Taking a SUP board on holiday is a great way to spend time on the water and enjoy the beautiful view. However, if you travel by plane, you may encounter restrictions and additional costs.
It is important to be well prepared and to know the rules and policies of the airline so that you can travel smoothly with your SUP board. On this page we discuss the steps you can take to transport your SUP board comfortably and safely on the plane.
Can I take a SUP board on a plane?
Yes, you can take your SUP board on the plane. Make sure that your inflatable SUP board is packed as compactly as possible. It is good to know that several airlines have a reservation for a special place. Don't forget that in addition to your SUP board, you also have to take the paddle with you, without which it will of course be difficult to paddle board .
What should you take into account?
If you want to take a SUP board on the plane, it is important to know that it is considered oversized luggage and (often) entails extra costs.
We recommend that you check with the relevant airline about their specific policies and charges before booking. Usually the board should be packed in a sturdy case for protection during transport.
It is also recommended to consult with the airline about the dimensions and weight of the suitcase, so that you are sure that it meets the requirements and does not incur additional costs.
Extra time & damage
Please note that taking a SUP board on the plane can require extra time during check-in and check-out, so plan ahead.
It is also advisable to make sure the board is well packed for transport, to prevent damage & unnecessary maintenance .
In general, taking a SUP board on the plane is possible, but it requires extra planning and consultation with the airline.
Tip for a holiday: try supping at sea , it is a bit more challenging in some seas than calmer waters.
Costs of taking a SUP board on the plane
The extra costs for taking a SUP board on the plane can vary depending on the airline.
As mentioned, many airlines consider the SUP board as oversize luggage and charge extra costs for this, which are usually between 50 and 200 euros per direction.
Some airlines may also have specific restrictions on board size and weight.