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Board storage for a 'workday' on the ute?

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Created by Nugdam 1 month ago, 16 Sep 2021
Nugdam
QLD, 591 posts
16 Sep 2021 7:41AM
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Now that I am working for myself I'm finding I have less time to go surfing. My new plan for this coming summer season is to keep the board in my ute when I know I may have a chance for a quick lunch time or afternoon session. The only issue I have in my mind is heat.

I keep my board in a board bag which obviously creates a fair chunk of humidity inside the bag. Would I be better off with a board sock or what is everyone's usual plan when keeping a a board on there car for long periods?. If I'm at a job for a few hours I'd pull it off and stick it under my car but there are times where I'm in between jobs where this isn't an option.

Would love to hear anyone's feedback.

808-Obsession
QLD, 415 posts
16 Sep 2021 9:41AM
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I'd consider leaving the end of the bag open if at all possible to let some of the heat out if you're leaving in the tray

colas
4382 posts
16 Sep 2021 1:43PM
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I have stored my boards wet in bags in my van and leave them there constantly, and I have no garage so my van stays outside in the sun.

Never had any issue for 10 years, but I always leave the bags open on at least 2'. Also my boards are stored sideways (on the rail) with fins on, with the open portion of the zip on the top (basically from the bag side handle to the tail), to help hot air circulate out of the bag, and the bag cling less to the deck & hull of the board. Also my van is windowless. And on dry windy sunny days I open all the doors to let it dry.

subber
66 posts
18 Sep 2021 1:00AM
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colas said..
I have stored my boards wet in bags in my van and leave them there constantly, and I have no garage so my van stays outside in the sun.

Never had any issue for 10 years, but I always leave the bags open on at least 2'. Also my boards are stored sideways (on the rail) with fins on, with the open portion of the zip on the top (basically from the bag side handle to the tail), to help hot air circulate out of the bag, and the bag cling less to the deck & hull of the board. Also my van is windowless. And on dry windy sunny days I open all the doors to let it dry.


I think color of the vehicle is important - White getting the least hot. I have a Silver van which is pretty good.

OkiWild
100 posts
20 Sep 2021 7:50AM
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Haven't ever had an issue. We only get around 32?C here, but UV12+...LOL Just keep the windows cracked, and leave the bag unzipped if moisture is a concern.

riverider
TAS, 1035 posts
20 Sep 2021 2:43PM
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Surf aids in bryon do custom light weight white bags, they might even put some breather holes in it, they are a great product.

robertboyd2000
QLD, 19 posts
25 Sep 2021 8:18PM
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I have found white bottomed boards are fine bare on the top of my car year round. I only use bags on planes.

lam
VIC, 182 posts
25 Sep 2021 9:28PM
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robertboyd2000 said..
I have found white bottomed boards are fine bare on the top of my car year round. I only use bags on planes.


Totally concur



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