Indo inventory – What to pack for your trip

Written by on 16th November 2014
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With our trips to Indo running year round, we thought it was about time to write a blog for you cheeky little rippers to make sure you don’t forget any trip essentials

The nice thing about Indo is it only does two seasons, warm and really warm, so whatever time of year you go you can pretty much use the same checklist
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CLOTHING

T-shirts/Vests – You’ll only need a couple as you will be in the water most of the time. Don’t forget you can wash your clothes while you’re out there so there’s never a need to pack for more than 1 week.

Trousers – Think lose fitting, its gonna be hot remember, so you don’t want to be sweating it out on the beach in your suit trousers

Shorts – A couple of pairs of ‘everyday’ shorts and a couple of boardies should see you right

Jumpers/Hoodies – Chances are you will only need this for the plane journey, you shouldn’t need any more than two throughout

Flip Flops – When you’re not walking around barefoot a pair of trusty flip-flops will come in very handy

Cap – To make sure that pretty little face of yours is protected from the sun

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OTHER ESSENTIALS

PASSPORT, PASSPORT, PASSPORT!!! – As obvious as it may sound, you’ll be surprised by the number of people who still forget their passport when going on holiday. Take it from someone who learned the hard way

Towel – Get your hands on a microfiber sports towel, they pack super small, are super light and dry in an instant, meaning you can even splash out and have one for showering and one for the beach

Spending money – check out our ‘HEADING TO INDO? WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GOblog for a rough guide on how much you will need to take

Sun cream/Zinc – Waterproof sun cream is a must and zinc is perfect for keeping the sun off your face during the long days in the water

Power adaptor – you will need a 2-pin adaptor

Mosquito Repellent – I cannot emphasize enough, make sure you don’t forget this and some spare!!

(Waterproof) Camera – Nothing says you’ve had an awesome holiday more than being able to take amazing snaps to make all your mates at home jealous on your return

Bottle opener – unless you’ve got your reef flip-flops packed, this is a guaranteed way to make friends from the offset

Books – for those smaller days (laugh) when its bit to small, only triple overhead and your semi-gun is in for a repair, have a good book to hand to pass your time

Playing Cards/Uno – a backpacker’s firm fave, super light and provides hours of traveler entertainment

Nokia 3310 – embrace the island spirit, throw away your smartphone, facebook and twitter, get yourself a local sim card so you can send weekly updates home and get that girl/guy in the bar’s number and you’re sorted

Contact details – it’s a good idea to have the contact details of the person collecting you from the airport and the accommodation you are staying in. You may need these for your disembarkation card and in case you get lost

Driving License – always good to have ID that isn’t your passport. You’ll also need this if you want to hire a moped or car

First Aid Kit – better to be safe than sorry, you never know the blister plasters might come in handy for the wax nipple rash

Back Pack – just a small one, good for plane hand luggage as well as taking stuff down to the beach

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SURFING

Boardies/Bikini – put the wetsuit away! You’re not going to need it, just a few pairs of boardies/tight fitting bikinis, you don’t want to be getting too familiar with your new mates on the first surf!!

Rash vest – just in case those blister plasters don’t work! Also a good way to protect yourself from the sun during too

Wax – the stories your friends have told you about a bar of soap doubling up as board wax, its all a lie. You’ll need warm water wax

Fin key – there’s nothing worse than arriving, surf is pumping and you have no way to put your fins

Fins – pretty much as bad as forgetting your fin key

Leash – the beaches in indo are quite a long swim from a lot of the breaks, so you don’t want to risk it

Board – make sure to check airline rules and reg.s on board carriage before you get to the airport

Ding Repair Kit – let’s hope you don’t need it, but just in case make sure you’re prepared

Bubblewrap – as delicately as airlines handle your board throwing them on and off planes, make sure you’ve taken the correct safety precautions yourself

Board Bag – no question about it, this is not optional unless you want a bag full of fiberglass dust at the other end

Did we mention Passport and Money??…

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