Does anyone here have any experience with carrying a surfboard on their bike? I'm moving to San Jose in about a month, which is about 40 miles to the nearest surf break. I like the idea of packing up surfing and camping gear and heading to the beach on the weekends, but have to find a good way to carry the board.
I've never been much attracted to a trailer. They add too much weight, rolling resistance, and akwardness. I can fit everything I need in my panniers, on the racks, or in a backpack. But the surfboard can't.
I'm not a very great surfer, so I ride a longer board (6'2"-6'6" or so). I'm worried about it being too long to really manage on a long ride. I've seen the DIY page where the guy made his own out of PVC. I like the idea, but his design looks like the bike is literally impossible to pedal: http://www.rodndtube.com/surf/info/s...oardRack.shtml
Electra distributes a rack made by Carver, but I'm hesitant to drop $100 on a rack without knowing anything about it.
Has anyone used a surfboard rack or knows someone who has? Any suggestions on one that would be good for a longer ride?