Why a Surf Lock? This surfboard lock system is a great, simple way to protect your surfboard. We know there are times when you'd like to leave your board 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 surfboard stored in your yard.
What are the parts of the Surfboard Lock? The Dock Locks Surfboard & Longboard Locking System consists of these components:
How does the Lock work? The surfboard lock works like a typical cable bike lock, but since a surfboard 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 Lock? (1) clamp the Jaw to your surfboard (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 surfboard?
How do I lock multiple surfboards together? A great feature of this Lock system is that you only need one cable to lock up multiple surfboards. You do, however, need multiple Jaws, which you can choose to add at checkout. Clamp separate Jaws to each surfboard, then thread the same cable through all the Jaws, and finally lock the cable to something strong. This is a practical, functional lock solution for multiple surfboards like surfboard rental shops, storing your surfboards outside, and when you have multiple surfboards on your car's roof rack. But remember, the cable lock is only 10 feet long, so if you are locking a lot of surfboards together, at some point you'll need more than 1 cable lock, too.
10'L x 3/8"D