We here at The Surf Station take great care and pride in packaging these fragile surfboards, body boards, skim boards and paddle boards.
Unfortunately, during the shipping process damage does sometimes occur. Although this is rare, it does occasionally happen. The Surf Station goes above and beyond industry standards when it comes to board shipments. Our packaging methods have been approved by both UPS and FedEx and undergo routine inspections. We ship an average of 150 boards per month and are happy to tell you our damage rate is under 5%.
In the unlikely event that your new board arrives damaged, The Surf Station will do everything in it’s power to resolve the issue. However, the customer must adhere to a strict set of guidelines in order for their claim to be honored:
INSPECT THE CONTENTS OF THE BOX UPON DELIVERY, IF THE ITEMS ARE DETERMINED TO BE DAMAGED PLEASE:
1. NOTIFY THE DELIVERY AGENT OF THE DAMAGE
2. KEEP THE BOX AND ALL ITS CONTENTS
3. EMAIL THE SURF STATION IMMEDIATELY WITH PHOTOS OF THE DAMAGE AND OF THE BOX (SHIPPING@SURF-STATION.COM)
4. THE SURF STATION WILL DETERMINE WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REPAIR, RETURN OR EXCHANGE
5. CLAIMS MUST BE MADE WITHIN 5 DAYS OF DELIVERY
Options if your board arrives damaged:
For minor dings, dents, cracks or other cosmetic damage The Surf Station will pay for 100% of the repair cost or mail the customer a full repair kit at no charge if they are comfortable with fixing the damage themselves. On top of covering the repair costs we will discount the price of the board by the amount of the repair in the form of a refund.
IE: Your board arrives with a small ding on the bottom and the repair cost is $25, The Surf Station will pay for the full cost of the repair as well as refund the customer an additional $25 as a discount on the board since it did not arrive in the “new” condition as advertised.
For major damage such as creases, buckles, full breaks or damage that will affect the structural integrity or performance of the board we offer two options. With the first option The Surf Station will help the customer find a respectable surf shop or shaper who specializes in ding repair. We will pay 100% of those repair costs as well as offer the customer a substantial discount for the inconvenience.
The second option is for boards beyond repair. We will schedule a “damage call tag” where the shipping courier will come to your location and pick up the damaged board. Once the damaged product is en route back to The Surf Station we can either replace it with the exact same board (if available), use that credit for any other board or product in our inventory, or offer the customer a full refund. (The Surf Station will cover all shipping costs associated with exchanges for damaged products)
Thank you for understanding and working with us as our goal is to have the most stoked customers in the world!
**The Surf Station reserves the right to determine the severity of the damage and what option will be used to remedy the situation**