Christmas: the 10 accessories for a good surftrip

23 December 2014 | Inside

You've just booked your tickets for that surf trip you've been waiting for and you're ready to go to Indonesia, Costa Rica, Hawaii ... or some other exotic destination. But you ask yourself these questions: "What am I going to put in my suitcase? Have I forgotten anything? The eternal "I'll take my ticket and my passport and I'll see later" unfortunately doesn't work for a successful surfing trip 100 %. Today 360° Surf, in partnership with avenuenautique.com, gives you the 10 must-have accessories for a surf trip.

1 - Sunscreen

Whether you're on the most beautiful reef break in the Maldives or in the unconditional tubes of Sumatra, sunscreen is undoubtedly the accessory you should always have on you. You'll need several tubes to be able to spread it on you all day long. Not all sunscreens are created equal. Today we recommend EVOA sun creams, which are made from natural ingredients that moisturise and protect the skin from the sun.

360° Surf's advice: apply the cream as soon as you wake up. You will have to reapply it every time you go in the water.

2- Wax

Make sure you have wax for your entire stay. There are different types of wax, depending on the season and the temperature of the water (cold for cold water, cool for temperate water, warm for warm water and tropical for water over 22°C). So remember to adapt your choice of wax to the climatic conditions.

3 - Surf board bag

In order to be able to put all your equipment in a single bag and not be overburdened, think of bringing a surf board bag. Remember to travel light and carry only the bare essentials. Board ? Not a board? It's up to you, but be aware that airlines charge quite a lot for equipment.

4 - Earplugs

Earplugs can do two things for you during your surftrip. The first is to avoid illness in polluted waters or a perforated eardrum on a bad wipe-out. Our ears are put to the test and exostosis can happen so quickly. Secondly, you can use them to sleep.

5 - Leash

Even if you've gone to an area famous for surfing, you might not be able to find spare equipment like a leash. And that would be a shame! So bring at least 3 leashes of different thicknesses and sizes.

6 - Ding repair

Don't ruin your trip with a ding that you can't fix. A small repair kit is inexpensive and doesn't take up much space.

7 - Overboard

This waterproof bag allows you to keep all your belongings dry. 100 % waterproof, it can be completely submerged and is resistant to all weather conditions. Ideal for the globetrotter who travels during the rainy season.

8 - The first aid kit

That first aid kit you thought you didn't need might come in handy one of these days. Opening your foot on a mussel, getting turista or having a big hangover can happen so quickly. In short, it's a safe bet that you'll have a little boo-boo during your surf trip (bandages, Doliprane, disinfectant, ...)

9 - Go Pro

To immortalise all the best moments of your stay, there is nothing better than a Go Pro to film all your exploits (or not).

10 - Miscellaneous

When you go on a trip to the other side of the world, you have to think about travelling light and about what you need. So in your package, remember to take sunglasses, a cap, music, an adapter and chargers...

Have you got it all down? Then you are ready to go...

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