Nomad II: A Swell Surf Life

The second in our new ESC series on nomad lifestyle provisions, we’re looking toward the coast.  Checkout a few standouts in our search for the latest, greatest, surf homesteading.


SHELTER: 2016 Airstream International Signature

With an interior designed by award-winning architect Christopher C. Deam, the International Signature is the definition of upscale. Light pours in through panoramic vista windows, reflecting off sleek polished surfaces. The result is an open environment that will take your breath away.
Buy now starting around $64k


RIDE: BMW Concept Path22

The BMW Concept Path22’s rustic scrambler elements, like off-road tires and protective grill, powerfully contrast with the luxury details: quilted leather seat, stainless steel tail pipe and wheels milled in contrasting colors. From the Ornamental Conifer artwork to the Dyer Brand surfboard rack, the Concept Path22 shows that everything is possible and anything goes.
Learn more at BMW Motorrad


SUNOFABEACH is a men suncare gel series with a range of SPF levels. We’re all equal before a wave. For tan, fun & love. Every tube is packed in eco-friendly craft boxes with an illustration on it.”
Learn More at ($TBA)

a248.e.akamaiWEAR: Pendleton Board Shirt

It’s a shirt. It’s a light jacket. These authentic surf shirts are still made from rugged, mid-weight Umatilla wool, ideal for camping, hiking or just hanging out in the great outdoors. Square bottom, two bias-cut pockets.

Learn More or Buy now ($125)

Arch_HTARC15_Blue_Navy_Front_Katin_Hat_1024x1024KATIN ARCH TRUCKER HAT

In 1954, Nancy and Walter Katin opened a small boat cover business called Kanvas by Katin in Surfside, California, just north of Huntington Beach. Over time Nancy Katin became known as the “First Lady of Surfing,” not just because of her quality clothing, but because she befriended the surfers and became their second mom. “Quality, durability and good looks” have long been the Katin motto and can be seen in this simple hat.

Learn More or Buy now ($29)


Made from a heavy slub cotton twill, these pants feature slash pockets, crotch gusset, and a drawcord waistband. Jump on a plane, dress it up, skate in it, etc. It’s a versatile piece for an easy tailored look.

Learn More or Buy now ($70)

2Q==CONNECT: Nixon Ultratide

Ultratide features wireless Bluetooth® technology, to provide you with real time data; tide, wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, water and air temperatures, GeoLocating the closest break so you’ll never not know.
Learn More or Buy now ($300)

61zE36VL9LL._SL1000_SEE: Fenix HL55 900 Lumen LED Headlamp

With all-metal housing and ANSI rated, the HL55 matches all-season backcountry and cave exploration. Also helpful for late night surf fishing.
Learn More or Buy now ($60)

515gbmSvPqL._SL1000_CATCH: Avet SX Reels

The Avet SX Reels are a workhorse 20-25 lb casting/trolling reel. Weighing approximately 14oz., with a spool slightly wider than a golf ball, the SX is a compact yet suprisingly strong game reel. SX 6/4 is the Two Speed version of the SX 5.3:1, giving you the high speed gear for quick line retrieve and low speed gear to help battle big fish.
Learn More or Buy now ($200)

TFS58HCouple this with a Shimano Trevala Casting Rods ($120)



The newest edition to the YETI lineup, this leakproof, ice-for-days, go-anywhere cooler is built for everyday use and abuse. Jam-packed with our hardest materials and toughest technology.
Learn More or Buy now ($349)

b72-product-shot-2_1_PREPARE: BOLTWELL B*72: FOUNDATION KIT

The B*72 has virtually everything two people need to get through a 72-hour emergency, including medical supplies, water purification solutions, energy bars, tools, makeshift shelter, and personal care products. We’ve designed the B*72 to be the cornerstone on which you build your family’s emergency preparedness plan.
Learn More or Buy now ($325)


Nomad I: Minimalist Survivor


Nomad II: Swell Surf Life


Nomad III: The Life Aquatic


Nomad IV: Rambling Roots and the Permaculture Homestead


Nomad V: Special Agent Escape Mission


Nomad VI: Hunger for the Food Truck Escape