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10 Tips for travelling
with a surfboard

How to travel with your surfboard?
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tips for travelling with a surfboard
SURFBOARD POLICY,

contact the airline to inquire about the rate and conditions for surfboards. Different companies have different prices

BOARD BAG,

it is very important to choose the perfect travel bag for the surfboards. There are several models on the market, but ideally it should be light but tough, carrying two or three boards, separated by foam

RIGHT BOARDS,

needless to say it is advisable to bring adequate boards to the sea that you will surf in the destination

WRAP IT,

after choosing your boards, remove the old wax, remove the keels and attache them to the board well wrapped together with the key. Protect the edges of the board with styrofoam, and wrap it with air bubble wrap. You can also put some pieces of clothing between the board and the cover to better protect your boards.

WEIGHT IT,

you should weigh your boards so you do not exceed the allowed weight and have to pay a fee

CHECK-IN,

arrive early to the airport to check-in because boarding special luggage takes longer

DUCK-TAPE,

do not forget to take extra rolls of duct tape, in case you need to make some adjustment to the luggage

INSURANCE,

it is advisable to take insurance that covers your surfing material, personal accidents, travel insurance

FRAGILE,

it is convenient when you check in to ask for stickers to say FRAGILE and HANDLE WITH CARE to put on your boards

BE NICE,

some say that being friendly to airline employees can help make baggage better handled and may even reduce special baggage charges