One of the most essential aspects of surfing as a hobby is getting your board to the beach. Not every server has the privilege of living close to the beach and it’s absolutely crucial that you can find a way to secure your boards to your vehicle in a safe and efficient way. If you’ve just started surfing and you don’t have a professional rack or trailer for your boards, we have some easy methods on how you can strap boards to your car.
If you have a roof rack:
The one strap method for a standard surfboard works well if you’re going to be taking a short trip down to the beach at a lower speed. This usually involves placing the surfboard along the roof rack and then running a strap diagonally across the surfboard between the two racks. Introducing two straps is a little more secure if you’re planning on going a longer distance. It’s important to keep in mind that the single strap method will place tension on the to crossbars and this can cause them to slide closer together as well as loosen the strap. This is why it is crucial used to straps if you’re planning on a long-distance.
If you have a truck with a tailgate:
a padded tailgate rack is a great way to transport your board. You can affix to straps to the tailgate and then run a third straps through the tailgate straps you have just installed. Make sure that you’re attaching a red flag if your bored is extending 4 feet past the bumper such as if you have a small truck.
Without a roof rack:
A locking strap it also has a nylon finish and steep cables can stand is a good option for strapping your board to your car. Looking up manufacturers like Kanu Lock straps can give you the perfect tools for putting a surfboard on your roof over short distances. Just make sure that your staggering your fins if you’re going to be putting up two boards and always check the tension on your board as well as if your board is safely secured as it could become a dangerous hazard on the roadway.
Deep these top tips in mind if you want to strap boards to your car easily.
This post was written by Aaron McClearnon, Owner of Elite Watersports. At Elite Watersports, We strive to provide exceptional service and genuine interactions with those interested in an Electric Hydrofoil. We hold dear our passion for being out on the water and maintain this as our foundation for all business practices.