$200 at Nixon.com
Tides. They give. They take. They're both the bane of our existence as surfers and the deciding factor of our most memorable sessions. But dammit are they predictable. With the new Supertide, the difference between showing up at your local wedge only to find it swamped or pulling up to see it firing is as convenient as a check of your wrist. The Supertide, which comes in an array of colors (or if you just want them all blended together, they offer the above tie-dye version.) features pre-programmed tides for more than 270 lineups, bundled in cushy silicone. The integration of the tide chart coupled with the sizable face of the watch makes it easy to stay on top of the conditions. You can't control the tides, but with any luck this watch will ensure that you make the most of them.