(I am assuming a large chunk of the crew here is not based in the U.S.) ... you can move around cheaply within the U.S. with your board/s.
We have an airline called Allegiant. I do not have a clue on how you say that.. but they came to my town -East Bumf__k- this year and offer killer deals to Florida. A ticket varies from $50-75. They only fly in/out two days a week, but the biggie for me is that a board only costs $50 per leg. (mine is direct to Orlando/Daytona)
The major player -US Airways- flys twin turbo props from here to a major hub where you connect to other major hubs. ..they get $200 a board - per leg. Oh.. and they will not take them on their turbo props at all because the baggage holds are too small.
Allegiant has a reputation of being crude, rude and as easily contacted as someone at Google. I heard one where the flight was detour'd to take a mechanic to an airport to fix one of their planes. (when you see the route map - you will know why that it is not realistic to have a mechanic at every stop .. especially like mine: 2 days a week)
The other thing the majors do: limit your size. The Allegiant prints clearly that you can take fricking sailboards with masts and s__t.
I cannot imagine you wanting to fly all the way here to test water park peaks in Central Kansas, but at least you know there is an option to move around if you can get here cheap.