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Bring Your Own Board to California


A top destination for surfing enthusiasts, California’s beaches are bound to blow you away. That being said, surfers will be delighted to know that it will now be easier for travellers to bring their own boards with the waiver of additional fees.

California has recently named surfing as the official state sport and United Airlines will be chipping in to celebrate the occasion. The airline will be removing the additional $150 to $200 service fee that is required to check in a surfboard, wakeboard or paddleboard on direct United Airlines flights. This will be valid for flights starting or ending at any of the California airports.


This is part of the airline’s efforts to make it easier for their passengers to surf the beautiful beaches of California. United Airlines connects approximately 18 million annual passengers through its hubs in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Although there are several airlines around the world that allow surfboards to be included as a regular piece of luggage, there are still a few that charge at least $100 for you to bring your equipment along. United Airlines has also donated $50,000 to Sustainable Surf — a non-profit that has the aim of using surfing to help alleviate the ocean health crises.

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