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Why choose Seven Seas Worldwide?

Packing boxes and materials

High-quality boxes and packaging provided

Trusted for 25 years

Trusted with your shipments for over 25 years

Delivery and collection

Pick your own dates for shipment collection and delivery 

Free storage

Enjoy 2 weeks of FREE storage before and after shipping


We support you through quarantine and customs clearance process

Who needs to ship a surfboard overseas?

There's nothing quite like the feel of your own surfboard when hitting the waves. Renting one at the beach is never as good — they don't have that much-loved quality we're used to. Using our favourite board means better balance, slicker moves and, most importantly, more fun!

From professionals travelling for competitions to beach getaways with family, there are many reasons to send a surfboard internationally. Luckily, our luggage delivery company can transport your boards and equipment all around the world hassle-free.

Send surfboards overseas using our trusted shipping services

Whether catching the biggest waves or gliding for hundreds of yards before wiping out, it's not the same without your favourite board. But travelling with a surfboard and your holiday baggage can be challenging. You'll have to drag everything to the airport, pass security and hope your things show up unscathed at the baggage carousel.

Avoid the stress by choosing our international shipping services. We've been sending surfboards, skis, snowboards, sports equipment and more aboard for over 25 years. We'll come to your home, pick up your surfboard and box it at our closest depot. Then, we'll ship it to your international destination, clear it through customs and deliver it to your desired address. Start with a quick free online quote, place an order, prepare your surfboard for shipping and then complete your online documents.

Since our international luggage delivery company controls a global network of depots, we offer a complete door-to-door experience. You can ship your board and surfing equipment to hundreds of locations using our Boxes and Bags Worldwide service at an affordable cost. Plus, our knowledgeable team and friendly, multilingual customer service support you throughout the delivery journey.


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Shipping surfboards internationally in 5 easy steps

Number one

Get a free quick quote
Our online quote tool provides a clear, itemised cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.

Number two

Pick your date
When placing your order, choose the shipment collection date that suits you.

Number three

Prepare your surfboard
Bag your surfboard for collection. We'll then take it to our closest depot and box it for shipping.

Number four

We ship your surfboard
Complete the documentation. Then we'll ship your surfboard to its destination.

Number five

Delivered to your address
Our team will help you clear your surfboard through customs and safely deliver it.

Don't just take our word for it

Customers love our luggage delivery services!


Packing tips for sending a board, wetsuits and more overseas

We make surfboard delivery stress-free. As part of our Boxes and Bags Worldwide service, we'll come to your home, collect your surfboard, and take it to our nearest depot. Then, we'll securely pack it into a chemically strengthened cardboard box and ship it to your destination country.

Check your quote to confirm whether or not our vans are collecting your shipment. If it's one of our partners, your shipment will only be inspected when it arrives at our hub before export. In this instance, we strongly recommend buying a padded surfboard travel bag (Seven Seas Worldwide does not endorse these products). You can reuse a padded bag, which is far cheaper than replacing a damaged board.

But there are a few essential steps needed to prepare your surfboard for shipping:

  • Clean and dry your surfboard. If we receive an unclean board, you'll incur a cleaning charge. Plus, if a local environmental agency in your destination country finds organic matter, it could lead to delays and fines.
  • Protect your surfboard during transit to our depot by covering each end with cushioning materials like bubble wrap. Then, secure it with parcel tape.
  • If possible, place your board into a hard surfboard shipping box. Otherwise, put it inside a surfboard bag and measure its height, depth and width to ensure it fits inside our boxes. Our maximum accepted dimensions are 85cm height, 155cm length and 26cm wide.
  • Weigh your surfboard inside its box or bag on bathroom scales. Our weight limit is 30kg/66lbs.

You can ship surfing accessories, such as wetsuits, board wax, leashes, fins, and other beach gear in the same order. Please pack them into a sturdy cardboard box and cover anything fragile with bubble wrap.

Although not a professional packing service, our experienced staff will box your surfboard to a high standard. Our double-walled cardboard boxes protect your board during long international journeys.

First, we inspect the exterior of your bag for defects, such as scratches. Then, we protect both ends by covering them with foam tubing and securing them with parcel tape. We then further protect the ends using several layers of bubble wrap, secured with more packing tape.

We then gently slide your surfboard bag inside our box. If there is any movement, we'll add cushioning materials until it stops. Finally, we secure the box's lid using three layers of overlapping parcel tape and label it, ready to be shipped or stored.

You can ship surfing accessories, such as wetsuits, board wax, leashes, fins, and other beach gear in the same order. Please pack them into a sturdy cardboard box and cover anything fragile with bubble wrap.
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Please note: your surfboard will be packed into a box made from the same materials, but a different shape.


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Customs regulations when shipping a board overseas

Since we own and operate a worldwide network of depots, we offer a complete door-to-door shipping service, including customs clearance in most countries where we operate.

All countries have some items banned from importation to protect their environment and people. Please check our Prohibited Goods page before booking for the most up-to-date information.

Log into your online account and provide the following:

  • An inventory detailing every item that you're shipping. Custom authorities in your destination country will see it, so accuracy is essential.
  • Optional insurance forms to ease some stress in the rare case your surfboard is lost or suffers damage.
  • Colour scans of the shipment owner's passport picture and signature pages.


Does everything it says on the tin! Seven Seas Worldwide picked up my surfboard in the UK on time and then delivered it to our Australian daughter on time. There was no damage at all to a notoriously fragile item. The customer service team were very helpful and polite and kept us informed online as to what was happening constantly. An excellent service at a reasonable cost, what's not to like?



FAQs about shipping surfboards

Since we own and operate a global network of depots, we can offer total cost transparency. Your total delivery costs depend on how soon you need your surfboard, your origin and destination addresses and your budget. Get a quick and free online quote now for a detailed cost breakdown.

Thanks to more than 25 years of shipping sports equipment overseas, we simplify the experience.

Follow these easy steps:

  1. Start with a free online quote for a total cost breakdown. Place an order, pay the deposit and select a date so we can drop off any requested packing materials.
  2. Next, prepare your surfboard by thoroughly cleaning it, wrapping both ends in plenty of bubble wrap, and placing it in a surfboard bag. Then, complete your online documents and pick a suitable date so we can come to your home and collect your board.
  3. Once you've paid your Shipping and Transportation fee, we'll send your surfboard to your destination country, guide it through customs and take it to your chosen address.

As an experienced overseas shipping company, we've thought of everything! You can store your surfboard and surfing accessories for free at our secure depots for 2 weeks at both the origin and destination countries in most locations where we operate. If you'd like to add longer storage time for an affordable fee, let us know 24 hours or more before we collect your possessions. 

Transit time depends on where your origin and destination addresses are and your preferred shipping method. Shipping via sea is cheaper and uses less C02, which is better for our planet. Air shipping is faster, which is great if you have a bigger budget or less time to plan.

You can choose from one of our comprehensive insurance plans to cover your board in the rare chance something goes wrong. Plus, you can monitor your shipment's worldwide location using our online tracker.

Yes! First, check that your hotel accepts deliveries on your behalf. If they do, we recommend shipping your surfboard well before your arrival to ease stress.

All sea and air routes are predefined to ensure your goods arrive via the most efficient delivery method possible.


4 ultimate surfing holiday destinations

With so many exciting beach towns to choose from, working out where in the world to go for your next surfing holiday can be a challenge! So, we've put together some of the top-rated surf destinations around the globe based on waves, scenery, beach life and more:


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Gold Coast, Australia

The Gold Coast is one of the world's premier surfing destinations thanks to consistent waves, warm water and endless pristine beaches. Iconic spots like Snapper Rocks and Duranbah with both beginners and advanced surfers. The region hosts major international competitions, attracting some of the world's top surfing talent.

Beyond the waves, the area boasts a lively surf culture, with plenty of surf shops, surf schools and a laid-back coastal lifestyle. From sunrise surfing to sunset bonfires, the Gold Coast offers an immersive surfing experience that's hard to beat.

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Pipeline, Hawaii, USA

Pipeline is famous for its barreling waves that beckon experienced surfers from around the world seeking the ultimate challenge. The iconic Banzai Pipeline, with its hollow, perfectly shaped waves, is the crown jewel of this surfers' paradise. The North Shore hosts the prestigious Triple Crown of Surfing competitions, which attracts the best of the best.

Outside of surfing, Pipeline's natural beauty is awe-inspiring. The turquoise waters, palm-lined beaches, and lush, tropical vegetation create a gorgeous backdrop. Plus, hiking trails, waterfalls and tropical landscapes are all within easy reach.

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Hossegor, France

Hossegor is known as the surfing capital of Europe. The region is a favourite thanks to consistent Atlantic waves and the Quiksilver Pro France — a major stop on the World Surf League Championship Tour. La Gravière, La Nord, and Les Estagnots cater to a range of surfing abilities from novice to expert.

The town offers visitors a lively surf culture, with numerous surf schools, chic beachfront cafes and a host of nightlife bars and clubs. Hossegor's unique blend of surf, style, and joie de vivre makes it unmatched.

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Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a mecca for Asian and international surfers alike. From the gentle rolling waves of Kuta Beach to the challenging reef breaks of Uluwatu, the coastline is suitable for all levels of surfers. The island's consistent waves and warm weather make it a year-round popular destination.

Beyond the waters, Bali has rightfully earned its reputation as a must-visit location on the global surfing map. The stunning landscapes and lively nightlife make it an excellent destination for both surfers and families.