August 24, 2022
Wooden surfboard storage has been around since the days of 10-foot-long wooden boards. While you won’t find many wooden surfboards in current line-ups, your storage display is still an excellent place for lumber in your arsenal.
Except for local legends like Kuntiqi and the balsa wood brothers of Montanita, modern Surfing manufacturers have mainly got eyes for Epoxy and Poly. Yet, still standing tall and holding strong outside the water are Wooden surfboard wall mounts. Nature’s last stand is in living rooms, garages, and surf shops around the country.
A wooden surfboard wall rack is one of the business's most robust surfboard wall mounts. When done right, The natural materials will put your shortboards and longboards on display and finish your project with a suave color scheme that brings any room together.
Anytime it comes to drilling holes in the wall or inviting the elements into your home, you’re best off doing your research and consulting a professional. We’re here to walk you through the harvest and guide you towards the best surfboard wall rack options in the business that rely on mother nature to protect your favorite boards.
How to Turn Your Surfboard Storage into Bonafide Board Displays
Don’t just store your stand-up paddleboard in a dark corner. Not only is that a losing race against time for a dryland ding, but it can also look sloppy fast, especially when you’re corners start filling up with a growing quiver.
It starts with using your surfboard as a towel rack and ends with your favorite sup board buried behind your luggage collection. A premium wooden surfboard display rack in the form of a wall-mounted indoor surfboard stand will keep clutter in mind while keeping the boards on hand and ready for the next code red.
Turning your surfboard storage into surfboard decor might be as simple as picking your boards off the floor and trusting a wall rack mount. Wall storage has pros and cons, but the right wood surfboard wall rack can relieve doubts and boost your surfboard display. Here’s how.
Why Trust Wood?
There are loads of different ways you can go with your Surfboard storage, but wooden surfboard wall rack options are a great place to start.
All Natural Reinforcement
If they trust in timber enough for your walls, why not use the same material for your wall storage? Wood has been holding up the fort for thousands of years, and there is still nothing else quite like it in the market.
We don’t quite have the budget for steel beams, and nobody wants a surfboard storage rack that doesn’t age well. That crosses off most artificial ingredients. Plus, there’s just nothing quite like an apartment that smells of rich mahogany.
What living room wouldn’t benefit from a splash of authentic Baltic Birch? Even ultra-modern, whitewashed design schemes leave room for a solid Oak coffee table, and your stand-up paddle board wall storage should be no different.
Wooden furniture has been a high-end classic for centuries, as it brings a highly resilient material through the front door that may outlast your room’s fresh paint job. Hooked up to the studs is no different. A wood surfboard wall rack has that little something special that draws the eyes towards your board and the mind towards the surf.
As surfers, we build our lives around the ocean. We have enough moral dilemmas to get through when shopping for wetsuits or looking at plane tickets, and we shouldn’t have to come home to a surfboard storage rack that harms the very ocean that just energized us.
Too many horizontal wallmounted indoor surfboard rack options cut corners and don’t think about the environmental impact of their production. That may result in sleek looks and low prices, but with a wood surfboard wall rack, you’ll benefit from your investment for years to come.
Timber is one of the few natural, renewable, and carbon-positive building materials trusted on a large scale, but not all lumber is equally sustainable. In fact, some of the most sustainable and strong natural materials on Earth aren’t wooden at all...
The Best Type of Wood is… Grass
That’s right, folks! Kentucky Bluegrass is the secret weapon behind the best wooden surfboard wall rack mount options. That’s just a joke, but you may be surprised to learn that Bamboo is in the grass family, not the plank clan, and it is the earth’s most sustainable powerhouse.
Grassracks only uses premium Baltic Birch and sustainably farmed bamboo in our wood surfboard wall racks. Believe you me, We tried just about everything to see what stood through the test of time.
Bamboo eventually became a no-brainer method for wall display racks and vertical freestanding racks. Its grassroots origins give it a few unique skills that make it nature’s super material.
First off, it beat the hell out of traditional artificial building methods. The material has a higher tensile strength than steel, a higher compressive strength than concrete, and a higher strength-to-weight ratio than graphite. But it just couldn’t stop there.
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing natural resources on the planet, has almost 2X the strength of wood building options, can produce a wood surfboard wall rack 12X faster than wood, and converts more CO2 to Oxygen than most trees. When grown properly, Bamboo will use its extensive root system to reduce soil erosion and water runoff.
The numbers don’t lie. Grassrack’s Tiger Bamboo is simply the best wooden surfboard wall rack on, and for, the planet. We even found a way to use the unused bamboo pieces by partnering with our friend at Bodhi Rings.
Grassracks Best Wood Surfboard Wall Rack
Once we had the raw materials nailed down, we knew we had a winner. All that was left to do was to come up with the perfect design for a wall mount storage rack. After years of trial by failure and combat, only a few wood surfboard wall rack models left the ring standing.
The Kauai series
Our most affordable surfboard wall mounts are also some of our finest work. These wall display racks look good in any living room and grow alongside any quiver. You can start your bamboo wall rack off with space for one or two of your favorite boards and easily update the surfboard stand as that number gets closer to four.
Plus, with convenient hooks located right underneath the racks pads, this horizontal wallmounted indoor surfboard display can do a whole lot more than hang on to a few boards. Leave your wettie, rashguard, or extra leashes right where you need them, and turn your wood surfboard wall rack into your one-stop shop.
The Kauai takes care of all sorts of wall storage details so you can sit back and enjoy more of your weekend. Grassrcak’s unique mounting system means you’ll have the surfboard wall rack installed in an hour or two, and any time you need to do some rearranging or painting, you can have the frame down in seconds.
Vertical Wallmounted Indoor Surfboard Rack
Our unique wood surfboard wall rack can keep storing until you run out of wall space. This 4-pack of simple stand-up paddle board wall storage solutions work together to turn a showroom or a passionate garage storage project into a beautiful piece of surfboard decor.
This surfboard stand uses 3/4ths of an inch of solid bamboo to provide a vertical surfboard rack that can do things horizontal storage simply can’t do. This style of surfboard display rack is best used alongside large quantities of surfboards or with an unwieldy sup board that’s a bit too long to stow horizontally.
Working alongside the sturdy bamboo is comfortable padding that guarantees your boards stay locked into place. It’s not always easy to negotiate the angles and ensure your surfboard isn’t going to tip over a few minutes after you put it in storage, but this rack comes with Bungie cord attachment points and sticky padding to prevent all that mess.
An entire surfboard wall might sound complicated, but the most challenging part will be finding the money for all those surfboards! To get them properly on display, All you’ll need is an electric drill, a stud finder, a level, and a tape measure, and you’ll have your collection standing tall on display in no time.
Whether you’re trying to sell off a storeroom or store up a shitload of surfboards, you should use nothing less than the best to get the job done. Every arm of this wood surfboard wall rack is hot branded with the Grassracks logo, which means it’s hand-made in the USA.
August 21, 2022
Sometimes the best things in life are freestanding. When it comes to storing your board, that rings especially true. A freestanding surfboard rack is any equipment holder that can stow your boards vertically without drilling holes in the wall. A splash of floor space is all you need to give your surfboards a forever home.
Everybody gets by with a little help from their friends, but our furniture doesn't have to be that way. There is no better way to put a single board on display, handle four seasons of extreme sports, or hook up one rack that does it all than the right freestanding surfboard rack. When you combine the genre with quality materials, you've got a full-fledged floor rack that will look as good as it stows.
Grassracks surfboard wall racks changed the industry, but they are not suitable for every home. Whether you don't trust yourself around power tools or your landlord is taking themselves a bit too seriously, bolting holes and spotting studs for wall storage might not be in your best interests.
Freestanding surfboard displays seemed natural enough, but the industry wasn't cutting it. We looked around for an easy to assemble and super durable freestanding surfboard display stand, and we couldn't find any on the market. We had to take our talents off the wall and develop something better to get the job done right.
So, we took our signature bamboo and birch back to the drawing board and worked on a few more storage solutions that make sure every home has a perfect bamboo surfboard stand. The result is a few sets of beautiful vertical freestanding racks that store more with minimal floor space. Let's take a closer look.
Freestanding Surfboard Racks Store it All
Besides keeping the peace, the main benefit to freestanding surfboard racks is all the extra versatility. Grassracks surfboard wall racks are the only ones out there that can be taken up and down with ease whenever it's time to rearrange the furniture. Still, getting your surfboards on the wall is impossible without locking a few brackets into place.
A freestanding surfboard rack doesn't have that same struggle. You're free to move your surfboard display from inside to outside or across your house if you feel like it; you do you. Most freestanding surfboard racks are vertical surfboard storers, which means the only limit is the height of your surfboard.
There's room for a bit of lean, but there's no way to store those ten-foot-long beginner surfboards without plenty of overhead clearance. That makes them ideal for lighter shortboards and double as ski racks, but where there's a will, there's a way to store boards of all sizes with the right freestanding surfboard display.
Surfboard Freestanding Storage Fatal Flaws
Unfortunately, this particular subsection of the surfboard display world is most often undertaken with no professional supervision. Many first-time carpenters may look at the bracketless construction and think, 'how hard can it be!?'
I'm not here to spoil the fun, but long-term surfboard storage is never as easy as sourcing up a few 2X4s and going to town, muchacho.
Without the benefit of the wall for support, Freestanding surfboard racks need thick padding and reinforced bottom and side rails to stay strong through the decade. As the salt water and bits of sand start to slip between the cracks, it's all too easy for a piece of plywood to be free, free fallin'.
There are a few red flags to look out for when choosing freestanding storage. The concept may seem simple initially, but just a few tiny touches will make or break your vertical freestanding racks.
No Padding on the Bottom and Side Rails
You can usually spot a lackluster product when you start looking for the details. Plenty of freestanding surfboard displays didn't spend years workshopping their support systems. They didn't take the time to think about the little things, like slipping thick padding into every connection area.
Padding is essential to prevent cheap dings and to lock your surfboard in place better. We can take our frustration out after a tough session in many different ways. Not putting your board back with care is a recipe for disaster without the proper padding.
Locking your surfboard into place is the secret benefit of good padding. The finishing touches put on even the most robust bamboo surfboard storage is inherently a bit slick. That's what gives a floor display rack its signature shine. Alone, it's only a matter of time before a casual bout of living room roughhousing or a door slamming just so will send your boards quickly to the earth.
Look for a bit of padding in all the right places to keep everything snug.
Nothing to prevent a free fall
It's easy enough to hook two pieces of wood together with an L-bracket, but gravity works in mysterious ways, and any decent vertical surfboard racks have to account for all directions. A poorly made surfboard display stand will only protect your surfboard from the front and back and leave you to deal with the ramifications of a horizontal tip-over.
Even something as simple as extending the arm an extra inch or two is a crucial step in the design process. Grassrack's freestanding surf racks stretch the arms out and combine things across the bottom and side rails to keep your boards locked and loaded the next time swell comes to town.
Our Surfboard display stand better protects your boards
When it comes to taking your vertical surfboard storage and turning it into a bonafide freestanding surfboard display, Grassracks is the way. The environmentally friendly creed that began alongside this company is on full display in this picture frame for your quiver, all the way down to the eco-friendly polish.
Grassracks vertical freestanding racks are sustainable and strong as hell, using natural bamboo or birch materials to protect your boards for life. Trust us when we tell you that no corners were cut in the making of these racks.
Good luck finding anything easier to assemble than these premium bamboo options, which will only need the help of a rubber mallet to lock your board down. Once you've hooked them up, our vertical freestanding floor display rack options are incredibly portable, durable, and ridiculously good-looking.
Strong, durable, sustainable, and easy to install. It all adds up to the best freestanding surfboard racks on, and for the planet. Confidence in the line-up starts at home, and protecting your surfboards in these displays will keep your mind focused on getting out there!
Take a Look at Our Free Standing Floor Display Rack Options
Best for one Board: Freestanding Indoor SUP Display
No matter how big your quiver grows, you'll always have that one favorite board. This freestanding surfboard rack is perfect for that board.
Grassracks pulled out all the stops for this heavy-duty surfboard display. The wide arms and solid construction on these sup racks will hold a shortboard, longboard, paddleboard, or whatever wooden surfboard madness you're cooking up this week.
Not only does this cushy freestanding surfboard display hold your board, but it puts the spotlight on your favorite blade with a slight tilt in the right direction. The thick padding on the bottom takes the same material used in most crash pads and protects your boards in style. Up top, a vertical bamboo crossbar has just enough padding to take care of your board from multiple angles.
The crossbar does the job independently, but for greater peace of mind, this display includes a tie-down strap that guarantees your board will stay upright and ready. It all adds up to a freestanding surfboard rack that will keep you fiending to get in the water.
Best for Multiple Boards: Vertical Freestanding Board Rack
The insane amount of versatility in this rack may be easy to assemble, but it's just about impossible to replace. ¾ inches of ultra-strong bamboo arms support up to 100 lbs without drilling in any holes, while the extra arm length and width allow this board rack to hold just about anything.
It's perfect for multi-sport surfers, as you'll find space for snowboards, skateboards, skis, trekking poles, paddles, and just about any piece of equipment you can fit in your car. If your mind is solely focused on waves, you can take advantage of the extra storage slots to fill out your quiver, as this rack supports longboards as well as shortboards.
The thin layer of padding along the arms works well with the thick padding on the bottom to lock your boards in place and prevent slippage. You can always add a bungee cord along the outside to ensure nothing falls out until it's time to hit the water.
August 18, 2022
Horizontal surfboard storage lifts your gear off the floor and finds it a permanent display. Fitted perfectly for indoor and garage storage, hooking up a horizontal surfboard rack clears up floor space and keeps your boards in great shape while tying a whole room together.
Our surfboards are just as much a work of art as they are the tools we need for our favorite hobby. Every pressure point and ding should tell a story and remind us of the biggest days of the year, where we’re out in the water with nothing on our minds except ‘Holy sh*t!’ But we’ve got to get everything to the beach in one piece first.
If you mess around long enough, you’ll be missing out on that surprise window of offshore wind because you noticed a fresh ding in the parking lot. Nobody wants to spend the next swell sitting on the couch with the solar-rez drying in the sun, and the best way to prevent that is with a great horizontal surfboard rack.
Surfboard display racks come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a vertical freestanding rack, a one-rack stand, or a surfboard wall rack, you can find the best racks on the market at g
Grassracks. Today, we’ll focus on the humble surfboard horizontal rack, a wall rack that serves as an unsung hero of smaller floor plans and slightly larger quivers that need storing.
If you don’t have the space for a freestanding surfboard stand, or you like the clean look of a wall-mounted surfboard hanger, you’ve come to the right place. Grassarck’s signature wall storage racks have space for up to four boards and come with extra ledges and utility hooks that open up a world of possibilities while leaving enough wall space to store a cupboard below.
Basically, what we’re saying is…
Horizontal Wall Mount Storage Has Serious Benefits
It’s not always easy to talk yourself into smacking holes in the wall, especially when the stud finder’s out of batteries. We’re here to convince you otherwise. One afternoon and a few light smacks will fix up your surfboard stand in a way that allows room for growth and helps your room go together.
Surfboard horizontal racks, when done right, can easily be moved off the wall and upgraded to multi-racks when it’s new board day.
Racks for surfboards have come a long way from early DIY days. Bonafide board storage is sleeker, slimmer, and more stylish than ever, all while saving space in your house. You can even find a way to mount your surfboard display rack and hook up a cupboard underneath. Your favorite boards deserve a mounted system that keeps everything spic and span so you can focus solely on the forecasts.
You can put away the fun into a dark corner when you get home or you can hang your board up using the right surfboard storage rack and never be further than eye level from your favorite pieces of equipment.
Keeps the Boards off the Floor
One surfboard might not need advanced storage solutions, but it’s only a matter of time before your quiver outgrows your floor plan. Letting an entire garage’s worth of shortboards, funboards, and logs pile up in a corner will bring a fresh ding any time you want to surf the board at the back.
When the time comes, you don’t want to have to decide which boards to get rid of based on what kind of options you have. A great horizontal surfboard rack can fit longboards and shortboards while keeping enough room underneath to take advantage of your space.
Keeps the Eyes on the Prize
It’s more than just safe-saving. Board storage should highlight your arsenal just enough to get you out of bed in the morning. Hiding your boards underneath a dirty sock leaned on a dark corner is technically surfboard wall storage, but no surfboard deserves a shelf life as an eye-sore.
Instead, pair your boards with solid natural materials that help any room pop and bring a splash of endorphins every time you roll out of bed in the morning.
Keeps the Wettie airing out
Why stop at horizontal surfboard storage? The right surfboard hanger will have all the right hooks in all the right places to open up storage for all your surfing accessories.
There isn’t an entire closet’s worth of surf gear out there. Depending on where you are, one or two wetsuits, a backup leash, and a few bars of sex wax could be all you need to pair alongside your quiver. Using a display rack for mounted storage and you’ll have a home for every piece of the puzzle.
Nothing Beats A Bamboo Surfboard Rack
Now that we know all the benefits of hanging your board, let’s talk about the right way to hang 10 out of the water. Not all board displays are made equal, and you definitely don’t want to mess around when it comes to wall storage, unless you’ve been trying to figure out creative ways to get a peek at the neighbors set-up.
When it’s time for a surfboard horizontal rack, you’re best off looking toward natural materials. There may be a few synthetic materials starting to bridge the gap, but chances are incredibly slim that they can hold strong while keeping their carbon footprint low. That crosses off any plastic surf rack options that won’t get you through the 20s.
The flat-out smartest choice for your sup wall storage rack is the strongest, most durable, and most eco-friendly natural material on the planet: Bamboo. With a more muscular tensile strength than steel and the ability to grow almost three feet per day, we’d all be better off with a bit more bamboo holding up our homes.
Let me clarify; Nothing Beats Our Bamboo Surfboard Rack
There is no surfboard horizontal rack out there that is better for your wall or the planet. Our bamboo surfboard rack is durable, simple, and packs in some serious sustainability along the way. Made from nothing but the best natural materials on the planet, it already does its part, but that just wasn’t enough.
We’re out to prove we can make surf gear without harming the Earth that brings us so much surf.
That’s what directed us initially to bamboo and baltic birch, nature’s own super-powered air filters. Our pledge also introduced us to Vermont Natural Coatings, who harvest their coatings from Whey protein sourced from an organic family farm. This partnership allowed us to put the finishing touches on our racks for surfboards without any further damage.
It doesn’t help that it also looks great on any wall. It all added up to a surfboard horizontal rack with the best quality in the business, all without the carbon footprint.
The Kaua’i Series: Your Favorite Boards Favorite Surf Decor
Our flagship wall mount storage is quite simply the best horizontal surfboard rack on the planet. Early on in the design process, we started to realize the heavy potential we had on our hands, and several years of shifting around minor details and perfecting our rack have led us to this iteration.
The Kaua’i series is perfect for four seasons of adventure sports. Whether you’ve got to store a snowboard, wakeboard, stand up paddle board, or just a good ole fashioned single fin, this rack’s strong arms and flexible installation style will have your horizontal wall mounted indoor storage solutions done by the weekend.
Our series comes with a one of a kind mountain bar system that brings adjustable cradles on the wall. You can easily accommodate longboards and shortboards with a few minute shifts, no tools required.
Each horizontal surfboard rack is handcrafted and inspected several times before its time to ship to your doorstep. The entire rack is wrapped up in compostable shipping material and hits your house ready for an easy installation. It only takes 3 easy steps to get the surfboard horizontal rack from box to wall-side ready to hold up to 75 pounds of surf gear.
It all adds up to a premium horizontal surfboard hanger proudly made in the USA and ready to serve as the long term solution as solid as your bottom turn.
August 15, 2022
Storage for shortboards is one thing, but until we discover a magical wave you can enjoy on a 5'6" stick year round, it's best to have a few different boards up our sleeves. Building up your quiver becomes serious after you've got the right surf rack vertical. All of a sudden, you've got a few blank spots in your vertical freestanding rack just staring at you, waiting to hold onto the next big craigslist steal.
Getting vert starts at home. Whether looking for a freestanding surf rack or getting lengthwise with your surfboard wall mounts, a surfboard rack vertical storage solution is the next best thing to hitting the lip line.
There are many pros to storing your boards facing the sky, and with the correct set-up, the only limit is your imagination and your garage's dimensions. Surfboard storage doesn't have to be complicated, but there are a few things to consider before grabbing the rubber mallet or drilling holes in the wall.
First, you'll have to define the best storage rack for your set-up. Allow us to introduce you to an incredibly efficient match for anyone who wants a surfboard for every occasion. A surfboard rack vertical allows you to store every single board on craigslist or just put your favorite board on display.
The unique genre fits all board sizes and can even stack four seasons of boards into one stylish space. What else could you possibly ask for!? A place to store wettie? Yep, a surfboard rack vertical can take care of that, too.
Let's whip out the magnifying glass and take a closer look at an iconic commercial surfboard storage option making its way into the suburbs.
Still Debating if it's better Than Leaning Your Board In A Corner?
One sentence really sold the surfboard rack vertical storage system to me; You can have an entire wall full of boards stored without searching for studs. Freestanding surfboard storage is best done vertically, and even if you do want the help of a wall mount rack, lightweight padded arms barely reaching from the wall can do the trick without being load-bearing.
A Lot of different scientists say a lot of different things. I say that if you keep your board sitting at twelve o'clock at home, you'll be visualizing ripping that board up the face at high noon.
When Vertical Storage Is better than Horizontal Storage
Ultimately, it's up to you. As long as you go with Grassracks, any style you choose to store your favorite boards will get the job done. However, there are some key advantages to a surfboard rack vertical that help fills a particular niche.
Vertical storage is better than a Horizontal Surfboard rack when you've got more than four boards to store, a strict landlord with a no-hole policy, or want to take advantage of extra floor space to save the walls for Monet's. You can even find a great vertical rack for a single board that turns your favorite board into a full-on surfing display.
Vertical storage will almost always require fewer steps than Horizontal storage. Freestanding vertical surfboard storage rack options can even move around the house on a whim. The surfboard rack vertical style is about a general lack of commitment and the ability to expand your collection constantly.
Grassracks Surfboard Rack Vertical Can fit Your Storage Needs
Whether you want to give one board full coverage, find the easiest way to store an entire warehouse full of boards, or keep four seasons of boards in one place, Grassracks has a perfect option. Plus, all you'll need for installation is a rubber mallet.
If it comes with our signature Bamboo frond hot iron logo, your vertical surfboard storage rack will hold strong thanks to the earth's most robust and most sustainable natural resources. These surfboard storage rack options are nothing less than the best on, and for the planet.
Freestanding Vertical Surfboard Racks
This completely portable surfboard storage rack is the perfect choice for a home with boards for every occasion. The wide padded arms can fit just about anything you can balance on two feet, plus any other long-necked luxuries you keep laying around the house.
Choose between Bamboo, natural grass with a stronger tensile strength than steel, or elect for a wooden surfboard stand and embrace baltic birch and its signature mahogany pattern.
Wall-mounted Vertical Surfboard Display Racks
Much like a 2X2 Ford Ranger, this vertical surfboard storage rack is our contractor's special. We designed this efficient display rack for commercial surf shops or passionate homeowners who want to add a whole new meaning to the surfboard wall.
The display racks ship in packs of four and quickly connect with new additions to store as much as your walls can handle with minimal home invasion. The wide-mouthed arms are plenty big for paddleboards and hold strong without large holes thanks to tough Bamboo and an uncomplicated mounting bar system that only takes minutes to install.
Vertical Paddle Board Rack
Our last surfboard rack vertical really puts your favorite board on display and adds extra emphasis on style. This completely freestanding single-board model comes with two different meeting points that will prop your board up at just the right angle to keep you frothing no matter the forecast.
Our special kicker traction pad feels like the real deal and ensures a hard slam after a frustrating surf doesn't spell doom. Durable padding across the bottom is undoubtedly enough to keep your paddle board right where it should be, but our surfboard display racks don't stop there. A splash of padding in all the right places doubled down on the support for larger boards and an adjustable strap across the middle section is the final touch to hold your gear in place.
All you'll need for installation is a rubber mallet and a surfboard truly worthy of leaning back in the spotlight.
August 12, 2022
Picture this: You're headed to the shop for more cool wax but couldn't resist that sweet, sweet mid-length straight out of a Torryn Martyn film. Suddenly you've got one more board than your current set-up can handle.
You can't just move into a bigger place unless it also brings you closer to the surf, and that ain't happening in this market! we'll have to get a bit creative to make a wall mount storage option that turns your board into a surfboard decor.
A surfboard wall rack is the best way to make it happen, especially in living situations that lack free floor space. Great display wall rack options can store shortboards and logs and work as paddle board wall storage, all while keeping the room looking crisp and your gear off the floor.
When it comes to searching for studs and putting your valuable gear up against gravity, you don't want to mess around. Surfboard wall storage is as beautiful as it is deadly, so you've got to trust the right equipment to do the job.
Today, we'll give you a first-hand look at that equipment while exploring everything a surfboard wall rack should bring to your living room.
It's Time to Take your Surfboard Storage Seriously
We all know it's only a matter of time before a lousy surfboard or sup garage storage turns into dings on your favorite boards. If you haven't experienced the frustrating nature of dings delivered outside the water, trust me, it's not worth waiting to find out how far Solarez and duct tape can get you.
The benefits go beyond preventing surface dings by making your home feel more organized. A clutter-free home is a clutter-free mind, and a home with a surfboard hanging in the living room is a surf-full mind.
Besides cleaning up the joint, all it takes is a few well-placed arms to transform your surfboard from a leaning obstacle to a centerpiece. Taking your paddle board wall storage seriously with high-quality parts and a few sneaky finishing touches will elevate your room and guarantee no one is upset about a few more boards around the house.
The suitable surfboard stand will even include hooks and edges that serves as a wetsuit rack or a store-all solution for all your surf decor, not just your boards.
Still not convinced? There are plenty more reasons to break out the measuring tape.
Surfboard Wall Racks Free Up Space
There comes a time in every surfboard rack shoppers' journey when they have to decide to trust in a Surfboard wall rack or a vertical freestanding rack. If you have the wall space to do it, are under no contractual obligations that prevent you from drilling holes in the wall, and lack loads of free flooring, the choice to trust surfboard wall storage is easy.
There are definite pros and cons to wall racks and freestanding displays, but a surfboard Wall Rack mount is undoubtedly the most space-friendly option. Grassracks even packs wall mount storage models that can fit above a cabinet or bookshelf so you can get even more out of each wall.
While Staying Un-Complicated
Surfacing is a constant reminder of nature's brilliance in an increasingly artificial world. No artificial wave is better than a classic break, and there's no material more suitable for durable storage than Bamboo. You could spend decades in a lab trying to cook up Bamboo's insane combination of a stronger tensile strength than steel and rapid growth, but instead, we spent years learning how to unleash it.
The result is a serious surfboard rack uncomplicated in design, installation, or maintenance. The most intimidating aspect of a surfboard wall rack is the installation process, but you'll only need four tools to get our surfboard racks ready by the end of the afternoon.
Once hooked on, our variable mount systems allow you to expand and contract your premium wooden surfboard display rack depending on the numbers and sizes of your boards. You can also easily take the surfboard wall rack off when it's time to rearrange the furniture.
And Capable of Storing Multiple Boards
We've already covered how Grassracks premium surfboard wall rack options can be moved up and off the wall without tools after the initial installation, but an excellent surfboard wall mount won't stop there.
Our surfboard wall storage options feature Heavy duty bamboo surfboard racks with padded arms that can work together and grow alongside your quiver.
We've got you covered if you're looking for four-board storage on day one or want to mount one board for now and leave room for growth down the road. (spoiler alert: no matter how many boards you have now, you're going to want more) You won't have to start over from ground zero.
Grassracks packs the options that grow alongside your quiver to give you a wooden surfboard display rack that's ready now and ready for the future.
There's only one surfboard wall rack that checks off all the boxes: The Kaua'i Series
The only thing the dang thing can't do is convince you to stop barrel dodging. We took years designing and perfecting our signature surfboard wall rack in between plenty of surf breaks. (we call it field research.)
This rugged surfboard wall rack will keep the boards fresh for the grandkids and provide a permanent surfboard display for decades. Each of the padded arms on the unit sits 4 inches apart and reaches out over a foot, so you'll have plenty of space for single fins, shortboards and longboards, or even a sup wall.
You can hook 75 lbs of your favorite boards up in the living room and trust in Bamboo to provide an eco-friendly, organized, and versatile wall-mounted surfboard rack. Or, you can take in the mahogany tone of birch and use a premium wooden surfboard display rack to get your shine on.
Either way, you'll have a one-of-a-kind storage display. Thanks to Grassrack's unique mounting system, you won't have to call your dad to get the surfboard wall rack hung up.
With a tape measure, pencil, stud finder, level, and electric drill, you'll have our interchangeable, adjustable system installed without taking more than a few hours out of your Sunday. Then, maybe you could give him a call anyway. I'm sure he'd love to hear from you.
Or, you can go for a room full of Wall Racks
We don't just make the best wall-mounted surfboard storage racks on the planets. We make the best racks, period. Our other surfboard wall rack option redefines the meaning of 'growing alongside your quiver.'
This wall-mounted indoor sup storage option's only limit is your free wall space. Each set ships with four hooks that can work together and expand to accommodate 20+ surfboards. You can deck the walls of commercial venues or garages where the line between hobby and addiction is blurred until you hit four corners of boards.
This vertical surfboard storage rack has all the right padding in all the right places and hooks to add an extra layer of rope protection that guarantees nothing is hitting the floor when the shop is closed.
June 16, 2022
Know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, and know when to get your boards up off the floor. Unless you’ve got unlimited access to Kelly’s wave pool, you’ll never surf the exact same conditions two days in a row.
We’ll need a few surfboards up our sleeves to be prepared for the first big north swell of winter and still surf on long summer days when the local spot is looking more like a lake. Before you start taking home more boards, you’ve got to have a place to stow them all.
As soon as you get settled in a permanent location and start thinking about a second board, you’ve got to get your surfboard storage rack plan down. A Vertical Freestanding Rack is only suitable for living situations with ample floor space or garage storage.
It’s no secret that square footage is at a premium the closer we get to high-quality surf, but we’ve got you covered. If you’ve got to consciously map out every bit of floor space, or just like the look of a horizontal surfboard rack, consider wall-mounted storage, ideal for saving floor space and storing several boards.
A wall mount surfboard rack turns a surfboard storage dilemma into the centerpiece of your living room. It even hangs high enough for you to still take advantage of the wall space below the rack. There is no way to mount your boards without drilling a few holes, so using the wrong wall display rack could be worse than using nothing.
The proper wall mount storage will have room to grow alongside your surf accessories while protecting boards big and small. Choose wisely, and you’ll have a permanent wall display rack that keeps your boards looking fresh and ready to rumble.
Let’s take a closer look at the strengths of a wall mount surfboard rack, and see what separates the pretenders from the contenders.
When a Board Wall is better than a Surfboard Stand
Grassracks has several vertical wall mount options to store as many boards as your floorplan can handle. A proven wall display will help your kit grow without compromise.
You can probably get away with storing one surfboard haphazardly, either by tossing it underneath your bed or leaning it next to your front door. But who wants to own just one board!?
When you’ve got to have a high-performance board for when conditions are just right, a step-up ready for the first north swell of winter, and a beater to make sure there are no flat days, you need to start taking your storage just as seriously as your surfing.
A quality horizontal surfboard rack mount can hold four boards plus all sorts of surfing accessories and make each surfboard incredibly easy to access.
Making the Most of Your Floor Space
Leaving all of your boards freestanding or lying around isn’t sustainable. You’ll end up with a pile of inaccessible boards or dinging half of your favorite boards while trying to access the one in the back.
A humble, hardworking wall mount clears 6-24 feet of floor space and can serve as a surfboard or sup wall storage rack. Lifting your boards off the ground allows for effortless accessibility to each part of your kit, and it opens so much space for activities below.
A Bonafide Surfboard Display
Our bread and butter is our Wall Mount storage rack for a reason. There are tons of ways to throw a board in the corner, but very few surfboard storage solutions shine along the way. By snugly storing your favorite boards at eye level, you’ll be reminded what it’s all for every time you walk through the door.
A wall mount for indoors with extra hooks and padded arms will constantly grow and take shape just like any other piece of interior surfboard decor. That slice of wall will quickly become a montage of your surfing journey. Pair your Epoxy or Poly with high-quality natural grass or wooden surfboard storage racks to help your board glow at home and shred at sea.
Wall Storage Racks In it for the Long Haul
Flirting with gravity is a lot like messin’ with sasquatch - it’s no time to test wonky equipment. The right wall mount surfboard rack will have done all the hard work and testing ahead of time, so the product that arrives at your doorstep will be ready to hang for decades. Here’s how it all goes down.
You Take the Best Materials
The first step in ensuring an excellent board wall is harnessing the right equipment. I wouldn’t trust a Wavestorm to get me through mackin sets, so don’t trust a mass-produced bit of plastic to hang your boards up to dry.
With the Right Design
Next, you’ve got to get the design down pat. We mounted all sorts of options, tore up our plans, and went back to the drawing board. After several years of trial and error, we’ve found the best balance and stability to crank outboard wall storage that you can take for granted.
That Stands Out Without Sticking Out
There is no point in saving space with a wall mount surfboard rack if your mount features stocky arms that stick out further than they need to. Look for wall rack surfboard storage that gets the job done without being wider than your surfboard’s horizontal measurements.
And A Unique Mounting System That Installs in No Time
Finally, you’ve got to make sure your wall storage rack is accessible. Everyone can say their products are easy to install, but our interchangeable mounts walk the walk; all you’ve got to do is find the stud. Once your wall rack is hooked up, adding extra arms on new board day is more manageable than convincing the family you need another one.
Durable Bamboo Reigns Supreme
These requirements make it clear that Grassracks materials and quality design reign supreme over the competition. Not only does Bamboo have a stronger tensile strength than steel, but it is also one of the most sustainable natural building blocks on the planet.
When given the right environment, Bamboo can grow up to 35 inches in a day, all the while pulling carbon out of the atmosphere.
We patiently wait for our Bamboo stalks to hit maturity before coating them in a sustainable veneer and assembling our Wall mount surfboard racks. Every step of the process is handled right here in the USA. Grassracks has taken painstaking efforts to be the best racks on, and for, the planet, and the results speak for themselves.
Grassracks Wall Mounted Surfboard Display Racks
When it comes to storing multiple boards or crafting a larger paddleboard rack, you don’t want to mess around with gravity. We’ve got two great surfboard wall storage options with different strengths to help budgets, floorplans, and quivers of all shapes and sizes store their boards in style.
As the flagship model for the best racks on the planet, we set incredibly high expectations for this wall-mounted surfboard rack. We’ve scrutinized every aspect of this rack, from the mounting system to the angle of the arms, to hit the sweet spot between space efficiency and displayability.
The slight upward tilt will keep your boards locked into place as long as your wall is standing, and the padded arms help each board slide out without disturbing the others when it’s time to hit the beach.
Wall Mount Storage is incredibly permanent, but the adjustability and ease of movement in this rack can make the choice to drill holes in the wall a bit less harrowing. You can accommodate for fins, change up the mounting bar between shortboards and longboards, and always add on more storage as your quiver grows. You’ll have no trouble unhooking the mount from the wall if you need to repaint or rearrange the furniture.
The best friend of display rooms or garage storage, our premium wooden surfboard display rack can grow, grow, and grow. We stretched out each slot long enough to serve as a paddleboard rack and give a home to every piece of your arsenal.
We spent years perfecting this board rack to look great and store as many boards as possible. Finally, we ended up with an incredibly organized wall display mount proudly made in the USA.
Surrounding each arm is a thin layer of padding that locks your boards into place. Tether holes open up the surfboard display for an extra security splash. Each rack can hold four boards and endlessly connect together until you run out of free walls. If you’ve got a room full of boards, this wall mount surfboard rack will make the most of your space.
June 03, 2022
When you’ve rinsed off and hung the wettie up to dry, all you want to do is heat some leftovers and kick back on the couch, but don’t ignore the last pivotal step in your trip; proper surfboard storage. Hooking up your home with a surfboard rack that can protect your board and put it on display keeps your favorite hobby always within arms reach.
Display racks and shaping stands have come a long way. You don’t have to rely on empty corners or only surf ding-proof wooden surfboards anymore. Using suitable display racks will extend the life of your surfboard, prevent any unwanted trips to your local surf shop, and might just tie the whole room together.
Of course, not every surf rack serves as a bonafide surfboard display. There are loads of different ways to lean your surf gear against a wall, but there are only a few surfboard display racks that will stand the test of time. We’re here to walk you through the process step by step and shine a light on key factors to consider when outfitting your home with a free-standing or wall mounted surfboard display.
Once you’ve found the right system, you’ll be free to expand your quiver and always have the perfect board ready for whatever the day’s conditions.
Why You Should be Using a Surfboard Rack
Wall mounted surfboard storage racks may seem like one step too high to climb, but the right rack holds strong, looks good, and provides plenty of room for growth. Surfing is a lifelong sport. We all love the idea of getting a fresh board every few months, but that doesn’t mean I’m ready to deal with damaged surfboards every few months.
Surfers use all sorts of words to describe their favorite surfboard, but durable is not one of them. These highly specialized pieces of equipment don’t fare well on dry land. A vertical surfboard is one gust away from a fresh ding, and it’s only a matter of time before lackadaisical storage results in a trip to the board doctor.
I don’t care if you’ve got the fanciest lib tech webbing or a sun-drenched yellow poly; your surfboards can only take so much. Using a premium wooden surfboard display rack is the least you can do to protect your investment and head into the water without getting an unwelcome surprise in the parking lot.
It’s not just logistics, either. Until Mr. Merrick figures out compacting surfboards, each of your boards will take up about six feet of living space. As the boards start piling up, any room can feel messy if they’re not sorted and stored with care. There is no point in owning six different boards if you can’t access three of them! The right surf rack keeps things crisp and clear.
Critical Elements of Your Home Surfboard Storage Rack
Not every surfboard rack holds the same. There is no benefit to hooking your prized surfboard, skateboard, wakeboards, or sups to plastic pieces and concrete flooring. If your surfboard stand doesn’t correctly support your gear, you’re better off leaving it in the car.
Let’s Take a look at the nitty-gritty and find key elements that elevate your surf gear storage into a proper surfboard display.
Your surfboard storage rack will only take you as far as what’s holding it all together. Whether you’re shopping for a wall rack or want to keep your boards freestanding with a floor display rack, look for authentic, natural materials to guarantee your rack holds.
Too many modern racks cut corners with cheap metal alloys or plastic pieces in crucial areas. These may hold for a year or two, but nothing outlasts natural Bamboo and real wooden surfboard displays.
Material importance isn’t just relevant to load-bearing corners. Fill out your shaping stands with foam padding underneath the board, padded arms to hold strong yet gentle, and round out the rest of your surfboard rack with the real tough stuff.
The most common pitfall of a DIY surfboard rack is a faulty design. You can equip your indoor-outdoor storage arsenal with the best wooden surfboard storage materials, but your wall display can spill over and take up serious space without a few key design elements.
There are all sorts of display racks out there with a few extra arms and legs that jut out and complicate installation for no good reason. The best surfboard stand does more with less and safely stores shortboards and longboards while in a space efficient way.
As surfers, we get a unique seat at the edge of mother nature’s beauty. We also have a responsibility to protect the natural areas that give us the energy to explore our passions.
If rising sea levels and human construction impact our surf spots' bathymetry isn’t enough to get us paying attention, there won’t be pristine waves for us to ride much longer. None of us would litter the beaches and lots in front of our favorite waves, but our care should start and end at home with sustainable surfboard storage.
Finding eco-friendly ways to protect your board has never been easier. The best surfboard racks will even have the extra space to store your recycled neoprene and reef-safe wax in style.
Taking sustainability just as seriously as surfboard storage is what makes Grassracks the best surfboard display rack on, and for, the planet.
Grassracks brings Home the best Surfboard Displays
What else but lush bamboo to tie all three elements of a proper storage display. Grassracks wield the power of one of nature’s most robust and most sustainable resources and spent years in the shop crafting all sorts of surfboard racks to spruce up your home.
Whether you’re shopping for a horizontal surfboard rack, vertical surfboard racks, freestanding surfboard racks, a wall-mounted surfboard display, or even kayak storage, we’ve got display racks that will store in style. Measure out your space and get ready to meet your favorite board's new home base.
Vertical Freestanding Racks
These durable Bamboo surfboard racks give you a few great choices for storing your surf gear. All of Grassracks’ vertical freestanding racks come with a plush surfboard base pad that protects your valuable equipment from head to toe.
Made for your favorite blade, this stellar rack supports shortboards, longboards, and even a sup paddle board and puts a single board front and center in your home. The real kicker in this floor display rack is the actual traction pad that protects your board with a signature look.
The rugged bamboo surfboard rack has rock-solid vertical uprights that lean back slightly to make your board pop and guarantee comfy board support for your single favorite piece of equipment.
Without netting any new holes in the wall, Grassracks multi-rack can stow surfboards, skateboards, wakeboards, snowboards, and more to serve as your one-stop-shop, four seasons a year. Vertical surfboard racks are a crowd favorite for their simplicity and versatility and are an excellent choice for any home with an extra few square feet of floor space.
Grassracks vertical freestanding rack comes with cushy foam padding across the bottom of the rack and a thin layer of padding inside every slot so your boards can rest in peace.
Horizontal Surfboard Racks - The Kaua’i series
Our signature wall mounted surfboard display lifts things up a notch and is the key to bringing the room together. Ultra-tough Bamboo grain holds strong and looks good in every room, and the easy installation system will have your boards hanging by the end of next weekend.
The Kaua’i series grows alongside your quiver. You can install mounts for the whole quiver or Start with a single board set-up and save some room for growth. Before you know it, our Bamboo wall-mounted indoor surfboard rack will have four boards on display without taking up an inch of floor space.
On the bottom of each cradle sit convenient hooks that can hold your wetsuits, extra leashes, and any other splashes of surf decor you need to round out your kit.
Once a four-board surfboard rack isn’t enough, it's time to call in the big guns. As long as you’ve got wall space, you’ve got board storage with Grassrack's ever-growing vertical surfboard wall rack.
Each extension of the padded arms and bamboo wall mounted surf rack holds four boards and can easily connect for more. The beauty of this wall display is in its simplicity. With more than enough space for stand up paddle board wall storage, you can protect all your boards, big and small, with an ever-growing collection of the strongest bamboo surfboard racks on the planet.
Grassracks for All
Our mission is to create the best racks ON & FOR the planet and so far we think we’ve nailed it. We make racks that all of our outdoor adventuring peers can trust with their favorite gear and be happy to put in their home. Whether you find your outdoor solace in the water, on the road, or carving downhill, we’ve got a gorgeous, organized, safe, and eco-friendly rack for you. Unlike our cheaper competitors, Grassracks are meant to be purchased once and last a lifetime. Bring Your Adventure Home!
June 03, 2022
Every swell dwindles eventually, but that doesn’t mean the stoke has to fade with the sea. It’s only a matter of time before the ocean lights up again and we remember why we wake up in the morning. The right surfboard storage rack is the best way to stay prepared for swells coming next weekend or a few months down the line.
It doesn’t matter if you’re heading across town or across the world to score. Your trip starts and ends with board storage. You can get away with haphazardly tossing your quiver into the corner now and then, but proper surfboard storage will eventually be the difference in stretching out the lifespan of your favorite board.
The good news is that storing your board correctly has never been easier. Wall mount storage or freestanding surfboard stands can pick your board up off the floor, keep them out of harm's way, and double as a surfboard display that will remind you to check the forecasts.
It’s Time To Protect your Board
Why wait until you’ve got a few dings to invest in a great surfboard storage rack?
No, a surfboard storage rack is not the second thing you should buy after your first 7’6’’ mini-mal, but eventually, the right surfboard stand will be just as important as any other piece of surf gear.
Staying ahead of your home and garage space and keeping your boards in tip-top shape won’t take long with the right set-up, and it will pay dividends again and again. You’ll easily install every one of Grassracks surfboard storage rack options with minimal tools, and they’ll all support your boards for decades.
If keeping your board in tip-top shape isn’t enough, here are a few more reasons why we’re here to help you pick your boards up off the floor and put them on display.
Your board is a Work of Art
Surfboards are beautiful. Even our most haggard, sun-stained beaters have a certain charm that helped us pick them out of the crowd in the first place. You’re doing your house guests a disservice by hiding your boards away in some dark corner.
Whether as simple as a set of surfboard hooks or full-on display racks, hang your surf decor to make the most out of empty walls and create a welcoming space that broadcasts your interests.
A Surfboard Storage Rack Helps Keep Your board At The Ready
So you’ve checked the cams, and you’re in for a beautiful surprise: it’s pumping! Every second you waste getting your gear and flying out the door increases the chances of the afternoon winds mucking up your surf.
Two things can happen next. You can chow down a power smoothie, grab your board and wettie off the wall, and hit the surf, or you can spend the morning digging through the closet for your wetsuit and spend a precious hour waiting for the sun-cure to fix up that ding you noticed on your way out the door.
Properly protecting your board means keeping it out of harm's way in an efficient display rack.
Does Lackadaisical Storage Seem Like No Big Deal?
There are many more benefits of a surfboard wall rack, but it’s just as important to focus on the downsides of leaving your boards on the floor.
One Tilt Is All It Takes
Improper vertical surfboard storage can only end one way: crashing down to earth. Surfboards are super durable in the water, but they don’t fare as well on dry lands, like falling walruses.
More of my boards have been dinged in storage and transit than by reefs and underwater rocks.
Simply falling from being leaned up against the wall onto a concrete floor is more than enough to put a crack in an Al Merrick. Your board can only take so much. Keep your board fresh at home and allocate the beating to the waves.
Save your board for when it matters most by bringing it home to surfboard display racks after every surf.
Good Luck Building Up Your Quiver
Nobody may bat an eye over one board on the floor, but you won’t find many roommates down to dodge an entire room full of soft tops.
Of course, we need a board for every forecast, and anyone who can’t appreciate that should be sent packing long before your collection. Still, a proper board storage system needs to be in place before your quiver gets out of hand.
The right wall mount storage option can hold on to 4+ surfboards and drastically reduce the amount of space your arsenal requires. When looking at a room full of boards it can be hard to justify that new model, but your home and garage look a lot more spacious when the board rack is its own surfboard wall.
Not all Surfboard Storage is made Equal
Hopefully, you get the picture. Protecting your boards is part of the sport. Before you start running off to the beach searching for driftwood, let’s look at what makes an excellent surfboard wall storage rack.
We started Grassracks for the long haul and because we know that a poorly built surfboard storage rack is just as bad as no storage rack at all.
Once you’re ready to take the plunge and find a permanent surfboard storage solution, the next step is choosing wisely. There may be loads of different ways to store your board for a long weekend, but only a few surfboard storage racks can stand the test of time and grow alongside your kit.
Look for these critical aspects of rack design to qualify any potential surfboard stand, and turn your surfboard storage into a surfboard display:
Building with Quality:
Anything hanging on the wall requires extra vigilance, but even a vertical freestanding rack involves attention to the details. Loads of surfboard racks cut corners to lower costs and may seem like the more affordable option, until you’ve got to pay to patch up a hole in the drywall.
At Grassracks, We make every one of our surfboard storage racks in the USA under the strictest regulation and testing environments. Our Grassracks are a grassroots movement, which means every rack we ship gets hands-on care before it turns into your shelves.
You wouldn’t trust a cheap board to keep you afloat at Mavericks, so don’t trust cheap build quality to serve as your gun rack.
Using Durable, Eco-Friendly Materials
We’re surfers, not psychos. Rising sea levels will eventually affect every break on the planet, if unmitigated oceanfront development doesn’t get them first. While we can’t always talk sense to our senators, we can do our part and make sure that nothing we use to surf more has to harm the planet to get us in the water.
We constructed every one of our surfboard storage racks out of nature's most robust and sustainable resources. We finish off our commitment with recycled packaging and biodegradable bags to create the best surfboard racks on, and for, the planet.
No plastics in our oceans means no plastic in our homes! Whether you want a baltic wooden surfboard wall rack or our signature bamboo surfboard stand, you’ll be getting nothing but the earth’s best delivered straight to your front door.
To find a surfboard wall storage rack that can protect your board and help it shine, we looked towards natural products to get the job done right.
Which Surfboard Storage Rack is Best for Me?
There is no perfect surfboard wood display wall rack for every household. You’ll need to map out your space and decide if you want a vertical freestanding rack, a horizontal surfboard wall rack, or a surfboard wall rack that can keep growing as long as you’ve got wall space.
Your surfboard wall rack should extend the lifespan of your entire quiver and still be holding strong when it’s time to teach your kids how to surf, so it's worth a few extra bucks committing to the right rack.
Luckily, Grassracks has loads of different options that cover all sorts of storage areas and represent all sorts of budgets. We’ve even got wooden surfboard racks that hold just as strong as bamboo.
These lush displays are best used for your favorite board or for households with only one or two boards to store. The thick racks arms can serve as a stand-up paddleboard rack or give your favorite shortboard a front-row display.
Vertical Surfboard racks are a great option if you’ve got a bit of floor space to kill, as the versatile rack-mount allows you to store all your favorite toys. You can fit instruments, skateboards, wakeboards, and snowboards alongside your quiver and protect it with hand-carved excellence.
There is no system more space-efficient and stylish than our Kaua’i series. This horizontal surfboard wall rack is an iconic choice for anyone who wants to stow four boards in the same space. Extra hooks provide a perfect spot for wetsuits, and the sturdy arms can support longboards or shortboards.
April 26, 2022
When the sun’s out or the surf’s pumping, grab your gear and get out there! As the quiver adds up and the space slims down, picking the right garage surfboard rack is the only way to give everyone enough room to breathe and stay ready for the next big swell.
The only trouble is, after a full day spent surfing the year’s first great north swell, I’d hardly expect you to get your board shorts hung up, let alone get your board stowed away correctly. To meet your surf-tired body halfway, finish your quiver with a garage surfboard rack that makes it easier to do the right thing.
It’s only a matter of time before leaning your board against the wall or leaving it in the car leads to an unwanted ding. An excellent surfboard storage rack will keep your board out of harm’s way by hiding it in plain sight.
Without storing it in a coffin all summer, you can help your surfboard last longer by installing a mounting system to stow your board. Our garage surfboard racks work across the home and can hang your boards vertically and horizontally on the walls and floors.
Keeping your board locked in and upright through the off-season, or just a flat week, is the first critical step towards pushing your surfing further.
Why Use Surfboard Wall Storage?
A poorly stored board will ruin the wax job and damage your equipment permanently, especially once you start amassing a collection. Instead of just surfing whichever board you can reach without knocking down the pile, use the right garage surfboard racks, and you’ll have all your gear within arm's reach.
No, you can’t just lean your surfboard against the wall and call it board storage. A garage surfboard rack keeps your boards locked into place and out of the way.
You can choose between a wall-mounted surfboard stand, vertical wall racks, and freestanding surfboard rack to take advantage of your particular home and garage set-up and stow your boards in style (while turning your board from an eye-sore to gorgeous surfboard decor).
The Only Truly Ding-free Surfboard Storage Solution
The most obvious answer should also be the only one you need. Your surfboard lean-to will crumble one day, and if there is anything but plush carpet underneath, there's a high chance the fall will leave a mark on your board. It’s not a matter of if, but when inferior surfboard storage results in you messing around with a ding repair kit while everyone else is scoring.
Why trust messy corners or the bit of space above your workbench to support your most valuable piece of equipment?
It Supplies an Extra Splash of Inspiration
Nothing deflates the stoke like putting your gear into deep storage. If your Surfboard’s home base is deep in the closet's depths under the stairs, you're all that more likely to stay home next time you’re considering paddling out.
In our household, we keep our surfboards staring right at the front door. Each glance at the used whip you scored on Craigslist last weekend will have you checking the forecast and getting out the wettie.
It’s only a matter of time before we say goodbye to our daily groveler. When it’s your surfboard's turn to go face to face with Davy Jone’s, you can give it an unceremonial burial in the parking lot or take home a piece of surfing history.
When transformed into surfboard decor, Nothing is too far gone. While it may not be worth fixing, your board and our epic surf racks can give your broken surfboard a forever home and tie the room together.
What Makes Our Garage Surfboard Racks the Best Racks on the Planet?
If you don’t figure out a long term surfboard storage system, you might have to start selling some boards or parking outside. It’s time to take the garage seriously and find the right surfboard storage rack to maximize your wall storage.
You may have noticed that there are loads of wall storage options out there, but that doesn’t mean there are no wrong answers. As the market gets flooded with more and more cheap stands, we bucked the trend while keeping things traditional with our bamboo board racks and wooden surfboard stands.
This blend resulted in a sustainable and durable storage rack that’s as efficient as it is stylish.
Grassracks are Uncomplicated
You don’t need a PhD in board storage to store your SUP and surfboards. You can hook up each garage surfboard rack in our arsenal with very little effort and only a few minutes of your time.
Everyone can put an “easy-to-install” sticker on the package, but we took it to heart. To back up this pledge, we built our wall mounting system from scratch to make each piece easily interchangeable and adjustable with absolutely no tools.
Each vertical freestanding rack underwent this same effort. Without drilling holes in the wall, you can easily put it together in under one minute, no really - less than one minute, and our vertical freestander holds up to 4 boards and/or guitars.
Our Surfboard Racks Are Real Bamboo and Wooden Wall Displays
When it comes to wall-mounted surfboard storage, it all boils down to the design and materials used. Multi-ply bamboo and birch materials offer the best in strength and durability. With your favorite gear in a constant fight against gravity, picking a well-designed rack with an incredibly strong mounting system that employs the strongest naturally occurring material on the planet is a good choice.
The natural aesthetic of Grassracks fits perfectly into all sorts of interiors and also makes efficient use of any garage storage area.
Our 3-ply bamboo surfboard racks are the strongest shoots of the bunch. What makes bamboo so strong are the thousands of tiny fibers that run the length of each culm, similar to a ski lift steel cable. Each ply’s grain runs perpendicular to the next ply it touches, giving our bamboo absolutely incredible multi-directional strength. All we had to do was add water, and fast-growing bamboo quickly made a garage surfboard rack with a higher tensile strength than steel.
They Are Simply the Best Racks ON & FOR the Planet
Knowing what we know now, it’s ludicrous to consider yourself an industry leader without considering your place in our planet's future. That rumination led us away from cheap plastics and shoddy craftsmanship and made us look towards the Earth to supply the goods.
Birch and bamboo surfboard racks quickly stood out from the crowd because these materials are some of Earth’s most sustainable resources, not to mention some of the strongest. Using bamboo for our garage surfboard racks was a no-brainer because of its hardy durability and its minimal carbon footprint.
We locked in the best quality product, but we couldn’t stop there. Every square inch of our bamboo racks are coated in Vermont Natural Coatings, which gives our surfboard displays a lustrous and eco-friendly finish with zero VOC. The finish is actually made from a byproduct of making cheese.
The best surfboard garage racks ship in recycled packaging and biodegradable bags to finish our mission at every step of the production line.
How to find your perfect Garage Surfboard Rack
With board storage options for all sorts of board sizes, you won’t have to go too far to find your perfect fit.
We’ve got you covered with high-quality wooden surfboard stands, free-standing vertical racks, and a horizontal surfboard rack that will make the most out of limited space; wrap your gear in an extra layer of protection, or leave room to store all sorts of boardsport gear on one shelf.
Take a look at these questions that will help you toward the perfect garage surfboard rack for your space requirements.
Where do I have open space?
If every inch of extra space is a luxury, you can find a garage surfboard rack that either hugs the wall, hangs from halfway down the ceiling, or is completely free-standing. Freestanding racks are the easiest to install, and they don’t require putting holes in the wall, but they do take up some floor space.
How many boards need storing?
With options for one board up to a whole wall full, you can let the number of boards you need to store dictate which garage surfboard rack is the right choice. Remember that these display racks last a lifetime with some basic care, so you want to leave a bit of space to expand your quiver.
How often will I be taking them in and out?
The best rack for the offseason is rarely the best choice for daily use, but our racks are the exception to the rule. They’re great for grab-and-go storage, or displaying your boards for months on end as if they were in a museum. We like to store our gear on both wall racks and freestanding racks.
Our Best Garage Surfboard Racks
These space-saving garage surfboard racks serve as our signature surfboard series by providing horizontal storage anywhere you’ve got a bit of free wall space. The Kaua`i stores boards, leashes, wetsuits, and gear bags for all sorts of occasions,
You can choose your adventure with the interchangeable Kaua`i wall storage racks. Start with one board rack and slowly add on as your arsenal fills up, or take advantage of the extra rows to store from 1-4 boards as your quiver expands.
At maximum strength, the Kaua`i can fit four boards and has the convenient utility hooks to keep your leashes and wetsuits right where you need them. The sturdy wall rack-mounted system can easily hang a longboard, a Hawaiian gun, or a shortboard, all with equally easy access.
If your space is starting to fill up with more equipment than you know what to do with, this heavy-duty garage surfboard rack can really keep things organized.
The freestanding display uses either solid birch or bamboo ply pieces. Every connection point between your board and the bamboo stays soft with a comfy base pad and cradle padding that also makes sure nothing slips out of place on your freestanding garage surfboard.
All you’ll need for assembly is one rubber mallet and about ten feet of free floor space.
Fishes, pintails, and even skateboards and snowboards can comfortably lean into the bamboo protection offered by this freestanding rack. Some customers love to tie their boards in place, though often not necessary. For those surfers who want that little added extra security we’ve cut small holes into the legs from which to latch a bungee, tie down strap, or little rope to keep your quiver behaving.
While our horizontal wall vertical free-standing surfboard racks are more than capable of storing stand up paddleboards, sometimes a vertical freestanding rack makes the most sense, even for one board. Perfect for a garage surfboard rack that only needs to keep one board ready for action, this freestanding display keeps your board front and center while staying locked into place.
The display accommodates SUP and surfboards with plenty of comforts. Starting with the padded cross member support cradle, thick base pad, and adjustable tie down strap that helps secure your board, this freestanding rack is just as much a piece of surf decor as board storage.
Our Vert Freestanding legs have a slight tilt and lean-back that qualifies the surfboard rack for stable home and garage use. The cherry on top is actually on the bottom of this garage surfboard rack. The base pad is made out of a thick foam material that will keep the tail of your board ding-free and locked in while on the rack.
Our last garage surfboard rack option is arguably the most versatile. Perfect for tall SUP boards, board shops, or garages that are starting to feel like used board stores, this vertical rack is modular and can expand as far as you’ve got the wall space to accommodate a whole lot of surfboards. Add your own touch with whatever floor mat you choose to cushion your tails.
Available in Bamboo or Birch, each rack stores up to four boards with soft and safe padding on each arm. The long arms reach out and protect boards of most shapes and sizes to make this wall mount storage option perfect for pretty much every SUP and surfboard out there.
The wall mounted vertical rack is the best option for the surfer and paddler who has big boards and wants to maximize storage space in their garage, or board shop.
What’s right for you..
There are many different types of surfboard racks out there and picking the one that’s right for you depends on where you live, your home, and your space. While indoor surfboard racks are the gold standard, garage surfboard racks often end up making a great use of space without taking up space in your home. Peruse our whole line of board, bike, and ski racks to see what works best for you and your gear. With Grassracks, you get the strongest, best-looking, and most eco-friendly racks on the planet. Bring Your Adventure Home!
October 15, 2021
After a crazy year, somehow Winter 2020 is upon us.. er, wait a minute, Winter 2021 is upon us. How did that happen? Summer has faded into Fall which means a certain group of adventure seekers is starting to get tingles of excitement. The excitement we feel as we see the first coatings of fresh snow start to grace the highest mountain tops.
Quarantine Home Improvement Projects
The pandemic provided many challenges in every aspect of life and, for many, forced us into our homes much more than we’d like to be. While inconvenient, it offered a chance for us to jump into many of those home projects that seemingly never leave our lists. It allowed us to take a look at our home and see where we can improve and especially organize and increase our space efficiency. Many were finally found saying, “alright, the skis thing in the corner is not a permanent solution”.. and a good realization it was because nobody needs to be left playing a game of Pickup Sticks with $5k worth of gear when they have the need to get gnarly.
In-Home Ski Displays make you cooler.
Aside from the obvious organization and space efficiency, there are a few things about in-home ski storage that many skiers don’t think of..
- Organization and Space Efficiency – This one is obvious, racks keep your skis organized in a way that can maximize the space in your home and hence more space with the same amount of home.
- Protection – Keeping your skis safe on the mountain can be difficult. Keeping your skis safe in your home is not difficult at all. A Ski Rack is a great way to protect your skis from falls, scrapes, and dings which will keep your them in great condition, will extend their life, and will help you to enjoy them for longer.
- Enjoyment – Skiing is such a delight.. why let it end when you leave the mountain? What we have noticed about our customers reaction to our products is that they didn’t realize how much of an impact seeing their gear on a daily basis would have on their general happiness. It makes sense.. We love our gear and what it allows us to do, so when we see our gear on a daily basis, it acts like a winter memento and fires up our adventure highlight reel. Sit back and let the memories play!
With stoke to get out on our next adventure higher than ever, it’s time to prep for the upcoming season and get your winter gear home base organized. Luckily we have a few great options for skiers of all types!
The Hallsteiner Series – Wall-Mounted Horizontal Ski Rack
Our Hallsteiners are our staple ski racks. They hold skis horizontally to make use of wall width and accommodate all skis (up to width of 110mm under foot) and similarly sized gear. Our incredibly strong, easy-to-install Grassracks Mounting Bar System allows you to adjust cradle width in seconds to accommodate for obstructions like bindings. This is a feature you won’t find on other ski racks on the market. Generally, when other racks are installed, their placement is final. Our Hallsteiners have been tirelessly tweaked over the years to find the perfect mix of storage and displayability so you have grab-and-go access to your skis but can also see the artwork that you most likely spent hours pining over before purchase. Protective padding for each arm gives your skis a nice safe and soft pillow on which to rest.
The Moloka’i Series – Wall-Mounted Snowboard & Skateboard Rack.. ALSO perfect for fat powder skis.
Our Moloka’is were designed as our snowboard and skateboard rack and that’s really how we promote them, however, the size of and spacing of cradle arms makes our Moloka’I Series perfect for storage of fat powder skis or skis with robust bindings.. there’s just more space with which to work than our Hallsteiner Series. This rack series does come with only one bar so cradles are still adjustable but they don’t have the unlimited width potential that the Hallsteiner Series does (but we do sell additional bars separately, if needed). Padding is also included for each arm.
Nubbins – Flush Wall-Mounted Ski & Snowboard Rack – ALSO good for.. everything.
One of our newest racks, our Nubbins quickly became a customer because, well, they’re a no-brainer. The sweet circular babes grew out of our Zero Waste Initiative. While we are very material efficient with our sheet nesting, small ‘drop’ pieces were unavoidable and we wanted to make use of it. What we ended up creating was a “flush” ski and snowboard wall rack. While other gear that we design for is unique in all directions with fins, trucks, and handlebars, skis and snowboards are unique in that they have 1 side which is relatively flat, making it possible to mount skis flat against the wall. There are 3 main benefits to this.
- Display – Most racks hold gear at an angle, which gives them great visibility but nothing compares to gear being flat against a wall and showing off in all it’s glory. It’s 100% visibility and it’s glorious.
- Space Efficiency – Mounting skis flat against the wall saves space. While our Hallsteiner and Moloka’I Series are space efficient they will protrude around 10” – 15” into the room from the wall. With Nubbins, that protrusion is cut down to around 5” (depending on size of bindings). Now 5” - 10” might not seem like a lot, but it is a lot of extra space to be saved, especially in smaller rooms.
- Minimal – The simplicity of our Nubbins really is great. They come out 1.25” from the wall and are very unobtrusive. They ensure that the focus is on your skis and not on the apparatus that holds them. Nubbins make it easy to personalize a wall and really make it your grab-and-go home base for your winter gear.
There’s no one-size-fits-all option for ski storage but we have the bases covered for every athlete whether you just want indoor ski storage to keep them safe and out of harms way or if you want a beautiful eco-friendly ski display to appreciate your gear all year long. We have Hallsteiners and Moloka’is for Horizontal storage and Nubbins for Vertical Display, it really depends on your home and what you want. Plus, if you have bigger gear, you can always check out some of our larger racks like our Kaua’is, O’ahus, and Vert Free racks which will easily accommodate surfboards and anything smaller.
Check out our full line today and how Grassracks can help you organize your ski gear. Bring Your Adventure Home!
September 29, 2021
It’s late September and the snow has already begun to dust mountain tops across the country. For us skiers and other winter adventurers, the excitement is beginning to mount and it couldn’t come soon enough. Speaking of Mounting.. Let’s get right into this little dittle about our new gorgeous, simple, and space efficient ski racks, our Nubbins. (This is a ski rack article, but keep in mind that our Nubbins are also designed for snowboards.. Since a snowboard is essentially a ginormous ski, they are measured, mounted, and displayed the same way with our Nubbins.)
No Waste Is Good Waste
Our Nubbins were born out of our Grassracks Zero Waste Initiative. The environment has always been priority 1 for us so in addition to using sustainable materials and practices, part of that is being as efficient as possible with our material and the energy put into making products. While our sheet nesting is incredibly efficient, we were inevitably left with small pieces of otherwise unusable bamboo that we refused to have as waste, so we designed our smallest and most minimalist rack to date.
Before we get too far.. we mentioned that our Nubbins are made from small “drop” pieces of gorgeous bamboo. The process is pretty interesting and here is an entertaining 51 second video about that.
Since most of the gear we deal with is oddly shaped and has awkward features like fins, trucks & wheels, or handlebars, skis and snowboards are unique in that they have one relatively 2-dimensional side. So, while other gear needs to be held by arms and given space on all sides, skis and snowboards are able to be mounted flat against the wall, this has 3 advantages..
- Incredibly space efficient. On a typical ski rack, skis lay at an angle on a rack so they would protrude into the room at the depth of the rack plus the width of the gear. With Nubbins, the space needed is ski thickness plus bindings. For reference, skis on a normal rack protrude about 10” with bindings. With Nubbins this depth is cut down to roughly 4.5”, depending on your bindings. (For snowboards the difference is more drastic going from roughly 16” on a typical rack to a mere 5” with Nubbins.)
- 100% visibility. Most racks are pure function and it sucks and we hate it. We always design with gear visibility in mind so you can see your favorite gear thus releasing your serotonin and feel wintery happiness. While our Hallsteiner Series Ski Racks do a great job at being space efficient and showing off your gear, our Nubbins are king of the mountain at displaying your shred babies. They really excel at making the most of your board art, as can be seen above.
- Simple and minimal. Like all of our products, our Nubbins are outrageously easy to install. What is slightly different is just how small and unobtrusive they are. Their focus is to get the job done and stay out of the way so your skis can show off proudly on your wall. That’s all there is to say about that.
Want to see how easy the Nubbin Installation is? Check this out.
Ski storage may seem easy but can be a problem, especially when we start to add poles, bags, helmets, gloves, etc. It may seem a bit daunting to figure out how to keep it all organized. Leaning your snow sticks against the corner may seem like a great idea until the first time they fall, leaving you to repaint your wall and fix a nasty ding on your ski’s sidewall or edge. For the safety of your gear, the organization of your room, and your own personal satisfaction it makes sense to look into a rack that is right for your home.
Versatile Ski Storage
Nubbins are different from our wall racks in how they store skis and that they don’t have the Utility Hooks found on most of our wall racks for skis, snowboards, surfboards, bikes, etc. Since the goal is to organize all of your gear, that may seem like an oversight, but our Nubbins are perfect for holding things like bags, jackets, helmets, and poles. For me, I like everything to have it’s own place (and Nub), but often times things like poles and bags can hang easily off Nubbins that are used to mount your skis.
Strong, Gorgeous, Eco-Friendly, Upcycle Bamboo
Our choice to use bamboo was easy. Its beautiful color and grain makes it an easy, eco-friendly addition to any home. Our sanding process then brings out every fiber that makes the material so strong, both on the face and cut edge. We apply a butcher block conditioner to each Nubbin to protect it from moisture and give it a deep, rich color.
With Winter fast approaching and the pandemic forcing us into our homes more than we’d like to be, now is a great time to create your ultimate ski gear home base. An organized and orderly storage and display system will not only maximize your space and protect your gear, but will keep your stoke high in between every adventure! Check out which Grassracks product is right for you so you can Bring Your Adventure Home!
August 02, 2021