What you really need to pack for your tropical (surf) trip!

August 31, 2018

Going from living in the Big Apple of New York City and working a corporate job to chasing sunsets + dancing with waves in Costa Rica, my daily wardrobe has gone from high heels and pencil skirts to flip-flops and bikinis. Living in a hot, tropical climate almost year round requires gear that is going to last because the climate here is unforgiving AND there is no Amazon Prime to easily get new gear!

Female surfer on the beach in Tamarindo Costa Rica. MI OLA bikini, Schwinn bike, Chihuahua in a Nantucket bike basket, surfboard rack on bike, Ricky Carroll surfboard Super Con Ugly. Kristen M. Brown for Samba to the Sea.

After living in Costa Rica for almost six years and putting gear to the ultimate tropical test, I definitely have a short list of favorite must haves for your tropical surf trip...or your tropical adventure sans surfing too! 

So just in case you were wondering what to pack for your next tropical (surf) adventure or tricks of a surfer chick, check out my recommendations and tips below from my blog post featured on the Sea Together blog! (For more details and specific products I recommend, head on over to the blog post on Sea Together!)

**Sea Together is an annual, creative print publication featuring the stories, opinions, and creativity of women surfers around the world.**

What you really need to pack for your tropical (surf) trip!

  1. Bikinis that stay on or comfy board shorts.
  2. Rashguards and Surf Leggings
  3. Reef safe SPF
  4. Hat for in and out of water
  5. Neoprene
  6. Insulated water bottle
  7. Turkish towel
  8. Travel medical insurance and travel insurance

Sunset sky in Costa Rica with sailboat sailing on the horizon. "Rhiannon" sunset print by Samba to the Sea at The Sunset Shop.
--> BUY "Rhiannon" <--

 

 

What you really need to pack for your tropical surf trip to Costa Rica by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea. Female surfer longboard surfing in Tamarindo Costa Rica.


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