New to surf travel and unsure how to pack for a surf trip or how to pack a surfboard bag?
At some point in your surfing journey, you will (hopefully!) take a serious surf trip to get serious waves! Multiple surfboards and a surfboard ‘coffin’ will be required. See how to pack a surfboard coffin and, in general, how to pack for a surf trip.
Hey, welcome to Benny’s Boardroom. Welcome back. I am excited because tomorrow I am going to South Africa and South Africa gets really good, big, powerful waves. So, naturally, I’m bringing a few boards!
I thought I would show you how I’m packing my coffin, which is basically a board bag that carries multiple boards. In this case I am bringing four boards, so that next time you’re going on a trip to Indonesia or Hawaii or a place that you’re going to solely for the purpose of surfing and you need to pack a few boards because it’s a serious surf trip, hopefully this will help you out. Let’s go have a look.
As you can see, I’ve already started packing. I’ve got my surfboard coffin here. This is by Creatures of Leisure. I like the Creatures of Leisure coffins probably the best. You can see that I’ve already packed my four boards in here because I’m going to South Africa where the waves are bigger and more powerful.
You can see that I have put the four boards in. [00:01:00] Here’s my biggest board at the bottom [7’0 Psillakis gun surfboard]. This is a step up, which is a 6’6 Channel Islands Fred Rubble [See the CI Fred Rubble review…], that’s probably what I’ll end up surfing most of the time. If it gets smaller, I’ve got a small to kind of medium size wave board here, the Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto [See the HS Hypto Krypto review…]. Then, this board is actually not mine, that’s for my wife because she surfs!
So I’ve got four boards packed in here, and you can see, I’ve got these cool little foam nose protectors. Now, you don’t need these, but if you get to your destination and you have a really bad ding in the nose or the tail, you’re going to have to get it fixed right away. Rail dings are relatively easy to fix, [00:01:30] but I highly recommend these if you can find them. I think these cost about $20 or something per set, and they just help protect the tip and tail, which is the hardest part of the board to protect.
Because I’m going to South Africa on this trip, I’m going to need some cold water gear. So I’ve got an O’Neill 5:3 Psycho 3 steamer wetsuit here [See the O’Neill Psycho 3 review…]. If I was going to someplace warmer, this would be replaced by boardies, and whatever other soft kind of stuff I was packing.
I’m just going to pack this around the nose just to give it a bit of extra [00:02:00] protection. Then I’m going to take my booties and this hood. Sorry, gloves, hood, booties, hopefully all of which I won’t have to wear, but I probably will, and I’m just going to chuck these down here by the tail, to give that a bit of protection.
Then with the Creatures bag, and actually most bags, you’ll see it comes with this pouch that actually velcros in, but my boards are so big that they don’t actually fit with the pouch attached where it’s meant to be. But either way, you can see [00:02:30] that I’ve got fins for my boards in here. Then you can pop this open and chuck extra leashes in, or sun cream or whatever you might need. I’m just going to chuck that down here, again, just to give it a bit of protection where I have space. Then, zip this bad boy up.
There you go. There is a coffin all packed and ready to go to a place that has good waves, which, hopefully, I’m going to get some good waves when I go to South Africa.
So anyways, thanks for watching, and hope this helps you next time you’re packing for a serious surf trip.
OUTRO: You will successfully pack for a surfboard trip, grasshopper. I’m sure of it.