Surfing is not only an incredibly fun and rewarding sport, spending time in the ocean can quickly become a way of life. Whether you’re keen to catch some waves with your mates or try your hand at a new hobby, it’s important to be prepared with all the essential surfing gear so you can hit the water with confidence. Investing in the right gear and accessories will ensure you have an amazing time while keeping safe and comfortable. While there are some obvious things that you need to bring to every surf session - like a surfboard - there are a few other things that may slip your mind. And, it’s often the case that we forget things that we could really use later. To avoid this, it would be best if you kept a handy list of essential items that you should always bring to every surfing outing you go on. In this article, we will highlight a few helpful items that you should always bring along when you go to surf.
What Do I Need To Bring On My Outing?
Although every one of us has different things that we prefer to take with us when we go out, when we’re going to surf, there are a few quintessential things that we always bring along. So, the next time you’re putting together your equipment for a thrilling surf session, make sure you remember the following items:
Good Sunscreen. Being out in the sun and soaking up the rays is always nice, but too much sun can also be hazardous to your health. A quality sunscreen is essential for protecting you against the harsh New Zealand sun and keeps you safe as you surf. Waterman Store provides a range of quality sun protection products from brands such as Avasol, Aloe Up and Surf Mud to avoid sun damage and skin-illnesses.
A Towel. You’re going to go to the ocean, so, of course, you’re going to get wet! Always bring a towel to dry yourself off or use it to sit on when you take a break from the ocean.
An Appropriate Swimsuit. A good wetsuit is essential for every surf session to ensure you keep warm in the water and perform at your best! The type of surf wear depends on the season and climate, at Waterman Store you will find a selection of wetties, springsuits, rashies and swimwear from premium brands such as C-Skins, Engine, Roxy and Quiksilver. As long as you’re comfortable and your swimwear can adequately support you as you move your body, you should be good. You may want to avoid overly-complicated outfits or anything that hinders your movements.
A Change Of Clothes. Once the day is over, and your session is completed, you probably won’t want to spend the rest of the day in your wet surf gear. Therefore, you should always bring a comfortable change of clothes that you can relax in when you’re done. There’s nothing quite like getting out of wet swimwear and into a cosy casual outfit after a long thrilling day of surfing. Why not support your local surf store and pick up some brand new Waterman Store apparel? Choose from a selection of designs on high quality AS Colour tanks, tees, hoodies, visors and caps!
A Bag For Your Things. If you have all of these things together on their own, it can be quite a hassle to keep them all together and accounted for. To keep an eye on all of your things, you will want to take a suitable bag to the beach. It would be best if you aimed for a beach bag that is big enough for everything that you need, but not so big that it’s cumbersome and annoying to carry around. In addition, you shouldn’t get a bag that you don’t want to get dirty because you will most likely get sand and saltwater on it at the beach. Waterman Store provides a range options but when it comes to the premium backpack for surfers you can’t go past the FCS Mission Travel Bag. With a 40L capacity, plenty of compartments and a semi-wet zone, this bag is the perfect accessory for all of your surf adventures.
Surf Accessories Before you hit those waves, you’ll need to invest in some essential surf gear to go with your surf board. If you don’t already have a leash, traction pad, surf wax, fins and a cover for your board, you can find all of those things right here at Waterman Store. We stock a wide selection of premium surfing accessories from top brands like FCS and Curve that will enhance your surf session.