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 to hire. Not sure what you need? No problem. Just contact us and we’ll let you know. If you need to hire anything, we’ll make sure it’s ready for you when you arrive.
See our equipment hire costs under the ‘Prices’ tab for details.
If you’ve never surfed before, we suggest learning to surf on a foam board or “foamie”. They’re super floaty and make it much easier to catch waves. You’ll progress quicker than being on a hardboard or riding a board that’s too small for you.
BOARDSHORTS / SURF LEGGINGS AND RASH VESTS
On any tropical surf trip, you should invest in a couple of pairs of high quality, lightweight, board shorts, bikini bottoms/one piece that stays in place or surf leggings. You’ll also need a lycra rash vest for sun protection. A lycra swimsuit with long arms and short legs is another option.
This is essential for attaching your surfboard to your ankle and will save you a swim! Bring a spare leash with you. When you hire a board from us, you’ll get a leash too.
A decent board bag will protect your kit. They range from £50 to over £100. The more you pay, the better the storage and protection you get. Use bubble wrap and pipe lagging to help protect your board as much as possible during flights.
BOARD SOCK (OPTIONAL)
This 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. Put your board in a sock between surf sessions to stop the wax from melting.
Pack a few blocks of tropical wax in your board bag. You’ll need a hard wax to prevent it melting in tropical water temperatures.
ACTIVE WEAR / YOGA KIT + TOWEL (OPTIONAL)
Bring a pair of trainers for hiking. Remember to bring yoga clothes and a towel. You don’t need to bring a mat.
There’s nothing worse than ruining your holiday through sunstroke and sunburn. It’s painful but completely avoidable if you cover up sensibly. Wear waterproof sunscreen and re-apply regularly. Zinc-based sticks are a good option and won’t run into your eyes. Wear a hat while surfing if your head burns and wear a lycra rash vest over your bikini or swimsuit.
Protect your eyes from the sun – the better the lenses, the more effective the sunglasses will be at blocking out the sun’s harmful UV rays.
FIRST AID KIT
As well as basics like painkillers, plasters, antiseptic cream, wipes, Vaseline and mosquito repellant, you may want to pack Imodium if you experience travel sickness or have a sensitive tummy.
Don’t forget your passport, boarding pass and travel insurance documents. Bring any medical cards / information that you usually carry with you. Take photos of your documents and email them to yourself as back ups.
EXTRAS TO MAKE YOUR TRIP MORE COMFORTABLE
- Ear plugs if you’re a light sleeper
- A good book or Kindle
- iPad with downloaded movies
- Music on your phone
- Sweets for the flight, especially if your ears pop due to cabin pressure
- Surf ear plugs
- Portable phone charger
Bring comfortable clothing, particularly for changing into between surf sessions. We recommend bringing:
- Surf leggings or boardshorts
- Rash vests
- A hoodie to wear during the flight
- Skirts or dresses
- Vest tops
- Flip flops
- Activewear ie yoga leggings and vests
- Towel or sarong for surfing
REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE
Please bring a reusable water bottle. As surfers, we’re all for limiting our use of plastics.