I am always amazed at how the best things happen when you least expect them. As I was laying on the beach in Alanya, on the southern coast of Turkey, with the salty Mediterranean breeze soothing my soul, who would have thought that in two days I would be flying up in the air, having a once-in-a-lifetime experience I would never forget?
Surf and travel are inseparable. But the ubiquitous question arises: What should you pack when you go on a surf trip? It’s so easy to get caught up in all the planning, trying to figure out where to score that perfect wave, where to sleep and what to eat, and overlook some of the essential items that you should take with you.
Think back and try to identify those brief moments of absolute commitment and determination, when you were fully engaged while surrendering to intuition, in complete harmony with your surroundings, powered by an unrecognizable force coming from deep within you.