There is a separate double padded section which will keep your board locked in place with straps to avoid movement and damage during travel. The massive kite and clothing section has three compression straps outside to keep the bag cinched to a minimum size.
The zip pocket inside the top compartment keeps your fins and screws safe if you decide to remove them on long hauls. A large zip pocket on top of the bag makes it easy to access travel documents, maps or your wind-meter without having to open the main bag.
All the buckles and straps can be tucked away when they are not in use to avoid any damage to them if they get caught during unwieldy airport baggage handing. Both tips are protected by the addition of extra scuff resistant material.