Wall Mounted Surf Rack
Comes a time when surfboards start to pile up and becomes somewhat of a struggle to keep them sorted out. Surf racks are pretty handy at keeping some semblance of surfboard order.
Quick trip around the web produced lots of different options: metal/wood/ free standing/horizontal and vertical racks etc…
So there are lots of ways to skin this cat, our only requirement we had was that did not want to spend a bunch of money on this, so that left us the option to try to use what we had around the house.
Cost us less than 5 dollars to make. Already had the 1″ x 4″ wood board- and PVC piping just had to get the end caps and nuts and bolts. If you have had to buy all the materials, can’t see it costing more than 15-20 dollars?
Materials Needed for this Wall Rack
- 1 – 1″ x 4″ mount board @ 40″
- 6 – 1 1/4″ PVC pipe @ 18″ per
- 12 – PVC pipe ends
- Assorted nuts / bolts & washers and screws
- Hand Saw or Jig Saw
- Drill – spade bit
- Tape Measure or a keen eye
1st cut your 1″x 4″ mount board to your desired length.
We did a 40 inch length mainly because that’s what fit in the space we were using and it would fit most of the surfboards that we have.
Then mark where your rack bars will go. The amount of bars you will have will vary depending on the space you have or the number of surfboards you want to fit on your rack. For our 40″ board we drilled a hole every 7 1/2″ starting roughly an Inch from the end.
Next cut your PVC surf bars to 18″ This length should be good enough to hold most boards- again this is up to your personal preference but 18 seems to work for us.
Drill 1/4″ holes where you have marked for the rack bars to go. Now on the back side of your mount board use the spade bit and drill down just deep enough that your bolts will sit flush.
*NOTE- We at first used small screws to to attach the end caps to out mount board but this turned out not to be very sturdy so we switched it up to nuts/bolts and washers.
*2nd NOTE- You could also use a larger spade bit so that a socket wrench could fit when attaching- we just used socket from inside of end cap.
Attach PVC end cap with bolt/nut and washer.
Now slip your PVC pipe onto the end cap and attach the other end cap.
Add some sort of padding to the surf rack bars– could be foam/pool noodles or old tshirts and duct tape, up to you, we went for a some old thick twine we had laying around. Its also a good idea to lay down some sort of material for the tail of the surfboards to sit on- some old carpet or front doormats/ car mats etc…
That’s it, easy as. Just have to mount to your surf rack to wall. If mounting to sheetrock and wood find the studs and attach with screws. We mounted to cement-so we used masonry anchors and screws.