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11 Items for Your Surf Trip

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Tricked you, the title says "Your" surf trip, but actually, this is what I take on "my" surf trip. Maybe you will too! Sorry, this isn't super original - this is a recent article from an interview I had with a women's travel company. But I'm retrofitting it to my blog to make it extra special for you cared in the first place. But seriously, one thing both of us should try to do is shop responsibly - let's think about the environment and human rights altogether since there's islands of plastic in the ocean as well as children sewing your running shoes. 

1 Manta Collection Swimwear  

“I am obsessed with the moody late night skinny dip kind of style that Manta has established, it goes along with my love affair with the ocean.”  

2 Dakine Surfboard Bag

Definitely, snag yourself a nice knit bag even within your travel board bag.

I have a 6'6" Firewire Spitfire and this bag is a perfect fit (without fins). 

“When it comes to anything sport, Dakine’s product team kicks ass putting quality first. Also, their out of Oregon, my home away from home.” 

3 Sceptre Surf and Yoga Anti-Microbial Towel

“I was never big on beach towels, I used to just grab whatever was around. But I’ll support this company till the end and so should you because every towel is made out of 100% recycled materials, also anti-microbial so all sweat or surf and no stank!”

4 Smith Optics Questa Sunnies

“Smith Optics opened up their archive collection and brought these back from the 1970’s with a fresh re-design. I’m all about the clear frames these days.”

5 Damn Daniel White Vans

“I always destroy these because I treat them like clogs or slip ons, you know, when you just crush the heal part of the shoe. Anyway, I love these, could use a new clean pair soon.” 

6 Firewire Spitfire Surfboard

“This is one of the first boards I ever bought myself, I flew all the way to Orange county to personally pick it up from the Firewire warehouse. The Timber Tek, just gorgeous. She’s a 6’6 Spitfire, pretty floaty but a guaranteed good time. Hey Firewire, if you read this, I could use a 6’4” x 19 inches!”  

7 Mr. Zog’s Tropical Surf Wax

Sex wax and a new can of tennis balls, two things I love the smell of. Make sure you get the sex wax made in the brown eco box please, there's enough plastic in the ocean.” 

8 American Apparel Men’s Basic White Tee

“I don’t know if the first American Apparel tee I had I stole from a guy I was dating or where it came from, but I’m bulk ordering these. So comfy, but I always manage to splatter balsamic vinegar on them. Also made in USA, sweat shop free.”  

9 Coal Headwear “The Traveler” Hat

“I got this hat out of pure necessity to escape Australian and Indonesian sun, there’s a damn hole in the Ozone but I suppose its en trend if you care about that sort of thing.” 

10 Badger Organic Zinc Oxide

“I get the white kind, I really don’t understand colored and skin-colored zinc.” 

11 Betadine First Aid Solution

“Cut your foot open on the reef in the dirty Indonesian waters one time and you’re going to be so glad you packed this.”