Best Surfboard Cover&Travel Bags

Best Surfboard Cover&Travel Bags


Intro & FAQ
Sock Covers
Day Board Bags
2-3 board bags
4 board bags
5 board bags
Longboard travel bags

“Why to take extra care of your surfboard.”
– said no surfer ever

Surfboard bag is an essential gear for transportation and protecting the board/s from dings and UV rays. Whether you need a “surfboard sock” to spend a day at the beach or a travel bag that to stash the wetties inside – there’s something for everyone.

Reasons to get your board covered

  • Prevents damage – dings, dents and surface scratches
  • Convenient transportation
  • UV protection
  • Extra storage for gear

How much does it cost to travel with a surfboard?

The best airline surfboard bag charges list can be found on Pro-Lite’s page.

Surfboard Sock Covers

Surfboard sock cover is the minimum you can do to protect the board. But sometimes, that minimum is enough.

Usually, made out of stretchy polyester, the “sock” is a great way protecting the board from the direct UV rays or surface scratches. It’s best to use the sock when you are going to the beach or chuck the surfboard in the car. It also prevents the wax from melting as the polyester materials allow the board to vent. The surfboard bag also “dries” up the board after the session.

Great for storage: Once you get to the beach with the surfboard sock, you can add all your belongings in the bag or even use it as a mat for sunbathing.

FCS Stretch All Purpose Surfboard Sock Cover


Available in: 5’6″ / 5’9″ / 6’0″ / 6’3″ / 6’7″
Black&White Carbon / Icy Yellow


Thick Weave material that protects against the surface scratches. Enforced 600D Polyester nose protection. A pocket for the wax, sunscreen, keys or wallet. A pull-in clip-style clamp. All you could ask from a proper surfboard sock by a known surf brand.

Order from AMAZON


Ho Stevie! Sock Cover

Amazon’s Choice!


Available in 6’0 / 6’6 / 7’0
Black&White / Blue&Black / Red&Grey / White&Pink


A fracture cheaper alternative to the FCS. Suitable for shortboard, longboard, funboard, fish. Velcro storage pocket inside the bag, drawstring closure and reinforced are all you’d need for light travels!

Order from AMAZON


Single Surfboard Travel Bags



Day Board Bag is a great way to store your board in short to long travels. Unlike the sock, day bags are sturdier and less prone to surface scratches and dings.


Whether you need a top-zip, side-zip, a center-fin hole day bag – all the varieties are out there!

A Great Day Board bag should have:

  • Carrying handle
  • Shoulder strap
  • Zipper
  • External/Internal pocket for fins, fin key, wax or sunscreen
  • Hook nylon at the nose part to hang the bag for drying
  • Tough material all around


Gold Coast Surfboard Cover Bag 

Classical lightweight board bag that’s got a UV resistant, softened cover and all the extras you could ask from.

Available in: 5ft / 6ft / 8ft / 10ft


This bag consists of a comfortable carrying handle, shoulder strap with a cushion, made out of the heat and water-resistant Tarpaulin Material.  1/5” Foam protective layer for an extra cushion between the board and the bag, durable and sand-resistant zipper. The larger board bags from 8′ also have the center fin slot.

Order from AMAZON


Pro-Lite Resession Day Bag


Available in Sizes 5’10” / 6’0″ / 6’3″ / 6’6″ / 6’10”


  • Semi-reflective heat resistant PE shell on top and bottom.
  • Bottom zip flip-top for ease in sliding your surfboard in and out of the bag.
  • Padded shoulder strap with the velcro-closure system.
  • External wax/key pocket.
  • 3mm foam protection between the sheets
  • Molded non-corrosive zipper
  • Reinforced nose and rail guard around the zipper

Order from AMAZON


Dakine Daylight Surf Thruster


Dakine is the name in the game. Dakine surf bags are known to every surfer out there. Here is the most-used model throughout their history.

It features everything you could ever ask for:

  • Heat and water-resistant cover made out of Tarpaulin
  • A design that fits most shortboards, fish, mal, and funboards
  • Soft padding inside
  • Heavy-duty 10″ zipper
  • Wax and fin pocket inside
  • Colors: Grey/Stencil Palm

Available in: 5’4 / 5’8 / 6 / 6’3 / 6’6′

Order from AMAZON



Multiple-surfboard travel bags are great for a group of friends, globetrotters or families going surfing with the whole bunch. A decent quiver for each type of waves maximizes the fun out there.

There are two main types of extra-large surfboard travel bags:
Wheeled surfboard travel bag
Multiple surfboard carry bags

Wheeled Surfboard Bag

A wheeled surfboard bag is a convenient way to carry multiple boards and extra weight on solid grounds. Not advisable choice when the travel requires traveling long distances. Great for international surf holidays.

Multiple board Carry Bag

Great option when there’s more travelling on foot to reach the destinations.


2 – 3 Surfboard Travel Bags

Pro-Lite Coffin

An excellent choice for a surfer with 2-3 boards. The Pro-Lite Coffin is an extremly durable 2-3 board surfboard bag used by many surfers who take no exceptions on quality!


Available in sizes 6’6″ / 7’0″ / 7’6″

Cut 25″ wide with a 5″ gusset to allow for extra internal volume. 10mm foam protection.


  • Includes internal divider straps and four exterior compression straps and 600-Denier poly on top and bottom.
  • Identification Badge.
  • Many external and internal pockets to store the fins, keys, waxes, sunscreen.
  • Multiple interior storage/fin pockets.
  • Vent to allow airflow to keep boards cool.
  • Adjustable deluxe shoulder strap with Velcro closure system.
  • Exterior side pocket for tie-downs/ molded rubber handles on ends and side.
  • Heaps of room inside for; wetsuits, towels, clothes, shoes, and whatnot else.
  • An adjustable padded shoulder strap and molded rubber handles allow this bag to be carried through the airport with ease.

Order from AMAZON


Three Surfboard Travel Bags


THE TRIPLE Shortboard Travel Bag

Best triple board bag with wheels



Sizes: 6’6″ / 7’0″ / 7’6″ 22.5′ wide” 7″ thick
3 surfboard wheeled board bag


10mm thick padding, 600D Nylon, Interior pockets, board dividers. Ideal for the globetrotter surfers. Suitable carrying by the plane, boat, car roof racks. Easy to travel as well due to the wheels underneath the bag. External tensions wrap for a snug fit.


An excellent choice for a demanding traveler. A convenient way to travel with the boards and gear via taxi-airport-taxi-paradise location bungalow.

Order from AMAZON


Four Surfboard Travel Bags

Pro-Lite “FINLESS COFFIN” Surfboard Travel Bag Triple/Quad

Best 4 board surfboard bag

Price: Under $300
Sizes: 6’6″ / 7’0″ / 7’6″
25″ Wide
10″ Depth
Dry weight: 13 – 16 lbs / 6 – 7,2 kg


  • 10mm internal foam padding
  • 600 Denier Polyster – durable, strong and affordable
  • Multiple interior storage pockets for fins, leashes, waxes and more
  • Air-flow vents – keeping the inside of the bag cool and ventilated
  • Adjustable deluxe padded shoulder strap with Velcro closure system
  • Exterior side pocket for tie downs/molded rubber carry handles on both ends and sides
  • Tie-down loops outside the bag
  • Molded non-corrosive zippers
  • Identification badge


An ideal all-rounder to pack the best quiver for the trip. Super easy to organize. Fully adjustable to all degrees. Although this is a cheaper alternative to more comfortable wheeled bags, it’s a perfect choice for a traveler who knows how to sort their things and travel with extra load. 3-4 boards + gear + the weight of the bag is quite heavy, but is all you need when you know how to handle it.

I reckon it’s the best price 4 surfboard board bag out there.

Order from AMAZON



Pro-Lite “WHEELED COFFIN” for 2-4 Surfboards

The largest shortboard travel bag out there – allows to fit 5 surfboards that are 2 1/2 thick or less!!

Price: 360-420 USD
Sizes: 6’6″ / 7’0″ / 7’6″ / 8’0″

Width: 25″
Depth: 10″
Weight: Around 23 lbs (10,5 kg)


  • 10mm padding
  • Internal & External pockets
  • Tie-down loops
  • Folds down thirds
  • Air-vents
  • 600D Denier Polyester material
  • Marine grade molded non-corrosive zippers
  • Adjustable straps
  • Wheels for rolling


If you are after one of the biggest surfboard carry bags out there, then look no further. The Pro-Lite 4 board surfboard bag is as large as it gets. It’s got the wheels and carry-handles for your convenience. It’s a perfect choice for a globetrotter who’s going on a trip and would like to pack all of the best boards out there. A pro’s choice!

Order from AMAZON



Creatures of Leisure “QUAD WHEELY BOARDCOVER”

Price: $334 – $344
Sizes: 6’3″ | 6’7″

Width: 22″
Weight: 10.7 lbs / 4.8 kg | 11.4 lbs / 5.2 kg


  • DIAMOND-TECH fabric
  • Marine Grade Corrosion resistant – PK Nylon Zipper
  • Air Flow Air Ventilation System
  • Ergonomic Mesh Lined shoulder strap with 10mm Foam internal padding
  • Lengthened Zipper – Flip Lid construction for easy packing
  • Added drag plate with high-density NYLON skid plates (NEW)
  • Front padded drag handle Internal modular packing loops (x 5)
  • Dual position shoulder strap for hands-free wheeling
  • Abrasion free top-zip location at the tail for zipper longevity
  • Durable high-density luggage wheels and external reinforced drag plate


When you are after one of the most durable wheeled 4 board travel bag – you just have found one of the best candidates to do the job.  It’s got all the features to widthstand whatever your surf trip lays ahead. One of the greatest Creatures of Leisure products to get your hands on!

Get from Creatures Of Leisure USA

Five surfboard travel bags


Creatures of Leisure “SHORTBOARD MULTI TOUR”

Price: $288 – $298
Sizes: 6’3″ | 6’7″ | 7’1″

Width: 22″
Weight: 9.2 LBS / 4.1 KG | 9.9 LBS / 4.5 KG | 10.5 LBS / 4.8 KG


  • Genuine Diamond-Tech Fabric 10mm
  • Closed Cell FOAM padding
  • Marine Grade Corrosion resistant – PK Nylon Zipper
  • Air Flow Ventilation System
  • EVA reinforced padded carry handle with Neoprene lining on the underside for added comfort
  • 12 Month Warranty


A decent travel bag to carry the whole quiver. Creatures of Leisure specializes on transportation solutions only and their largest surfboard travel bag is definitely worth more than a consideration. Multi Tour has the most known sizes in stock and there’s plenty of engineering and quality under the 300$ mark!

Order from Creatures of Leisure USA


Longboard Travel Bags

Best travel case for multiple longboards

Pro-Lite Wheeled 2-4 Longboard Coffin Travel Bag

Price: $430 – $455
Sizes: 9’0″ | 9’6″ | 10’0″

Width: 25″
Gusset: 5″


  • 10mm foam protection
  • Molded PK #10 non-corrosive main zippers
  • Includes Internal divider and seat belt straps
  • Four exterior compression straps and 600 Denier poly on top and bottom
  • Identification badge on side
  • Multiple interior storage/fin pockets
  • Vent to allow air flow to keep boards cool
  • Adjustable deluxe shoulder strap with Velcro closure system
  • Exterior side pocket for tie downs/molded rubber handles on ends and side


Pro-Lite’s masterpiece that allows you to travel with your beloved boards to around-the-world surf trips. Extremly durable and convenient due to the wheels and all tie down hoops. Three molded rubber handles when carrying this heavy arsenal. Can’t go wrong with Pro-Lite who specializes on surfboard travel gear only.

Get from AMAZON



  • USE ALL THE ROOM – Wetsuits, towel, shirts, hoodies, underwear etc. Just make sure that any clothing’s zipper wouldn’t get direct contact with the board’s surface. By adding extra clothes, that you’d use during the trip anyway, works as an extra to protect around the board. Especially the rails, nose and tail.
  • KEEP IT IN THE SHADE –  Don’t leave your board bag out in the sun for long time. Although most of the bags have some sort of ventilation and temperature reflection, it’s still to use the best practice. Sun drastically raises the temperature inside the board bag, which will result in the wax to melt inside the bag and harden up later.

Related Articles:
Surfboard Racks
Car’s Roof Rack’s 101
Travel with a surfboard

have a good one!