Those who are fortunate to live close enough to walk to their favorite surfing spot, or those who must walk large distances after parking their vehicles, have many options that can help make walking long distances bearable with their surfboards and gear. Many options allow for hands free carrying, while others provide a more practical and less tiresome way to carry your surfboard rather than the traditional arm wrapping approach. The most practical way for one handed carrying is purchasing and using a surfboard bag. However, some these bags can be quite costly and are very limited to strict sizing. Meaning one bag per certain size of surfboard, or carrying becomes a little awkward or simply doesn’t fit. A cheaper and more versatile approach for those not wanting to dish out the cash for a proper bag is using some type of strap or sling system. One of my favorites slings is the sling from Curve shown below.
This is one of the more nicer slings I have seen and provides more support of your surfboard that most others. I do like the fact that it also has a carrying case embedded into the sling as well. Here is also a popular one by FCS show below.
This bag also uses the same concept as the curve sling and also provides other storage space for other nick nacks. If you don’t like straps over your shoulders and you prefer to just carry your surfboard by hand check out this option.
As you can see, there are many different types of surfboard slings you can use to transport your surfboard to and from the beach. Obviously, the more simplistic the sling the cheaper they tend to be. If you are walking long distances to and from the beach it would perhaps be wise to invest in some type of surfboard carrier or surfboard sling to save your arm. This is especially true for all you long surfboard owners out there. I will post some other common surfboard slings next week as well. And as always if you have any other slings that you are particular to, please comment below to share with others.
Also all images include links the manufacture to learn more about each of the surfboard slings shown above.