Best Fish and Hybrid Surfboard Bags of 2024

Best Fish and Hybrid Surfboard Bags of 2024

With a large variety of surfboard bags to choose from, there is something out there for almost every type of board. The need for fish and hybrid surfboard bags has been ramping up with all of the new funboards being shaped. If you need a new board bag for your wide summer funboard but are unsure which option to purchase, this review will help you narrow your choices. Below, I’ll take an in-depth look at seven of the best Fish and Hybrid surfboard bags for 2024: from a simple day cover to a well-padded option for International travel.

Fish and Hybrid Surfboard Bags Reviewed

  • Roam - Daylight Fish Surfboard Bag - $72+
  • Channel Islands - Feather Lite Specialty Day Surfboard Bag - $93+
  • Pro-Lite - Resession Fish/Hybrid/Big Short Day Surfboard Bag - $99+
  • Roam - Fish Board Tech Day Surfboard Bag - $101+
  • Pro-Lite - Sessions Fish/Hybrid/Big Short Surfboard Day Bag - $131+
  • Dakine - Mission Hybrid Surfboard Bag - $150+
  • Pro-Lite - Rhino Fish/Hybrid/Big Short Travel Surfboard Bag - $234+

What is a Fish and Hybrid Surfboard Bag?

A Fish and Hybrid surfboard bag is designed for wider boards such as fishes, grovelers, classic shortboards, mid-length eggs, and funboards. You'll notice this style of board bag is wider than your typical shortboard bag but shorter than the average longboard bag, making them the perfect choice for your favorite summer stick. 

The bags are listed with the simplest and lightest options first.

Roam Daylight Fish Day Surfboard Bag - $72+

“Bang for your Buck”

Roam Daylight Fish Day Surfboard Bag

The Daylight Fish Day bag is a great option for someone needing a surfboard bag to do the job without breaking the bank. The 5mm of foam will keep your precious shapes safe on any day trip. A unique feature of this surfboard day bag is the elongated zipper. Compared to most day bags, the zipper opens up longer, making inserting your surfboard a breeze.

With a removable shoulder strap, heat-reflective poly tarp, and corrosion-free zippers, the Daylight Fish day bag includes all the necessary features of a high-end surfboard bag. Its simplistic design will help you appreciate your surf approaches more than ever.

Highlights and Features

  • Wax proof interior
  • Corrosion-free zipper
  • 5mm of foam
  • Removable shoulder strap
  • Sizes 5'4-6'8


Channel Islands Feather Lite Specialty Day Surfboard Bag - $93+

“Lightweight Champion”
Channel Islands Feather Lite Specialty Day Surfboard Bag

The Channel Islands Feather Lite bag is well worth the consideration if you’re looking for a new day bag. You may know of Channel Island surfboards from their outstanding shortboard shapes. With a great reputation and new age designs, Channel Islands makes some of the best equipment in the surf industry.

At 3mm of thickness, this surfboard day bag is one of the lightest on the market. Although thin, it protects your surfboard from sun damage or minor dings. The bag also includes a waterproof shell, keeping your gear and accessories dry. Channel Island board bags are generally built smaller, so I recommend ordering the size up from the actual size of your surfboard. 

Highlights and Features

  • Waterproof shell
  • Lightweight
  • Sizes 5'7-7'2 with max width 27"


Pro-Lite Resession Fish/Hybrid/Big Short Day Surfboard Bag - $99+

“Nothing But Satisfaction”


Pro-Lite Recession Fish/Hybrid/Big Short Day Surfboard Bag

Pro-Lite offers multiple model options for Hybrid boards, and the Resession is their minimalist version. With just 3mm of foam, this bag isn’t built for traveling; however, it will safely get your board from A-Z without damaging it on day trips. The price is exceptionally lower compared to the Sessions and Rhino models.

The Resession still includes multiple key features from Pro-Lite that are offered in the more expensive models, such as a non-corrosive zipper, an inner storage pocket, and a rail guard. If you’re looking for a bag with everything you need and nothing you don’t, don’t hesitate to get this trusty fish/hybrid/big short-day bag. It’ll surely bring nothing but satisfaction to your next road trip.

Highlights and Features

  • Semi-reflective PE shell
  • Ergonomic shoulder strap
  • Rail guard on the zipper
  • External wax/key pocket
  • Sizes 5’10-6’6 with max width 26.5”.


Roam Fish Board Tech Day Surfboard Bag - $101+

Roam Fish Board Tech Day Surfboard Bag

Built for fish/ hybrid shapes, this Roam bag has many features that make transporting a surfboard a breeze. The 10mm of foam padding is as much as most travel bags, and it is rare to find a travel bag under $200. So, not only is this bag feature-rich, but it also won’t break your bank. Roam bags are generally built 2-3’ longer than advertised, so we recommend getting the same size as your board if not a little longer. The extra space for accessories or additional padding never hurts.

With an expanding fin area, corrosion-free zippers, and a wax/waterproof poly tarp, this surf bag is well worth the price. 

 Highlights and Features

  • Heat reflective
  • 10 mm of high density foam
  • Wetsuit pocket
  • Ventilation
  • Sizes 5'4-6'8


Pro-Lite Session Fish/Hybrid/Big Short Day Surfboard Bag - $131+

“The Pro-Lite Premier”

Pro-Lite Session Fish/Hybrid/Big Short Day Surfboard Bag

The Pro-Lite Session Surfboard Bag has been a top seller at Cleanline for years. It is a little more expensive than other brands and models but is well worth the price. With 5mm of padding throughout the bag, you won’t have to worry about your board getting damaged, even on your rowdiest expeditions. The Pro-Lite Session is offered in various sizes and accommodates boards up to 24” wide.

With the 420d super light ripstop nylon and non-corrosive zippers, this hybrid bag won't wear down on you anytime soon. I use the Session Fish/Hybrid for my Channel Islands Twin Fin and have been nothing but satisfied. My two favorite features include the adjustable padded shoulder strap and the big main pocket for accessories. Having a comfortable shoulder strap is key when approaching my favorite spot on foot.

Highlights and Features

  • Non-corrosive zippers
  • Reflective/ Heat resistant material
  • 420 Ripstop nylon
  • Inner storage pocket
  • Sizes 5’10-8’0 with max width 26.5”.


Dakine Mission Hybrid Surfboard Bag - $150+

“Mission in Mind”
Dakine Mission Hybrid Surfboard Bag

The Dakine Mission surfboard bag is a classic and includes 10mm of foam padding. It is offered in sizes 5’8 up to 7’0. With YKK zippers and metal hardware, this bag might last a lifetime. I’m sure that can be debated, but this bag is high on the durability scale. With all the included features, I wouldn’t say this bag is the lightest in weight. Sometimes, you must give and take certain features depending on what you're looking for, and this bag is built for long-lasting protection.

Starting at $150, this is a great option if you need all the high-end features at an affordable cost. Traveling with this bag is a breeze; it has plenty of room for your board, fins, and accessories.

Highlights and Features

  • Removable padded shoulder strap
  • Durable metal hardware
  • 10mm of padding
  • Strong YKK zipper
  • Wax specific pocket
  • Sizes 5'8-7'0 with max width of 25-25.5"


Pro-Lite Rhino Fish/Hybrid/Big Short Travel Bag - $234+

“Expedition Master”
Pro-Lite Rhino Fish/Hybrid/Big Short Travel Bag

The Pro-Lite Rhino travel bag was created with long-haul expeditions in mind. The bag can fit two boards at a time but can also be compressed to fit just one board. It includes 10mm of foam to protect your boards from all types of travel scenarios, from International trips to local missions.

You can easily carry a wetsuit and other accessories with an external storage pocket. The 26.5” width of this bag is plenty big enough for almost any Egg or Fish surfboard you have. I have this exact bag in the longboard model. So far, it has treated me well and makes for a less stressful journey, not worrying about my boards getting damaged while traveling.

Highlights and Features

  • 10 mm of foam
  • Large exterior pocket
  • Airflow ventilation
  • Sizes 6’0-8’0 with max width 26.5”


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Final Thoughts

So there you have it: our best Fish and Hybrid surfboard bags for 2024. Whether exploring new surf spots or hitting the local break, there is a Fish and Hybrid bag that will meet your needs. With the cost of surfboards these days, bags are worth the investment. From the beefed-up Rhino to the simple Feather lite day bag, whatever bag you choose will bring you one step closer to an unforgettable surf session.

If you’re unsure what size to purchase, check out our blog on How to Size a Surfboard Bag.

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James grew up as a snowboarder in the Wasatch Mountain range, with an admiration of the sea. After catching his first wave and soaking up the sea breeze, he gained an eternal love for surfing. Nowadays, he lives to ride sideways and is stoked to share his passions with others while writing blogs and working on the Customer Service team. If you don’t see him at the surf break, he’ll be pumping a bowl or ripping down a mountain.