Imagine driving behind a car with surfboards on the roof and they suddenly get unhinged and fly off towards you. It’s a terrifying scene straight out of a Final Destination movie!
This probably is one of the worst nightmares of every surfer – causing a serious accident when their boards fly off from the roof of their car. Not to mention, their boards getting damaged in the process.
Learning to surf is one thing, but securing your surfboard to your car is another skill altogether. It doesn’t have to be as hard though!
Surfboards aren't exactly small, and if you are a big Kahuna, your board is most likely a longboard. Going to the beach with your friends means multiple surfboards need to be secured to the roof of your car.
Unless you have a big van or a pickup truck, you will need to attach the surfboards to your roof and you need to make sure it is secured correctly, minimizing the risk of the boards flying off and harming anyone or creating damage. There are many options, but only a few great ones.
Let's dive into the best ways to secure your surfboard to your roof.
THE NO TOOLS SOLUTION
No tools solution of securing your surfboard to your car
For this simple, no-brainer solution, you will only need two things: a car and your surfboard. If your car is big enough, and there is no law in your country prohibiting this, you may consider putting your surfboard inside the car as the fastest option.
Keep in mind that although this is the quickest way, safety is still the priority. Make sure the board is not obstructing anything that keeps you from driving comfortably, or will not move around all over the place.
Another thing to note is the risk of damage to your surfboard. If it does not have a bag, expect chips and dents if it is not secured in place inside your car.
Remember that not all cars are made for this option, so do not try to squeeze your surfboard in and compromise your safety and comfort.
THE BEST SOLUTION
The best way of securing your surfboard to your roof rack using WRAPTIE™.
Sure there are many ways to transport your board (maybe correctly, questionably, or illegally) but having a roof rack is undoubtedly the best option, at least safety-wise. If you do not have one yet, do consider installing one for for the sake of everyone’s safety, to maintain the condition of your board, and for your peace of mind.
To secure your surfboard to your roof rack, you will only need one other thing: reliable straps.
PRO TIP: Save time and money by investing in reliable straps at the onset. Trust me, if lives and your precious surfboard are on the line, you really do not want to go down the trial and error road by experimenting with bungee cords, cheap straps, or whatever low-quality ropes you can get your hands on.
One strap that is definitely worth the investment is WRAPTIE™. It is a trusted, easy-to-use, multi-function strap that can be used to secure any item in place, your surfboards included.
SECURING YOUR SURFBOARD TO YOUR ROOF RACK:
Take a second to watch the video below and see for yourself how easy it is to use the WRAPTIE™:
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