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To be a surfer, is to be a nomad. The eternal yearning for new waves, white sand beaches, and warm water is ingrained into a surfers’ ethos like the bloodlust of a bullfighter. Which makes for countless hours in foreign airports and the necessary evil of surfboard travel bag fees. But luckily, two major airlines have just lightened the burden of bringing boards to faraway lands. Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines both recently adjusted their boardbag policies with the consumer in mind. On Alaska, boardbags will now cost $25, so long as it’s under 50 pounds. And on Hawaiian, surfers can...

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Watch Pro-Lite team rider Mitch Crews doing a little training down in Australia for another run at the WCT. His new edit really is proof that he belongs in elite company.  

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Pro-Lite, known for its innovation in the surf accessory category and particularly in surf travel bags, is teed up to release yet another first-to- market travel bag, the 1-2- 3 Convertible. The most versatile travel bag on the market today, the 1-2- 3 Convertible can be transformed from a triple, to a double, to a single bag in a matter of seconds. Pro-Lite’s new Core Channel Program, launching this June, will include the 1-2- 3 Convertible as well as two new colorways of the massively successful Smuggler bag (with its internal staggered partition to hide a board to avoid airline...

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1+1=3: The Smuggler Series surfboard travel bag is the perfect chance to save some money on your next trip. This bag was designed to hold 3 boards, but only show 2 when opened for that pre-flight check. A false bottom allows one board to always be hidden either way the bag is opened. This bag features a 600 Denier Poly Material, 10mm AIR-LITE foam for added protection and molded #10 PK non-corrosive zippers to keep them from salting up. Watch Pro-Lite team rider Timmy Reyes explain how the bag works below.

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Pro-Lite team rider Cam Richards has been on a tear since he left the comfort of his home region here in the States and hopped on the Australian leg of the Qualifying Series. His momentum began as soon as he put on a jersey at the Sydney Carve Pro. Despite the average Maroubra beach surf, Cam managed to make it to the finals and win against Australian ripper Kalani Ball. His streak did'nt stop there either, he continued on to make the finals again shortly after that. Read more about Cam's Australian QS experience at the World Surf League.  

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