Biking to the beach with a surfboard

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by ClemsonSurf, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    What solutions do you guys have? Local beaches are shutting down beach parking for covid. limited paid spots available. I'm thinking about buying a bike trailer and strapping the boards on there. Also seen the PVC racks but might be hauling a couple boards.
     

  2. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
  3. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

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    May 19, 2006
    :D
     
  4. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    yea, this news hit me too on Folly. I think IOP is still allowing parking past 27th or whatevz, 33rd is good at lo tide. On folly, you can still park on Arctic Ave. The bike thang seems like a real hassle, but not sure of your means or spots that you value over others. def glad they didn't take my cooler privileges, it's hot as hades
     
  5. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    How far are you having to bike? Hills? What sort of board?

    I have a short flat bike ride to get to the boardwalk and from there usually just a couple blocks to whatever jetty I am going to surf. I just throw the board under my arm. I shortboard 90% of the time. A couple of years ago I biked about a mile each way with a heavy log and wound up with a pinched nerve in my neck so I actually purchased a light Stewart high performance longboard so I'd have a light enough longboard to carry under my arm on the bicycle.

    My kids have the Carver racks on their bikes. My son will stuff 2 shortboards in the rack and carry one under his arm sometimes. I've used their bikes and I don't like riding the bike with a board in these side mounted racks.
     
  6. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    +1... tuck it under your arm and roll. I do it all the time with boards up to 8'0.
     
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  7. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    I built a cool little board carrier out of an old rickshaw when I was in college. I cut off most of the canvas and used pvc and a few hundred cable ties to build a board rack. I could carry a couple boards and a cooler no problem. It was pretty cool until we got drunk and started riding on it and broke it.

    Here's something like what I started with. Got it for a few bucks on craigslist.

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  8. steef

    steef Member

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    Sep 11, 2019
    I have two options. If I'm heading down for a quick trip just to surf, I go with the first. It's a Carver Surf Rack, and it handles that 9'6" Hobie just fine. If I'm heading down all day, I use the Fish-N-Mate with the bike attachment. I made the rack out of the "nicer" gray PVC. It fits right into the built in rod holders. This gets heavy, but no real issues. Fully iced down 30 can cooler, beach chairs, umbrella, bags, some toys. All the goodies! It detaches from the bike and i just use that arm to drag it down. It's way better on the sand than the little bike tires on my old cart. Capture2.JPG Capture.JPG
     
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  9. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Hells yea man. Not sure what I like the most: the Hobie, the cart, or that luscious grass.
     
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  10. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I'll take the Hobie...