: easy to install and great for surfers | Photo: Almond Surfboards

Surfboard bike racks are the best of traveling to your local surf spot without spending money on gas.

Do you live near your favorite surf spots, but it is too far to walk to the waves? Are you saving your monthly budget from expensive car travels? Fortunately, surfboard bike racks were invented, so that you can easily move from your house to the beach without wasting money and polluting the atmosphere.

Sometimes, good waves are within a long walking distance. A bicycle is fast and will warm up your legs before hitting the line-up. There are three ways of transporting surfboards on a bike: side mounted, rear mounted and upright mounted.

The most popular way of driving a bicycle with your surfboard is with a side mounted rack. Although your bike gets wider, you have no security problems and wind won't halt you from speeding up.

Rear mounted surfboard racks leave your both sides free, but may blow you from side to side when wind is stronger. The upright mounted version puts your surfboard in a vertical position, right behind the seat.

Finally, there are also surfboard trailers, with wheels, which allow you to carry your surfboard and extra gear. Of course, you should watch out when turning and in steep roads and streets.

Surfboard bike rack: the Huntington Beach way

The Carver Surfboard Bike Rack for shortboards provides a safe, secure side-ride for your surfboard. It is built in aluminum and will fit shortboards up to 8" for only $92.

The MBB Surfboard Rack mounts to virtually any bicycle and offers quick release bars for quick and easy removal when not in use. They have been designed to fit the vast majority of bicycles on the market, from beach cruisers to full suspension mountain bikes. Get it for $119.

The CSR Carver Max Bicycle Surf Rack fits most bikes, it won't mar, crush, or scratch your bike. Yours for only $99.

The Bike Balance Surfboard Rack Kit allows you to carry two shortboards at the same time. You can reach speeds of over 60 miles per hour, without any problems. You can buy it for only $90.

The Block Surf Side Ride Surfboard Bike Rack will fit almost all bikes and mounts quick and easy. It's yours for only $54.

The Block Surf Rear Bike Rack is the perfect Huntington-style model and it's designed to carry a single surfboard on almost any bike. Buy it for only $35.

The Mule Surboard Carrier allows you to transport a shortboard, longboard, or SUP. It comes in a handy storage case, and there is no assembly required. Get it for only $130.

Click on each surf bike rack link to buy directly from Amazon, or visit the online surf shop for more detailed information.

The surfboard bike rack has been updated on the 15th September 2014.