Time to pack

Ok you’ve decided where you’re going and you’re ready to roll.

The general rule of thumb is lay out everything you want to take, then half it, then half it again. ok that might be a bit extreme but you will definitely not need half the crap you probably think you will. Just remember, you can always wash stuff while you’re there and lets face it you’re going on a surf trip so no one expects cleanliness to be ultra-high on the agenda! The less you take the less hassle it’s going to be and the less likely you are to get stung with excess baggage fees. Below is a list I’ve grabbed from an old Surfer mag article and ammended slightly but it gives you a rough idea of what you need for a two week surf trip to a warm climate.

Passport
Visa (If required)
Money (No big notes)
Credit Card
Driver’s License
2 x Surfboards (one Epoxy)
2 x Leashes
Leash Strings
Surfboard Fins
Backpack
Sunglasses
Fin Keys
Travel Wash
Wax
Flip Flops
Trainers
2 x Regular Shorts
2 x Board Shorts
7 x T-shirts
1 x Long trousers (For plane)
1 x Hoodie
Hat
Lightweight Rain Coat
Underwear
Tie Down Straps
Toiletries
Medicine
Sunscreen
First Aid (Imodium!)
Camera
Book
Notebook
Lightweight towel
Pens
iPod
Ear Bud headphones
iPod Charger
Deck of Cards
E-Ticket Printout
¼ Roll of Toilet Paper
Adapter
Laptop/iPad
Laptop Charger
Waterproof

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