Block Surfer Hard Rack

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The Block Surf surfboard rack can hold up to four surfboards. It has a 50in. wide center bar, padded feet and a hook mount design that will attach to aircraft style car doors and doors with gutters (virtually any production door). If you're in doubt, you can add the wrapping strap that goes all the way around the inside of your car and cinches tight. Simply select "Pass Thru" when ordering. Product ID# 145406.

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4 Stars (4.2 out of 5) 26 reviews
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5 Stars (5 out of 5) from wut1jc on May 21st, 2013
Comment: Love these. If you take the extra step and wash them after every use they will last much longer. Do not leave on your car for extended periods of time. The straps will dry rot and the rack assembly will rust. Remove and wash after use. For the price they are perfect. I use them for my surf school. I have even had 6 soft tops on them at once.

5 Stars (5 out of 5) from Anonymous on April 24th, 2013
Comment: None

5 Stars (5 out of 5) from Anonymous on April 23rd, 2013
Comment: This rack seemed very solid and I would of loved to use it on my car. Unfortunately it did not work on 2012 VW Passat SE because my roof area was just too wide. Otherwise it seemed like a great product that I would recommend.

5 Stars (5 out of 5) from Anonymous on January 6th, 2013
Comment: The straps could be a bit longer so that it will fit cars with wider roofs.

4 Stars (4 out of 5) from Anonymous on December 4th, 2012
Comment: Can't beat these for the price. Drove from Sacramento to Oceanside and back with two boards on top of our 2011 Corolla. They were a bit "squeaky" in the beginning, but eventually "settled" and were mostly quiet. If you're going on a long trip, make sure really cinch things down you "tuck" the straps to keep noise to a minimum. Overall, worked really well and were a great value. Also, kudos to Surfboards, Etc. for getting them to us the day prior to leaving for our trip!

3 Stars (3 out of 5) from Gary R on August 6th, 2012
Comment: I had a set of these for a year now. They have worked great for securing boards. Most of the racks are NOT stainless though and will rust if not maintained. I've always taken them off the vehicle(s) when not in use. I have used these on several vehicles: '08 Chevy Tahoe, 2000 Honda Civic, and an '89 Suzuki Sidekick. They do the job. I would worry about dry rot of the straps and rust of the metal if exposed, but these racks are AWESOME for the money and works on a great variety of autos. Highly recommend if you don't want to pay high $$$ for Yakima racks. I just ordered the other version (gutter style) for my Sidekick. $$$ well spent. Buy now!!!

5 Stars (5 out of 5) from Anonymous on July 26th, 2012
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4 Stars (4 out of 5) from Anonymous on June 21st, 2012
Comment: instructions for mounting on suv were not very clear

5 Stars (5 out of 5) from Anonymous on May 9th, 2012
Comment: Fits my Toyota 4 Runner very well. Already made two road trips with great satisfaction. Easy to assemble and attach/remove. I carried 4 boards easily.

5 Stars (5 out of 5) from Anonymous on May 1st, 2012
Comment: I have a 1994 Nissan Sentra 4dr sedan, It is just fit for my car!

4 Stars (4 out of 5) from Anonymous on January 30th, 2012
Comment: The tie down straps can be a little longer.

5 Stars (5 out of 5) from Anonymous on November 19th, 2011
Comment: The straps could be a bit longer for cars with with tops.

5 Stars (5 out of 5) from Anonymous on October 9th, 2011
Comment: If the nylon straps were longer it would fit on more cars.

5 Stars (5 out of 5) from Anonymous on September 30th, 2011
Comment: THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE I WILL SHOP FOR SURF GEAR!!!!

3 Stars (3 out of 5) from Anonymous on September 13th, 2011
Comment: Not really designed for modern vehicles without gutters. Best to use a pass-through strap to secure it to the rooftop.

4 Stars (4 out of 5) from Anonymous on August 8th, 2011
Comment: They rusted a little

3 Stars (3 out of 5) from Anonymous on July 19th, 2011
Comment: These are good racks for the money. They seem to be made on the cheap side, but you get what you pay for and for $100, these racks are a great deal. I used them on my Chevy Tahoe and attached the hooks to the rails (no cross bars) and it worked like a charm. I also used them on a 2000 Honday Civic and found that the hook didn't work as shown in the photos, but I was able to put the hook around the frame extension inside the door and it worked. It did not work for my toneau cover on my Tacoma though because the rack and straps are too short. User's manual does state that they are not recommended for aattaching to fiberglass. I wish I would've gotten the pass thru straps then I could probably make it work. This is a good versatile inexpensive rack but eventually I will look to pay more money and get better quality.

2 Stars (2 out of 5) from Anonymous on June 19th, 2011
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5 Stars (5 out of 5) from Anonymous on June 5th, 2011
Comment: None

5 Stars (5 out of 5) from Anonymous on February 25th, 2011
Comment: Holds my board tight, great for highways!

5 Stars (5 out of 5) from Anonymous on February 11th, 2011
Comment: None

5 Stars (5 out of 5) from Anonymous on January 12th, 2011
Comment: The surfer hard rack is exactly what I needed. In talking with them on the phone to make sure it would work, now on an older car as well as later on a newer model. I ordered what Surfboards.com. recommended. It was very easy to install, fits tight and looks good.

2 Stars (2 out of 5) from Anonymous on November 11th, 2010
Comment: The Racks are nice but they don't fit my car well.

5 Stars (5 out of 5) from Mike-WA on September 3rd, 2010
Comment: I have a Vanagon Westy with pop top and I bought this rack almost 2.5 years ago. It works perfect. The hooks, or clips, hook under the pop top and I actually switched out the straps with ratchet straps for better hold down. They are easy to install and easy to remove and with the Vanagon you don't have to drill into the pop top as with a Yakima or Thule system.

3 Stars (3 out of 5) from David on June 10th, 2010
Comment: Just got my racks and I must say that the hooks do not fit my 2001 BMW; they are too deep and the doors will not close. I am sure glad I asked for the "pass through" straps as this will be my only option. I worry now that 65MPH may be a bit too much for the stability with only the pass through straps.

2 Stars (2 out of 5) from Anonymous on March 24th, 2010
Comment: I may have misread the description but the hooks would not clip onto my Honda Accord, and the straps that pass through would loosen slightly and cause the boards to fly up and down around 40+ mph (only a few inches - nothing severe), they also leaked water into my car when it rained. Other than that the rack worked out well, securely held 4 boards.

Questions From Buyers

Will these work for a 2012 Toyota Carolla? Also, will they hold up at freeway seeds? 70-75mph? This rack is ideal for 4-door vehicles, so it should work fine for your Corolla. It's a hard rack, so it can definitely withstand highway speeds!

I bought the Block Surfer Hard Rack but did not get the pass thru strap. Can I order the straps separately? You can order the straps seperately, or use any tie down strap on the market. Simple pass the strap through each set of towers (front and back) and secure on the inside of the vehicle.

Will this rack fit onto a small, 2 door car? We have not found that the Block Surfer Hard Rack will work on 2 door vehicles. We typically recommend that you have an aftermarket hard rack installed on your vehicle and simply purchase a set of rack pads with straps.

Will the block surfer hard rack fit on the roof of most cars? I have an Accord sedan and a Camry sedan. Will I have a problem attaching the rack to either of my cars? The Block Surfer Hard Rack will attach to virtually any aircraft style production door. However, if you are in doubt, we would recommend that you select the pass through system just to be sure.

Is the Block Surfer Hard Rack good for highway travel?Thank you! Yes. In fact it is the best option for highway travel.

Regarding the Block Surfer Hard Racks. If I select pass through, is that an additional strap but the hook mounts are still included? Or just strap only? The hook mount system is always included. If you select the pass thru mechanism, the hook mount is also included.

I lost the assembly instructions. May I get a second copy? Of course. Here's another copy - Block Surfer Rack Assembly Instructions.

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