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There actually is a right and wrong way to carry a surfboard. If you’re a first-timer or beginner, you’ll want to make sure you have this down so as to not look like a total Kook!
We could talk about all the ways to get your board to the beach, but we’re not going to here. We’ll save the review of roof racks, tailgate pads, bike racks and the myriad of other options for another time.
Carrying your surfboard from your vehicle to the waves is part of so-called surfing etiquette, and after you have been doing it for oodles of years, you never think about it. However, if someone is doing something strange, it pops out, and you’ll have to remember to watch that person in the line-up.
So, what are the basics of the right way to carry your surfboard? We’ll give some options later, based upon if you’re going up and down stairs or if you’re legging a 10-footer around. So:
But what if you’ve got a hike to the beach or need to go up and down crowded stairs?
If none of these work for you…you might have too big of a longboard surfboard or be related to T-Rex. It’s time to call a friend and have them help you!
Have fun in the surf, respect surf etiquette and local customs and be safe! And when you’re done, dry your gear with the Malo’o DryRack.
P.S. since I first wrote this blog a couple of new items have come out. I know you're going to laugh but these work pretty well. The Board Buddy is just a little piece of plastic that goes around your board and provides a handle. The other is a surfboard sling, which does exactly what it sounds like. In some future blog I'll tell you about the handle I'm putting in my new board!