Surfboard Protection Options4 comments
There are two more types of surf board bags to discuss. One is the minimum protection option and the other is the ultimate protection option. The board sock is the lightweight and cheap option and is ideal for carrying your board to the beach. The hard case offers maximum protection for a surfboard and is the best option to guard against dings or breaks when traveling or storing.
The Board Sock
The surfboard sock offers the least protection of any board covering. It is essentially a large sock that fits over your surfboard. These are made of stretchy cotton-like material and provide a light covering. The sock is great for carrying your board down to the beach or protecting it while it is hanging around the house or garage. The sock also doubles as a handy beach towel when you've finished surfing.
- Offers the least protection of any board bag.
- Adds light weight for easy carrying.
- Prevents surf wax on your board from covering your best surf t-shirt when carrying your board around.
- Is ideal for short distance transportation.
The Hard Case
The surfboard hard case is the best protection for a surfboard. The hard case is made of a hard plastic mold and is like a suitcase for your surfboard. These cases offer a solid surround for your boards making them practically ding-proof. Travel with the knowledge that your boards will emerge safely at the other end.
- Offers the most protection of any board bag.
- Has considerable weight and is expensive.
- Fly safe in the knowledge that the baggage handler is now powerless!
- Is great for long-term storage.
That's it for board bags, socks, and hard cases. Now let's learn how to pack your surfboard properly!
on Dec 21, 2011
|where should I buy a hard case for traveling with two surfboards?|
on Dec 22, 2011
|The only place I know to get a hard case at is surfcase.com - they have several different options.|
This article was written a while ago, and since then there is a new offering on the market which is well worth considering. A company called Soma are producing an inflatable board bag which provides excellent protection. I can't find details on the Soma website but you can see them here
on Feb 21, 2013
|Hi Mike & Surf Patrol. Surfcase.com is back in business and accepting orders for their hard shell surfboard case. It can actually fit up to three shortboards.|
on Mar 17, 2013
|were can i find a surf board sock for a 5'6 board for like $30|