Come Prepared: What to bring to your first surf lesson

As you begin packing for your vacation to Haleiwa and the Hawaiian Islands, you’ll start to think about what you need for fun in the sun. If surf lessons are on your list of things to try (and they should be!) you might be wondering what you need. We’ve compiled a quick list of what to bring to your first surf lesson.

  • Beach bag
    Because you’ll have some gear that needs to make it to the beach!
  • Towel
    This one seems pretty obvious, but it’s often one of the most overlooked items. Don’t worry if you forget one; we have our shop on hand for last minute purchases!
  • Sunscreen
  • Water & a snack
  • Appropriate swimwear
    This can change based on who you are and how comfortable you are in the water. You will be working hard, so you’ll want a swimsuit that stays on your body while you’re working out. For guys we recommend surf trunks.
  • A rash guard or other swim shirt
    Surfboards have a layer of abrasive wax, which is good when you’re up on your feet and want to stay on the board! However, that wax can rub your skin raw when you are paddling and moving around on the surfboard. A rash guard will protect you from wax rash, underarm rash as well as protection from the sun!
  • Clothes for before and after
    A nice large beach towels is always nice and a change of dry comfortable clothes and possibly a long sleeve in case you have a chill.

Forget something? Don’t worry! Our on-site surf shop is stocked with anything you could need to hit the waves.

What questions do you have about your first surf lesson? Let us know