A great surfing session will not be possible without proper surf equipment and gear. What’s nice about these surfing equipment is that they’re not as complicated as the equipment used in sailing or rock climbing. One thing you should consider is to know the availability of these surfing gear and equipment. After all, you wouldn’t like having a wetsuit that is too tight you cannot even move about, or say, attempting to surf on a board that’s too tiny you might as well float on a concrete slab.
Most surfing gear and equipment are not too costly, however, they are not that cheap either. Of course, you don’t want to spend your hard-earned cash on something substandard or inferior for your requirements. It’s always important to know exactly what you need prior to any surf gear or equipment purchase.
Surfboard – Your surfboard is the most important. Surfboards come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes as well as designs. Every surfboard has a slightly different ride and feel. Some boards match certain skills and surfing ability levels.
Surfboard Leashes – Choosing your surfboard leash entails the correct thickness, length and fancy details such as key pockets.
Rash Guard and Wetsuit – Having an appropriate rash guard and wetsuit is very important. These surf apparel will keep you warm during winter. You should consider the various types of wetsuit and how to take care of it prior to buying.
Surfboard Racks – This is a necessity. Without a surfboard rack, you won’t be able to transport your surfboard from your house to the beach and back. Various surfboard racks are available in the market. There are racks for your car or even your bike.
Surfboard Fins (Skegs) – These little things are the most important part of your surf gear besides your board. There are many fin system types and shapes. Each surfboard fin shape and setup will result to a different ride.
Surf Wax – There are surf waxes that smell like bubble gum or coconut for added scent attraction. You need to have surf wax to apply to your board’s deck and keep you from slipping off while riding a wave.
Traction Pads – Also known as deck grips, tail pads and deck pads. These helpful pads allow for a little more control over your surfboard and serve as guide to make sure your back foot is planted in the right place.
Surfboard Bags – Protect your surf investment with a good quality surfboard bag. Choose from heavy duty to lightweight bags or surf socks.
Sun Protection – You would also want to keep you skin protected and your surfing gear is not complete without the appropriate sunscreen.
Miscellaneous – There are more surf gear, equipment and accessories that are available in the market. From bags to wetsuit hangers to buckets, just choose wisely.
Have a great time surfing!