Where will my windsurfing equipment be stored?

By Ross Barnard

Holiday suitcaseIf you're travelling with windsurfing equipment, you are certain to be worried about it when it's out of sight.

Due to restrictions on what you can take with you in your hand luggage and size limitations, you won't be able to take any of your windsurfing equipment in the passenger area of the plane.


"We recommend that you do your research before you book any flight to ensure that there is no disappointment when you get to the airport."

What this means is that if the airline does allow you to take windsurfing equipment on the flight, it will have to be stowed in the hold. In this case, we recommend that you do your research before you book any flight to ensure that there is no disappointment when you get to the airport.

Taking your windsurfing equipment on a flight will generally incur a cost. This is because of the size and weight of your equipment, and also the fact that you'll probably be needing more than one bag to carry it all.

Where will my windsurfing equipment be stored?

By Ross Barnard

Holiday suitcase

Airline policies generally state that the weight allowance included in your flight cost consists of one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 5kgs, and one piece of luggage weighing no more than 20kgs. That means your windsurfing equipment will not be included in your free weight allowance and will incur an extra charge, dependent upon airline.

If you're looking for an airline that won't charge you any extra, Virgin Atlantic is ideal. Otherwise, a range of other airlines will charge for the carriage of your equipment and will generally have a weight limit of 32kgs.


"It is advised that you use strong and professional windsurfing baggage to store your equipment."

As you're unable to keep your eye on your windsurfing gear during the flight, it is advised that you use strong and professional windsurfing baggage to store your equipment. This is particularly important when you take into consideration the rigorous handling that luggage goes through. It is also strongly recommended that you purchase sports or a special windsurfing insurance to ensure your kit is protected during the flight.

Remember to book your airport parking, airport hotel and airport lounge with HolidayExtras.com.

Top tip
Never go windsurfing alone. It's much safer when someone is there to help you if you have an accident.

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