Great surf racks. Long and short board. Even a boogie board
I purchased a Surfboard Bike Rack on a whim with the intention of taking it along on a recent two week surfing adventure in New Zealand. Actually, it wasn't much of an adventure, with enough surf to keep us entertained at any one of the many breaks within an easy bike ride of my sister's home. In the end, this purchase ended up being the next most essential piece of equipment besides my surfboard and wetsuit. And the ability to easily and safely transport my surfboard and gear to the beach, on a bicycle, and without the need for an automobile was huge! It afforded me a level of independence and mobility I've not experienced in the past. And it also made me look like an instant local!
The Surfboard Bike Rack has two major features: The single point, seat-post mounting bracket (I didn't even have to wrestle with removing the corroded, old nut on the seat of my borrowed bike); And the overall compactness of this lightweight design (The entire rack was easily broken down and stowed within my surfboard bag).
Many years ago, I owned a similar set of racks, of poor design, that required a two-point installation. The two-point installation was much harder to install, harder to navigate with, and left scratches all over the frame of my bicycle. The Carver Surfboard Bike Rack eliminates all of this hassle. And all of the damage. (Especially if you are on a borrowed or rented bicycle.)
Since I've been living inland for the past few years, with only the option to travel for surf, I decided to leave my rack with my sister, assuming it'll be there for me on future visits. However, within a couple of days she reported that she'd already transferred the racks to her bicycle, "in about five minutes".
I highly recommend the Surfboard Bike Rack.
Took this with me to Costa Rica. It worked well for getting to the local waves.
Sold it to a local CR surf instructor when I split. He still had it and was using it two years later. The locals made copies of the design and were using it to their advantage.
these are perfect. We purchased 2 of these because my husband has a bike he uses for local surfing and one he takes to Trestles. Great product!
I gotta say this system is awesome, I ride my bike from deep in Palolo Valley down into Waiks and the surrounding areas (those of you familiar with Oahu) I ride my bike right on the road and I fly over bumps and pot holes no problems, I get some wobble and minimal pull but nothing you couldn't handle. the only problem I foresee is those damn tweeking thieves. the two joints that actually hold the board slips into a slot and can be easily taken out. now a thief with a tool kit (they exist) could actually get the whole set up. I wish there where loops in the system to slip a cable through to make it a bit more of a challenge to rip off. but overall this is a product that I am more than happy with.