Buying a Travel Surfboard Bag and Saving Money.

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.

Opinion – FCS Surfboard Bags

I figured after going over Surfboard Bags from a high level, now would be a good time to talk about a specific brand of Surfboard Bags and who better than FCS? It just so happens I have another article I posted a while back on FCS Surfboard Bags specifically that I figured would be a good place to go next. If anyone has another Surfbaord Bag manufacturer they’d like me to review, please post in the coments below.

FCS Surfboard Bags: “Opinion – FCS Surfboard Bags”

An Article By: Chris Hough, CEO: The Surfboard Warehouse

FCS arguably started the surf “hardgoods” game and they definitely led the way with regards to removable fins. FCS is an interesting company because they offer the largest range of surf products that we carry. I feel that since FCS lead the way with surfboard fins, they didn’t want to disappoint when it came to the FCS Surfboard Bag line. They clearly pushed the envelope with the FCS II Fin system and it seems to me that the same mental approach was taken when it came to the production of some of the most recent FCS Surfboard Bags.

FCS Surfboard Bags consist of your typical surfboard socks, surfboard day bags and surfboard travel bags. However, when looking a bit closer a few things stand out. The first is obvious, the FCS 3DX-Fit surfboard day bag. It seems strange to say that a Surfboard Bag changed everything, but the FCS 3DX-Fit actually may have. With this FCS Surfboard Bag, FCS rethought what was important; the rails of your board and the fit of your typical surfboard day bag. Then, obviously asked the question, why are surfboard bags stitched along the rail? That thought in mind, FCS was able to design the 3DX-Fit, with “panels”, sewn together horizontally down the bag, rather than vertically along the rails. This allowed them to then add a stretchable, breathable panel down the middle of the day bag, allowing for ventilation, extra safety along the rails and a perfectly snug fit!

If you’re looking for a travel surfboard bag, the range of FCS Surfboard Bags doesn’t disappoint in this category either, again offering up a few gems. FCS is one of the few companies that still offers a large range of single travel surfboard bags, for shortboard, funboard and longboard, available in the FCS Explorer, while not sacrificing the “slim double”, available in the Dual, another surfboard bag within the wide rage of FCS Surfboard Bags. While FCS does offer wheeled coffins, they don’t stand out quite as much as the FCS Team Series Shortboard Bag. A bag that offers up the room for 7 surfboards, often used by the pros. on tour and one of our best selling travel surfboard bags of that size.

At The Surfboard Warehouse we all surf, we care, we want you to get the FCS Surfboard Bag you need, if FCS is the brand you choose to go with. You’re a surfer, we’re an ACTUAL surf shop that understands the FCS Surfboard Bags we sell. At The Surfboard Warehouse, on this very page, you’ll see every FCS Surfboard Bag currently available, whether it’s a FCS surfboard sock, a FCS surfboard day bag or a FCS travel surfboard bag. Not sure which FCS Surfboard Bag you need? Call us, we’re here and we’ll help. We typically have every FCS Surfboard 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.

How to score a deal on a Surfboard Bag

When writing my previous post this morning I completely forgot I had another really good article about Surfboard Bags that I had posted on our site a while back. This one’s about saving money on a Surfboard Bag! Sweet.

Surfboard Bags on Sale: “How to score a deal on a Surfboard Bag.”

An Article By: Chris Hough, CEO: The Surfboard Warehouse

If you’re still in the decision making process when it comes to your Surfboard Bag, please see my previous article, How do I choose a Surfboard Bag? (It’s also posted directly below this Blog post) If on the other hand you’re looking for a smoking deal, this page and this article is for you. Once you’ve chosen a specific Surfboard Bag, or type of Surfboard Bag, if you’re flexible, there are deals to be had if you know where to look. (aka RIGHT HERE)

At The Surfboard Warehouse run deals as often as we can on various products, but on this page specifically you’ll see all the Surfboard Bags, including Surfboard Socks, Surfboard Day Bags and Surfboard Travel Bags we have on sale. There are different reasons a Surfboard Bag will go on sale and land on this page, we could be overstocked, we could have scored a deal from our manufacturer and are able to pass that savings on to you, or a Surfboard Bag could be an “old model”, as surf accessory companies routinely update their Surfboard Bag lines.

Whatever the case, if you’re a bit flexible on brand, color and features, chances are you can find a great Surfboard Bag at a great price right here. Remember, there’s a difference between a Surfboard bag that’s “on sale” and a “cheap” Surfboard Bag. Don’t be fooled, make sure your getting a quality Surfboard Bag from a quality manufacturer at the right price, or your boards WILL pay the consequences. That’s what’s great about TheSurfboardWarehouse.com, we only sell quality products, so if you see a Surfboard Bag on Sale that you like, pull the trigger. Honestly, I’m just trying to keep it real and save you money.

“How do I choose a Surfboard Bag?”

Since our Blog has been down I’ve written a ton of articles within The Surfboard Warehouse site itself. So over the next few days I figured I’d post a lot of those articles here. We’ll start with one of my favorites, “How do I choose a Surfboard Bag”. At The Surfboard Warehouse this is a question we get asked on a daily basis, so I wrote this article as a high level overview when it comes to buying a Surfboard Bags. I hope you find it helpful, Enjoy!

Surfboard Bags: “How do I choose a Surfboard Bag?”

An Article By: Chris Hough, CEO: The Surfboard Warehouse

Choosing a Surfboard Bag should be a serious subject for any surfer. I mean what’s the point of all the research done during the process of buying a new surfboard if you’re not going get to the beach with that very board intact? All that time and research wasted, not to mention money and worse still, you could find yourself in a situation where the surf trip you’ve been planning for weeks or months (in some cases possibly years) is in jeopardy. I speak from experience, it’s worth your time and money to make sure you have the right bag and in some cases this article could save you money, as you don’t need to overspend. You simply need the right Surfboard Bag for your unique situation.

At the base level Surfboard Bags generally fall into three categories; surfboard socks, surfboard day bags and surfboard travel bags. Therefore, we must first decide what you’re doing with your surfboard, are you storing it? Are you walking down the street to surf? Do you need to make a car ride to the beach in order to surf and if so will your surfboard be inside your car or on the roof? Perhaps you’re planning a “surf trip” where air travel is involved. All of these are relevant questions to ask yourself when buying a Surfboard Bag.

The most cost effective option is the surfboard sock, offering very minimal protection, yet small and lightweight, therefor easy to carry and easy to store. If you live within walking distance to the beach or are able to put your surfboard inside your car a surfboard sock is a very viable option as you don’t necessary need an actual “Surfboard Bag”. However, to me if you’re putting your surfboard on the roof of your car I would choose a surfboard day bag instead. Day bags are typically designed with at least one side that’s heat reflective so that your surfboard stays cooler while in the sun, which helps protect your board and keeps your wax from getting all over everything. Keep this in mind while storing your board as well, if your board will be taking direct sunlight, a surfboard day bag is a better option than a sock.

When it comes to Surfboard Bags, travel surfboard bags get a bit more tricky, but at base level are designed for air travel when you don’t know who will be handling your surfboard(s) or what they might do to it/them. Travel bags are usually designed with 10 mm of foam vs 5 mm that comes standard with most day bags. DO NOT PLAN AIR TRAVEL USING A DAY BAG. I understand the desire to save money and not spring for the more pricey travel bag, but a day bag IS NOT designed for air travel, so you’re just asking for a disaster. There are cost effective travel surfboard bags that don’t offer all the bells and whistles, but still give you that key 10 mm foam padding.

At The Surfboard Warehouse we all surf, we care and we want you to get the right Surfboard Bag for your needs. I completely understand price is an issue, that’s why in most cases we offer FREE SHIPPING on ALL of our Surfboard Bags. That said I would caution you, know who you’re buying your Surfboard Bag from. Don’t get so suckered in by price that you’re getting an old bag, or a bag not made by a reputable manufacturer. You’re a surfer, we’re an ACTUAL surf shop that understands Surfboard Bags.

Surfboard Bags From: FCS, Dakine, Prolite, Ocean & Earth, Creatures of Leisure, Komunity Project, Gorilla, On A Mission, Destination, Sticky Bumps, Stay Covered

TheSurfboardWarehouse.com & Finatic.com “Times Change”

It feels like just yesterday The Surfboard Warehouse switched hosting companies and lost it’s blog. I was told “it didn’t get backed up” and that’s why I lost all my posts, past that you can blame me for never starting over. What can I say? I had been blogging for almost three years and lost everything. Wait for it. Fast forward 3 years later to the present and we have since moved our site again and made it mobile friendly. While looking into another error, someone says, “I think we can fix the blog…” Welp, here it is, with all the original posts intact! (feel free to go back in time an make fun of me) How is that even possible…

That brings me to how times have changed, over the last 3 years The Surfboard Warehouse has only become a more amazing Online Surf Shop, with more of the products you love. More Surfboard Bags, Surfboard Fins and Wetsuits among everything else. We’ve also witnessed Finatic, which was our Fin Testing Program, grow up, find it’s way (much like we found our blog) and become it’s own monster, which can now be seen at www.Finatic.com. All new programming, more Surfboard Fins to test, (Yep, FCS Fins, FCS II Fins, Futures Fins, Kinetik Racing Fins, 3D Fins, Creatures Fins and more are all in there) more features, better service and still the only program of its kind! If you want to get on it, $9.99/mo. allows you to test any set of fins you want. Think Netflix, but for Surfboard Fins and the Fin Reviews are SICK.

Exhibit A: Futures Fins – Black Stix 3.0 R1

By Kevin O.They really felt engaged and they tightened up a loose board I would definitely use them in the winter.

Personal
  1. What’s your height and weight? Height: 5 ft. 8 in. Weight: 193 lbs.
  2. On a scale of 1 – 10, what’s your level of surfing expertise? 6
Wave/Location Surfed
  1. Where is your home break? Florida
  2. Where did you surf these fins? Florida
  3. What were the approximate wave height(s)? 2-4 ft.
  4. What were the approximate wave conditions? Fair
  5. Misc. Wave/Location information. N/A
Board Questions
  1. What type of board did you put the fins on? Funboard
  2. What size board did you put the fins on? 7 ft. 6 in.
  3. Did you run the fins as a Thruster or Quad setup? N/A
  4. Misc. Board information. Torque pin tail

 

How SICK is that? Yep, Finatic is all grown up. Now that I have The Surfboard Warehouse Blog back, I promise I’ll get on it. ASAP By the way, it’s cold. If you need a new Wetsuit, check out the NEW Body Glove Wetsuits. You won’t be disappointed and you won’t be cold anymore. 😉 Until next time. (Hopefully less than 3 years)

Future Fins Josh Mulcoy 5-Fin Review

Hey Guys! I apologize I was unable to get this last review posted on Fri., however here it is! Then we’ll be back at filming, and I have something SICK in the works for the next Vid. we shoot, but for now we’ve got this BRAND NEW Fin Video Review fresh off the cam and posted to our YouTube channel for you! This time it’s the Future Fins Josh Mulcoy. These fins are unique because they are one of the only Future Fins sets dubbed for Kite Surfing. The Josh Mulcoy 5-Fin is a 5-Fin Set that has large surface area, with a large tip, which will allow bigger guys to throw buckets! These fins are great for large surf and top to bottom surfing and if you need more hold for your kite surfing, remember the Josh Mulcoy Fins are your go to fin! As always, we recommend that you try the Future Fins Josh Mulcoy Fins before you buy them in our Finaticâ„¢ Fin Testing Program! So, become a Finaticâ„¢ member and start testing fins to find which fins work best for you! As always any comments are welcome, thanks again for all your support!

Buy the Future Fins Josh Mulcoy Fins Here:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/p-1388-future-fins-josh-mulcoy-5-fin-set-br-perfect-for-kiteboarding.aspx

TRY the Future Fins Josh Mulcoy 5-Fin in Finaticâ„¢ HERE:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/p-477-finatic-subscription.aspx

Here’s a link to ALL of our Future Fins:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/c-2-future-fins.aspx

Here’s a link to our YouTube Future Fins John John Review:

http://youtu.be/IW2XI5mInrY

Or you can Watch the Future Fins Josh Mulcoy Review right Here:

Future Fins John John Fins Review

Finally! I got some more Future Fins reviews for you, we should be able to get one more Future Fin Review posted today, then we’ll be back at filming, and I have something SICK in the works for the next Vid. we shoot, but for now we’ve got this BRAND NEW Fin Video Review fresh off the cam and posted to our YouTube channel for you! Like I said, we’re going to keep knocking them out till we go over every fin we sell! The Future Fins John John and Grom John Fins are up! This is sick because these are both newer fins and have become some of our best selling sets in a short amount of time! The John John Fins are a Medium to Large template available in Tech Flex, while the Grom John is a small template better for smaller surfers or Groms. Get the set that’s best for your weight range and be ready to rip, cause these fins are dialed! As always, we recommend that you try the Future Fins John John or Grom Johns before you buy them in our Finaticâ„¢ Fin Testing Program! So, become a Finaticâ„¢ member and start testing fins to find which fins work best for you! As always any comments are welcome, thanks again for all your support!

Buy the Future Fins John John Fins Here:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/p-1946-future-fins-john-john-finsbrjohn-john-grom-john.aspx

Buy the Future Fins Grom John Fins Here:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/p-1946-future-fins-john-john-finsbrjohn-john-grom-john.aspx

TRY the Future Fins John John or Grom John in Finaticâ„¢ HERE:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/p-477-finatic-subscription.aspx

Here’s a link to ALL of our Future Fins:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/c-2-future-fins.aspx

Here’s a link to our YouTube Future Fins John John Review:

http://youtu.be/NdsNiMiGw7Y

Or you can Watch the Future Fins John John Review right Here:

FCS II Quad Rear Fin Reviews

So here’s a new Fin Video Review, fresh off the cam and posted to our YouTube channel. This review is SICK because it rounds out the current FCS II line! That’s right, with the addition of the FCS Quad Rear Vid. we are DONE reviewing the new FCS II Fin system and the launch of the FCS II “Essential Range”. Now, the FCS II Quad Rears come in three templates, the Reactor Quad Rears, the Performer Quad Rears and the Carver Quad Rears, in multiple sizes and in either Performance Core Carbon or Glass Flex. Remember that FCS II Fins are SCREWLESS making them perfect for our Finaticâ„¢ Fin Testing Programâ„¢ so try any of the FCS II Quad Rear Fins before you buy them with Finaticâ„¢ and get them dialed. As always any comments are welcome, thanks again for all your support! More FCS II Vids. to come, peace.

Buy the FCS 2 Quad Rear Fins here:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/s-271-quad-rears.aspx

TRY the BRAND NEW FCS 2 Quad Rear Fins HERE:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/p-477-finatic-subscription.aspx

Here’s a link to ALL of our FCS II Fins:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/c-271-fcs-ii-fins.aspx

Here’s a link to our FCS II Quad Rear Fin Review on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/H-VsECwaEI8

Watch the FCS II Quad Rear Fin review on YouTube Channel Here:

FCS II Carver Fins Review

So here’s a new Fin Video Review. Last one of the day, fresh off the cam and posted to our YouTube channel. Now this one’s exciting because this continues our reviews of the BRAND NEW FCS II Fins! With that allow me to introduce the FCS II Carver Fins which are one of the first four “essential” Fins released for the new FCS II Fin system. Now, these fins come in multiple sizes, with the availability of Quad Rears. The FCS II Carver Fins are designed to be ridden in Medium to Large and have FCS II flat foil for controlled maneuvers and the Carver Fins are available in FCS’s new Performance Core Carbon material giving you even more control for those long drawn out turns! Remember that FCS II Fins are SCREWLESS making them perfect for our Finaticâ„¢ Fin Testing Programâ„¢ so try the FCS II Carver Fins before you buy them with Finaticâ„¢ and get them dialed. As always any comments are welcome, thanks again for all your support! More FCS II Vids. to come, peace.

Buy the FCS 2 Carver Fins here:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/p-1956-fcs-ii-fins-carverbrthruster-quad-rearsbrall-materialsall-sizes.aspx

TRY the BRAND NEW FCS 2 Carver Fins HERE:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/p-477-finatic-subscription.aspx

Here’s a link to ALL of our FCS II Fins:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/c-271-fcs-ii-fins.aspx

Here’s a link to our FCS II Reactor Fin Review on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/sqvaewg62k4

Watch the FCS II Carver Fin review on YouTube Channel Here:

FCS II Reactor Fins Review

So here’s a new Fin Video Review! Fresh off the cam and posted to our YouTube channel. Now this one’s exciting because this continues our reviews of the BRAND NEW FCS II Fins! With that allow me to introduce the FCS II Reactor Fins which is one of the first four “essential” Fins released for the new FCS II Fin system. Now, these fins come multiple sizes, with the availability of Quad Rears. The FCS II Reactor Fins are designed to be ridden in small to Medium Surf with FCS II flat foil for quick, controlled maneuvers and the Reactor Fins are available in FCS’s new Performance Core Carbon material giving you even more control! Remember that FCS II Fins are SCREWLESS making them perfect for our Finaticâ„¢ Fin Testing Programâ„¢ so try the FCS II Reactor Fins before you buy them with Finaticâ„¢ and get them dialed. As always any comments are welcome, thanks again for all your support! More FCS II Vids. to come, peace.

Buy the FCS 2 Reactor Fins here:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/p-1954-fcs-ii-fins-reactorbrthruster-quad-rearsbrall-materialsall-sizes.aspx

TRY the BRAND NEW FCS 2 Fins HERE:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/p-477-finatic-subscription.aspx

Here’s a link to ALL of our FCS II Fins:

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com/c-271-fcs-ii-fins.aspx

Here’s a link to our FCS II Reactor Fin Review on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/q6xD-g1hhmM

Watch the FCS II Reactor Fin review on YouTube Channel Here: