Thursday, July 13, 2017

How to Safely Pack Your Surfboard

After a long flight, little is more disheartening than unpacking your surfboard to discover it has sustained serious damage. Fortunately, you don't need to rely on luck for your board to survive your travels unharmed. With a little creativity and a reliable board bag, you can keep your surfboard properly protected during your journey. Below we've listed 5 packing tips that will give you piece-of-mind while you and your surfboard are barreling through the clouds.

Choosing the Right Surfboard Bag
While you are shopping for a board bag you will have a few different types to choose from. There is the board sock, the day bag, and the travel bag. The travel bag is definitely the bag to invest in before hopping on an airplane. Although the other two types of bags are great for day-to-day use, they won't provide your surfboard with enough protection during a flight. Travel bags have thick padding and extra space for transporting more than one surfboard, which may come in handy.

Protecting the Fins
If your surfboard has removable fins take them off and wrap them in a towel before packing them in your board bag. On the other hand, if your surfboard does not have removable fins, you'll need to purchase a fin protector. Simply put, a fin protector is a special cover that fits on your fins and keeps them safe while you transport your surfboard. The protectors are affordable and a must if you don't want your fins damaged during your travels.

Strap Your Surfboards Together
When you are traveling with more than one surfboard, strapping them together in your board bag is the best option. Doing so will help lower the chance of them getting dinged in transit. You should also remember to put your smaller surfboards on top of your bigger boards. Placing towels between the boards is also smart and will stop wax from getting on the bottom of your board.

Add Some Extra Padding
Filling your board bag with some extra items, such as, wet suits, towels, or clothing will give your surfboard even more protection. However, if you are really nervous and want to up the padding on your board, you can always cover your it in bubble wrap before placing it in your travel bag.

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