The best surfboard travel bags

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Surfboard travel bags: protect your favorite board from cracks and heat | Photo: Dakine

Surfboard travel bags protect your plank from unwanted dings and sunlight and will make your surf trips last longer.

Whether you're traveling by plane, by car, in a bicycle or just walking barefoot to your local surf spot, you must always protect your surfboard.

Cracks, holes, and fissures will damage your board. The best way to avoid ding repair kits is by getting yourself a quality surfboard bag. In the end, you'll be saving money.

Surfboard travel bags have several functions. A good board cover will protect your surfboard from the harmful effects caused by the sun rays and the sun heat.

A surfboard in a bag can be easily mounted on a bike rack or a car rack. If you're on a surf trip, protecting your favorite stick is critical. If you live by the beach, get your hands free for a mobile phone or a wetsuit bag.

Multiple Boards, Wheels, and Pockets

Travel bag manufacturers are developing models that may accommodate a single or multiple surfboards, with individual pockets for fins and FCS keys.

Everyone should own, at least, a single board bag for the daily surf sessions. Regular airline travelers may opt for surfboard coffins, with or without wheels.

The best surfboard travel bags offer reinforced foam padding, resistant outer layer, heat reflective tarpaulin, water-resistant materials, and durable zippers and shoulder straps.

Surfboards should fit tight, but not too much. For example, if you've got a 6'2'' surfboard, a 6'4'' surfboard travel bag will be a good pick.

In an emergency, you may get a bigger board in it without a problem. Take a look at our favorite models for 2019/2020:

 

Dakine Daylight Thruster

Dakine Daylight Thruster

The DaKine Daylight Thruster surfboard bag features heat resistant tarpaulin material and padding, and comes equipped with a padded shoulder strap, heavy-duty, corrosion proof, wrap around zipper, and a wax pocket.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

DaKine Recon Double Thruster

DaKine Recon Double Thruster

The DaKine Recon Double Thruster bag features a heat reflecting, energy shield bottom, durable 600D polyester top, 3/8" closed cell foam padding throughout, and a heavy-duty, corrosion-proof zipper.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

DaKine Daylight Noserider

DaKine Daylight Noserider

The DaKine Daylight Noserider deflects the sun's rays and comes with a corrosion-proof zipper which opens and closes smoothly even after seasons of exposure to salty air and water.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

DaKine Shuttle Thruster

DaKine Shuttle Thruster

The DaKine Shuttle Thruster is a minimalist solution that offers protection with its 1/4-inch foam padding and heat-and-element resistant tarpaulin material. Compact and easy to use.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

DaKine World Traveler Quad

DaKine World Traveler Quad

The DaKine World Traveler Quad allows you to carry up to four surfboards by air, ground, and sea. Features 3/4-inch sidewall padding for maximum impact protection and built-in lash points for secure tie-down on roof racks.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Pro-Lite Rhino

Pro-Lite Rhino

The Pro-Lite Rhino surfboard bag features 10mm foam protection for airline travel and large exterior pockets with drainage. It was designed to hold one or two boards.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Curve Boost Travel Shortboard

Curve Boost Travel Shortboard

The Curve Boost Travel Shortboard offers extra nose and tail protection, and a built-in strap that wraps around the tail of your surfboard holding it firm inside the bag and away from the zipper.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Pro-Lite Wheeled Coffin

Pro-Lite Wheeled Coffin

The Pro-Lite Wheeled Coffin features 10mm foam, molded noncorrosive zippers, interior storage/fin pockets, tie-down loops, super tough rollerblade wheels, and individual spaces that hold 2-4 surfboards.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

SurfStow SUP Deluxe Transport

SurfStow SUP Deluxe Transport

The SurfStow SUP Deluxe Transport is a lightweight, heavily padded transport case for stand-up paddleboards.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

FCS Day All Purpose Cover

FCS Day All Purpose Cover

The FCS Day All Purpose Cover features 5mm foam padding throughout the bag for protection, noncorrosive zippers that will last for years, 3D rail defenses, and an ergonomic shoulder pad.

Buy: Amazon.com


The surfboard travel bag review has been updated on June 20, 2019.

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