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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-03-2017, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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surfboard racks

I just bought a new 2017 subaru and I would like to get a rack for my surfboards. I have 3 of them and would like to fit all 3 of them on the roof. Two are more of longboards and one actual surfboard. So far this ( Inno ina445 Surfboard, SUP, Kayak, Canoe Locker for Car Roof Racks) seems like the best one but I would like to know everyone else's thoughts or experiences. TIA

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On my 2010 I have the Thule 450 crossroads and 50" bars. With the 50" bars I can fit 2 longboards side by side, if I have my SUP on there I can fit it and my shortboard. Going to replace them with 58" bars to give me more room. I use pool noodles on the bars and along with some NRS straps. I have some dockslocks that I use to keep the SUP up there.

For yaks I have some Thule kayak stackers, which allow me to fit 2 kayaks up there along with a sup.

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Thanks for the reply. How do you tie down the surfboards, it seems those are just crossbars?
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Just wanted to provide an update. I decided to go with the Inno ina446 and they work really well. I have two long boards and a surfboard. I put all 3 on there with a thin long sheet of memory foam between them and I have zero issues driving on the freeway with this.

https://www.amazon.com/Kayak-Canoe-L...ds=inno+ina446
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I first bought dakine aero rack pad for factory rail, but then swapped them out for rhino rack pad because almost fit entire length of factory crossbar. I use thule express strap for in town , then will uses rhino or dakine strap for longer road trips. I just wanted easiest n quickest strap. The express strap allows me to easily remove when not using. Im pretty sure i can get longy n shorty side by side on factory rail.

I dont use for sup. I just use as basic padded rack for mainly surfing and anything else i can fit up there. No bikes, sup or canoe attachments for me. Ladders, snowboards, lumber, etc, work great with straps.
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Maybe this will work for Subaru Surfers:


https://newatlas.com/waveraxx-strapl...rd-rack/59302/
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I have had great success with Lockrack for hauling SUP's.

https://lockrackus.com/
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One of the requirements for me getting an OB was having the ability to carry boards inside the car.
If I’m solo I can get a 10.6 longboard inside by folding the rear seats down and reclining the front passenger seat all the way. I have to remove the front passenger headrest but that only takes a few seconds.
If I have passengers I strap the board(s) to the roof racks. I keep aero style pads on the crossbars and straps inside for just that purpose.
~easy peasy...

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