Best Portable Outside Surf Showers For The Beach & Surfers

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Get the sand and salt off of you before you get into your car no matter if there is a shower working at the beach or not.

Below is our list of the best portable showers to use after surfing or any beach activity or camping. These showers can even be used on a camping trip or to wash down your dog after a long and messy walk.

Our Pick for the Best Portable Shower for Surfers

We’ve considered price, water capacity, water pressure, and ease of use to find the very best portable surfing showers on the market. All of these can be purchased from Amazon.


The RINSEKIT® POD is the lower-price point model. Others are available.

  • Water Capacity: 2 Gallon Tank (holds 1.75 gallons of water)
  • Water Pressure: Automatic Water Pressure
  • Heat/Temperature: Works with Hot and Cold Water

The RINSEKIT® featured on Shark Tank during Season 8, Episode 15. The inventors secured a $250,000 investment for 10% of their business and they also raised huge sums of money through both Kickstarter and IndieGoGo.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a portable shower that was backed so strongly and had so much money behind it.

This particular model is the RINSEKIT® POD, which is the base model, and is a good $50 less than the upgraded PLUS model. You will get more for your money if you upgrade, but the RINSEKIT® POD will be more than enough for the average consumer and offers great value for money.

This model comes with a 6-foot hose and 5 spray settings. You will also find a spigot adapter in the kit, and this is what you use to heat and pressurize the container, a process that occurs instantly. Once you have your hot or cold water inside (it holds up to 1.75 gallons), simply take it to the beach and you’ll have a 3.5-minute shower as and when needed.

Of course, whenever you have something that is a little more high-tech than its competitors, you’re always going to have a few issues. We didn’t notice any of these personally, and the same goes for thousands of other happy customers. However, there are a few bad reviews out there suggesting that it didn’t work as long or as well as it should have done.

Such issues are to be expected with a small number of orders, and RINSEKIT® is very transparent with its return rate, noting that it falls at around 3%. To protect you against manufacturer defaults and unexpected issues, all RINSEKIT® PODs come with a One Year Limited Warranty.

This warranty only applies if you buy direct from the RINSEKIT® Amazon page though, and not if you purchase through a third party. This is standard practice, but some users have been stung by this, so make sure you’re buying from the right place.

The link below points to the official RINSEKIT® Amazon product, so the warranty will apply when purchased through here.

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Our Pick for the 2nd Best Portable Shower for Surfers

Razor Reef Portable Surf Shower

  • Water Capacity: 1.5 Gallon Tank (holds 1 gallon of water)
  • Water Pressure: Variable Pressure Switch
  • Heat/Temperature: Solar Heat

The Razor Reef Surf Shower costs about a third of what the RINSEKIT® PLUS costs and is a good alternative, given the cost.

The Razor Reef Surf Shower holds 1 gallon of water in a 1.5-gallon tank and comes with a 3-foot hose. It has a variable pressure feature and the neoprene jacket provides insulation to keep the water hotter for longer.

It’s an incredibly lightweight and easy-to-use portable shower that doesn’t need batteries and doesn’t try to do anything too fancy. If you’re looking for something that is simple, affordable, and effective, it’s ideal. If you want an all-singing and all-dancing shower that heats and pressurizes the water for you, this is not it.

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Other Portable Showers For Surfing

The “best portable shower” is pretty subjective and doesn’t account for budget, preference, and even location. After all, if you live in a very cold climate, or do a lot of surfing in the winter, you probably won’t be happy with a shower that relies on the sun to keep it warm.

Rinse Kit PRO 3.5 Gallon Electric Portable Shower

  • Water Capacity: 3.5 Gallons
  • Water Pressure: 50 PSI
  • Heat/Temperature: Holds Water Up to 120F

There are three models of RINSEKIT®, the POD, PLUS, and PRO. The RINSEKIT® PRO is the premium option and while it’s considerably more expensive than the others, it also has a lot more to offer.

The tank holds 3.5 gallons and doesn’t require an adapter. It delivers pressure at the push of a button and is battery-powered. You’ll get a 50 PSI shower for up to 6 minutes, and there are 5 different spray options.

As you would expect, the RINSEKIT® PRO is a little less portable than the other options on this list. When empty, the bucket weighs 13 pounds. When full, you’ll be lugging around a 40-pound beast.

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OYOOQO 5 Gallons Portable Outdoor Camping Shower

  • Water Capacity: 5 Gallons
  • Water Pressure: High Pressure
  • Heat/Temperature: Retains Heat

The OYOOQO is a large freestanding portable shower that comes with a long hose and can hold up to 5 gallons of hot or cold water. Just fill the unit, take it with you, and it should keep the hot water warm for up to 5 hours.

It’s a large unit, so it’s not ideal for compact surf trips, but it’s a hefty battery-powered device that will keep you clean on the go.

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Youthor Portable Camping Shower

  • Water Capacity: 3.1 Gallons
  • Water Pressure: Increase Pressure Using the Foot Pump Supplied
  • Heat/Temperature: Maximum Temperature of 113F

The Youthor Portable Camping Shower has a 3-gallon capacity and comes with a hose that’s over 6 feet in length. There are water level gauges and temperature gauges, but it can only take up to 113 F, so you can’t add hot water directly and will need to cool it down by adding cold water.

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Gamelec Camping Shower Bag

  • Water Capacity: 5 Gallons
  • Water Pressure: Relies on Gravity
  • Heat/Temperature: Solar Shower

The Gamelec Solar Shower is a massive 5-gallon shower bag that you hang from a tree branch and then stand underneath. The bag heats through sun exposure and it is easy to carry around and store away when not in use.

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Nemo Helio™ LX Pressure Shower

  • Water Capacity: 5.8 Gallons
  • Water Pressure: Foot Pump
  • Heat/Temperature: Keeps Heated Water Hot

The Helio LX carries 5.8 gallons and will give you 7-10 minutes of continuous water pressure. If you’re going for water volume, this is it.

You need to pump it with your foot to get the water flowing. It comes with a 7-foot hose so you can rest the container on the ground and easily rinse your head. We like this one a lot.

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Nemo Helio Pressure Shower

  • Water Capacity: 2.9 Gallon
  • Water Pressure: Foot Pump
  • Heat/Temperature: Keeps Heated Water Hot

The Nemo Helio Pressure Shower has a 2.9-gallon capacity and will give you 6 minutes of steady pressure.

For the price, we recommend comparing the Helio Pressure Shower with the RINSEKIT® POD.

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Big Kahuna Portable Shower (4.7 Gallons)

  • Water Capacity: 4.7 Gallons
  • Water Pressure: Variable Pressure
  • Heat/Temperature: Heater Sold Separately

The Big Kahuna is an easy to operate, 12-volt powered pump. This is another large-capacity portable shower, and there are even larger options available if needed.

The heater is sold separately. It’s a great option if you are looking to carry a lot of water.

It also comes in 8- and 13-gallon models.

We think the 4.7 gallon is all you need for surfing.

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PGYFIS Solar Shower Bag

  • Water Capacity: 5 Gallons
  • Water Pressure: Gravity Fed
  • Heat/Temperature: Solar Shower

Together with a 5-gallon bag that is solar heated, the PGYFIS comes with a detachable hose and shower head that’s on-off switchable. It’s simple and effective and has a very affordable price tag.

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Advanced Elements 3.0 Gallon Summer Shower

  • Water Capacity: 3 Gallons
  • Water Pressure: Gravity Fed
  • Heat/Temperature: Solar Shower

This system is solar-powered and holds three gallons.

It has a four-layer design that ensures optimal heat retention.

It also has pockets for soap and shampoo and a gauge water temperature that rises to up to 110 degrees when placed in direct sunlight.

It’s one of the better bag options, and if you need more water, you can get a 5-gallon bag.

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Coleman 5-Gallon Solar Shower

  • Water Capacity: 5 Gallon
  • Water Pressure: Gravity Fed
  • Heat/Temperature: Solar Shower

This holds 5 gallons-which is enough for more than one shower. It has a strong handle for carrying and hanging, and it is a very affordable option. If you want a no-nonsense, low-cost portable shower, and don’t care about high water pressure, this could be ideal.

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Reliance Flow Pro

  • Water Capacity: 2 Gallons
  • Water Pressure: Pressurized
  • Heat/Temperature: Solar Shower

This holds 2 gallons (8 liters) and comes with a pressure valve and a six-inch hose that is kink-resistant. It is very easy to use, lightweight, and surprisingly powerful.

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