Living on the west coast near the ocean means plenty of choices for outdoor activities. And with the ocean so close to 90 percent of the state it is easy to realize that surfing and stand up paddle boarding are the preferred option for recreational fun. But surfboards are not something you put in your pocket or strap on your back for a days outing. They require transportation and ultimately a place to put them when you are not using them.
So what if you could combine two aspects of a storage problem. Like taking your surfboard and putting it somewhere that is dead space. What if you could find a storage solution that not only stored your surfboard but allowed you to hang your surfboard in a way that made it look more like artwork than just a play toy. Hawaiian Gun Rack, a local small business that hand crafts surfboard racks, has designed several stylish options for all kinds of surfboards and paddle boards that are extremely affordable and versatile.
Some of the surf racks are for indoors and are made using bent birch wood sandwiched between decorative woods like mahagony or Hawaiian Koa that will fit almost any accent in your home, office or apartment. What makes them unique is their ability to be used in non-traditional formats ...like angling the paddle board to fill an empty wall in your apartment next to the beach. Like this bamboo Tahoe paddle board used for yoga in the mornings and now acts as sustainable art in a lovely one bedroom bungalow. The owner chose the light bamboo paddle board rack made by Hawaiian Gun Rack to turn their storage problem into art.
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 do not 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 are affordable and easy to install. Using rope with a unique knotting system that allows for adjustability and wood struts covered with cork neoprene padding to protect the surfboard.
These simple looking and affordable racks add a touch of the old school flare and they customize each rack to fit your board. They are easy to install 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 INSTALLING CEILING RACKS1. 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 is something to consider when installing thru a drywall or stucco covered ceiling. It is 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 do not 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 do not forget about the Fin as some surfboards have a 12 inch fin and you will want to make sure it is not at eye level.