Want to go for a paddle on a Balinese beach? Catch a wave in Kuta? Making the most of sea and sun in some truly gnarly destinations just got a whole lot easier thanks to a recent announcement from AirAsia.
From May 1st, wannabe waxheads and their families can jump aboard Australia’s newly christened Airline of Surfing with no extra cost for their boards. The announcement was made by AirAsia in partnership with Surfing Australia.
This awesome new perk opens up the world to groovy groms (young surfers) or to anyone who wants to bring a board along on a family getaway to hot spots such as Indonesia, Japan, the Maldives or the Philippines. Surfers can check in their boards to and from their destination with no hassle and no charge, effective immediately.
According to Surfing Australia CEO Andrew Stark, this bonus will make waves for surf-loving families who are used to being charged more than $200 in extra baggage costs by some airlines. “For the surfers who head to South East Asia each year, the changes to AirAsia’s baggage policy was a welcomed benefit for the surfing community.”
“We’ve made these changes in recognition of what we know makes Australia so unique,” says AirAsia X Group Head of Commerical Barry Klipp. “That is, its passion for aquatic activities such as surfing.”
For families who love surfing close to home, read about Surfing around Australia.