Why a SUP Lock? This paddleboard lock system is a great, simple way to protect your SUP. We know there are times when you'd like to leave your SUP unattended - whether it's outside, on your car's roof rack, behind your house - this lock system will give you some peace of mind while you grab a cup of coffee, pick up a few groceries, or leave your paddleboard stored in your yard.
What are the parts of the Paddleboard Lock? The Dock Locks SUP lock consists of these components:
How does the Paddleboard Lock work? The SUP lock works like a typical cable bike lock, but since a paddleboard doesn't have a place to loop a cable lock through (like a bike frame), the system includes a unique way to affix the lock to your surfboard via the Dock Locks Jaw. The Jaw is about the shape of a key and its metal tip clamps onto your surfboard in either of 2 places (leash plug or fin box, explained below). The trick is that when the cable lock is threaded through the metal loop of the Jaw, the Jaw's tip (clamped shut) cannot be opened. With the strong cable looped around a fixed point, such as a tree, car roof rack, or storage rack, and locked with the Jaw secured to your board, this system keeps your gear secure.
How do I set up the SUP Lock? To lock your paddleboard, (1) clamp the Jaw to your paddleboard (leash plug or fin box), (2) thread the cable lock through the loop on the Jaw, and (3) lock the cable to something strong (a tree, your roof rack, deck or dock, etc.)
Where do I clamp the Jaw to my paddleboard? 2 options:
How do I lock multiple SUPs together? To lock up multiple paddleboards you can use 1 cable with multiple Jaws (add Jaws at checkout). Clamp separate Jaws to each paddleboard, thread the same cable through all the Jaws, and lock the cable to something strong. This is a practical, functional lock solution for multiple paddleboards like SUP yoga studios, paddleboard rentals, and when you have multiple SUPs on your car's roof rack. But remember, the cable lock is 10 feet long and coiled, so depending on your SUPs and setup you'll need more than 1 cable lock.
Paddle Lock The paddle lock allows you to lock up your paddle with your SUP. The Paddle Lock is a sold-separately aluminum piece that clasps around the circumference of your paddle's shaft. When clasped shut, 2 holes line up through which you thread the cable lock. Once threaded, the Paddle Lock can't open, so your paddle can't be removed from the cable. The diameter of the lock is wide enough for all paddles but not too wide so that it can be slipped off your paddle, and the interior of the lock is padded to protect your paddle from damage.
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