There are many surfboard racks designed to store or carry your surfboard. We all drive many different types of vehicles, SUV’s, wagons, sedans, motorbikes, scooters even push bikes, but what if you drive a truck?
Often, surfboards can be too long to fit in the back of your truck, however you need not be concerned, this has been considered. There are racks to carry your surfboard that will fit to the back of your truck to stop the board from moving around from side to side.
The XM Surfboard Truck Tailgate Rack System is one such rack that fits securely onto the back of your truck. It’s padded with foam, and will hold your board securely with its durable strap and clip system, and is designed to fit most trucks.
The straps are adjustable, and the addition of a new high-tech cam buckle will give you peace of mind that your precious board will be safe and secure, and priced at around $20, its certainly affordable.
At the time of this post paddlesurf had the XM surfboard rack but no longer carries it. You can get the very similar Block Surf tail-gate rack at about the same price and it works the exact same way.
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You can even go with the Paddle Surf, the one in the picture for over-sized boards for your truck. Simply lay your board down in the bed and strap in. The the other strap, this one also keeps it from sliding from side to side as well as from moving forward or backwards.
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A lot of surfers drive vans, and while you can fit surfboard racks on the top of your roof, maybe you would prefer to fit the inside with racks. This then poses a new problem of space. By resting the board in the back or on top of the back seats, it isn’t really a safe option and could become a missile in the case of having to stop quickly or a collision.
Internal racks could be the answer to your dilemma. They can be a bit tricky to find and you may have to tailor your own. I have even seen people take a set of regular roof racks and turn them upside down, or stainless steel towel rails will do the trick too. Secure your board by using an occy strap around the tail of the board and the rack. You can also use rubber to wrap around the rail, so your board doesn’t rub. It’s a great idea for using that extra space up there.