How To Pack Surfboards
Knowing how to pack surfboards can make or break a surf trip. The amount of effort necessary for packing for a surf trip is different for every surfer, but one thing is certain, arriving at a surf destination with a broken board is not coo-bogus-nachos indeed. Learning how to pack surfboards properly is an essential skill for every surfer.
- Board Bag
- Bubble Wrap
- Bag. A good board bag is the most important part of packing surfboards for a surf trip. A top of the line bag will likely render this article moot. Riders on a budget can make due with any travel bag designed for air travel.
- Remove the fins. This is common sense, but you can fit more boards in a bag if you remove the fins.
- Cardboard. The most vulnerable areas on a surfboard are the nose, tail, and rails. To pack surfboards with cardboard cut cardboard into nose, rail, and tail-shaped pieces and tape them to the board. Sometimes a t-shirt under the nose cardboard will protect the rocker.
- Bubble-wrap. Space permitting, it's best to wrap the whole board in bubble wrap. Bubble wrap is one of the best things around to pack surfboards safely.
- Wax. If traveling to the tropics, it is best to remove all wax before you pack surfboards. There is nothing fun about opening a bag of melted wax.
- Clothes and Towels. The smart surfer knows that a board bag doubles as a suitcase. Stuffing clothing and towels around the board is a safe and efficient way to pack surfboards.