"Always keep a fin key, some wax and duct tape in your car, you never know when you will need these."
Fill a bottle of warm water and take this with you to the beach. If you would like to be a little more sophisticated you can also use a camping shower to rinse off. Local beaches currently have water restrictions but generally this helps save water which is a great thing! Another home comfort for after cold surf is to wrap your towel around a hot water bottle - it really is fantastic to come out of a frigid surf and wrap up in a warm towel.
Buy a key padlock or waterproof pouch for your car key. Getting your electronic key wet can be a very expensive mistake. Another good idea is to have a normal non electronic car key cut to open your car door. It is also far too risky to leave your key on a tyre and I would definitely not recommend doing this.
Always keep a fin key, some wax and duct tape in your car, you never know when you will need these. Duct tape can help you keep your board sealed after dinging it. If you don't have a wax comb, a credit card works just as well to remove excess wax.
Finally keep a can of deodorant in your car as the lingering post surf wetsuit smell is never charming and you never know who you might bump into after your surf!
Author: Roxy Davis
Editor: Roxy Davis
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