Surf Trip Tips

If you’re a surfer, then you have “your beach”. The one you always go to for great waves without fail. In the surf community, it’s not uncommon to talk about great surf spots easily creating your ultimate surfer’s bucket list. With so many great surfing destinations out there, you’ll need to start planning your surfing trips. If you’re looking to take a break from your beach, check a new one off of your bucket list and plan your next surfing trip with these helpful tips.


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Traveling solo on a surf trip just isn’t as fun as it could be. You should always try to grab some of your surf mates. In the chance that they’re all busy, join a surfing community so you can make new friends and bond on your surf trip. Find people willing to travel that have either been to the location you’re going or just want to check something off of their bucket list too.

Chances are, you can always find someone willing to go on a surf trip with you, especially if you’re in California. Decide who you want to travel with and how far you both are willing to go for the destination.


Scout a Spot

If you’re not sure where to go, you can always look up other surfing spot bucket lists or just go find a destination that’s pretty well-known. Some of the top spots on surfers bucket lists are: Restaurants in Fiji, Pipeline in Hawaii, Gold Coast in Australia, and Donegal in Ireland.

If you’d rather find a new spot the old fashion way, there are a few tricks to finding a new surf spot. The world is made up of over 70% water, providing ample amounts of fantastic surf spots.


Get Accommodations

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When traveling, one of the most important things to determine is where you will be staying. Accommodations for surfers varies greatly on your personal preference. The surfing community has so many options for surfers that want to travel.

Some surfers pack in a van and travel to a location if it’s within driving distance. With a pillow and a sleeping back, the back of a van makes a great traveling accommodation. Surf the World is a great resource for any surfer needing an affordable accommodation for their trip. It’s not uncommon to find surfing community friends willing to open their homes to traveling surfers.


Pack the Necessities

The essential items to pack on a surfing trip varies depending on skill level and what you have room for. Here are a few things you should never forget to pack on your surf trip:

  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing Suit/s
  • Rash guards/ Wetsuits
  • Wax (make sure it’s for the right water temperature)
  • Surfboard/s
  • Snacks
  • Toiletries
  • Money
  • Ding Repair Kit
  • First Aid Kit

It’s always best to pack items you would need in an emergency, even if you don’t think you’ll need them for non-emergencies.


Just Go

Once you know who you’re going with, where you’re going, where you’re staying and what you need to pack, you’re ready to get out there and go! Enjoy the simplicity of life and stay safe on your surf trip!

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