What is in my Bag???
I often get asked what do I pack in my back pack when go and race, either when I’m racing internationally or just when I do a local race. I’m typically an over packer when it comes to packing my bag, for example when I go to Surf Life Saving carnivals I tend to pack 3-4 pairs of togs, racing shorts and pink rashes. The reason for this is because I don’t like being in wet clothes so after every race I get changed into dry togs. over the last few months I’ve been trying to cut back on what I take to carnivals and races, just so then I don’t have a lot to carry around.
The picture below is a typical ocean ski race.
If you are someone that likes to get to the event nice and early to do a warm up paddle then come back onto land talk to everyone then listen to the briefing, go back out onto the water, You might want to consider packing extra paddling gear to stay warm, especially in winter months, I find there is nothing worse than being wet and cold at a briefing, standing there shivering using energy to stay warm, then hopping onto the water cold and trying to warm up again. My suggestion is to bring another thermal top and new paddling pants so you can take it off and put the new ones on, or bring a warm jacket that you can throw over the top to keep the heat in. Also ensure you stay warm on and off the water as it can lead to sickness which will mean you can miss out on other racing and training cycles.
If you have any questions in the products or even whats in my bag please feel free to ask me, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org .