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  1. #11
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    bumping this thread. nobody answered the shipping part about his question. How long does it usually take to ship a board using ground shipping? i won a board in a contest from san diego and (i hope; he hasn't answered me in a while) he sent it supposedly about three weeks a go. when do you think i could expect it? thanks y'all

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757surfer View Post
    bumping this thread. nobody answered the shipping part about his question. How long does it usually take to ship a board using ground shipping? i won a board in a contest from san diego and (i hope; he hasn't answered me in a while) he sent it supposedly about three weeks a go. when do you think i could expect it? thanks y'all
    Dude, you can ship a car quicker than 3 weeks.

    USPS doesn't ship anything that big......UPS says max of 6 days from CA to anywhere in the lower 48.

    I'd ask him for the tracking number. If he doesn't have one, I'd be very suspicious. Good luck!

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    Thank momma! i'm gonna ask him for it. he's just really hard to get a hold of. he hates cell phones so he never answers his. i mean it was free so i didn't pay any money for it but dammit i want this board! it was a hand shaped custom Round nose fish design. plus my brother did some artwork for me that we sent and he had it painted on. here's i picture of it. I JUST WANNA RIDE THE DAMN THING! haha
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757surfer View Post
    Thank momma! i'm gonna ask him for it. he's just really hard to get a hold of. he hates cell phones so he never answers his. i mean it was free so i didn't pay any money for it but dammit i want this board! it was a hand shaped custom Round nose fish design. plus my brother did some artwork for me that we sent and he had it painted on. here's i picture of it. I JUST WANNA RIDE THE DAMN THING! haha
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
    It wouldn't let me see the picture I wanta see!

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    ah damn. let me attach the file.
    This was before the art was put on. ill post one of the art too!
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  6. #16
    I did this too. Well, it was a one way trip on Amtrak from Von Sol in SD. Von Sol packed up a board and sent it Amtrak. Took about a week. I was able to pick it up safe and sound on the east coast.
    Quote Originally Posted by djchi82 View Post
    I was looking at how to get a board from L.A. back to the East coast and baggage fees are ridiculous. Largely it just not worth it and it almost better to buy one or find a good place to rent decent boards.

    If you really have your heart set on surfing your own board, take a look at Amtrak.
    You can ship a board from Baltimore to L.A. for about $60 depending on the size of the board. You still need to pack it and protect it well. If you drop off your board and buy a freight ticket it takes a bout 1 week to arrive cross country. Amtrak will hold it for days until you can pick it up.

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    I'm also going out there this summer and have arranged to have a board shaped out there and shipped back when I leave. They told me it's a $160 flat rate (for a 9'6") plus $60 packing fee. The airline would cost me $150 each way. This works for me this year planning a new purchase and taking it one way.

    I should mention that last year when I was out there renting a board was a joke, I ended up on a crappy piece of foamy sponge (but still had a blast) because that was basicilly all that was availible, renting something good for a week would cost almost as much as buying a new board.

    I think the craigslist idea is good though and will likely do that next year. Though also if the trip is limited timewise I could see it being a drag spending a day or two looking for a board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757surfer View Post
    bumping this thread. nobody answered the shipping part about his question. How long does it usually take to ship a board using ground shipping? i won a board in a contest from san diego and (i hope; he hasn't answered me in a while) he sent it supposedly about three weeks a go. when do you think i could expect it? thanks y'all
    I just shipped a 6 foot board to florida. I went to a local surf shop and got a huge box that had been used to send them a SUP. Cut the box down to size, used a combination of things i had on hand...foam, carpet padding, bought a bit of bubble wrap.

    Final box dims were 6 foot x 10 inches x 21 inches. Weight as shipped was 30 pounds.

    It had to get shipped tto a specific street address and the cheapest option I found was UPS ground for $150. 5 days.

    If the recipeint had been willing to pick the board up a bus station, Greyhound would have shipped it for $75.

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    Here is a link with some tips on how to ship a surfboard - cost and packing ideas. Good luck!

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
    I just shipped a 6 foot board to florida. I went to a local surf shop and got a huge box that had been used to send them a SUP. Cut the box down to size, used a combination of things i had on hand...foam, carpet padding, bought a bit of bubble wrap.

    Final box dims were 6 foot x 10 inches x 21 inches. Weight as shipped was 30 pounds.

    It had to get shipped tto a specific street address and the cheapest option I found was UPS ground for $150. 5 days.

    If the recipeint had been willing to pick the board up a bus station, Greyhound would have shipped it for $75.
    Ship Greyhound.