Whether you just bought a sweet, new wakesurf board or still are riding the same board for years now, a board bag is a must-have item. It is no secret that wakesurf boards are fragile. Built just like their ocean counterparts, wakesurf boards are built to perform at a high level but unfortunately are also susceptible to dings, cracks, and harmful uv rays if not stored properly. Protect your investment and extend its life by protecting it inside a wakesurf board bag.
All of those things can be avoided by simply handling your board with care and keeping it inside a board bag while in transit or not out on the water riding. So what are the benefits of carrying your board around in a board bag?
Here are just a few reasons why you need a wakesurf board bag:
- -Helps keep your board protected from harmful uv rays, accidental drops, and those "oh $%&!" moments
- -Transporting your board to/from the lake is much easier thanks to the carrying handle and/or shoulder strap
- -There is typically extra room to store fins, board shorts, life jacket, or whatever else you need on the water
- -Take your board wherever you go as it can now be checked onto a flight, train, or bus ride
Our recommendation is that you buy a padded board bag. Although they are spendier than a surf sleeve, they are infinite times better at protecting your board from the sun, accidental dings, and anything else that might harm it. Whether making the quick trip to the lake or flying to Lake Havasu, we always store our boards in this style of bag.
The cheaper alternative, a surf sleeve doesn't offer the same uv ray or impact protection as a traditional board bag.
Wakesurf boards are spendy. Don't skimp on protecting yours. As the famous saying goes, "buy nice or buy twice". If you decide to buy a surf sleeve, you will likely realize shortly thereafter that you want/need a padded board bag. Don't get us wrong... a surf sleeve is better than nothing but for only a few more dollars you can get a board bag.
Thank you for reading our Board Bag Buyer's Guide. Head to WakeMAKERS.com for all your wakesurfing needs.