Boardcave.com.au has a large range of Surfboard Bags
to suit your needs and we have decided to put together a Surfboard Bag Guide
to ensure you get the right bag for what you want to do with your surfboard. Check out our Sales Page
for cheap Surfboard Bags.
Types of Boardbags
>> Shortboard Bags - These bags are designed for boards that have a width of less than 19 inches.
>> Hybrid Board Bags - This type of board bag is great for boards that have a standard shortboard shape but also has a little more width to it
>> Fish/Retro Board Bags - These bags will fit boards that have a wider general outline including a wider nose and tail and come in models like the 6'3" Retro Fish Lite Bag
>> Longboards - These are the big boys needed to fit your biggest and longest templates when you need to protect them from the elements.
Thickness for your Surfboard Bag
>> Heavyweight Bags are generally best for air travel. They will normally be around 10mm thick giving you plenty of padding for when you want to fly your boards somewhere. Don't rely on gentle baggage handlers, instead make sure you're prepared with a nice thick Surfboard Bag
>> Lightweight Surfboard Bags are great for everyday use. When you're throwing your boards on the roof or in the bag of the van, the reflective side for your lighter-weight surfboard bag will ensure you're protected without needed the full 10mm thickness to lug around. Lightweight Bags are generally 5mm in thickness and as mentioned generally have one side with a reflective material to reduce heat stress like the Creatures Universal Day Use Bag
>> Surfboard Socks or Surfboard Sox are great even-lighter-weight covers for your boards when you're most worried about getting wax on everything. With a stretchy nature and a soft feel, a surfboard sock like the Creatures Universal Stretch Sock
ensures you can move your board around without getting too much wax on everything else.
How many boards in your surfboard board bag?
Choosing the right amount of surfboard capacity for your board bag can be tricky. With a large range of bags out there incuding Single Day Use Board Bags, Universal Double Bags
, Triple Bags, Quad Surfboard Bags with Wheels and Multi-tour bags.
>> Single Day Use Bags - these bags are great for just one board at a time
>> Double Surfboard Bags - These bags are for transporting two surfboards and generally have a divider inside
>> Quad Surfboard Bags with Wheels or Quad Wheelies - these boards are great for air travel when you have connecting flights. They can take 4 boards generally and have built in wheels to help you get around those airport terminals
>> Multi Tour Bags - these bad boys are for your hardcore surf adventures. With a general capacity for 3 boards including their fins or 6 boards without fins, you can basically bring your whole quiver with you
Surfboard Bag Lengths
The length of your Surfboard board bag
, is an easy one to figure out. Basically, the board bag length is to suit boards that length and smaller. While you can sometimes fit in larger surfboards, why bother? If you have a 6'8" Surfboard, then grab yourself a 6'8" Surfboard Bag.
Surfboard socks on the other hand give you a bit of leeway. The general rule is that you can throw a sock on anything with about 3 inches of leeway either way. So if your surfboard sock is 6'7", you can get away with using it generally for 6'4" to 6'10" boards.
While you're looking at Surfboard Covers
make sure you also check out the Board Calculator
to ensure you are riding the right board for you and see what other models are out there to suit your individual skill level.
Helpful Surfboard Board Bag Links
>> Check out the Baggage Allowances and fees
and charges for a variety of flights and destinations through Air Asia
simple to use Fee Calculator.
>> Also have a look at Qantas for their Sporting Equipment
rates and charges.