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Your holiday on Fuerteventura is about to start? But in the final stretch before your well-deserved holiday you do not know where to start? Don’t worry, we got you covered with our ultimate packing list for surf camps!

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Travelling with small luggage

How often have you wondered, when unpacking your suitcase, about the many things that have started the journey with you and yet have not been used? This is not only annoying because you had to carry an unnecessarily heavy suitcase back and forth and now probably have to wash unworn laundry.

But the problem can be solved quickly and easily: with our packing list for your stay at our surf camp you can plan even better and avoid unnecessary luggage.

The heavier and bigger your luggage gets the more emissions you will emit on your trip. And in order not to burden the environment even more, there is one challenge above all for your next trip to a surf camp: to pack as practically and efficiently as possible to avoid needless luggage. This will not only save you money, but also protect the environment.

And if we’re honest, we all know it: at the end we wear the same three favorite shirts in combination with the two same shorts. A quick hand wash makes a lot of things fresh again and, just in case, there are also  laundromats here in El Cotillo where your favorite things can be washed quickly and easily.

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Packing list for our surf camp – Must-Haves

A few things must be in your luggage: short summer clothes, maybe some warmer things for the evenings, sportswear, underwear, bathing suits, bikinis or bathing trunks, a beach towel, sandals and shoes.

Additionally, the necessary hygiene products: shampoo, soap, Deo, toothpaste, toothbrush and especially sun cream! All these things are also available in a carry-on friendly way: solid shampoo, bars of soap, your zinc pencil and toothpaste pastilles are easy to carry on the plane and weigh very little.

The minute you start thinking about which products are allowed to travel in your carry-on-luggage, you will get to know the various plastic free products that are available. And with these solid products you not only do without unnecessary (heavy) packaging, usually they also need much less space in your suitcase. Therefore, they have many advantages for us: they cause less waste, can be transported in your hand luggage and weigh significantly less than other products.

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When it comes to sunscreen, you can also make sure that it is environmentally friendly and, above all, coral reef friendly. As surfers, we spend a lot of time in the water and should make sure that the sunscreen not only protects us from sunburn, but also the (under)water world.

If you want to learn a bit more about environmentally and coral reef friendly sunscreen, we’ve summarized everything you need to know here. And if you’d even like to try mixing your own sunscreen, you’ll find a recipe for your DIY sunscreen at the end of this blog!

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Packing list for our surf camp – better safe than sorry?

When traveling to our FreshSurf surfcamp you should keep in mind that there are already many things on-site which you don’t have to bring by yourself: all our accommodations include bed sheets and towels. And if you booked surf lessons in our surf school, the surfing equipment is also included: a wetsuit and a surfboard are waiting here for you. Nevertheless, the carry-on-luggage sometimes fills up in the blink of an eye. And a reusable water bottle, a small shopping bag and your charging cable should also find their way to our favorite island.

Do you belong to team “better safe than sorry”? Because you don’t quite trust the weather forecast? You prefer to bring your own wetsuit and get cozy in your surf poncho? Well then you’ll most probably need the big suitcase… And maybe there will even be room for a small souvenir to remind you of your time on Fuerteventura.

But after all the best tip for packing your bags beside the motto “less is more” are the three questions: “Do I really need that?”

“Is it already on-site? “

And „Have I ever needed that while traveling? “

Our ultimate packing list for your stay in our surf camp on Fuerteventura

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  • ID / passport
  • Banc card
  • Cash
  • Health insurcance card


  • Short summer & sport clothes
  • Hoodie & long pants
  • Windbreaker (especially during the winter months)
  • Underwear
  • Bikinis / bathing suits / swimming trunks
  • Sandals
  • Shoes
  • Hhygiene products & sunscreen
  • Beach towel
  • Charging cable


  • Shopping bag
  • Lunch box
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Own wetsuit
  • Surf poncho
  • Reef booties (if you want to surf at the reef)
  • Tear & water proof bag for the beach
  • Sun hat
  • Power bank

With all these things from our packing list for surfcamps you are perfectly equipped for your next stay with us here in El Cotillo. We wish you a lot of fun packing your suitcase and can’t wait to welcome you soon here in our surf camp on Fuerteventura!

Packing your bags and the anticipation of the ocean – is there anything more beautiful?!