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Higher Tides Surf Travel Tips

Boards Ready for the road

Following up on our earlier post Escaping Summertime Flatness…..

These summer months bring nothing but flatness and humidity down in southern Florida, this post is to give you a little glimpse into how to efficiently escape these muggy months and find your perfect swell! The following article includes some surf travel tips that might make your summer excursion go a bit smoother.

First…

LOCATION: Check for the cheapest airline tickets using sites such as http://www.cheapoair.com

http://www.expedia.com/Flights

http://www.onetravel.com

 

Once the location is decided lets think packing..

Warm or cold? This will decide if a wetsuit is needed; jackets, cozy sweaters, and beanies are a definite must if it’s a little bit chiller. As for warmer weather, which means board shorts on board shorts. I highly recommend investing in some good flip flops for scorching sand and pavement means a little less barefoot and a little more shoe. Plus who doesn’t love some new shoes?! Once you’ve set a location and checked the forecast/ water temperature, be sure to pack accordingly!

 

Now we gotta think boards, proper board equipment is a must, as well as wax and any other gear you find essential.

Recommendations: get all wax off the board before travel, as well as fins (if possible). USA TODAY put together a great article about how to travel with a surfboard in detail, click here!

Moving on…

List of must beach must-haves:

  • Sunscreen
  • Rash Guard/wetsuit (depends on your preference)
  • Beach Towel
  • Bathing suit
  • Snacks
  • Money money money (better safe than sorry)
  • Charger (also plug adaptor if you find yourself abroad)
  • Ding Repair Kit

Lastly, figure out your schedule when you’re at the destination. Know what forms of transportation you are going to use (rent a car, buy a bus pass). Using some sites below will help you connect with people living in your travel destination or just give you some insight for the best travel opportunities!

http://www.triptease.com -for the best pricing on hotels, etc.

https://www.homestay.com -for experiencing the land as locals do

http://seat61.com -this site is the ideal way to find alternative ways of transportation

http://www.responsibletravel.com– now this ones my favorite! This site finds travel packages that are environmentally conscious, so eco-cool!

 

One last tip, have fun, be prepared, and keep paddling!!!

 

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