How much does your paddle cost?
You have a case for your camera. You have a case for your laptop. You have a helmet for your melon.
GET A BAG FOR YOUR PADDLE.
I just brought mine back from the Key West Classic. It's the Quickblade SUP Paddle Bag
It easily fits 2 large QB paddles, maximum length 86". There's a zipper. It's perfect for traveling. And if you wrap your paddle in tshirst or socks, it gives you even more space in your bag. It has to be checked on most flights, and you pick it up with oversized baggage—where people with guns and golf clubs pick their bags up. Not that people play handgun golf. You get what I mean.
It also comes in grey and BRIGHT Orange (below).