- 1- Summer Wetsuit
One of the most essential items for your summer surfing in northern europe will always be the summer wetsuit. As much as we like to think the water will be warm, we are all better off having a 3/2 wetsuit to enable us to surf that little bit longer as the water temperature rarely gets above 19 degrees C.
- 2- Rash Vest & Boardshorts
If you're heading south for some surf in Europe, especially if you go to surf Fuerteventura or surf Lanzarote this summer, take a rash vest and boardshorts.
- 3- Surf Wax
Not something that would normally need thinking about, as you simply can't surf without it, however when the water warms up you need a harder wax. Unfortunately our winter surf waxes that are nice and soft will melt off in summer, so invest a few euros or pounds and get a cool water surf wax that will stay on your board in the warmer summer surf.
- 4- Sunblock
Possibly the most important item of the lot. Getting a good waterproof or resistant sunblock for your face and body will save you from getting sunburnt, days of pain, and time away from the surf. Look for the star rating, anything that is 4 or 5 star will give good protection. Also choose a sunscreen that is a broad-spectrum sunblock, which means it will block UVA and UVB rays that do all the damage.