The 7 Best Paddleboard Trailers
This wiki has been updated 26 times since it was first published in August of 2015. Save all of your energy for the water by hauling your SUP on one of these paddleboard trailers. We've included models you can pull yourself as well as some that can be towed behind bicycles, for those of you who have to cover long distances. Convenient and versatile, many can also act as carriers for all sorts of other equipment too, including kayaks and short canoes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
June 19, 2020:
Removed the Seattle Sports Conversion Kit, the Wheele Racks Bike, and the Cor Board Racks Cart because availability issues. Added the Seattle Sports Nemo Extremo, the Bic Sport 100372, and the Cor Surf Dolley.
While compiling these board trailers, there were several features we were looking for. Besides having robust frames made of materials like aluminum that provide longevity in harsh and salty environments, we looked for models that use simple but strong methods for securing boards. The SUP Wheels Evolution and the Malone Auto Racks Solo both use elastic materials that can stretch over the fin. They appear to be made of EPDM rubber or perhaps another type of elastomer that is highly resistant to UV and other harsh conditions. Either way, they apply the right amount of force such that the board stays pressed against the frame without damaging the fin.
We gave these slight preference over models like the Apex APX-DLY, which rely on the friction of the tie down and the foam pads to keep the board in place. While it is unlikely that the board will slide out, even over bumpy terrain, there is a concern that if the wheels were to bump into something that would stop forward movement while you're tugging on the board, there is a chance that the quick jolt may be enough to dislodge it. This is merely an observation about the design.