Three must-have accessories for a Gold Coast surfing weekend
Thinking about heading to the Gold Coast for a quick weekend getaway with the family? Why not make time to catch some waves and experience the area's beautiful surf beaches?
Whether you are a surfing pro or just a beginner, there is plenty of fun to be had on the Gold Coast's beaches - so long as you swim in between the flags!
To make the most of the surf, it's a good idea to bring along the right gear. While you can hire a board from one of the many surf shops in the area, sometimes it's nice to have your own accessories - especially if you are planning on taking up surfing long-term.
Here are three must-have surfing accessories to take on your next Gold Coast weekend getaway.
To stay nice and cosy when out in the water, it's worthwhile investing in a decent wetsuit. This will be a great investment even if you don't surf often, as a wetsuit will keep you snug if you feel the urge to take a mid-winter dip or take up ocean swimming.
However, if you want to surf often, then it's best to find a wetsuit specifically designed for this purpose. You'll be more comfortable on the board and get the most out of your purchase.
"While you can hire a board from one of the many surf shops in the area, sometimes it's nice to have your own accessories."
It's incredibly important to wax your board regularly. This helps it keep its shape and will also improve its grip, decreasing the chances of you falling or slipping (always a bonus).
Purchase some decent wax when you hire out a surfboard or be extra prepared and bring some to the Gold Coast with you.
If you are planning to spend long days out on the water, then it's a good idea to use zinc on your nose, lips and ears, in addition to sunscreen on your face.
This will help to protect you against sun damage, in particular burnt, cracked lips and a bright red nose.
In fact, it's always good to pop some zinc in your bag when you are heading on a beach holiday.
With these three surfing accessories, you should be ready to hit the waves in style. Now, you just have to make sure you’ve chosen comfortable and nearby accommodation to collapse in after a big day in the surf.
Mantra Legends Hotel is located a short walk from the famous Surfers Paradise beach - stay here and you'll have the waves on your doorstep.
Mantra also has a range of holiday apartments, resorts and hotels in the Gold Coast that are all located close to the water so make the most of being near some of Queensland's best beaches and get catching those waves during your next Gold Coast family holiday.