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Surfing abroad? Choose your airline carefully
The autumn is a great time for surfers, especially those who love to travel. With powerful swells hitting beaches all over the globe and the weather back home turning cooler, thereâ€™s every reason to book a flight and head off in search of the endless summer.
Getting there, of course, is half the fun. Travelling light â€“ especially if youâ€™re going to be trekking to far flung beaches – is key. Getting good travel insurance that will cover you for all events is also pretty vital. If you intend to make a few forays it may be much more cost effective to take out an annual policy. World First can even offerÂ travel insurance specially for surfing holidays. Well worth considering!
Of course, another thing you wonâ€™t be able to do without is your surfboard. Unfortunately, packing it up and booking it onto a flight isnâ€™t as easy as youâ€™d think. A few years ago British Airways banned surfboards (as well as lots of other sports equipment such as windsurfers, canoes and kite boards) from all their flights. After lots of protests from surfers around the globe they gave in and lifted the ban â€“ to a point. (more…)