Flying with Surfboards To Bali and Lombok

flying with a surfboard Bali Lombok Indonesia

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Planning your trip to Lombok and want to bring your surfboard over with you? We get it! A surfboard can be like a comfortable, worn pair of shoes.

Once you’re familiar with a board’s dimensions and the way it responds, it can help you make the most out of your waves. 

While you can always make use of one of the many boards, we have here at LMBK, if you are planning on bringing your own board, here is the relevant information on the surfboard policies of some of the main airlines that fly into Lombok and links to their respective websites.

Keep in mind that baggage policies change all the time, so be sure to keep up to date and check the airline’s website for any changes before booking.  

Information valid as of: Jan 26 2024

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Lion Air Group

The Lion Air Group consists of Lion Air, Wings Air and Batik Air, the three main airlines that fly from Bali to Lombok.

A recent policy change has resulted in Wings Air increasing their surfboard handling fee; therefore, we recommend Lion or Batik Air, particularly if travelling with multiple boards. 

  • Surfboards must be packaged neatly and safely in a surfboard bag, with a maximum weight of 23kg.
  • The length of board permitted is based on the aircraft type so be sure to check what aircraft you are on if you’re travelling with a mid-length board or longer. 
  • If you are flying on the Jet Type Aircraft (JT/ID) the maximum length is 230cm (about 7 feet 6 inches). If flying on a propeller-type aircraft (IW), the maximum length is 200cm (about 6 feet 6 inches).  
  • You will be charged a handling fee per surfboard (per board not per bag), which is dependent on the Point of Sale.

The Batik Air and Lion Air surfboard fees 

Point of Sales Handling Fee 
Indonesia IDR 200,000
SingaporeSGD 20.00
MalaysiaMYR 60.00
AustraliaAUD 20.00
TaiwanTWD 410 
ChinaCNY 100
ThailandTHB 475
Others USD 20.00

Fees for Wings Air

*Effective July 31, 2023 the airline handling fee for Wings Air surfboard fee has increased.

Point of Sales Handling Fee 
Indonesia IDR 500,000
SingaporeSGD 50.00
MalaysiaMYR 150.00
AustraliaAUD 50.00
TaiwanTWD 1025 
ChinaCNY 250
ThailandTHB 1200
Others USD 50.00

Air Asia Indonesia

According to Air Asia, travellers are now entitled to take one surfboard bag free of charge under their Free Surfboard Policy (last update in September 2023).

  • The board bag cannot exceed 15kg under this policy, additional weight will be charged as excess baggage. 
  • You simply arrive at the Air Asia check-in counter and ask a staff member to assist you. This is dependent on the departure point, so be sure to double-check with your specific journey.
  • The Free Surfboard Policy applies for all flights departing to and from Australia including Fly-Thru. 
  • Surfboards must be packed in a recognized surfboard bag and must not exceed 277cm in length (about 9 feet 1 inch). The surfboard bag cannot exceed 32kg in weight.

The handling fees for sporting equipment from other departure points are dependent on weight and can be found on the Air Asia Website:

Garuda Indonesia

The Garuda surfboard policy offers a free additional 23kg of baggage for sporting equipment subject to space availability. The length of the board cannot exceed 300cm (about 9 feet 10 inches) for most aircraft.

There are a couple of exceptions if travelling on different aircraft. The CRJ1000 aircraft has a maximum length of 230cm (about 7 feet 6 inches) and the ATR aircraft has a maximum length of 160cm (about 5 feet 3 inches).

If you have connecting flights, the baggage rules will apply to the aircraft with the smallest length limit.

If surfboards exceed 300cm or 32kg, they must be transported by GA Cargo. Be sure to contact Garuda before your flight to ensure their oversized baggage limit has not been reached yet.

For passengers who are not Citisport members, sports baggage will incur an additional fee. 

The number and dimensions of surfboards allowed on the flight are dependent on the aircraft.

For the Airbus 320, a maximum of ten surfboards is permitted and the length cannot exceed 227cm (about 7 feet 5 inches).

For the ATR 72-600, a maximum of two surfboards is permitted, with a length that cannot exceed 170cm (about 5 feet 7 inches). 

The Citilink surfboard policy fees are provided in the table below (fee not including Value Added Tax).

There is also an excess fee for weight over 30kg. 

Weight Price (domestic)Price (International)
0-5kgIDR 111,000 IDR 150,000
6-10kgIDR 166,500IDR 200,000
11-15kgIDR 222,000IDR 250,000
16-20kgIDR 277,500IDR 300,000
21-25kgIDR 333,000IDR 350,000
26-30kgIDR 388,500IDR 400,000


Scoot includes surfboards and other sporting equipment in their baggage allowance.

Simply purchase the amount of luggage weight you need which will include your checked baggage and surfboard bag combined.

The maximum weight of a single item is 32kg with a maximum length of 230cm (about 7 feet 6 inches).

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