The 10 Best SUP Racks
This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in April of 2016. Stand up paddleboarding is fast becoming a highly popular water sport, and for good reason. It's a relatively inexpensive way to get some exercise and have fun out on a lake or the ocean. If you’ve hopped on the bandwagon, check out our selection of SUP racks. These convenient storage solutions provide a safe and secure place to hang one or several boards at the end of the day. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
July 01, 2020:
Removed one item and made adjustments to several others. People often object to the flimsy screws that come with the Extreme Max Cradle, so if you opt for this model, you’ll probably want to pick up your own screws before you install it.
With regard to the StoreYourBoard 3, we mention specifically that it can support a kayak on its top shelf. Keep in mind, however, that there won’t be enough space on the bottom two levels to accommodate anything much thicker than a standard board. Slightly downgraded the Seattle Sports Wall, noting its thin padding and complaints about its small screws.
Added another tri-level rack to the list in the Yes4All Steel, which positions the arms at a slight angle so that it will take more than an accidental nudge to knock a board off of its perch. The Rad Sportz 1220, one of the other new additions, is a rock-solid choice for hanging a single paddleboard or kayak, with nylon straps for extra security. Many of these options also offer enough room for paddle storage as well.
Glacik G-200 This freestanding rack has an impressive weight capacity of 180 pounds, with rigid arms that can be positioned level or at an angle. It’s easy to set up (no drilling or screwing), and it’s relatively lightweight, which allows you to easily relocate it when necessary. sparehandsystems.com
Manta Rack Systems Most boats don’t come with built-in SUP storage, and that’s where these rack systems come in handy. They install directly onto the vessel’s rod holders, and they’re made with strong stainless steel hardware for long-term durability. You can download a mobile app that will guide you through the setup process. mantaracks.com
Grass Racks Bamboo This company makes their racks out of bamboo for a reason — it’s one of the world’s most sustainable materials. Environmentally friendly SUP enthusiasts will want to take a look at these models, which come in both horizontal and vertical designs for boards of various sizes. grassracks.com