This article is written in honor to our beloved surfboards

May their way from home to the waves and back be safe and smooth!

Let’s be honest – It is not JUST a board. Everyone has a special connection with their boards, whether they admit it or not. A true surfer knows how to properly treat their board. Surfboards are shaped for those massive powers on the ocean, yet they are so fragile to the dings and dents. Here you will find ways to transport and stock your board on and off its glorious duty.

The following is an introduction to some of the most known ways to store and transport your board. Wall racks, ceiling racks, bicycle, car scooter racks. A wide selection to choose from for sure!


Surfboard Racks


WALL RACKS

A good and practical surfboard wall rack in your house is a smart and decorative way to store your surfboard. It is up to you to find the most suitable place for it, whether it is in the garage, verandah or why not in your living room. The board/s you have right now are shaped to blast through on those waves so why not respect them by getting a suitable wall rack. Or even better – make one by yourself. Like you, maybe they also want to have some quality horizontal time and chill out in a well-presented way like a simple wall rack can offer. Anyway, here is a list of some cool-looking wall racks.

If you or any of your mates know how to drill a few screws in the wall – you are pretty much set installing the racks. It’s that simple!


Horizontal Surfboard Racks

 

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Minimalistic surf wall rack for home/garage use

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Single eco-friendly wooden wall rack

Slightly angled Triple wooden wall rack

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Solid metal rack for three boards

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Slightly angled single board hook-set in solid gloss black

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Simple and cheap solution – two straps with screws and ceiling joists included

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Simple ceiling wall sling

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Vertical Surfboard Racks

Good choice when your wall or floor storage space is limited – or you just prefer the boards to stand tall!

Five-board vertical storage

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Vertical invisible wall rack

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SURFBOARD RACKS FOR CARS

Creatures of Leisure Double Wrap Rax

Here is the solution that fits on most four-door cars, that allow to stack up multiple boards on the roof. It is a great product by Creatures of Leisure. I have personally used the Double Wrap Racks and really liked it. The most convenient thing about is that you don’t need roof-rails and installing and re-installing the Wrap Rax is rather easy.

The only sketchy factor about this type of racks is that the straps will be hanging around inside the car – which might block a rear mirror view or annoy proper head-space for the rear seat passengers. Anyway, simple to install and remove option, total thumbs up for it.

Single Wrap-Rax available from AMAZON


Thule Board Shuttle

An option for a serious surf enthusiast. The Board Shuttle is another awesomely and technically well-designed product by Thule. Thule Specializes on roof racks and transportation, so that’s a great selling point right there. The board shuttle is one of the most advanced surf racks for your car.

This product features and includes:

  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel
  • Flip Fit Brackets that fits on all Thule Rack Systems, round bars and most factory racks (no loose parts)
  • Telescopic design delivers a custom fit for board widths up to 34″ wide
  • Dual loading design allows for the transport of two boards with maximum stability
  • Includes board tie-down and center straps (1 pair-15′)with buckle bumpers to transport board securely and protect vehicle finish
  • Fits Thule Aero-Blades and square bars
  • Fits Thule X-Sporter Pro with the X-Adapt 12 adapter (sold separately)

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BICYCLE RACKS

Well done! You are one lucky person who lives so close to the breaks that you don’t even need a car to drive to. If you already own a bicycle and a surfboard, then the last thing you will probably need would be the surfboard racks for your beloved push-bike. Forget about cycling down the beach with a surfboard tucked under your shoulder – it is a BIG No-No to your back and spinal disks. Believe me – I learned it the hard way that put me off from the surf for a good chunk of time.

Surfboard rack is a very simple, convenient and uniquely practical way to transport your surfboard to the beach. It might take a little time to get used to maneuvering with „board on the board“, especially in public spaces and in strong winds. Once you feel comfortable, you have chosen the best way to get to the beach when the surf is up.

Why ride your bicycle to the beach with a surfboard on the side racks?

  1. Great warm-up
  2. Unlike walking to the beach with a board bag, you are sitting down on a saddle and enjoying a faster way of commuting
  3. Unlike driving your car to the beach, you are saving money on fuel AND you don’t have to worry about anyone pinching your car keys while you are away on the sea
  4. Cycling is cool and simple, just like surfing
  5. Pedal to the metal like there’s no tomorrow

Whether you have a short- or a longboard, the bicycle rack design is pretty much the same on most models.  A bicycle surf rack usually consists of two u-shape metal tubes that have soft covers to keep your surfboard from scratches while transportation.

Related article: Beach Cruiser Bicycles for men and women

There are two main ways to attach the rack to your bike:


Saddle-post side mount racks

A simple solution


 Two part surfboard bicycle side mount rack

Double attachment for longer boards, or just for a more stable grip

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This model features a wide range of head tube sizes and frame configurations. Suitable for all bicycle types out there.


Independent rear rack

Independent rear rack with two surfboard holding hooks

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SUP/surfboard trailer

Why not tow your surfboard rack behind your cruiser? This solution is for the passionate brothers and sister who take prefer the simple route to the beach by a bicycle. Zero emission!

Suitable for long-boards or SUP’s


Hope you found that article useful. Be respectful to your board and get a rack!