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Best Surf Racks To Store Your Surfboards And SUPs

Storing your boards is much easier if you have surf racks in your home or garage.  If you’re not inclined to build a rack yourself and would rather buy something ready to go, there are quite a few options out there.

Start out by deciding if you want to store your boards vertically or horizontally.  For longboards, board length and ceiling height can be a consideration.  If you just have shortboards you can store them vertically.  Another consideration would be if you want them to be attached to the wall or freestanding.

If you want to attach them to the wall you need to ensure that you can properly drill them to a stud as sheetrock/drywall might not hold a full rack of surfboards.

Overhead/ceiling racks are another storage solution for those who are short on space or have a lot of longboards or SUPs.

Lastly, material and looks might be a consideration for some.  There are a few great looking wood racks out there but they are more expensive than the cheaper metal racks.

Vertical Surf Racks

These take up the least wall space but your boards need to be shorter than the ceiling.

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Horizontal Surf Racks

These take up the most wall space, but can be aesthetically pleasing.  Often used for longboards when ceiling height is a concern.

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Overhead Surf Racks

Overhead racks probably save the most space, however they can be hard to get boards in and out of depending on the height of your ceiling.  The Hi-Lift pulley system is a great solution for heavy boards and SUPs as you can position it over your car for easy loading and unloading in your garage.

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Hayley Gordon

Hayley Gordon has been surfing for over 20 years. Riding both shortboards and longboards, she's traveled the world to surf but mainly sticks to her two home locations of San Diego and Long Island.

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