Thursday, August 10, 2017

Things to Consider when Buying Surfboard Bags

Your surfboard is exposed to numerous hazards both in and out of the water. You can’t do much to protect your board while you are surfing, but you can take advantage of the right bag to keep it safe at other times. Here are some things to consider that will help you know if you have chosen the right one.

Selecting the Right Size
The right size and shape of board is essential. Ideally, your bag should be no more than a few inches wider or longer than your board. That way, you can use the same bag for more than one board, yet there will not be too much room for it to move around. Ensure your fins fit inside the bag to prevent them from damage as well.

Choosing the Shape
Check the nose shape to see that it conforms to your board. When using the same bag for more than one board, ensure each one has the same nose shape; otherwise, you will need to purchase two different bags. Surfboard bags come in three basic nose shapes:
  • Round
  • Pointed
  • Semi-round (hybrid)
Other Considerations
Some other things to consider include:
  • The amount of padding. Ideally, your bag should contain at least a thin layer of padding, but you’ll need an inch or so if you regularly haul it on top of your car.
  • Zippers, as a primary reason for discarded bags are broken or worn zippers. Avoid metal zippers whenever possible, as they do have a tendency to rust.
  • Extra pockets, which can be useful for holding wax or an extra set of fins.
These are just a few things to consider whenever you are in the market for a new surfboard bag. For answers to more questions about buying surfboard bags, please contact us.

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