Flying with a longboard

Discussion in 'Surf Travel' started by ScooterRed, May 27, 2016.

  1. ScooterRed

    ScooterRed Member

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    Mar 4, 2011
    Hey dudes,

    Taking my first surf trip to Costa Rica in late June. Need some advice: I surf a longboard as I'm not that good. First, has anyone travelled with a longboard before? I'm unsure if I can bring it with me. I'm flying Delta. Also, will I be able to rent a decent board down there?

    Thanks and enjoy the weekend!
     
  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    You can bring it, just have to pay the over-sized bag fee, every air line is different, Delta is probably expensive. You can rent boards down there too, which if "you aren't that good", that may be your best bet. FYI, if you progress in your surfing and become skilled, you can still ride a LB, it's acceptable. It's not just for newbs, so keep that LB and ride it with pride :cool:
     

  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    OH, and I don't recall seeing a Herro Thread, maybe I missed it, but if you never introduced yourself, that's a good start as well. You'll get better advice and treatment from the gang if you do, trust me.
     
  4. ScooterRed

    ScooterRed Member

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    Mar 4, 2011
    Cool. Thanks, DawnPatrol.
     
  5. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    fk youuu savman hello thread mfers.
     
  6. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Anytime dude
     
  7. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Go somewhere that you can rent a board. You already admitted you're not that good so there is no need for you to bring along fine tuned equipment. Just rent once you get there and save yourself $300+ in board fees, damage to your board, and the hassle of dragging around a boardbag in the airport and customs.
     
  8. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Do you sand reconne?

    + 1 - Who is you, we know what you ride, where do you reside?
     
  9. crindlefish

    crindlefish Well-Known Member

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    Apr 23, 2015
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    These guys surf longborts. They seem pretty good
    As long as you don't travel with a bort the size of the last one you shouldn't have too much trouble.
    Anywhey
    Welcomme and happy surf season
     
  10. ScooterRed

    ScooterRed Member

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    Mar 4, 2011
    I'm actually decent at surfing. Didn't want to come off as a jerk. Reside in South shore, Massachusetts
     
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  11. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Welcomme savman
     
  12. ScooterRed

    ScooterRed Member

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    Mar 4, 2011
    Thanks, Zeroevol.
     
  13. crindlefish

    crindlefish Well-Known Member

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    Apr 23, 2015
    Yo south shore whereabouts
     
  14. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 30, 2008
    I've traveled through central merica' with LB. Can be a pain in da arse with the smaller planes but it managed to get to my destinations. I found myself on a family trip to CR last year but I was unable to bring a board due to business travel (I went directly from work trip to CR) so I found myself boardless. Rest of the family ride small boards so I had no choice but to rent. I found a place outside Hermosa that rented all kinds of quality boards. I can't recall name but it's the place that Jim hogan used to or maybe still does run. Local shaper (certon). Good board - worked out great. Cost was cheap. $20/day
     
  15. Towelie

    Towelie Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2014
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    nose riding.....

    "hang gnome"

    south shore mass sounds serious. I usually surf north shore.... north shore long island... I meant to say I rip it, excuse me.
     
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  16. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    is this roy in a yellow suite? color is off
     
  17. Towelie

    Towelie Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    its new bro.
     
  18. red dog

    red dog Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    I too, am from the south shore of mass! surf capital of New England! LOL! do not bring a board! I went to Tamarindo 2 years ago and depending obviously were your going, you'll find all kinds of rentals! I remember seeing families adding so much xtra work and aggravation just to have your own board! fk that! id worry to much about the safety of my board! pain in the arss! also, you might want to try to go smaller because of conditions! P.S where the hell is your intro thread????
     
  19. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Flying with a longboard??
    Does it have a propeller or jet??

    btw, sure are a lot of massholes in this thread!!
     
  20. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    moo better advice dont go to tamarindo...