7 Surf Trip Essentials

We are all guilty of over-packing or under-packing in preparation for time in the water overseas. It can be tricky to know exactly what you’ll need searching for waves in unfamiliar destinations. We thought we’d help you out with our go-to’s for your next trip.

1. Hat

Our Pantai Bucket Hat keeps you protected from the sun between surfs. It packs easily without losing shape and is made of natural materials with sustainability in mind.

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2. Bag

Our Islander Bag, also sustainably made of natural materials, is the perfect carry-on and carry-all for your beach + surf essentials in transit and at your destination. The bag pairs well with our Pantai Bucket Hat too.

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3. Towel

Our towels are light-weight, fast-drying and pack small, with travel in mind. We like to use our retro stone-washed Good Vibrations towel as a sarong for post-surf palapa hangs! Versatility is key when packing stuff for trips.

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4. Camera

Most of us have cameras on our phones, but it can be nice to disconnect from our phones and carry an actual camera instead. We like to shoot 35mm film because it makes our travel memories turn out even more nostalgic and unforgettable. We like the Olympus Trip 35 for travel because its small, convenient and takes great photos (Kodak Gold 200 film is what we shoot most).

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5. Swimwear / Surfwear

Our Malibu One-Piece was designed for surfing. We use safety-stitched seams and a waistband to hug your curves and keep everything in place. Pair with some shorts for a cute outfit out of the water. Shown in our Palm Green color and made of recycled plastic bottles using REPREVE fabric!

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6. Boards

Keep an eye on the forecast and pack a few boards for different conditions. Contact airlines before booking your ticket to confirm their terms and conditions for checking-in surfboards if you’re flying to your destination. We like to pack our longboards and something a bit shorter, like a fish.

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7. Reef Safe Sunscreen

Choosing a reef safe sunscreen is important! The ocean is a delicate ecosystem that relies on the health of coral reefs. When looking for a reef-safe sunscreen it is important to find a product without oxybenzone and octinoxate and labelled “non-nano”. These chemicals can bleach, infect, and even cause the death of coral reefs that support other marine life and local communities (via chasingcoral.com).

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Enjoy your trip babe!