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Travel Packing List For Surfers - What not to forget?
« on: May 02, 2014, 03:50:47 PM »
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  • I always seem to forget something on a surf trip, whether it is a leash rope, wax or my powder. 


    I am in the process of putting together a travel checklist so I don't forget (or have a better chance not to) on the next surf trip...


    Anyone that can contribute some ideas of critical things that are overlooked would be greatly appreciated...I can share the list when complete to the community


    Thanks
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    Re: Travel Packing List For Surfers - What not to forget?
    « Reply #1 on: May 02, 2014, 05:24:40 PM »
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  • Fin key.

    Also, make sure to take the batteries out of all of your vibrators before you pack them.
    I need the sea because it teaches me.

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    Re: Travel Packing List For Surfers - What not to forget?
    « Reply #2 on: May 02, 2014, 05:37:55 PM »
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  • Bring money and you can buy what you forgot.

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    Re: Travel Packing List For Surfers - What not to forget?
    « Reply #3 on: May 02, 2014, 06:21:36 PM »
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  • if 1st and second world cash and credit card is all you'll need. 3rd world or remote local. low denominational bills  Wax, Sunscreen,snacks condiments.calculate for use and trip length, extra fins,key, leash. First aid kit. w/anti bacteria cream, Ear dry or swimmers wax ,Visine, a Nasal decongestant , asperin , pepto bismo or anti diarrhea pills or relief, aloe for burns. superglue is non toxic and good for cuts and other things. Duct tape, or board repair kit  if  board is fiber glass. epoxy  if board is epoxy. Reading material. w/english to whatever lang dictionary. colman water purification pills, or a purification straw. flash light preferably one with no batteries needed or bring extra batteries. Hat for Sun. long sleeve rash guard (sun),maybe a light wet suit for reef or rocks, maybe reef booties (socks) .Lighter, or matches. Knife scissors or weatherman. Bug spray. I phone .toothbrush ,comb , hygiene stuff ,TP If You don't use some of these things listed . having just got back from a trip ,if I didn't need or use these items listed ,Someone did . or was using them. Please leave things behind .ENJOY
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    Re: Travel Packing List For Surfers - What not to forget?
    « Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 08:26:08 PM »
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  • Been doing trips for over 18 years, this winter I forgot epoxy ding repair. I was on a small remote island with no surf shops and the first day paddling out hit a coral head. Thank god I had some stickers with me.

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    Re: Travel Packing List For Surfers - What not to forget?
    « Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 09:24:27 PM »
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  • "or my powder"


    ?

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    Re: Travel Packing List For Surfers - What not to forget?
    « Reply #6 on: May 02, 2014, 10:02:34 PM »
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  • "or my powder"


    ?

    Yeah. I wondered about that too.

    Be careful trying to get your powder on the plane. I always found the best way is to put it inside of a balloon and insert it into your rectum. Then take it out in the bathroom once the plane takes off and be sure to share a few bumps with passengers to your left and right.
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    Re: Travel Packing List For Surfers - What not to forget?
    « Reply #7 on: May 03, 2014, 11:12:29 AM »
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  • Numerous 5 for $10 'I Love NY" tees. They will make you friends and get you out of jams anywhere.
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    Re: Travel Packing List For Surfers - What not to forget?
    « Reply #8 on: May 03, 2014, 02:19:38 PM »
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  • Numerous 5 for $10 'I Love NY" tees. They will make you friends and get you out of jams anywhere.

    Justin! I surfed with your pops today.
    I need the sea because it teaches me.

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    Re: Travel Packing List For Surfers - What not to forget?
    « Reply #9 on: May 03, 2014, 02:33:45 PM »
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  • 3 things I've always been glad I packed: TP, Immodium, A couple ziploc bags - good for keeping things dry, like the TP, medicines, etc.  I seem to always find a need to repurpose a bag or two during the trip, so a couple extra never hurt.

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    Re: Travel Packing List For Surfers - What not to forget?
    « Reply #10 on: May 03, 2014, 02:57:51 PM »
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  • I pack pb&j's for the whole trip. I am cheap.
    it's 6AM, have you seen a donkey?

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    Re: Travel Packing List For Surfers - What not to forget?
    « Reply #11 on: May 04, 2014, 01:12:01 PM »
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  • Last surf trip I forgot to bring my drone. It was a disaster.
    In all seriousness. ..a little baby powder on a loooooong flight goes a loooooong way.

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    Re: Travel Packing List For Surfers - What not to forget?
    « Reply #12 on: May 04, 2014, 05:44:04 PM »
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  • Numerous 5 for $10 'I Love NY" tees. They will make you friends and get you out of jams anywhere.

    Justin! I surfed with your pops today.

    Is Papa well????
    "ZEEEE GERMANS???!!!!"
    -T'kish

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    Re: Travel Packing List For Surfers - What not to forget?
    « Reply #13 on: May 04, 2014, 09:18:05 PM »
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  • Plus.......mask, snorkel,fins......camera.....clear plastic tape for dings(duct tape is not waterproof), lots of reading materials,  rope and clothes pins, fishing line and a couple of lures, flip flops, spare hat, tee shirts and stickers to give to kids.......schools supplies for area school(pencils, crayons, couple of packs of paper, markers, tape)....these are all in my centro American trip kit.     Along with the stuff listed earlier ........I'm a nurse so my first aid kit is a bit more complete than most....really need to think about this , most surfers don't plan for the medical side very well.......poop happens, be ready for it

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    Re: Travel Packing List For Surfers - What not to forget?
    « Reply #14 on: May 04, 2014, 10:45:52 PM »
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  • ........I'm a nurse

    Crazy. I always thought you were a guy.






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    I need the sea because it teaches me.