Hey Guys! It’s good to be back in the office after the weekend and it’s even better to have The Surfboard Warehouse Blog working again! 🙂 After posting the last article I was trying to figure out where to go next and I thought it was best if we just stuck with the same theme, Surfboard Bags. In that light, I have posed another article that made it’s original debut on The Surfboard Warehouse a few months back. If you’re thinking of planning a surf trip and need a Travel Surfboard Bag, be sure to read the below article first! Thanks for everything, I’ll talk to you guys soon.
Travel Surfboard Bags: “Buying a Travel Surfboard Bag and Saving Money.”
An Article By: Chris Hough, CEO: The Surfboard Warehouse
Choosing a Travel Surfboard Bag can seem overwhelming, this is partly because you’re most likely buying your Travel Surfboard Bag in the midst of planning for a surf trip, where you have a thousand other things you’re planning/thinking about and that’s worth noting. During the planning stage of your of your trip, costs are adding up and you’re trying to save where you can. That said I can not caution you enough, DO NOT TRAVEL WITH A SURFBOARD DAY BAG in order to save money, you’re asking for an costly disaster. If you’re traveling by plane, you need a Surfboard Travel Bag.
The best way to decide on a Travel Surfboard Bag, is give the subject the time and research it deserves, that said if you’re reading this article on TheSurfboardWarehouse.com you’re off to a great start. When it comes to buying a travel bag in a cost effective manner there are ways to save. First, do not wait till the last minute, if you’re buying your Travel Surfboard Bag online keep in mind that surfboard bags are bulky items and will cost a ton to express ship. Order your bag with plenty of time to spare so you can ground ship it. In the case of The Surfboard Warehouse, we offer you free ground shipping, which saves you an average of 10% – 15% on your purchase.
Next, know how many surfboards your taking so you don’t overbuy. A single travel bag that holds one board will cost a lot less than a wheeled coffin that can hold up to eight! Keep in mind another money saving tip is packing most or all of your clothes in your surfboard bag, that way you can fly with just your Travel Surfboard Bag and a carry on, saving the money on an additional checked bag. This is a great strategy that you need to be mindful of so that you buy a bag that can fit everything you’ll need for your surf trip. Another cost saving tip, is using your beach towels as extra padding. There’s no reason to buy bubble wrap, or any other additional packing materials if you’re taking beach towels anyway, simply lay them on the bottom and top of your surfboard(s) to provide that extra piece of mind.
Once you’ve decided how many surfboards you’ll be taking and how much other gear you’ll be putting in your Travel Surfboard Bag, you need to check with your airlines and see if they charge by board or by bag. Don’t worry, there are cost savings to be found here too! If you’re airline charges by board, make sure you’re buying a Travel Surfboard Bag that can hide a board or two. This can easily save you hundreds of dollars on your trip! Now I’m not one for being dishonest, but as surfers the airlines can and will take advantage of us. I have taken several trips where my surfboards cost more each way than my ticket! If the airline charges per board, you’re always only taking one or two boards and we sell Travel Surfboard Bags that can help you accomplish this goal.
With everything we’ve discussed so far, I believe you’re search for the right Travel Surfboard should be inherently narrowed down all ready. If you’re planning on taking three boards, which I think is the sweet spot for any lengthy trip, you now need to decide if you want a wheeled Travel Surfboard Bag or not. Again, keep in mind that the cost of a wheeled bag can be easily made up if you no longer have to check a separate luggage. Most of our wheeled coffins should easily fit three boards and a duffel full of your clothes. If you’re using this strategy, make sure the duffel doesn’t have any hard areas, exposed zippers, hard handles and metal buckles can and will wreak havoc on your boards if the airlines throws someone else’s luggage on top of your Travel Surfboard Bag.
It is important to note that the most expensive thing that could happen is the airlines destroying your surfboards. The best way to insure that this doesn’t happen is getting the right size Travel Surfboard Bag for your surfboards, as a snug fit equates to the best protection. While length is very important here, the style of your boards and potential travel bag is just as important. You ideally want a Travel Surfboard Bag the same size or slightly longer than your boards and you want to make sure that you’re getting a Shortboard, Fun/Fish, Longboard or SUP Surfboard Travel Bag to match the appropriate board(s). Keep in mind if you’re planning on padding the nose a tail of your board(s), you’ll need extra length to accommodate the extra padding.
At The Surfboard Warehouse we all surf, we care, we want you to get the right Surfboard Travel Bag for your trip and we want you to save money doing it. You’re a surfer, we’re an ACTUAL surf shop that understands Surfboards and the Surfboard Travel Bags we sell. At The Surfboard Warehouse, on this very page, you’ll see the largest selection of Surfboard Travel Bags in the world, made by reputable manufactures at great prices, including; FCS, Dakine, Prolite, Ocean & Earth, Creatures, Komunity Project, Sticky Bumps, On a Mission and more! Not sure which Surfboard Travel you need? Call us, we’re here and we’ll help. We typically have every Surfboard Travel Bag offered here in our warehouse, so we can pull it and put our hands on it to answer any specific questions you may have. Thank you for considering The Surfboard Warehouse.