Summer Gear Review: Walden Tri-Fold Travel Surfboard
One guy in the Surfline office mentioned that he thought this board would be perfect for bringing along on a business trip or a “non-surfing vacation” with your girlfriend or spouse somewhere there might also happen to be waves.
While we’re still testing the board for long-term durability, our initial evaluation shows that the Walden Tri-Fold works surprisingly well. The folding tech is ingenious, and equipped in the right shape it would make a handy addition to any traveling surfer’s quiver. Bottom line: The Tri-Fold rides much like a regular board, and you’ll likely save the equivalent of the added cost for the board in baggage fees on your first two trips.
This looks like a potentially genius idea. Folding surfboards have been tried before, but they have never been able to make a responsive board for the experienced surfer. Some airlines charge exorbitant rates for boards, so this could be an important breakthrough for modern surf travel.