The surfboard is the primary piece of surfing equipment. Other important pieces are wetsuits, hoods and possibly boots for cold temperatures. Surfboard accessories such as the leash and wax are also necessary. There are a number of different surfboard designs with longboards being more suitable for beginners and shortboards for more experienced surfers and fish more intermediate level surfers. For big wave surfing, a jet ski and a flotation device are important items and an appropriate big wave board. Also your own car for getting to the beach with roof racks or other roof accessory for holding surfboards can come in handy.
Archive for May, 2012
If you work in New Zealand then it is worthwhile knowing when the public holidays are so that you can plan your surf trips. If you are a tourist then it is useful to know the dates as the traffic is usually heavier on those days. Here are the remaining dates for 2012:
Queen’s Birthday - Monday 4 June
Labour Day - Monday 22 October
Christmas Day - Tuesday 25 December
Boxing Day - Wednesday 26 December