As an example another alternative to displaying or storing your surfboard on a wall you can utilize some of that over head space with ceiling racks that attach to the rafters. Several companies make ceiling surf racks that are fairly affordable and if you don’t have the time to do it yourself, then here are some great alternatives that Hawaiian Gun Rack sells at affordable prices.
The Hawaiian Gun Rack® surfboard ceiling rack combines an old fashioned look to their wood line of surf racks that can handle just about any job and look really stylish doing it. They’re affordable and easy to install. Using rope with a unique knotting system that allows for some adjustability and wood struts covered with cork neoprene padding that protects the surfboard.
These simple looking and affordable racks add a touch of “old school” flare and they customize each rack to fit your board or boards …just tell them how far you want the board to hang from the ceiling and the maximum width of the board and they do the rest. When your ceiling rack arrives a few days later …all you have to do is drill a pilot hole into the ceiling joist and screw in the eye bolts. Maybe takes 15 minutes max. These are great for garage or in home display if you want something more stylish than a pair of metal tubes.
A couple of tips when planning to install a ceiling rack… 1. Make sure you know where the wood joists are. In most modern day houses they are either 16 or 24 inches on center and that’s something to consider when installing thru a drywall or stucco covered ceiling. It’s not a good idea to hang anything off drywall. 2. Figure out how far you will have to reach to put the surfboard into the surf rack. If you have a taller ceiling you don’t want to struggle by leaning on your toes or using the “toss and hope” method while attempting to put your expensive surfboard or paddle board into place. 3. And don’t forget about the Fin …some surfboard’s have a 12” fin and you will want to make sure it’s not dangling down at eye level. Read More →