The Global Boardriderz Surfboard Bag is a revolutionary surfboard bag specifically designed for airline travel to address the problem of boards breaking during baggage handling operations. This idea came from the unfortunate breaking of my surfboard while on a trip to Kangaroo Island (Read the full story here), it was the first time i’d had a board break on a flight but while speaking to many surfing friends they said it was normal and even expected sometimes.
Our bags contain three seperate compartments. A compartment that can accomodate two (if not three) surfboards is enclosed by two other compartments designed to accomodate clothes and other gear such as wetsuits and towels. These other two compartments provide cushioning to the board compartment in addition to the protective features of the bag.
The board compartment in foam lined on all sides, with an additional layer of foam between the two boards. A hard polyurethane film also provides further protection to the boards providing a hybrid solution between a soft and hard case.
The bags design allows for just one bag to be taken on a surf trip with our bag being able to accommodate boards, wetsuits, towels, accessories and clothes in one bag eliminating the need for multiple bags and reducing costs on airlines that charge extra for multiple bags a common occurrence in North America.