The right surfboards can make or break your trip! We suggest you monitor the surf forecast for your destination and plan what boards you are going to take according to the waves expected during your stay. The types and kinds of boards you ride are obviously a personal preference but we find that the most effective and experienced surf travelers bring 2 – 4 surfboards wherever they go, carry along multiple sets of fins, always have brand new leashes on them, the right wax, and little details like extra fin keys, fin screws, a resin repair kit; and carry everything in a modern, lightweight board-bag equipped with a set of surfboard tie-downs. A lot of other items can be purchased at your destination but surfboards you like and want to use on your trip are irreplaceable, take care of them!
Of course another factor in the decision making process is to utilize airline carriers that are surfboard friendly whenever possible. If surfboards are free on one carrier do you best to maximize the number of boards you decide to take based on the weight limit. If surfboards are charged extra on another carrier and budget is an issue take the time to choose a little more wisely and don’t try to stuff that extra board into your bag if you don’t absolutely need it.
Most airlines will allow you to bring a boardbag up to 50lbs, or about 23 kilograms.