What A Surfergirl Needs On The Road

this is a packing list I am working upon since my very first surftrip – and on every journey there is something added, because you forget so many essential things and bring so much unuseful stuff ;)

I guess you know that you need clothes, towels and suncream, so I will skip things like “take a toothbrush and sunglasses” 8)

* headlamp (there are many wonderful surf villages in the world who don’t have street lights and you will be happy having a lamp when you go back to your nice cabana after having dinner or party with other surfers)

* string (to hang out your wet bikini, lycra and boardshort after your amazing surf sessions)

* sun cure / quick fix (for dings on your baby)

* cold pack (because not only your board gets dings, also your body from time to time)

* mini locks for your luggage (some say as a thievery-prevention but I’m not so sure about that – perhaps it’s even the other way round – what do you think?)

* pocket knife (for mango, pineapple or papaya – hopefully you won’t need it for other things than fruit)

* lighter (also if you don’t smoke, a lighter is always useful)

* roof rack pads and straps (because sometimes they want to fix your board with wool or plastic threads on the top of some car, other times they don’t fix it at all but hold it, leaning out of the window!)

* usb flash drive (if there is a photographer at the beach and you would like to have the amazing pix he made of you surfing)

* inlet mummy (sometimes you really don’t wanna sleep on those beds without protection… I’m not picky by the way)

* travel hammock (everybody will love you for it!)

* surf wax (it’s rather rare and expensive in exotic parts of the world)

* mosquito net (it’s always good to have your own without holes)

* basic first aid kit with duct tape (thank you, angie!) ;)

did I forget something? let me know and we’ll add it! :)


33 thoughts on “What A Surfergirl Needs On The Road

  1. a couchsurfing.org profile and an open attitude

  2. *lol* nice one! and yesss! I love couchsurfing :)

  3. I would say basic first aid kit with duct tape! :)

  4. hell, yeah! see, I always forget something! ;)

  5. From someone who has traveled the world surfing for years this may be helpful http://surfingruinedmylife.net/2011/03/30/essential-packing/

  6. ashleyshoemaker

    hey this is awesome! i definitely will be checking this out once it comes time for packing in October. Stop by San Juan del Sur if you’re in Centroamérica and Nicaragua makes your list! I’ll be there till May of next year :) Check out Buena Vista Surf Club. Cheers and happy trails!

  7. thx a lot, ashley! perhaps we meet somewhere out there!!! :)

  8. Pingback: What A Surfergirl Needs On The Road « Surfspiration

  9. oh wow! where do you usually surf? how long have you been surfing?

    • I started in september 2009 and I’ve been to bali, fuerte ventura, sri lanka, portugal and java. in three weeks I’m going to check out morocco :)

      • oh that’s great! I’ve been to Conil de la frontera close to Cadiz – Spain, last summer. I have to practise a lot, but my dream is to go to HAWAII asap :-P

  10. *lol* you are funny! I will wait until I’m really good – then I’m going to rip it in hawaii ;) which should be next october hopefully ;)

  11. Duct tape saves the day every time!

  12. As a girl with long hair, I’d recommend some leave in conditioner. Beach hair looks awesome, but after a few days in the salt and wind it can get quite rough. Speaking from experience, and a few almost breakdowns at almost having to cut knots out of my hair :-/

    • hey auds! thx for stopping by :) I’ve also got more or less big problems with my hair after a few weeks in the water – it seems as if the salt eats it up! I don’t really know what to do about it… I guess conditioner is not enough for that… perhaps I have to ask some hairdresser ;)

      • I keep getting told to cut my hair short! No way!!

        I’ve found that putting in leave-in conditioner (and lots of it) before heading into the salt water. It’s not the cure to the problem but it has helped :-)

      • thx auds! I’ll give it a try :)

  13. The BEST thing to do for damaged hair is put coconut oil on it overnight. Wash it out in the morning. I promise it will completely rescue your hair.

  14. camera…I’d love to see the surf

  15. Lucidream7

    wow i also want to be a surfergirl when i grow up… ^^

  16. Im a surf(er) watcher that has lived in Costa Rica for 6 years – one trick they use there is..ok kinda gross..a diaper rash cream – its full of zink and goes on thick – best sunburn relief – just s tip! nice site…i surf in my dreams! If you ever head there i can set you on the right track – my husbands a tour guide there so if ya want an insider….for starters Dominical and Pavones on the pacific are awesome surf spots…have fun in your dreams too!(im stuck in Canada dreaming of getting back…sigh)

    • *lol* like a cream for baby asses? :D nice! ;) but it can’t hurt to give it a try! thx a lot for your offer! if I ever get the chance to visit costa rica I will surely contact you! take care and have a very nice, happy and sunny 2013! :*

  17. good luck on your blog. You seem to have folks checking it out. And good luck on having people give you money so you can go more places. Some people I know are going to Indo in October, boat, flights, etc,; packaged for a mere $6,000. I’m more into having gas money to get to a few coldwater spots, and having the time to spend, like, all day.
    If that sounds like jealousy, well…
    meanwhile, hopefully you’re keeping track of some of the folks you come across; they’ll supply stories for a lifetime.

  18. Glad you enjoyed the Blog … Good luck in your adventures and pikes :-) Feel free to come back anytime and tell us of your travels, or will gladly ad a link to your blog for others to follow you :-)

    Aloha & Mahola :-)


  19. Amy

    This is a great list! I am heading to Byron Bay for the Surf Festival.

    What’s your next surf destination?

    • hey amy,

      thanks a lot! actually, I’m living in morocco since two years on and off :) we are in the taghazout area. maybe you visit us one day, would be great!


      your comment makes me think about writing for my blog again, thanks a lot!

      ride on,

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