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Full surf travel checklist

To help you prepare for your next surf trip we have compiled a full surf travel checklist of essential things to pack and things to consider:

1 PAPERWORK

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Address book
  • Emergency contact
  • Credit card company
  • Insurance
  • Contacts for area you are visiting
  • Prescriptions
  • Photocopies of prescriptions, passport, license
  • Spare passport photos
  • Guidebook
  • Maps
  • Dictionary

2 SURF GEAR

  • Boards
  • Wetsuit, rash guards, long john’s
  • Sunscreen (waterproof)
  • Zinc stick
  • Leash (bring spare if you have)
  • Fin keys
  • Right wax for water temperature
  • Ding repair kit
  • Duct Tape
  • Soft surf racks
  • Mask, fins, snorkel
  • Multipurpose tool
  • Booties against the reef
  • Helmet

3 MEDICAL

  • First aid kit (& good first aid book)
  • Eyeglasses / contact lenses
  • Contact lens solution n
  • Antibiotics
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Cortisone Ointment
  • Betadine
  • Band-Aids
  • Gauze Pads
  • Surgical Tape
  • Tweezers
  • Steristrips
  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Pain relievers
  • medicine for hay fever, other prescriptions
  • Ace Bandage
  • Q-tips
  • Meat Tenderizer – good for ant stings and some jellyfish stings

4 PERSONAL HYGIENE

  • Razors
  • Soap
  • Brush
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste & tooth picks
  • Floss
  • Towels
  • Small Towels
  • Sewing Kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet Paper
  • Vaseline or diaper rash
  • Zip locks

5 CLOTHES

  • Walk shorts
  • Jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Collared shirts
  • Long sleeve tees
  • Long, lightweight pants
  • Pullover-fleece
  • Hat or cap
  • Socks, light cotton
  • Flip Flops
  • Hiking boots or slip-on shoes

6 MISCELLANEOUS

  • Notebook, pens, pencils
  • Phone & adapters
  • Digital camera (lenses, memory sticks & charger)
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Underwater housing
  • Bug Repellant
  • Flashlight
  • Candles
  • Knife
  • Waterproof Bags
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Water bottle
  • Clothes Pins
  • Mosquito net
  • Lighters
  • String or cord
  • Reading material
  • CD’s or Videos
  • Laptop
  • Radio and batteries
  • MP3 Player
  • Fishing gear

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