|So you have your board, now you need to keep it protected.. We have some advice, tips and links to help you find the most affordable protection for your stick! And remember to check over at our board bag page for some great prices and designs.|
SURFBOARD BAG LENGTHS AND WHICH BAGS TO TAKE
The length of your Surfboard board bag, depends exactly on which boards you plan on taking. Basically, the board bag length is to suit boards that length and smaller. While you can sometimes fit in larger surfboards, why bother? If you have a 6'8" Surfboard, then grab yourself a 6'8" surfboard bag or as close to it as you can.
SO YOU KNOW HOW MANY BOARDS YOU NEED TO CARRY?
Choosing the correct surfboard capacity for your board bag can be confusing. With a huge range of bags out there including Single Day Use Board Bags, Universal Double, Triple, Quad Surfboard Bags with Wheels and Multi-tour bags. The question is: which one do you need?
Single Day Use Bag
These bags are great for just one board at a time. We would recommend these for every day use or travel.
Double Surfboard Bags
These bags are for transporting two surfboards and generally have a divider inside.
Quad Surfboard Bags with Wheels or Quad Wheelies
These boards are great for air travel especially when you have connecting flights. They can take 4 boards generally and have built in wheels to help you get around the airport terminals.
Multi Tour Bags
These bags are for your hardcore surf adventures. With a general capacity for 3 boards including their fins or 6 boards without fins, you can basically bring your whole quiver with you and even throw in your extras like towel, wetsuit etc.
#1 Surfboard Baggage Allowances vary from airline to airline so it's important to do some research before you leave. Whether you're taking one board or a whole quiver of surfboards, it's important to have a rough idea about how much each airline charges for surfboard bag before you get to the airport. Make sure you also have a good understanding of what you need on your trip before choosing your boards.
#2 Fly with a reputable airline. Some airlines have a worse rep then others when it comes to flying with Surfboards, consider your options and check out their baggage policies.
#5 Check out the Baggage Allowances and fees and charges for a variety of flights and destinations through Air Asia simple to use Fee Calculator.
#6 Also have a look at Qantas for their Sporting Equipment rates and charges. Sideways.com.au has a huge, well priced range of Surfboard bags to suit your needs and we have decided to put together a Surfboard Bag Guide to ensure you get the right bag for what you want to do with your surfboard.
Get that board in a bag, and get out there! During covid19 international travel however is not currently an option. Let's hope this isn't too far off! But in the meantime, let's explore Australia!