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Surfers first aid box contents

Staying healthy on your surf trip depends on good preparation, knowing exactly what to do in case a situation emerges and a bit of luck. For that matter it is wise to take with you some surfers first aid kit essentials. Before you go a distant surf trip try to do some research into how to treat certain wounds or do a first aid course.

These are essential items for your first aid box contents:

  • Anti septic wipes
  • Sterile saline water
  • Sterile gauze
  • Bandage
  • Adhesive tape and band-aid
  • Balsam
  • Cotton bud
  • Scissor and tweezers
  • Paracetamol (acetaminophen)
  • Aspirin
  • Medicines for diarrhea, allergies, fever
  • Anti-inflammatory gel
  • Latex gloves
  • Safety pins
pills for a surfers first aid kit

First aid kit   Photo by Suanie


Depending on where you are going you could also bring water purification tablets, anti malaria tablets, motion sickness medicines etc. 

On some locations medical help is a distance away so these supplies could potentially save a life. There is no reason to overdoing this and to bring the whole medicine locker. Just pack for what you need, where you are going and the situations you might encounter.

 

Featured image by K.Marks