So I'm sure all of you are aware of how much time I spend on Google Flights. I'm always searching for cheap flights for my next surf trip, but what do I pack for that last minute flight when I find it?
I Travel light, single backpack that fits under the seat in front of me. I don't have to spend extra money on baggage fees, more money for Pina Coladas, if you know what I mean. But when you travel light you have to pack light!
Today I'm sharing a few essentials that for sure shouldn't be left at home!
- Comfy oversize t-shirt. This one is from bespoke surf brand Salt Gypsy. I spend a lot of time in Hostels when I travel, its the best way to make new friends. But hostels mean shared sleeping, shared kitchen, shared everything and a good oversize t-shirt is great for keeping things comfy but modest at the same time. Makes a perfect beach cover up too! And as an added bonus I've found that advertising your "Surf Trip" status will get you less hassle from U.S customs on re entry.
- Spending 4 hours a day or more surfing under the tropical sun will get you burned without the proper protection. Most people forget that your lips need protecting too. At least I did when I got blessed with an unexpected swell at Folly beach this summer. Made for some careful kisses from my hubby! What I love about this lip balm by Sun Bum is its SPF 30 but it also tastes amazing! And it's shiny enough to wear it out as a lip gloss.
- Ladies board shorts with a zippered pocket! Hell yes!! I have been asking for these for years!! Not all leashes have a pocket and stashing money in your bikini for that post surf drink means you risk losing it in a wipe out. I always wore boys board shorts but they run long and aren't that flattering on. Packing boardies in addition to your bikini bottoms come with a couple bonuses. A. They offer extra coverage so you can skip shaving a day. And B. You can wear them out of the water too which eliminates the need for packing a pair of shorts. I just ordered this pair from Roxy. I'll let you guys know how I like them.
- I never leave home without a good rash guard! Yes, I have tattoos so I need extra sun protection but spending every day in the water requires extra sun protection for everyone. And a rash guard gives you a little extra layer for dawn patrol surf sessions! I've always wanted this one from surf brand The Seea.