SURF TRAVEL GEAR
We live the family surfing lifestyle year-round, and we’ve packed for plenty of family surf holidays. So we’re pretty clued up about what you need to keep your surf skills and stoke up in every weather, and what to throw in your luggage when you set off for tropical climes. This is some of the stuff we love to have in the our Family Surf Co. lifestyle –from the best surfboards for the whole family, to snugly wetsuits for winter, and practical bags to get your stuff to the beach.
Eco-friendly Epoxy Surfboards
Surfboards UK Ltd are leading the way with custom-made, tough, Epoxy surfboards, using eco-friendly methods in adherence to the ECOBOARD project. Nine year-old Leo put one of these intermediate-level boards to the test on a family surf trip through Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and it was great for wave count and practising manouevres, while being robust for travelling by plane, boat, quad and bike.
Finding the right board for kids to learn – and progress – at surfing isn’t easy. The Skinpup range of boards have been designed around team rider and pro grom Lukas Skinner, to work with the developing needs and abilities of young surfers. The Skinpup Soft Top is easily the best option we’ve found for fledging knee-highs, and you can step up from the soft top to a swallow tail, squash tail or round tail – or get board shaper Ben Skinner to custom make a board around your ability, size and needs.
Getting changed on the beach or in the car park is all part of the surfing lifestyle. Cue the amazing Gul Evorobe, which not only ensures you’re covered up, but that you’re warm and protected from the elements as you strip off on the chilliest days. Shower and wind resistant, with toasty fleece lining, it’s just what you need to keep you stoked about surfing in winter!
Quad Wheelie Board Bag
When you’re taking boards on your family surf holiday, you need a large, indestructible AND easy to transport board bag. Which is why we love the Ocean and Earth Quad Wheelie. With space for up to five boards, there’s enough room to pack a family quiver. And with high impact foam, tough, water repellent material, a board divider, day bag/ cover, fin pockets and wheels, it’s a pretty nifty design and easy to travel with.
Legends of the Wayside
Organic cotton surf and skate gear
“Not all those who wander are lost.” Many of us travel to find ourselves. Go Get Lost on your surf travels and deck yourself out in the coolest organic surf and skate wear from Legends of the Wayside. Made from 100% organic cotton, and printed in the South West UK with eco-friendly vegan inks, Legends of the Wayside Go Get Lost collection celebrates the timeless sense of adventure, seeking out new waves.
Printed by the Sea
Our go-to local screen printing shop for all our funky printed goods from beach bags to tees and hoodies. All printed by the sea in Cornwall.
Butta Eco-friendly Surf Wax
For ages we’ve been looking for eco-friendly surf wax that actually works. And finally we’ve found it. Butta goes on smoothly, sticks you to your board, comes wrapped in recycled biodegradable packaging, and is handmade to suit different water temperatures. Plus, Butta also donates a percentage of the profits to Surfers Against Sewage.
Insulated 750ml water bottle
Stay hydrated and keep your water cool in this stylish, stainless-steel vacuum flask that’s as big as a wine bottle. It’s also the perfect vessel for keeping your post-surf smoothie ice-cold, or your soup toasty warm.
Family 4 pack
Promote plastic-free travel when you swap your regular toothbrushes for these sleek, ergonomic brushes made from bamboo.
Covert Caffeine Carrier
300ml spill-resistant drinks cup
Take a cool après surf cocktail to the beach, or enjoy a hot coffee while you watch the kids play in the waves. Producing practical products that reduce your impact on the environment, Bahasa promises to donate 1% of its profits to charities helping to change our environment for the better.