19 things you need to pack for your surf trip
Even if you’re heading out on one of your many surf trips in your renovated van, or if you’re going on your first solo adventure, there are things to keep in mind while packing and getting ready. Here’s our full surf trip packing list that covers everything from your boards to insurance papers!
How long have you been daydreaming about heading out on a surf trip? Weeks? Months? Years? Well, since you’re reading this post then we can only assume it’s about time. Congrats! While being caught up in the excitement and anticipation of the trip, there are things you need to pack and stuff to get ready before you’re out the door. Sure, you can get by and buy your things at the destination, but it might be easier and cheaper to have everything sorted out before you go. We're here to help! Here’s our list of what to pack!
Which surf destination are you travelling to?
The destination of your surf trip is a key part of deciding which boards, wax and wetsuits to bring with you. Your bag will look very different when going to Sri Lanka than it would if you’re going to Iceland. Some good questions to look into before starting to pack are:
What’s the air temperature?
What’s the water temperature?
When’s the best season to go?
Are there any surf shops or repair shops around?
What kind of waves and breaks are there?
Packing list: what to pack for the ultimate surf trip
Alright, now that we have figured out where to go and what the conditions are, let’s get packing! If you’re going to a remote location it is nice to know you’re all stocked up with your surf gear. Sometimes shit happens, so it’s good to be prepared from the start, especially when you don’t know if there are any friendly neighbourhood surf shops around. Good luck packing and make sure to have an amazing time out there!