My Surf Trip Essentials

Eeeeks!  It feels like its been a long winter, but the time has come to head south to warmer climbs and check out some waves.  My surf trip is late this year, I usually head away in March but I ran out of holiday… oops!  This time of year I am usually on my wakeboard training / playing and getting ready for the UK wake season that runs from April through to September.  However, I just couldn’t possibly do without my Spring surf trip, even if it is bordering on Summer…

Here are a few of my surf trip essentials!

 Surf boards: need these for the obvious reason really – can’t surf without a board!!

Got my surf hardware – couple of leashes – this is incase I snap one and then have to pay full Euro price for a replacement (yes, I’ve done this before), fins, fin keys, wax – make sure its for the right temperature (yes, I’ve gone from cold water to warm water and forgot to change my wax and ended up with melted wax on my arse).

Wetsuit as the Atlantic is still warming up.

Bikinis – you can NEVER have too many bikinis in my books!!

Good books to read.  I can never sleep on the beach after a surf so this is my favourite time to get in some quality reading.

Tunes.  Radio is not in English.  This trip there will be some Ben Howard, Donavon Frankenreiter, Empire of the Sun, Mumford and Sons… and more.

Denim cut offs – I wrote about these before, they have been a staple in my wardrobe going on eight years now.

Tanks – can’t get enough of tanks with fun screen prints on them. Wear em baggy.

Nalu Beads – so pretty, they go with anything, and if you get bored of it, undo and make something else!

Sunscreen – I love Hawaiian Tropic, always have done, always will.

Sunnies – I always have some Dragons on because 1) I squint a lot if I don’t have them on. 2) I don’t want wrinkles from excessive squinting. 3) Squinting is not cool.

Camera(s) – Love to capture all the moments so I can never forget where I have been.

Spring into Season

April 15th was the very first competition of the UK’s wakeboard season which was held at JBSki.  After a ropy qualifying round and even ropier first final run, I managed to get it together for my second final run which left me with a 2nd place on the podium.  Stoked!!

Big thanks to my sponsors who have supported me throughout the winter.  And thanks to JB for putting on a great comp!!