Looking around our site, I'd say we have a pretty good selection. From Car Surfboard racks, to surfboard racks for garage, to leashes, to traction pads, we have products listed that will work for about 90% of you guys. But what happens when we don't have something that you want?
We Make it Happen
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Recently, a customer and friend of ours named Michael hit me up looking for something we didn't supply. Mike had recently installed a ton of slat wall in his garage and needed some racks to fit in the grooves that could hold two of his short boards. We had never sold slat wall racks before, so I got on the phone with one of our suppliers to see how much trouble it would be to make a custom pair.
Theres a Basic, three step process if you need a custom rack:
1. Send Picture of your space, wall, measurements ect..
There's no such thing as too many pictures. From basic measurements (seen above) to spacing, to the shape of the groove of the slat wall, the more the merrier.
These pictures sent in by Michael helped the most. When we're able to measure the exact size of the grooves in the slat wall, we can ensure a rack that fits. Typically, a slat wall surf rack's clamps are made larger than the grooves, themselves, to ensure a snug fit when factoring in the weight of the surfboard.
2. Send us measurements/ approximate weight of your boards
So we can use the appropriate racks and angles to ensure the board is secure once you hang it up. The measurements and angle of the rack depends on the size of the board. While we can produce flat wall racks for slat wall, we highly recommend going for an angled rack to ensure the board is secure up against the wall.
3. Order Bad-Ass Custom Racks
If it's possible to get your rack made, we'll make it happen. We're your guys, your amigos, your brother from another mother, et. all. Our goal is to make you happy by getting you the gear you need.
Big thanks to Mike for letting us share all of these pics on the blog with you guys. He provided us with more than enough information and ended up with racks that fit snug on his slat wall.
Let’s be honest- if we could always have our Stand Up Paddleboards on display around the house, we would: In the living room, on the patio, mounted overtop of our king sized beds to symbolize our love and devotion to the ocean, etc… Unfortunately, other members of our immediate families may not be as stoked about replacing expensive paintings with your boards on the wall, and sometimes compromise can be good.
So when the time comes to put your SUPs out of the way and into safe storage, here are some of the best racks for doing so:
1. Calfin Double SUP Ceiling Rack
This rack is perfect for those with more than one Paddleboard they need to store. Super-easy assembly- complete with heavy duty lag bolts for attaching to your garage or basement ceiling. The arms on this rack are bent slightly upward, giving you peace of mind that your board won’t come slipping out and crashing down on the top of your head. Additionally, Calfin makes their racks right here in the good ole U.S. of A and the materials used to make them is also sourced from here in the states. So, you’re not only supporting a small local business, but also one who has the support of Uncle Sam- and we all know Uncle Sam’s taste is impeccable.
2. CorSurf SUP Ceiling Rack
Made from galvanized steel, this rack makes wooden ones look dinky in comparison. Weather protective coating makes this rack ideal for storing boards indoors or outdoors and its 180 degree bend gives you peace of mind that your big behemoth of a paddle board isn’t going anywhere once securely fastened inside it’s loving arms.
As it should be, this rack is low maintenance (unlike your significant other who’s making you put your beautiful boards away into storage). Just kidding hon! CorSurf also makes other SUP and surfboard racks for garage like this one.
3. Gatekeeper On Rail SUP Rack
For those with no ceiling space (or low ceilings), there is another option (there is ALWAYS another option ;). This rack mounts easily to the garage or basement wall- with angled arms to keep your boards tucked up and out of the way. The arms are 11” apart for easy on/off for those of you who have boards with big fins Easily mountable (we hung ours in less than 10 minutes) and complete with high quality nitrate foam tubing to prevent scratches on your babies.
This rack comes in two versions as well- giving you the option to store one or two boards in the same space. Gatekeeper is also a customer favorite- proving (to us at least) that their Wall and Ceiling Mounted SUP racks are some of the best on the market.
So there you have it: the 3 Best Stand Up Paddle Board Storage Racks. Go ahead and pick one up in our store and get your boards off the floor!