Forum Thread: Fly with boards or rent when you arrive?

Fly with boards or rent when you arrive?

Rumor is finding a decent stick in Bocas isn't as easy as you'd assume. Unfortunately the airlines charge heavy money for surfboards and there's inevitably a ding or two on anything you fly with.

What to do?

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Red Frog Bungalows have the largest rental Quiver in Bocas del Toro. We have 8 brand new longboards from Hawaii, 4 new Stand up Paddle Boards, and 8 shortboards to choose from. You cannot fly domestically with longbaords. Rent them from us when you get here. $20.00/day

As much of a pain it is to travel with surfboards it's the way to go. Most rental boards you find anywhere in Central America are pretty horrible. If you're lucky then the board will be slightly waterlogged, but more often than not the board will have been snapped at least once and the foam will be more tan than you could possibly hope to get by the end of your trip.

If you're traveling around by bus or flying domestically there is typically a limit somewhere around 7'6" for what you can bring. If you're getting around by rental car or taxi then you can probably bring something a little longer. Although Bocas is known as being a shortboard wave I have definitely been caught at Paunche daydreaming about the longboarding possibilities between sets. But having said that the logistical pain of toting that beloved log probably out weighs the pleasure of a handful of soulful slides on one of the mellower days at Bocas.

Red frog Bungalows Bocas Del Toro will get you here!!! Nobody else will!

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