Car keys

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by bronelson, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. bronelson

    bronelson Active Member

    Jul 4, 2007
    Where do you guys put your car keys when you go surfing for a couple of hours? im getting my license in a month or two and just wondering
  2. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006

  3. dbiz135

    dbiz135 Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2007
    Boeuf it thats what I do...... lol,,,na just kidding.... put it in a book bag and leave it on the beach where you can look at it from the line up.... Some keys have a chip in them so be careful not to wet it cuz then your ignition won't start but if your whip is a hooptie most wetsuits and boardshorts have either a pocket or a string you can tie it to......But dude your in CT/RI....they don't break into cars up there....or do's not like your in mexico or puerto rico.
  4. bronelson

    bronelson Active Member

    Jul 4, 2007
    yeah i've seen people do that more worried about people stealing my board because i usually bring more than one
  5. clamcake

    clamcake Guest

    I put keys and other small valuables in a watertight bag with little lockdown tabs that I bought at a sports store, then I put that in the the zippered pocket of a bathing suit.
  6. kman

    kman Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    i put 'em in a ziplock and bury 'em near a landmark that i WON'T 4get! make sure u remember where u bury em tho, take it from x-perience...and make sure NO ONE iz watchin' u...

    yea, u cood put em on the wheel well on your car, but c'mon, EVERYBODY knowz this trick. while yea, only surferz will really check under there, if u live in a bad neighborhood, or if someone seez u place them under there, don't count on your car bein' there when u git out!
  7. spackledust

    spackledust Member

    Jun 6, 2008
    if you're wearing a wetsuit, it most likely has a little key pocket in it. i wear xcel suits and they all have them. very useful, you wont even feel it, and you know its safe. unless your key has a chip in it, then your out of luck and commence the sand burying process.
  8. bronelson

    bronelson Active Member

    Jul 4, 2007
    yeah only my winter suit has one
  9. sspr07712

    sspr07712 Guest

    pay 10 bucks at the car dealer and get a keyless entry if you have remote your car too can be sweet even the "hoopty".. no burying, no hiding, no losing your keys when you get totally worked and dragged out to sea..
  10. tbing

    tbing Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2008
  11. conway

    conway Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    me and my dad used the wheel well trick almost everyday this summer and nothing ever happened. i think that its so obvious no one thinks youll use it anymore. think about it
    but i would preferrably keep it with me.
  12. tbing

    tbing Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2008

    The keypod, another one that attaches to your car, but doesn't need a trailer hitch. Got a lock, like a master lock, but it takes a dial with a storage area in it for your keys to be put.

    Easiest to attach it to a suspension coil, or any part of the frame that has a spot where you can loop it around.
  13. jsgreen

    jsgreen New Member

    Sep 20, 2008
    Just read the above post - that's exactly what I use...I keep one locked to my tow-bar so I never worry about losing my keys (just lock them in my car and use the spare to unlock when I return). You can get them at Home Depot or Amazon for about $25 (a lot cheaper than a hitch safe and since I tow a lot works when my hitch is in use).
  14. ...LostInFlorida

    ...LostInFlorida Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2008
    dang.... i put mine under the bumper or in the gas tank door....

    i've done that for 5 years and never had a problem.
  15. BeeVee

    BeeVee Active Member

    Sep 1, 2008
    I keep it on a key chain around my neck and tucked into my wet suit. its easier to get out at the end of a day than the little pocket. Most rip curl wet suits have the key pocket as well, a lot of leashes do too where it attaches to your ankle. During the warmer months i just stash it in my pocket in my shorts.
  16. fulltilt720

    fulltilt720 Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2008
    having a ford with the keypad is amazing. i lock the keys in the car everytime.
  17. Spongah

    Spongah Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    Dbiz and I bring backpacks to the beach. I just throw my keys in there along with water and food if it's going to be a marathon sesh. :D

    I also keep a spare attached to the car *somewhere* in case I get locked out, but I like having the backpack, especially in the winter. I keep an old jacket in there and throw it on over my wetsuit until I get to the car.

    I lock my wallet and cell phone in the car, though, if my bag gets stolen the thief will be unhappy with their "booty". :p
  18. get a hide-a-key pouch and stick it under your car or inside the body/fender.
    I got a canvas one with velcro to keep it closed and it also velcros to a velcro pad stuck to my truck body
  19. Ballbags

    Ballbags Member

    Feb 12, 2007
  20. Gulfer

    Gulfer New Member

    Oct 10, 2008
    get keyless entry no worries ever