If there is one thing that is true of our sport, it’s that no matter where we are from or how good the waves we grew up surfing have been, at some point in our lives we are going to want to travel to experience new and different waves. Let’s be honest, even if you have grown up completely spoiled with world class surf, someday you are still going to be drawn to surf the other great waves of the world.

If you are from Hawaii and are accustomed to incredible waves, you cannot tell me you don’t want to fly down the line of the seemingly endless, green walls of Jeffreys Bay at some point in your life. And if you’ve been getting tubed at Hossegor since you were three, you can’t tell me you don’t want to drive through a big, blue Cloudbreak barrel before your time is up. Whether it spawns from curiosity or notorious FOMO syndrome, it’s just the way it is.

What I have developed is the ultimate check list of items every intrigued traveling surfer should consider bringing with them on their next surf trip. Much like when we go to the grocery store, even though most of us know what we need, it is always nice to have a list.

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