About Kauai Surf Co.

Waterproof Backpacks

Kauai Surf Co. specializes in high-quality waterproof backpacks, surf backpacks and dry bags inspired and tested by the island of Kauai, one of the wettest places on Earth. We also offer a variety of island-inspired surf clothing and related accessories.

Kauai Surf Co. Trademark

Our trademarked logo, which is found on all products, is what buyers want to see. It is a symbol of quality and good vibes. The mark is especially attractive to Kauai tourists who are seeking quality gear for use on the island and as a memento of their visit. Worldwide, the logo is the mark of the best-prepared travelers and adventurers.

Waterproof Is Our Specialty

Waterproof Backpack

The island of Kauai is one of the wettest spots on Earth, and it is here where we have developed our core competency of producing the world's best waterproof backpacks and dry bags. This is a necessity on this wet island, and not just any backpack will do. Rains come at a moment's notice on Kauai. When the rains do come, you will want to be prepared with a proven waterproof backpack that will absolutely seal out the rain, water and other elements.

Waterproof Backpack Testing

Testing our waterproof backpacks in the clouds on Kauai's beautiful Kalepa Ridge Trail!

Our Kauai Surf Co. waterproof backpacks are tested from one end of Kauai to the other, from the Alakai Swamp Trail, the highest swamp in the world (and near Mt. Waialeale, a good candidate for the wettest place on Earth), to the famed Kalalau Trail, one of the most beautiful, and deadliest, trails in the world. This is our proving ground!

Waterproof Backpack in Iceland


Elsewhere, the harsh landscape of Iceland is another favorite testing ground for our backpacks. Forged and tested in some of the most formidable climates, you can rest assured our waterproof backpacks will get the job done wherever you may roam.

The Many Uses of Our Backpacks

Waterproof backpack for kayaking

Our rugged, waterproof gear is perfect for a host of outdoor activities including surfing, swimming, hiking, hunting, camping, fishing, kayaking, rafting, caving, tubing, ATVing, bicycling, cycling, mudding, ziplining and adventure traveling to name a few. Whatever your outdoor activity, when you need to keep your gear dry and dust-free, you can trust our strong and durable waterproof backpacks and dry bags.

Who Uses Our Waterproof Backpacks

Kauai Fire Department Waterproof Backpacks


We've been surprised and pleased at the wide variety of people who use our waterproof backpacks. Students, surfers, hikers, campers, boaters, kayakers, snowboarders, travel adventurers... the list is long. The Kauai Fire Department uses our backpacks for training. Photographers use our packs to safeguard their cameras and drones. When rains threaten, people use our packs at the ballpark and at the amusement park. A convention has used our packs for swag bags! These are just a few examples of the many people who are putting our packs to good use.

Waterproof Backpack for Training

Above: Our waterproof backpacks used by the Kauai Fire Department for training.

Moreover, the backpacks make great gifts, and the quality packs are a nice personal investment. It's likely that you or someone you know could use one of our backpacks too!

Our Story

Waterproof Backpack Story


Kauai Surf Co. was founded by a world adventurer and former special operations Marine of a Marine Corps amphibious assault unit (MEUSOC - Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Capable). Tom has extensive experience keeping gear dry, having served in the wet tropical forests of the Philippines, Thailand and elsewhere. Tom and his Kauai Surf Co. team are committed to bringing you the best waterproof backpacks on the market. We have partnered with perhaps the best waterproof backpack manufacturer in the world, a top manufacturer that specializes in sonic-welded seams (for maximum waterproof construction). We spend extra to make sure our backpacks have the best materials and construction, including upgraded UTX buckles on most of our packs. And since we have low overhead, we can offer our top-of-the-line packs at favorable, reasonable and very competitive prices.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with your questions and comments. You can contact us at kauaisurfco@gmail.com.

Kauai Office
Princeville, Hawaii 96722

Mainland Office
Dallas, Texas