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
- Adhesive tape and band-aid
- Cotton bud
- Scissor and tweezers
- Paracetamol (acetaminophen)
- Medicines for diarrhea, allergies, fever
- Anti-inflammatory gel
- Latex gloves
- Safety pins
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.