Surfboard Travel bags are much thicker than standard board bags, designed to ensure your board is safe from dings and damage no matter how you travel. Features of a surfboard travel bag built to the highest specification would include: extra padding (often 10mm thickness with up to 25mm in nose, tail, and sidewall areas), durable Rip Stop Polyester, deep padded tail gusset, extra reinforcement at the nose and tail, pocket for wax accessories, webbing carry handle, stowable shoulder strap with padding, and a and a full double zip with no rust plastic sliders. At Boardshop we all surf abroad, travel by road air or sea every year, and we know what you need in a surfboard travel bag to get it to your destination in one piece.
But it’s not just having a good bag that is going to ensure your surfboard arrives at its destination in one piece. You do need a brand that’s actually built with surfers in mind and tried and tested in the harshest travel conditions. We’ve got travel boardbags from all the top brands. Each one has been hand-picked by us for you, or as we like to say hand-picked by surfers for surfers. Choose the latest in transport tech from FCS, Channel Islands, Ocean & Earth and Global. Whether you’ve got a shortboard or looking for a longboard travel bag we have you covered.
Travel Surfboard Bag Packing Tips
A good board bag will go a massive way to keep your board safe. But baggage handlers and airline staff are not always as careful as they should be. Use the follow tips to limit potential surfboard damage. Buy or borrow a heavy-duty, appropriately sized surfboard bag, Remove the fins from your board, Remove the old wax from your board, Protect the weaker / ding prone areas such as the nose and tail, Wrap your board in bubble wrap, or put in a surfboard sock, Place the protected board in your board bag, If it’s not already on your bag add “top load only” or “fragile” clearly to the bag in marker pen, Always smile at oversized baggage handlers! read more