Why a Surf Lock? This surfboard lock system is a great, simple way to protect your investment ($$$$) in your surfboard. We know there are times when you'd like to leave your board unattended - it's outside, it's on your car's roof rack, it's behind your house - and many more times. Using this lock will deter would-be thieves who might like to walk off with your new surfboard, and 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 lock consists of 2 essential 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, that's the Dock Locks Jaw. The Jaw is about the shape of a key. Its metal tip clamps open or shut, and clamps shut on 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. Together, the system prevents would-be thieves from removing the Jaw from your surfboard, and so can't remove your surfboard from whatever the cable is locked to.
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.
If you need ONLY an additional Jaw (no cable), get one here: Dock Locks Jaw | Locking Clamp
Shortboard Surfboards and Surfboards with a Leash Plug: Slide the plastic housing up the stainless steel shaft and open the DXLX jaws. Locate the leash plug on your board and attach the DXLX jaws around the leash plug bar. Slide the plastic housing back down the shaft, so that the ring on top is fully exposed. Slide the coated DXLX cable through the ring at the top of the jaws. The jaw will swivel, making sure no damage is done to your board while locked. Attach the cable around any stationary object and insert the cable into the combination housing. Use DockLocks to lock your board at the beach or on your roof racks.
Longboards and SUP (Paddleboards): Remove your fin from the fin box in your longboard or SUP. Locate the DXLX fin box cleat and place it on top of the fin box. Slide the fin box cleat into the notches on the top of the fin box and down to the track on the bottom of the fin box. Based on how your fin sits in the box, slide the cleat to either the front or back of the fin box. Based on how your fin sits in the box, slide the cleat to either the front or back of the fin box. Tighten the one-way tension screw with a flathead screwdriver. Because it is a tension screw, no damage will be done to your board. Replace the fin into your fin box. Attach the DXLX jaw around the bar on the cleat, which is now installed on your board.
It works great, I always have 2 boards with me and need to leave one behind depending on the conditions, I am trying to protect my investment and this does the trick.
My main vehicle is a Chevy express van. I didn't want to invest big money into an alarm system to protect my boards so this was a no brainier.
The construction of of the cable and lock keeps me rest assured at night and when I'm in the water that my prized possessions are safe inside.
Great product - really.
I can send my son to the beach with less worry that an expensive surfboard is going to go home with some jerk kid (or jerk adult). I just have to keep reminding him to use it until it becomes automatic.
Really GREAT service from Store Your Board. I had a couple of hiccups but customer service made everything very easy for me.
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