Most people want to store and carry their hanalei river SUP in order to paddle and move to various locations. With some SUPs, you will have the options and advantages to transport them anywhere by your vehicles.
You don’t even need big vehicle to transport the hanalei river SUP. you can simply store it in the trunk of your vehicle, assuming you’ve chosen friendly sized SUP. Some SUPs (inflatable ones) are even storable in the backpack and you can carry around without any difficulty.
Depending on the size of your trunk, you may be able to store few boards in one place, along with their accessories. Storing your SUP in the trunk can be an easy way to get ready on board anywhere you go.
If your trunk can’t capacite the current SUP, consider placing them on the roof rack. Take a note that this will only work if you have roof rack. Perhaps you have certain question regarding the safety and the possibility in doing this. Well, the answer is obviously YES. You can store and carry the hanalei river SUP on the roof rack safely. First thing to do is to wrap your SUP with tarpaulins or thick clothes to add protection to both SUP and your vehicle. The second thing, don’t forget to tie them. Also consider to add pipe insulation to provide more protection.
You can find pipe insulation easily from hardware stores or home improvement stores. Simply attach them to the roof rack of your card and then tie the board down on top of the pipe. That ensures that your vehicle will have a better grip to prevent the SUP from scratching.
If you have no roof rack, don’t worry. There are still things that you can do to store the hanalei river SUP properly.
Consider adding foam blocks as temporary roof rack for your vehicle. They are easily found in any home improvement store. Not to mention that they are easy to attach and organize with nylon straps. Although they are not as durable as roof rack, they make a good alternative if you just spend some days in Hanalei.
The other way that works is to use inflatable roof rack. If by chance you don’t bring it with you, you should be able to find it in most stores in Hanalei. The inflatable roof rack can be inflated and deflated whenever you want it. Although it is not as durable as roof rack, it indeed gives you tons of benefits. One of them is the ability to deflate and store it when you are traveling.
Make sure you have secured the front and the back end of the hanalei river SUP so that you can carry it with peace of mind. Consider these tips to enhance your experience. Have a good day!