Air Canada Windsurfing Fees and Policies

Air Canada Windsurfing Equipment Policy 2023
Airline Name Air Canada
Sport Windsurfing Equipment
Accepts Windsurfing Equipment? No
Counts Toward Baggage Allowance? No
Cost Not Accepted
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Air Canada does not officially accept windsurfing equipment in 2023. On the Air Canada website it states the following regarding windsurf boards:

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The following items are not accepted as checked baggage because of their overall dimensions:

Hang gliders
Windsurfing equipment


However, Air Canada has recently changed it's sports equipment policies regarding Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddle Boards, and which were previously prohibited, and are now accepted for travel with Air Canada.

Kayaks are now allowed for a flat fee of $100 CAD/USD, and a typical windsurf board/quiver bag with a waveboard a couple of sails/rigs falls within the allowed dimensions:

Maximum length: 300 cm (116 in)*
Maximum width: 45 cm (18 in)
Maximum height: 76 cm (29 in)

Some limits apply depending on the aircraft type. Check the Air Canada Kayaks Policy page for details. If you can convince the check-in agent that your windsurfing bag is a Kayak, it should be accepted. You can also claim that your windsurfing gear is a Stand-Up Paddle Board or a surfboard/kiteboard, in which case it would be accepted under the Surfboard rules, but the official allowed dimensions are slightly smaller (Max width for surfboards is limited to 60 cm).

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