Surfing is such a pure and natural experience, it's just
you and your surfboard out in the water. Surfing puts you in touch with
nature. Experienced surfers commonly refer to this aspect of surfing as
one of the things they love about surfing. Probably what you love about
surfing is the same thing that would make you decide to carry your
surfboard on your bike without the need of a car or truck.
We take a look at the top bike surfboard carrier
racks on the market. With a review of mounting styles, weight, prices,
ease of use and surfboard stability. All of these bicycle surfboard
racks that are reviewed are designed to fit on almost all bicycle
Bicycle Surfboard Rack Review
The Huntington Surfboard Bike Rack by Block
Surf is the lowest priced option available in the bicycle surfboard
racks. Weighing in under 6 pounds the mounting style of this surfboard
rack is a rear mount with the surfboard being carried at an approximate
45 degree angle behind the rider. Stability is an issue with this rack
design. The surfboard can wobble around a little. If you are going
fairly short distances with your surfboard attached to the bicycle it
may be appropriate because of its lower cost. The straps can leave a
mark on your surfboard, so I recommend wrapping your surfboard in a
towel where the surfboard is strapped to the bike rack.
The Block Surf Side Ride Surfboard Bike Rack
mounts to your bicycle in a side saddle fashion. The weight of the rack
is under 6 pounds. The hooks are about 12 inches to give your surfboard
a good secure mount. When mounting the hooks to your bike, the most
important thing is to get the hooks fairly level and make sure you
securely screw the rack system to your bicycle. The side saddle
mounting system provides better stability and is recommended over the
Huntington Surfboard Bike Rack if you are bicycling longer distances
with the surfboard.
Carver Bicycle Surfboard Rack Max. This
all aluminum construction is Carvers heaviest duty bike surfboard rack.
It weighs under 8 pounds. This item qualifies for Free Super Saver
Shipping. The rack mounts to your seat post and pretty much fits
every bicycle out there (if you're into details, it mounts onto seat
posts anywhere from 25mm to 32 mm, which is almost all bikes). The
surfboard is mounted in a side saddle fashion, providing good surfboard
stability. Surfboards up to 10 feet long can be transported on this
Carver bike rack. The design protects both your bike frame and your
surfboard. If you are looking for the best surfboard bike rack in the
market, look no further, this is the best.
The Carver Bicycle Surfboard Rack Mini.
Like the Carver Max, this item qualifies for Free Super Saver
Shipping. If weight is one of your primary concerns, this rack
weighs less than 4 pounds. This is the lightest weight of all the bike
surfboard racks. Don't let the light weight fool you, this is a strong
product and is all aluminum construction. This means it will not rust.
It is smaller and will handle surfboards up to 8 feet in length. The
surfboard rack mounts to your seat post and fits all posts 25mm to 32
mm in width which is just about every bicycle. The surfboard bike rack
is a side mount design providing good surfboard stability.If you do not
plan to transport a longboard on your bicycle, you can save a few
dollars by buying this rack instead of the Carver Max surfboard rack.
You can carry shortboards and funboards (mini mals) up to eight feet in length.
SURFhow.com is a free online surf tutorial to learn how to surf. There is a section on learning to surf for beginners as well as a section with Intermediate Surf tips.