Surfing Essentials: What to Pack for Your Family Surf Vacation

Surfing Essentials: What to Pack for Your Family Surf Vacation

Dreaming of sandy beaches, perfect waves, and quality family time? Look no further than Playa Venao, Panama, where the sun shines, the surf rolls in, and memories are made. As you plan your family surf vacation to this picturesque destination, ensuring you pack the right essentials is key to a seamless and unforgettable experience. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you prepare for your adventure at Playa Venao, brought to you by Shokogi Surf Camp.


Choosing the Right Gear

Leave the stress of packing behind, as Shokogi Surf Camp has you covered. Our all-inclusive surf camp packages include all the necessary surf equipment for your family's adventure. We have surfboards tailored for all levels and ages, including our Ocean Monkey performance soft-top surfboards, perfect for kids, beginners, and anyone looking for help paddling into a wave. Along with surfboards, we have rash guards and leashes to ensure you have everything you need to hit the waves with confidence. Forgot something? No worries—our on-site surf shop offers a wide selection of sunscreen, bathing suits, and additional surfing gear to complement your experience. With Shokogi, focus on the fun and let us handle the rest.


Essential Clothing and Accessories

When it comes to clothing and accessories, prioritize comfort and protection under the tropical sun. Pack lightweight, quick-dry clothing for off-surf activities, including board shorts and swimsuits for endless hours in the water. Shield your family from the sun's rays with sun hats, sunglasses, and waterproof sunscreen. Ensure their comfort on the sand with flip-flops or water shoes and plush beach towels or blankets. Remember, being well-prepared means you can focus on making memories with your loved ones.


Safety and First Aid

Safety should always be a top priority when planning a family surf vacation. Pack a comprehensive first aid kit containing essentials like bandages, antiseptic wipes, and pain relievers, along with emergency contact information and medical insurance details. Familiarize yourself with local surf conditions and safety protocols for peace of mind. At Shokogi Surf Camp, your safety is our top priority, allowing you to relax and enjoy the waves worry-free.


Entertainment and Relaxation

While surfing may take center stage, downtime, and bonding activities are equally important. Pack beach games like volleyball and frisbee, snorkeling gear for underwater exploration, and books or e-readers for moments of relaxation. Portable speakers add a soundtrack to your beach adventures, and a camera captures your cherished memories.

Snacks and Hydration

Fuel your family's adventures with nourishing snacks and hydration. Pack various fresh fruits, granola bars, and trail mix for quick energy on the go, and ensure everyone stays hydrated with plenty of water. Opt for reusable water bottles to minimize waste and environmental impact, and remember to replenish your supplies regularly. By staying fueled and hydrated, you'll have the energy to make the most of every moment in paradise.


Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Practices

As stewards of the ocean, we encourage responsible surfing habits at Shokogi Surf Camp. Choose eco-friendly sunscreen to protect marine life, avoid single-use plastics by bringing reusable water bottles and containers, and always dispose of trash properly. Join us in preserving the natural beauty of Playa Venao and its surroundings for future generations to enjoy.



With the right preparation and packing, your family surf vacation in Playa Venao, Panama, is sure to be an unforgettable adventure. Follow the tips and suggestions outlined in this guide to ensure you have everything you need for a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable trip. And remember, from swimsuits to surf gear,  Shokogi has you covered for all your family surf vacation needs. So pack your bags, grab your boards, and get ready for the surf trip of a lifetime!


Ready to book your family-friendly surf retreat in Playa Venao, Panama? Visit Shokogi today to learn more about our surf camps, group surfing lessons, and surf packages. Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a complete beginner, we have everything you need for an unforgettable family surf adventure in the heart of Panama. Don't wait – book your trip today and get ready to hit the waves with Shokogi!