Surf Rituals | Pre-Surf Prep
Whether you’re preparing for our surf coaching weekends, a surf trip with your mates or a competition down the coast, everyone has their pre-surf rituals and it’s far too easy to forget things, hey?!
Running around searching for Awol bikini bottoms can really spoil your surfing zen - (Why do they always go missing?)
So here’s a Pre-surf checklist you can screenshot, to help you pack for every wave hunt. Organised or what?!
Here are a few tips to help you prepare:
Pack and prep all your gear the night before. Remember some extra warm clothes (just in case). You lose a lot of heat from your head so a nice wooly hat will help keep your noggin warm.
If you're driving, have some parking spots in mind to target and some spare coins for parking meters if you can’t find a free space!
Take time to have a gentle stretch. It's good to relieve any muscle tension and get your mobility going for the day ahead. It will also help relax, de-stress and improve the quality of your sleep too.
Pack some good snacks which will give you plenty of energy, (check out our favourite Bliss Balls recipe from last week).
Get a good night’s sleep and try to relax. Surfing can be tiring, but you'll meet so many new people, learn new things and make memories which will last a lifetime.
The last and most important thing you need to remember when surfing is to have fun! There’s a famous quote by surfer Phil Edwards that goes, “The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun.” - Remember this before every surf!
Here is your Pre-Surf Packing Checklist:
Warm clothes, jumper, hat, extra socks and underwear. Loose fitting clothing is easiest - getting skinny jeans over damp salty skin is the worst!
Surfboard + fins + leash
Swimwear for underneath your wetsuit - if you wear it.
Roof rack straps and bungee cords
Spare leash if you have one
Sun Cream / Zinc / Lip Balm
Wetsuit boots / gloves / hood if needed
Towel / robie
Water / Hot flask
Snacks - always need snacks
Something safe to put your keys e.g. Lockbox, wetsuit pocket
Phone - If surfing alone, just drop someone a message before you go out.
Women + Waves Playlist for the drive
Coins for parking meters.
Hair band x 10 (for all your mates that forget them)
Basic first aid kit / Inhaler - just in case you ever need it
Bucket for your damp wettie
Moisturiser/hair oils/aftersun for after surf care.
This may sound like a lot, but keep it all in a wetsuit bucket and you’ll never be more prepared for those last minute wave hunts. You can thank us later ;)
Keen to know more about our surf coaching weekends? You can find all the information here. Any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!