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how to prepare?« on: November 26 2012 17:11:00 »
So here is my dilemma: I am starting a 4 month backpacking trip in portugal and want to surf (January 2013). I would like to spend about 30 days surfing. I am not sure if I should buy a wetsuit back home (in the United States) and then ship it home after the month (since I do not think I will want to carry it for the next 3 months). Or do people / shops rent wetsuites for that length of time? I am planning on buying a used board when I arrive to save money. (Then I plan on selling the used board again after the month).
What suggestions do you all have??
RE: how to prepare?« Reply #1 on: November 28 2012 11:11:00 »
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RE: how to prepare?« Reply #2 on: August 11 2014 08:08:00 »
Pack smart - lay out everything you want to take with you and divide in half... This way you will only take the things that you'll use.
About the wet-suite - you can sometimes buy it there really cheap. My friend got one for 60€ or so.
Boards you can rent. But if you go for 4 months, then buying one is better.
The same with a car - you can rent one from local companies, I use RentMama.com, but you can search local business-dir (Google won't help here). You can also buy a car and then sell it. I personally don't like that hustle of buying and selling - I better rent, but it's you choice. If you stay there for so long a car will certainly come handy to visit remote beaches and less crowded spots.
Don't pack more than 10% of your weight. And lock your backpack.