If you have your own kit, great! You’re more than welcome to bring it with you.
There’s a good range of kit available in the price of the trip. Not sure what you need? No problem. Just contact us and we’ll let you know. If you need to use any of our kit, we’ll make sure it’s ready for you when you arrive.
If you need a board and/or wetsuit, tell us in your enrolment form.
For many Progressor Surfers, we recommend a foam board or “foamie”. They’re super fun, and floaty and make it much easier to catch waves. You’ll progress far quicker than if you were on a hardboard or riding a board that’s too small for you. If you have your own board, feel free to bring it with you.
WETSUIT / SHORTIE
In June and September, you’ll get away with a shortie wetsuit as the temperatures can reach 22-24°C. Alternatively, you won’t be too warm in a 3/2mm wetsuit.
These are essential for attaching your surfboard to your ankle. We would never recommend surfing without one – they’re literally life savers!
A decent board bag will protect your kit and store bulky things like your wetsuit, boots and a towel. They range from £50 to more than £100 – the more you pay, the better the storage and protection you get.
It’s worth considering a board bag with wheels for bigger boards.
Use bubble wrap and pipe lagging to help protect your board as much as possible during flights. Baggage handlers aren’t always careful with loading surfboards onto planes!
BOARD SOCK (OPTIONAL)
This gem will protect your board from the sun and double up as a board towel. It’s a lighter option for carrying your board between surfs, especially if you’ve invested in a heavy-duty travel surfboard bag.
You’ll need cool water wax. Make sure you pack a few blocks in your board bag.
ACTIVE WEAR / YOGA KIT + TOWEL (OPTIONAL)
Bring a pair of trainers, a hoodie and activewear for cooler evenings and light hiking. We’ll be doing some light surf stretching in the evenings, so bring something comfortable you can move in. If you want to bring your own yoga mat you are more than welcome to, however, a simple towel will do.
There’s nothing worse than ruining your holiday through sunstroke and sunburn.
Wear waterproof sunscreen and re-apply regularly. Zinc-based sticks are a good option and won’t run into your eyes. Wear a hat to surf in if your head is prone to burning and wear a rash vest over your bikini or swimsuit.
SUNGLASSES AND HAT
Protect your eyes and head from the sun. Don’t forget to pack these two essential items.
FIRST AID KIT
As well as basics like painkillers, plasters, antiseptic cream and wipes, you may want to pack Imodium if you experience travel sickness or have a sensitive stomach.
Vaseline will help with any chafing from your wetsuit.
Remember your passport, boarding pass and travel insurance documents. Plus any medical cards / information that you usually carry with you.
EXTRAS TO MAKE YOUR TRIP MORE COMFORTABLE
- Earplugs if you’re a light sleeper
- A good book or Kindle
- Laptop/mobile device with downloaded movies
- Music on your phone – through iTunes or Spotify
- Sweets for the flight, especially if your ears pop due to the cabin pressure
- Surf earplugs
- Plug adaptor for US sockets
- Portable phone charger
Bring comfortable clothing, particularly for changing into in-between surf sessions. We recommend bringing:
- 3/2mm wetsuit, shortie or surf leggings and rashie
- Skirts or dresses
- Vest tops
- Flip flops
- Activewear (ie yoga leggings and vests)
- Beach towel or robe for changing
- Long-sleeved tops
- Trousers or jeans
- A lightweight jacket
REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE
Please bring a reusable water bottle. As surfers, we’re all for limiting our use of plastics.