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Surfboards and buses« on: May 11 2009 22:05:00 »
Hi, does anyone travel with their surfboard on the rabbit or victory line buses? Is it possible to do this?
RE: Surfboards and buses« Reply #1 on: May 12 2009 07:05:00 »
yeah, I think you can ride it in a bus. Sa compartment nga lang ilalagay :-(
RE: Surfboards and buses« Reply #2 on: May 12 2009 10:05:00 »
for shortboard, its easy - it'll fit in the storage comparment below. i know of shortboarders who regularly bring their boards to zambales riding the bus.
for longboard, it depends. there are some buses that can accommodate a 9-footer at the storage compartment below (all partas buses to la union, for example, who by the way, are already used to surfers with longboard). 8'6" and shorter boards will fit in all buses.
other buses cannot accommodate a 9-footer, in which case you have 2 choices:
1. put it along the ailse. very inconvenient for the passengers affected, but is an accepted practice in genesis buses going to and from baler; or
(please see next post)
RE: Surfboards and buses« Reply #3 on: May 12 2009 10:05:00 »
2. tie it traversely up the overhead compartment. it won't fit on one side so traversely. this requires advance coordination with the conductor since your board must be brought in before all the passengers go in: it'll be very annoying maneuvering a longboard with everybody inside. a practice in SOME philtranco buses going to daet and in genesis buses to baler.
i have no experience with phil. rabbit and victory liner with my longboard. breaks in zambales are very far from bus terminals. but i suppose the tricyles can bring your longboard to pundakit from the terminal, assuming they fit in the storage compartment below. i doubt if they'll allow a longboard along the ailse or up the overhead compartment. try calling them first.
RE: Surfboards and buses« Reply #4 on: May 12 2009 15:05:00 »
Thanks Ely, sounds like you know your stuff. Have you ever surfed Pundaquit? Looking at heading that way in August.
RE: Surfboards and buses« Reply #5 on: May 12 2009 17:05:00 »
i used to travel at zambales just taking a bus ride... i always ride victory liner bus, i load my board inside the bus at the end part area of the bus,
it much safer to put your board inside the bus than to put it on the comparment area, and try to used surf bag its much more protective, than nothing....anyway...this are my spot at zambales, iba chabengs, pundaquit, crystal and liwaliwa...hope to see u guys there...
RE: Surfboards and buses« Reply #6 on: May 12 2009 21:05:00 »
we'll be going to zambales this weekend and I might ride a bus. the problem with my shortboard is that I don't have a surf bag, so is it still safe in the compartment or just place it inside?
RE: Surfboards and buses« Reply #7 on: May 13 2009 09:05:00 »
to genghis: yes, i surfed pundakit. it's good during south swell, including august when you plan to go.
to ian: its not safe to carry your board on a bus trip without a bag, or at least a board sock. i suggest you buy either one, although the price difference is a few hundreds lang so board bag na lang.
its definitely not safe put you fiberglass board in the compartment below without a bag (or EVEN WITH a board sock). if its epoxy, puwede na siguro. but i myself wouldn't do that with my epoxy boards. i'll probably wrap it with a beach towel and then tie it with my leash (not safe pa din kasi baka matamaan ng kung ano ang leash at maputulan ka later sa line up). straw siguro or rope.
yes, its safer inside the bus than the compartment below.