Other than boards and bikinis, there’s a handful of other things that we think are essential for every surf trip. To start, your going to need something to carry all those boards and bikinis in, and Rip Curl have come out with a new range of travel bags that just make us want to grab our passports and go!

F-LIGHT ECO TRANSIT PALM ISLAND
 RRP$189.99
 

  • Available November 2015
  • Telescopic handle
  • 50L capacity
  • 2.4kg bag weight (empty)
  • Recycled 600D fabric – made using recycled plastic water bottles

This bag is perfect for the zen traveller who doesn’t need to take much gear. It’s small enough to take as carry on (unless you travel with AirNZ or Virgin Domestic) but just the right size to pack everything you need for your next surf trip. It’s easy to carry even when it is chock full of stuff, and the internal compartments make it easy to keep your clean and not so clean things separate. You can also get a matching shower caddy and beauty case.

SWELL BACKPACK 
RRP$59.99
 

Put your roller skates on, head to your local surf shop and buy one of these rad little packs that are straight out of the 1980’s.

  • Available November 2015
  • Three separate zippable compartments
  • 2 external side mesh pockets

The best letter to the Editor for the Summer 2015/16 edition of SSG will WIN this backpack, an O’Neill rashie and a copy of Stories of Rell Sun: Queen of Makaha.

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TEST PATTERN WHEELED GEAR BAG
 RRP$109.99
 

  • Available October 2015
  • 75L capacity
  • Telescopic handle
  • External pocket

If you’re someone who needs to travel with a range of clothing and footwear options, or if you’re travelling with a friend and are happy to share space, this bag is ideal. It’s very pretty (and easy to identify on the baggage carousel) and has a small external pocket on the front, which is great to stash small things.

 

PALM ISLAND TRAVEL WALLET
 RRP$49.99


  • Available November 2015
  • ID window, card holders
  • Pen holder, coin compartment
  • Multi document holders
  • Size: 20cm x 15cm

This nifty little travel wallet is great to keep all your essential travel documents together (perhaps Karina Rozunko needs one too? Read the story in edition 4 of SSG here)