Sedan/SUV: Transporting a paddle board might seem scary, but it’s really a breeze. The best way to do it with a car or SUV is with a hard-rack setup with cross-bars. This way all you’ll need are tie-down straps to firmly secure the board to your roof. If you don’t have hard racks with cross bars you can always resort to using a soft rack.
Instructions on how to properly position your board on a Sedan/SUV:
- Place paddle boards on rack with the traction pad facing down.
- Ensure that the tail of the boards is facing towards the front of your vehicle.
- Ensure that the boards are properly balanced so that the weight is evenly distributed between the front and rear of your vehicle.
After your boards are positioned you will need to firmly secure them with proper straps/tied-owns. Make sure they are snug and not too tight as you can damage the board. It’s also important they aren’t too loose as you can damage hundreds of people on the road. Don’t forget to stick your paddles in the cab, otherwise you’re really going to hate the ride back.
Pickup Truck: These are the ideal vehicles for transporting your paddle boards and equipment. Place your SUP board nose first into the bed of your truck, with the traction pad facing downwards. Make sure your tailgate is up and secure the board firmly with straps or a tie-down as close as possible to the tailgate. Remember, not too tight and not too loose.
2-door/convertible: Are you out of your mind?