Gear guide: What's in the board bag
When it comes to globetrotting, surfers have more equipment choices than ever before. From trunks to sunscreen to cameras and boards, X Games Surfing rounded up some of our must-haves for your next trip.
Sticky Bumps Coffin
No matter where you're traveling, if your boards don't make it to your destination safely, you're not going to be doing much surfing. Capable of holding four boards, this bag is durable and efficiently designed with life on the road in mind.
Channel Islands Flyer
The latest incarnation of Channel Islands' successful Flyer series, this playful, full-bodied board goes great in anything from 2-foot mush to overhead perfection. Extremely user friendly, it's a brilliant board for anybody from the pros to the bros.
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
What else can you say about the GoPro HERO3 other than it's the most versatile camera in the world? Whether you're shooting motion or stills, it offers an extensive line of accessories, from surfboard mounts to head, chest and wrist straps.
Hurley Phantom Boardshorts
With state-of-the-art trunk design, these shorts work incredibly well in the water. They also have an extremely cushy, comfortable line of sandals that utilize Nike technology to keep your feet happy when you're not in the water.
Oakley Bread Box
These shades are Oakley's next line of action sports-inspired eyewear. Available in both normal and polarized lenses, they'll hit the market in October. Lightweight and durable, the Bread Box is great for long days on the water.
The Surfer's Journal
When it comes to the art, culture and lifestyle of surfing, the independently owned Surfer's Journal is the real deal. Whether relaxing in a hammock or killing time on a long flight, there's always something good to read.
A Japanese fin company that's experimenting with different foils and rakes, this particular set of quad fins is a one-of-a-kind prototype, but it's definitely headed in the right direction as it slowly pushes into the market.
Rip Curl Tide Watch
Rip Curl's long been an innovator in tide watches and it has outdone itself this time. Capable of tracking the tides of more than 500 locations around the world, strap this beauty on and you have no excuse to get caught by the tide. You won't be late for dinner, either.
Sticky Bumps Wax
One of the premier wax companies in the world, Sticky Bumps is a family-owned and operated company that's been making surf wax for more than 40 years. It has a variety of waxes for all conditions and also offers a great line of leashes and traction pads.
Protect your face: Use Vertra. With backers like Mick Fanning, Shane Dorian and Taylor Knox, this waterproof sunscreen will stay on all day in the water. Available in a stick, simply smear it all over your mug and you're good to go. Trust us, your nose will thank you for it.