Transporting your surfboard by bike: Tips and Advice
Transporting your surfboard by bike can be an ecological and practical alternative to go surfing, especially if you live near the beach or if you don't have a car 🚚.
However, this requires good preparation to avoid any risk of accident or damage to your board. In this article, we will give you tips on how to transport your surfboard safely on your bike.
1. Choose a suitable surfboard carrier 🏄🏻♂️
There are several different types of bike surfboard carriers , each with their pros and cons. You can opt for a surfboard carrier that attaches to the back of your bike , or a surfboard carrier that attaches to the side of your bike.
It is important to choose a board carrier that fits your bike and your surfboard.
Budget level count a hundred for a good rack
2. Prepare your surfboard ✅
Before transporting your surfboard, it is important to prepare it to avoid any risk of damage. Make sure the board is clean and dry, remove the fins if necessary and store it in a protective cover to avoid scratches and bumps.
3. Attach your surfboard to your surfboard carrier 🌊
To attach your surfboard to your surfboard carrier, you can use straps or rubber bands to hold it in place. Be careful not to overtighten to avoid damaging your board.
4. Check the stability of your surfboard 🥵
Before setting off, check that your surfboard is secure and stable on your surfboard rack. Shake your bike slightly to see if the board moves. If so, readjust the straps or rubber bands to hold it in place. 🏄🏻♂️
5. Drive carefully 🚲
When transporting your surfboard by bicycle, it is important to ride carefully. Avoid bumpy roads and sharp turns, and drive at a moderate speed to avoid the risk of an accident.
By following these simple tips, you can transport your surfboard safely on your bike. Not only will this save you money on fuel, it will also help reduce your carbon footprint ♻️.
What makes a good bike surfboard carrier?
It's quite simple. A good bike surfboard carrier accomplishes several basic tasks
- It keeps your surfboard safe during transport
- It protects your board (and you) by reducing the chances of a catastrophic crash.
- It is easy to install.
- It should have minimal impact on your cycling experience - the less it affects your mobility and visibility, the better.
So, take your bike, your surfboard and go surfing in complete serenity!
About the Author :
Clément Morandière is an expert in the board sports industry. Over the years he has worked for some of the best known brands in the world of surfing, windsurfing and stand-up paddleboarding.
He worked at Starboard International , where he spent three years managing the international distribution of Starboard Windsurf and Starboard SUP. During this period. He has also worked closely with Starboard's R&D department , testing most products for paddle sports and windsurfing.
As founder of Ocean Essentials stores he also made a significant contribution to the boardsports industry. He also worked as Brand Manager at Jorcani Sports, where he was responsible for re-establishing the distribution of the Starboard and Severne brands in France.
During his career, Clément also played a key role in the distribution of Surftech in Europe , which helped make this surf brand more accessible to European surfers.
With all his professional experience and expertise in the board sports industry .
Clément is a valuable asset for all things surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and Windusrf. His knowledge and experience make him a go-to expert for anyone looking to learn more about these exciting sports.