Can you put a roof rack on a car?
- If you can fix a permanent roof rack to your car, then all the better as the boards don’t rest on your car. You just need short straps to pass around the rack and board before locking them down on the outside of your car. This is a great option and usually best value.
How fast can you drive with a surfboard on the roof?
70mph (or 113kmh) is the maximum speed for carrying surfboards on the roof of your car, as stated by manufacturers like Creatures of Leisure on their roof rack products. Going >70mph with boards on the roof risks the racks breaking, causing a serious hazard to other road users and damaging boards.
Which way should car surfboard face?
As for board placement, place your board waxed side (deck) down with your fins facing up. The tail (fin end) should be pointing forward toward the front of the car.
How do I lock my surfboard?
There are two ways of attaching it to your board. The most simple way is to attach it to your leash plug. You just have to clamp the stainless steel jaws around the leash plug bar. Then, run the provided coated cable through the ring and insert the end in the four-number combination lock.
Do soft roof racks work?
If you’re swapping cars for the day, no problem, your soft rack will fit most vehicles. There are some limitations. We don’t recommend going faster than 100 kph with a soft rack, and if it’s pouring with rain you may find some drips run along the straps and inside the car. It’s all part of the surf trip adventure!