Surfboard car racks: protect your car and your boards

Surfboard car racks are the safest way of traveling with surfing planks and gear.

Transporting surfboards in your car is never easy. In many countries, surfboards are not authorized to travel inside cars. In other cases, sticks are just too big for your auto.

Also, traveling with your surfboards inside causes many setbacks. Sand, pieces of wax and salted water will damage your car upholstery and overall interiors.

The safest way of driving along the highway in search of the perfect surf is by installing easy-to-use surfboard car racks. These systems are inexpensive and will allow you to carry boards on the top of your car, while deblocking your rear and side view driving angles.

The best surfboard car rack systems are hard racks and soft racks. Vehicles with car rain gutters and surfers who prefer to keep objects away from the roof will prefer hard racks.

Soft racks can be easily and quickly mounted and dismounted with straps, so that you're only driving with them when you're surfing. Smooth pads will avoid the contact of surfboards with the roof of the car.

These surfboard car rack systems are compatible with board bags or unprotected surfboards, but make sure to travel with the surfboard fins up and in the back of the car, pointing forward. Finally, tighten the straps, not too hard.

The "Thule Surf Tailgate Pad 808" features a sewn-in strap system that slides easily around the bottom of your tailgate so you can secure this pad quickly without messing around for an hour in the garage.

The "Thule SUP Taxi 810" is the ultimate surfboard and stand-up paddleboard car rack. Features exclusive telescoping design, soft weather resistant padding, and four One-Key locks.

The "Thule Board Shuttle 811XT" features an exclusive telescoping-width SUP and surfboard carrier with built-in board protection and universal roof-rack compatibility.

The "Block Surf Single Wrap Rack" is the perfect solutions for surfers who wish to transport up to two shortboards. Features a carrying case with draw string, and heavy aircraft buckles for safety and strength.

The "Block Surf Double Wrap Rack" is a very secure system which allows you to travel with up to six surfboards or two longboards. For cars with or without gutters.

The "FCS Premium Double Soft Surfboard Car Racks" are very good, fit all cars, vans and four wheel drives and holds 1-6 shortboards or 1-4 longboards.

The "Ocean & Earth Double Rap Rax Surfboard Carrying Rack" is designed for cars without roof gutters and it is very easy to mount.

The "Creatures of Leisure Single Wrap Rax" has unbreakable metal buckles with neoprene padding to protect your car and surfboard in a broad range of board travel conditions.

The "Surftech Double Soft Auto Rack Cam Lock" is a simple and strong system that allows you to travel with multiple boards from your quiver.

The "Curve Surfboard Soft Rack" offers a secure lockdown single loop system. The cocoons around surfboards eliminate lift, slide and flutter. You have two connection options: either through doors or via roof rails.

Get more high-quality surfboard car racks for your surf trips.

The surfboard car rack review has been updated on February 1, 2018.

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