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NZ trip with a sup

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Created by alohahugo Thursday, 13 Sep 2018
alohahugo
NSW, 131 posts
Thursday , 13 Sep 2018 1:23PM
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Hi All
I am thinking of a trip to NZ and have a board 9'4" that i want to take over for a mate.
I have rung a few airlines but they are a bit evasive about size they will take until they see the board.
Has anyone travelled to NZ with a board
With which airline
Was there any grief
Any recommendations

Thanks
H

bomberdave
VIC, 102 posts
Thursday , 13 Sep 2018 2:00PM
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Dont think you would have any hassles with Qantas

Ishie
NSW, 11 posts
Thursday , 13 Sep 2018 3:19PM
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I have taken a sub- nine foot board across on Qantas/Emirates. Definitely have to check for longer than that.

Helmy
VIC, 622 posts
Thursday , 13 Sep 2018 3:51PM
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most of the previous threads on this topic seem to indicate a "sub 9 foot" rule.
not sure how valid this is though

alohahugo
NSW, 131 posts
Thursday , 13 Sep 2018 8:04PM
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Yep Thanks all
Unfortunately the board is 9'4" and short of cutting some off which kind of doesn't work
I need an airline that will take the board but they keep saying "Oh bring it to check in and we will assess it"
Which if you have been to Sydney airport is a pain in the arse enough if they even take it.
If they don't then Im standing in the check out line with a board that I can't take.
I read other threads and yep looks like sub nine foot

see you on the weekend Helmy if you are around

Aloha

lam
VIC, 8 posts
Thursday , 13 Sep 2018 8:29PM
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I have travelled a couple of times to nz with boards longer than 9 ft without issue with emirates.

lam
VIC, 8 posts
Thursday , 13 Sep 2018 8:30PM
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Sorry, the boards were 9'2"

Casso
NSW, 3469 posts
Thursday , 13 Sep 2018 8:46PM
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Virgin didn't have a problem with me taking my 7'10" to NZ - but maybe that was because they thought it was one of those two piece Sunovas and could just fold it in half.

LastSupper
VIC, 108 posts
Thursday , 13 Sep 2018 9:40PM
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If your not local dont go there ! You'll get shot at ! LOCALS ONLY

benjl
80 posts
Friday , 14 Sep 2018 9:43AM
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LastSupper said..
If your not local dont go there ! You'll get shot at ! LOCALS ONLY


Haha you been reading the news?
not the case with basically any other 'mainstream' break, and certainly not likely one that someone would be supping at.
just don't go exploring seculuded 'local' land spots which aren't well known

GizzieNZ
3701 posts
Friday , 14 Sep 2018 12:20PM
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Casso said..
Virgin didn't have a problem with me taking my 7'10" to NZ - but maybe that was because they thought it was one of those two piece Sunovas and could just fold it in half.


oh no.....took big big impact to do that

GizzieNZ
3701 posts
Friday , 14 Sep 2018 12:33PM
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benjl said..

LastSupper said..
If your not local dont go there ! You'll get shot at ! LOCALS ONLY



Haha you been reading the news?
not the case with basically any other 'mainstream' break, and certainly not likely one that someone would be supping at.
just don't go exploring seculuded 'local' land spots which aren't well known


What's Up Benji and Last Supper?
The surfing line up is changing with overseas visitors.
Talked to local surf photographer.....he got years of surf photography history......and a glossy book of his pics.
He says he sometimes gets threatened by local surfers at Mahia........not the young guys......but older dudes.
Hope Benji and Last Supper are old......or that would blow my theory

towball
4611 posts
Friday , 14 Sep 2018 2:44PM
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Casso said..
Virgin didn't have a problem with me taking my 7'10" to NZ - but maybe that was because they thought it was one of those two piece Sunovas and could just fold it in half.


Take a Jimmy Lewis next time

LastSupper
VIC, 108 posts
Friday , 14 Sep 2018 7:56PM
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GizzieNZ said..

benjl said..


LastSupper said..
If your not local dont go there ! You'll get shot at ! LOCALS ONLY




Haha you been reading the news?
not the case with basically any other 'mainstream' break, and certainly not likely one that someone would be supping at.
just don't go exploring seculuded 'local' land spots which aren't well known



What's Up Benji and Last Supper?
The surfing line up is changing with overseas visitors.
Talked to local surf photographer.....he got years of surf photography history......and a glossy book of his pics.
He says he sometimes gets threatened by local surfers at Mahia........not the young guys......but older dudes.
Hope Benji and Last Supper are old......or that would blow my theory


Last time i was at mahia stayed up the farm at last chance ! Awesome crew awesome spot ! Spittin lefts hardcore! That was late 70s ! mayb I'll get knocked now i namsd it

mike3217
VIC, 43 posts
Friday , 14 Sep 2018 9:56PM
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have taken a 9-4 longboard numerous time to NZ Air New Zealand an Virgin they code share but not for much longer.Sumner seems to be Sup central counted 12 out last week

djt91184
QLD, 1188 posts
Saturday , 15 Sep 2018 9:32AM
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LastSupper said..
If your not local dont go there ! You'll get shot at ! LOCALS ONLY


Tell your kiwi mates to piss off home then

kiwibro
175 posts
Saturday , 15 Sep 2018 12:34PM
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Have been Perth to Auckland Air New Zealand 9' 6" Fanatic Prowave and a Naish Mana 9'5" about 3 years ago and I don't think things have changed much. Both boards suffered minor but annoying rail damage (slight crushing) despite being very well bubble wrapped inside a board bag. You wont be able to travel domestically in NZ with SUPs. You just show up at the oversize item counter with a smile on your face after checking in..by then the admin has been done.

benjl
80 posts
Saturday , 15 Sep 2018 3:35PM
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Sorry gizzie nz, I'm young (ish) at 31 haha.
thats crazy! I'm based up near Auckland where it gets crowded but not really ever local, even as a sup on a predominantly shortboard break I've never really had any comments provided you're not kooking waves or risking anyone harm



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