campaign
<