How to Ship Surfboards Internationally

Sending surfboards overseas by mail or courier

Ship your surfboard ahead to your holiday destination and save money on extra luggage costs. At Eurosender, you can get instant prices for sending surfing equipment overseas via courier. Take advantage of our logistics experience and learn how to properly pack and ship a surfboard or other water equipment internationally.

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The best way to ship a surfboard internationally

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How to pack a surfboard for shipping

Follow our instructions to pack a fish, short or longboard surfboard for shipping internationally to Australia, New Zealand or any other popular surfing destination.

  • Get a sturdy cardboard box large enough to fit the entire surfboard. You can either purchase a large enough box or build one out of several boxes (as long as it is sturdy and reliable).
  • Detach removable parts such as the leg rope and fins (using a hex wrench or Allen key). Wrap the parts separately in bubble wrap.
  • Protect the surfboard by wrapping it in two layers of bubble wrap and then packing it in a padded bag or moving blanket.
  • Line the bottom of the shipping box with cushioning materials such as styrofoam, packing peanuts and crumpled newspaper.
  • Use cardboard sheets to create an outer protection for your already padded surfboard.
  • Carefully place the packed surfboard inside the box and fill empty spaces with more packing materials.
  • Use strong adhesive tape to fix the packaging and reinforce all edges and seams.
  • You can add warning signs such as “Fragile” or “This side up”.


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Surfboard shipping with DHL, FedEx, UPS, and other courier services

Travelling long distances with a surfboard may be very expensive, hence the preference of many surfers to ship their surfing equipment ahead by post or courier at a lower cost. Considering the length and fragility of most surfboards, you may be wondering whether you can ship your surfboard with DHL, FedEx, UPS, and other international courier services.

At Eurosender, you can get instant quotes for surfboard shipping services that are not only faster but also allow items of bigger dimensions without considering them as freight. Here are some of our shipping partners you can send your surfboard with:

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FAQ on shipping surfboards internationally via courier

Can you send or post a surfboard overseas?
Yes. It is very frequent for travellers and online stores to use courier or postal services to send surfboards overseas. This option is often more affordable than paying to carry sports equipment on the plane.
At Eurosender, we are experts in shipping sports equipment internationally. Whatever your needs may be, our platform will show you the best option available after you insert your shipping information. If you have any additional questions about shipping your surfboard internationally, don't hesitate to contact us via chat!
What is the best surfboard courier service?
Many courier companies have adjusted their parcel services to incorporate items with bigger dimensions. It is possible to ship surfboards with DHL, FedEx, TNT, UPS and many other courier companies with dedicated services.
How much does it cost to ship a surfboard internationally?
The cost of shipping a surfboard internationally will depend on the total size and weight of your parcel and the distance between the addresses of pick-up and delivery. You can get a final price for sending your surfboard overseas by inserting the shipment details directly into our booking tool.
What is the best way to ship a surfboard to Australia, New Zealand, or any other global destination?
Many courier and postal companies offer worldwide shipping services that are suitable for surfboards. The best option for sending your surfboard to Australia, New Zealand and other global destinations is the worldwide Priority Express Service. When shipping surfboards via courier within Europe, you may also opt for our Priority or Standard Services if the board is shorter such as a bodyboard or some fish boards. If you would like to request a personalised shipping service, ask for an individual offer, and our logistics experts will arrange the best surfboard courier service for you.
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Where can I get appropriate boxes for sending surfboards overseas?
Since it may be hard to get a box long enough to fit your surfboard, the safest way of shipping it internationally by courier is by packing it in a padded bag and then using cardboard sheets as the final layer of protection. You can easily find cardboard sheets in hardware stores or simply dismantle some used cardboard boxes to reuse the material.
How can I transport my surfboard on a plane?
Most airline companies allow passengers to bring sports equipment on board for an extra baggage fee. If you opt to transport your surfboard on the plane, make sure to protect it properly in a bag and add some additional cushioning since it will be handled by different people and can get easily damaged. To avoid such costs, you can organise a surfboard courier service directly to your hotel via Eurosender.
How long will it take to ship a surfboard by courier?
The time to deliver your surfboard will depend on the distance between the addresses of pick-up and delivery and the type of shipping service you choose. The estimated delivery time will be displayed during the order process so you will know instantly how long it will take for your surfboard to be delivered before you book the service.
Are surfboard courier services covered by insurance?
We understand the importance of protecting your equipment when shipping a surfboard and other water sports gear by courier. That is why every shipment organised with us is insured. The value of insurance coverage might vary based on the service booked, and additional insurance is available at low rates.


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