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by Derek Dodds April 13, 2016

After some research we came across Nikwax waterproofing solution, which is environmentally safe and we decided to test it on our hemp surfboard boardbags.

I must say that I was skeptical but pleasantly surprised by the results.

Most water repellents contain fluorocarbons and we at Wave Tribe could not justify waterproofing a surfboard bag with nasty chemicals.

Fluorocarbon water-repellents contain gnarly chemicals that are damaging to the environment and humans.

Waterproof Surfboard Bag

Many people have told us to just waterproof the Hemp at the factory, but if we did this we would be dumping lots of unnecessary chemicals into the environment—that is not an option for us.

The majority of our customers don't need to waterproof their surfboard bag, but in case you like in a wet climate we wanted to make sure you were covered.

Nikwax is a great alternative and fits nicely with our bags:

  • No chemical solvents.
  • No Fluorocarbons.
  • Non-toxic, non-flammable and do not expel fumes.
  • Products are not tested on animals and the packaging is recyclable.

We've tested it out and high recommend it for our bags, we'll be offering it by the end of the month if you'd like to purchase it.

Here is a film of the application process and this film shows you the excellent results:




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Size Chart

Surfboard Leashes

You Break It We Replace It in First Year. 

Buy a leash closest to your board size—i.e. for 6'4 surfboard you need a 6' leash. 

All leashes are 7mm thick, competition leashes which are lighter/thinner 5.5 mm. 

Pioneer Day Boardbags - Fits One Surfboard

All boardbags have +2 inches. Thus a 6'6 board fit's perfectly in a 6'6 boardbag. All Pioneer bags have expandable fin gussets, so you can keep your fins on your board in the bag—or you can roll with glass-on fins.

Pioneer Sizes:

All bags have interior pockets (fins, leash and wax), bags fit industry standards. 

Our 8'6, 9'6 and 10' bags have fin slots and round noses. 

Pioneer bags also have an exterior pocket and zip all the way to the nose.

Travel Bags - Fits Two Surfboards

All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Surfboard Travel Bag Pockets Fin Wax Leash

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Travel Bags with Wheels - Fits Two Surfboards

New in 2016 is the double travel bag with wheels. Sometimes you want a smaller bag with wheels, now you can have it. All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Wave Tribe Wheelie Surfboard Travel Bags

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Boardbag Material & Hardware - All Bags

Side A of the bag is made from a strong density Rugged Eco Hemp exterior which is one tough fiber and naturally built to last with high impact padding protection with Rebound Foam Dynamics including open-to-nose technology.

Side B is the reflective (rental-car-roof-side) made from Reflective Energy Shield for "Cooler Surfboard Safeguard" protecting your surfboard from the sun's harmful rays made from an alloy-steel mesh weave.

All Sides are guarded by our Japanese Never-Rust-or-Break Nickel Platted Zippers streamline zipper trails and our trademarked Easy Flow Zip System.