In this case, adding a little padding isn't cheating.
Before you commit an act of violence against your surfboard by throwing it on your roof rack without padding, wrap the Thule Surf Pads around your Aero bars and treat your ride right. Hook-and-loop straps secure the pad to the bars, and bungee cinch-cords help you quickly secure your deck when the waves are pumping. UV-resistant synthetic material keeps these pads from turning brittle even if you live somewhere that gets approximately 366 days of sun a year. Reach for a pair of these high-density pads so you're not tempted to rack your board up raw-dog style.
- * Sold in pairs to fit Thule Rapid Aero bars, Xsporter, and most factory racks (note: 18-inch width is Thule model #803 and the 24-inch width is Thule model #804)