A peek at travel must-haves of Surfista Travels founder Elaine Abonal.

Folklore surfboard

Matchy matchy. Elaine’s Folklore surfboard is as pink as this salmon sunset

Finding the perfect surfboard could be very challenging as there are tons of brands to choose from. But for Elaine, Folklore is her go-to brand for surfboard not only because of its chic design and quality design but also because of the advocacies that this brand uphold. As stated on its website, for every board Folklore sells, it gives two water filters to a village in Bali in need of clean water.
BUY on:  Flcksurf.com

Oakley sunglasses

Oakley sunnies creates an effortlessly stylish look

The bright sun can really damage one’s eyes so it’s better to come prepared with a pair of sunglasses. But to create a chic and stylish look, Elaines go-to brand for sunnies is Oakley which is a good choice because this brand seamlessly combines fashion and function.
Oakley has a branch at R2, Power Plant Mall Rockwell, Rockwell Drive cor. Strella St., Makati City.

Hurley rash guards and board shorts

Elaine sporting a Hurley apparel

Specifically engineered for in-water performance, the Hurley brand ensures that the wearer is given the ultimate sun protection and the range of motion and flexibility she needs  while surfing. The brand uses soft, lightweight, and water-repellent materials which is why its rash guard and board short collections are among Elaines favorites.
BUY on: Hurley.com or at R.O.X, B1 Bonifacio High Street, 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City

Havaianas slippers

For comfortable and durable flip flops, Havaianas remains unbeatable. This is why Elaine prefers to wear a pair when shes on land and away from the waters.
BUY on: Havaianas.ph or at 2nd floor, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Manila City

OY Surf Apparel for bikinis

Solid, steady, and sweet are the three words that sum up the surf bikinis of OY brand. This brand resonates well with Elaine’s personality as it helps surfers to focus on their best performance given that its apparel is designed to fit any shape and style.
BUY on: Oysurfapparel.com

VMV Armanda Sunscreen and VMV skin care and beauty kit

VMV Hypoallergenics’ sunscreen

When it comes to skin nourishment and protection, VMV Hypoallergenics is the ideal brand especially when you have a sensitive skin. Elaines choice of  brand is designed for all skin types and the only one to rate its hypoallergenicity, which means that the consumers are assured that they are given the safest and most effective skincare they could ever find.
VMV has a branch at The Landmark Makati, Makati Avenue, Makati City.

Food from Healthy Grocery

Surf harder and eat healthier. After all, every surfer needs a healthy recovery meal to keep them going. And for Elaine, Healthy Grocery is the mecca for superfood and all things organic and  healthy.
BUY on: Thehealthygrocery.com or at The Wholesome Table, 2nd floor, 30th St. corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City

iPhone 7 plus

A surfing trip would not be complete without taking some snaps, and with iPhone 7 plus’ dual-camera setup, you’re sure to bring home beautiful photos. Its camera features are not a letdown, thanks in part to its larger sensor and greater pixel depth, which is why it’s Elaine’s phone of choice.
BUY on: Apple.com or at 2nd floor, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

GoPro Hero 6

This newest edition of GoPro is said to have gotten better, delivering twice the performance of Hero5. Aside from capturing smooth footages courtesy of its advanced image stabilization, Hero6 is also waterproof without a housing down to 10 meters deep. So just mount this GoPro on your surfboard and youre good to go.
Buy on: Shop.gopro.com or at 9th Flr NetSquare Bldg. 3rd Ave., cor. 28th St., BGC, 1634, Taguig, Metro Manila

Photos by Oli Bayer