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    How to safely store personal items when surfing


    Working out how to store personal items when surfing or in the sea for any other reason can be tough. If you don’t have a friend with you who can look after your belongings whilst you’re in the water, you may be very concerned indeed about keeping your possession safe from thieves.

    Where to store personal items when surfing

    One of the first things to consider is how much you really need to take to the beach. Many people take their smartphones to the beach so they can take photographs, but it’s clearly not advisable to leave goods of that kind of value on your towel whilst you’re surfing the waves. If you do wish to take photos, you could always return to the beach later when you’re not surfing. You may ask a friendly stranger if they can keep an eye on your goods, but this can also be risky as you have no real way of knowing whether they are trustworthy or not.

    There may be lockers near the beach where you can store personal items when surfing. You may need to rent another facility like a kayak, chairs or umbrellas to get access to a locker, but the peace of mind this results in can be incredibly valuable. Some surfers opt to buy a drink at the nearest bar or restaurant then ask if they can leave goods like phones and keys with staff. This can be risky and it’s best to use your own judgement to decide whether you want to do this.

    One great option is to invest in a dry or waterproof bag that you can use to store personal items when surfing. Make sure you test this beforehand to make sure it can hold electronics safely. This could be the best option available to you if you are heading to the beach alone and wish to keep your possessions safe.

    Call us today

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline today if you have had an accident at the beach and it wasn’t your fault. Maybe you were hurt using facilities at the beach and think your injuries were the result of negligence or recklessness? If so, we may well be able to help you. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 if you’re using your landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re on your mobile.

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    Date Published: May 2, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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