Am I insured against damage to my board?

By Ross Barnard

On board aircraftSome airlines cover your baggage in transit by their own insurance, but the amount of cover and restrictions do vary.

This means that sporting equipment, including windsurfing equipment or surfboards, may not be covered. Cover will also depend on how, when and where they are damaged.

When it comes to protecting suitcases and luggage, airlines generally do not cover scrapes, scuffs and knocks, since these are all classed as wear and tear. But when it comes to your windsurfing equipment, a scrape or a knock can make the difference to your windsurfing vacation. Would you really want to risk it?


"For just a few extras pounds, holiday insurance gives you complete peace of mind when your equipment is out of sight, and also for your actual windsurfing trip."

Even though some airlines do provide their own cover against your hold luggage, we strongly recommend that you purchase your own holiday insurance for your trip. This not only ensures that you are protected for your own health and safety, but also makes sure your windsurfing equipment is protected too. HolidayExtras.com offers a range of cover options, including cover specifically for sporting activities.

For just a few extras pounds, holiday insurance gives you complete peace of mind when your equipment is out of sight, and also for your actual windsurfing trip.

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

Top tip
Be realistic about your skills. Don't go out in conditions that are beyond your ability.

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