Having looked at some of the kite surfing bags on offer and the ones that are in stock, some were spot on but not in stock, some were super tough but too heavy, some were just the right weight/functionality but the finance minister said: no --- build your own.
So I went to work on the sewing machine and looked around for spare material lying around the house. The main cloth was from a left over curtain job so that came for free. So all I had to buy were some straps, buckles and the foam ends. All up about $50.00 plus my time (but we won't count that).
So here it is:
The foam ends are to protect the board ends in case some one decides to store the bag and gear end on. They are 100 mm thick -- that should be enough!
First put the kite board on top of a standard ground mat. This one doubles up for my camping gear, so this one came for free as well. Then put the kiting gear on top and strap it down.
Put one of the foam ends in the bag followed by the kiting gear, put in the last foam end.
Pull the draw string (err um rope) tight and knot it. Found that one in the garage, so that came for free as well!
Strap on the cover hat to tidy up and prevent any really small stuff from falling out.
And there you have it, one complete kite bag: