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2017 Airline Surfboard Boardbag Fee Guide For Surfers

The 2016 Surfers Airline Boardbag guide will help you NOT get burned by airline boardbag fees.

We started this article a few years back after I paid over $700 on a trip to INDO with 2 surfboards—I wrote this article to F#$K those airlines that took my hard earned cash and also to help you not get bent over like me.

This is by far our best article—we update this list weekly and have more than 100 user comments and feedback which we are constantly incorporating into the content so that you have the best information possible.

Enjoy and keep traveling no matter what you do in this life.

Surfing Bali Indonesia

The 'Wet Season' is great for beginners/intermediates, being from the UK I don't get to surf anything decent for more than 4 weeks per year, so any practice is good practice.

This season spans technically from November-Feb/March although the best time to go is January-March, as the rain has stopped (for the most part) and the swells are very consistently 3-6ft.

The 'Dry Season' which runs from May-September is the 'real deal' when it comes to Bali. From July-September there are consistently 4-7ft swells rolling in week after week. The 'Dry Season' which runs from May-September is the 'real deal' when it comes to Bali. From July-September there are consistently 4-7ft swells rolling in week after week.

Four Apps for the Modern Day Surfer

If you want to do your own research on how to surf properly or hone your skills further, here are three apps that you may want to give a go.

Santa Barbara Surfer Leaves It All Behind To Sail To Tahiti

Have you ever wanted to leave everything behind, get on a sailboat and explore the world while in search of the perfect wave?

Not only is this possible, but we found someone who has actually done it and decided to pick her brain about ecology and surfing.

Liz Clark, nominated 2014 Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic, sat down with us—virtually—from her boat in French Polynesia and gave us a unique perspective.

Hemp Revolution

Our motto here at Afends is ‘Question Everything’ and we’ve taken it to a whole new level.

Our new documentary, 'The Hemp Revolution’, explores the modern day hemp industry - it’s sustainable & ecological qualities, as well as the (unfounded) taboo and stigma surrounding its use. Why do petroleum based products have a monopoly on most industries, when there are much more sustainable materials that we should be using?

There may be a lot of conspiracies surrounding hemp and its uses, but there’s no denying the fact that the fashion industry is one of the most damaging industries in the world and we all need work towards un-doing the damage we’ve done, before it’s too late.

Join The Afends Hemp Revolution!

The Surfboard Maker Chet Frost

The materials Chet uses include – salvaged wood from the beach, scrap wood from portable mills (that would otherwise be burnt), dead and down from our forests, and logs salvaged from lakes.

Hollow wooden surfboards can last a lifetime – something you could hand down to your grandkids! These boards are comparable to cedar strip kayaks and canoes, you can see these boats lasting 80 years plus that are still being used!

2017 Airline Surfboard Boardbag Fee Guide For Surfers

The 2016 Surfers Airline Boardbag guide will help you NOT get burned by airline boardbag fees.

We started this article a few years back after I paid over $700 on a trip to INDO with 2 surfboards—I wrote this article to F#$K those airlines that took my hard earned cash and also to help you not get bent over like me.

This is by far our best article—we update this list weekly and have more than 100 user comments and feedback which we are constantly incorporating into the content so that you have the best information possible.

Enjoy and keep traveling no matter what you do in this life.

Surfing Bali Indonesia

The 'Wet Season' is great for beginners/intermediates, being from the UK I don't get to surf anything decent for more than 4 weeks per year, so any practice is good practice.

This season spans technically from November-Feb/March although the best time to go is January-March, as the rain has stopped (for the most part) and the swells are very consistently 3-6ft.

The 'Dry Season' which runs from May-September is the 'real deal' when it comes to Bali. From July-September there are consistently 4-7ft swells rolling in week after week. The 'Dry Season' which runs from May-September is the 'real deal' when it comes to Bali. From July-September there are consistently 4-7ft swells rolling in week after week.

Surfing Northern Baja Mexico 2016

Driving though those dirt road towns that felt like the wild west, I would always be transported to a mythical time—at the very least I would be able to surf some sick waves without tons of OC kooks in the line-up (no offense to you if you live in the OC, that's where I grew up). Here is the deal, Northern Baja gets all those step angled swells that just race right by us in Ventura—but down in Baja this creates an entirely different kind of magic. Look at this chart of a 305 degree swell, Baja is getting lit up like a Christmas tree.

2017 Airline Surfboard Boardbag Fee Guide For Surfers

The 2016 Surfers Airline Boardbag guide will help you NOT get burned by airline boardbag fees.

We started this article a few years back after I paid over $700 on a trip to INDO with 2 surfboards—I wrote this article to F#$K those airlines that took my hard earned cash and also to help you not get bent over like me.

This is by far our best article—we update this list weekly and have more than 100 user comments and feedback which we are constantly incorporating into the content so that you have the best information possible.

Enjoy and keep traveling no matter what you do in this life.

Four Apps for the Modern Day Surfer

If you want to do your own research on how to surf properly or hone your skills further, here are three apps that you may want to give a go.

Surfing Northern Baja Mexico 2016

Driving though those dirt road towns that felt like the wild west, I would always be transported to a mythical time—at the very least I would be able to surf some sick waves without tons of OC kooks in the line-up (no offense to you if you live in the OC, that's where I grew up). Here is the deal, Northern Baja gets all those step angled swells that just race right by us in Ventura—but down in Baja this creates an entirely different kind of magic. Look at this chart of a 305 degree swell, Baja is getting lit up like a Christmas tree.

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Santa Barbara Surfer Leaves It All Behind To Sail To Tahiti

Have you ever wanted to leave everything behind, get on a sailboat and explore the world while in search of the perfect wave?

Not only is this possible, but we found someone who has actually done it and decided to pick her brain about ecology and surfing.

Liz Clark, nominated 2014 Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic, sat down with us—virtually—from her boat in French Polynesia and gave us a unique perspective.

Hemp Revolution

Our motto here at Afends is ‘Question Everything’ and we’ve taken it to a whole new level.

Our new documentary, 'The Hemp Revolution’, explores the modern day hemp industry - it’s sustainable & ecological qualities, as well as the (unfounded) taboo and stigma surrounding its use. Why do petroleum based products have a monopoly on most industries, when there are much more sustainable materials that we should be using?

There may be a lot of conspiracies surrounding hemp and its uses, but there’s no denying the fact that the fashion industry is one of the most damaging industries in the world and we all need work towards un-doing the damage we’ve done, before it’s too late.

Join The Afends Hemp Revolution!

Coastal Cruise with Gordon Fontaine

The lineups are packed with miscellaneous surf-craft, and the waves are rarely solid, but by January summer is sorely missed by surfers in the Northern latitudes. This clip follows Gordon Fontaine as he cruises through France and Spain, evoking sweet memories for any surfer who’s taken a European road trip during the sun-soaked season.

Hemp Revolution

Our motto here at Afends is ‘Question Everything’ and we’ve taken it to a whole new level.

Our new documentary, 'The Hemp Revolution’, explores the modern day hemp industry - it’s sustainable & ecological qualities, as well as the (unfounded) taboo and stigma surrounding its use. Why do petroleum based products have a monopoly on most industries, when there are much more sustainable materials that we should be using?

There may be a lot of conspiracies surrounding hemp and its uses, but there’s no denying the fact that the fashion industry is one of the most damaging industries in the world and we all need work towards un-doing the damage we’ve done, before it’s too late.

Join The Afends Hemp Revolution!

Surfing Northern Baja Mexico 2016

Driving though those dirt road towns that felt like the wild west, I would always be transported to a mythical time—at the very least I would be able to surf some sick waves without tons of OC kooks in the line-up (no offense to you if you live in the OC, that's where I grew up). Here is the deal, Northern Baja gets all those step angled swells that just race right by us in Ventura—but down in Baja this creates an entirely different kind of magic. Look at this chart of a 305 degree swell, Baja is getting lit up like a Christmas tree.

The Surfboard Maker Chet Frost

The materials Chet uses include – salvaged wood from the beach, scrap wood from portable mills (that would otherwise be burnt), dead and down from our forests, and logs salvaged from lakes.

Hollow wooden surfboards can last a lifetime – something you could hand down to your grandkids! These boards are comparable to cedar strip kayaks and canoes, you can see these boats lasting 80 years plus that are still being used!

New Surf Travel App and Help Us Plant Trees

People say you can't get anything for free anymore but they are wrong. Here it is. Grab it and leave us a review—we'd be stoked. Or search for Wave Tribe in the App Store on your phone.

Surfing Quepos Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Located only a short 2 hour drive from San Jose, Quepos serves as an ideal place to start your surf journey (especially considering Dominical, Uvita, and Pavones are all just due south). Similar to every tourist heavy town in Costa Rica, you won’t find the 50 cent tacos and 1$ beers here, but you can definitely scrape by if you have a few hundred dollars in the bank account.

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