At A Glance
The Star Wave single board bag from Mystic offers protection for your favourite surfboard as you transport it to and from the beach. It's available in 4 sizes, from 5'6 up to 6'6" so there should be something to fit your ride. There is plenty of room inside to allow you to leave the fins on, or you can even fit a couple of kites in there with a bar as well if you take the fins off! What we love about the Star Wave is just how light it is, using 8mm foam offers lots of protection without making the bag too heavy.
(5'6" FT) 1.70 X 0.55 X 0.10 MTR
(5'10" FT) 1.80 X 0.55 X 0.10 MTR
(6'2" FT) 1.90 X 0.55 X 0.10 MTR
(6'6" FT) 2.00 X 0.55 X 0.10 MTR
On The Water / In The Car / On The Plane
We've been running a couple of these bags for the last year now and are in love with them. The generous sizing options mean you should find one that fits perfectly and the fact you can squeeze a couple of kites and a bar inside makes it perfect for weekend breaks on planes where you want to travel light. We would recommend some heavy duty bubble wrap for your board if you do plan to go on a plane with this bag though. We all know how badly treated these bags get once they disappear down the conveyor belt!
For runs to the beach, it is perfect, slide your board in and chuck it in the back of the car without having to worry about it. Despite plenty of use we haven't noticed any damage to the hard wearing fabrics, they look as good as new and that's despite travelling all the way to Australia and back last winter! The compression straps are an added bonus you don't find on a lot of day bags, meaning you can keep all your gear in place and even strap stuff to the outside if you need to!
You could fit one board, two kites and a bar in here, or you could squeeze two boards without fins in too. Although we would recommend some extra padding internally for that setup.
By Rou ChaterRou has been kiting since the sports inception and has been working as an editor and tester for magazines since 2004. He started IKSURFMAG with his brother in 2006 and has tested hundreds of different kites and travelled all over the world to kitesurf. He's a walking encyclopedia of all things kite and is just as passionate about the sport today as he was when he first started!