Cheapest, safest way to ship a 9' longboard from Sydney to Sunshine Coast (Australia)

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Eatsurfloveslee... started the topic in Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 at 4:22am

Help!

I have to ship my 9' longboard from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast. What's the cheapest, quickest, safest way to do so?!

I flew Jetstar from Sydney to Sunshine Coast, but couldn't find clear guidelines on the oversize baggage restrictions and ended up buying the oversized baggage and extra weight for board and crossed my fingers it would work. (They don't tell you what kind of plane you're really flying on but provide the measurements of each aircraft and it's confusing as hell but that's another topic). Anyway, they wouldnt take my board and I left it behind! They DON'T fly any longboards around my size so FYI to any one searching this!

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 at 8:20am

There's a couple of surfboard freight companies around.. can't think of their names offhand but I'm sure someone will add in more deets here.

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50young commented Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 at 8:42am

There's a guy that does runs to and from the Sunshine coast to Sydney transporting boards, I have his card at home I'll try remember to bring it in tomorrow John I think his name is

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udo commented Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 at 9:03am

Surf cargo 0408 448 042
not sure if they go as far as sunny coast but def go to goldy

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stunet commented Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 at 9:09am

John at Board Run - 0415 615 089

Pete at Surf Cargo - 0408 448 042

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fuhrious commented Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 at 12:12pm

Have used Surf Cargo for a number of years now and they have been really great and super reliable!

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 at 1:17pm

John at Board run is good and cheap. $50 for a shorty and $60 for a log. Not sure you'll get it as quick as you want from anyone though.

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quadzilla commented Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 at 11:29pm

Surf Cargo stops @ the Goldy.Board Run is Sunny coast based.

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simba commented Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017 at 6:06am

Can vouch for both but john does door to door .

simba

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udo commented Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017 at 6:46am

If anyone needs a Southern service theres a guy that does Sydney to W Gong to Sth Coast to Melbourne Geelong onto Warnambool area and return .

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crustt commented Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017 at 12:14pm

Who is he Udo?

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udo commented Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017 at 12:38pm

A chap called Victor saw his ad on Gumtree under surfboards for sale W.Gong region.
0415 244 214

Theres also a bloke does Newcastle-Sydney -Newcastle with a station wagon...sounds like a daily commuter who does it for a bit of pocket/fuel money

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Andrew P commented Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017 at 12:50pm

Nick at Surf Freight delivers to the Sunny Coast - 0414 460 589

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DW commented Saturday, 19 May 2018 at 7:42pm

Nick dropped my board and tried to cover it up. Would not recommend.