Sure it's not on a luxury airline, and yes it does land as the big southern hemisphere winter swells are trailing off, but seriously. Bali for under $400 round trip? This is a no-brainer.
Los Angeles to Bali generally runs in the $750 Range. This saves you almost exactly 50% with a single stop.
This one is tricky because the surfboard bag fees can get intense on China Eastern. That being said $377 RT has got me thinking of buying something when I get there, and selling it when I leave.
On that note, I stumbled on the following Facebook group created for just that purpose: https://www.facebook.com/groups/481994611848814 No clue how reliable it is, but it seems like it is well used and well liked. Decent boards look like $200ish.
Even if you have to flip the thing for half of that on the way out, my guess is the overall flight price may be enough motivation to give it a shot.
I think the stoke in the opening shot of this one says it all as far as motivation.
Had to go desert thrice, I need more backside barrels in my life. Here's how the locals do it:
On an unexpected note, this kid is worth a look. Unknown to me until today but I feel like that may not be the case for too much longer.
Here are a couple of flight options for those of you who still aren't Email Supporters. You should be. It's Free and you get notified when new deals like this come out (which means less chance of them selling out).
If you travel a ton you should also absolutely consider a paid Pro/Am Supporter subscription, it's cheap (from $6/mo) and you will get a full selection of dates so that you don't have to go digging around.
You could subscribe as a Pro/Am for almost 6 years on the money you save on THIS FLIGHT alone. Plus you help keep the lights on so we can find more killer deals down the line.
When you put it that way, maybe we should be charging more...?
As you can see, for those of you who want to go high class, Cathay Pacific is also in the 650s (probably as a result of the discount pressure). That might be worth considering too, as it is a great price for a 5 star airline (although the board fees are only marginally better).