The influence of surfing is ingrained in San Diego’s DNA with Hawaiian surfers like Duke Kahanamoku and George Freeth first shredding our beaches in the early 1900s, drawing big crowds and big excitement.
It’s almost unfathomable how popular surfing has since become and the homegrown talent in our local community all the way from OB to Seaside and beyond. However, in the midst of this great expansion there has been one downside to riding the wave, something that we hope we can help our local SD families out with.
Boards are being thrown in the grass on the front lawn, stacked in piles on the garage floor, or drilled into the wall or ceiling with rope and hooks. Wetsuits are being hung on the tree branch in the front yard, thrown in a soggy heap to collect mold in the corner of the garage, or my personal favorite, hung from the garage ceiling light to dry. Simply put, we are all running out of ROOM. What happens out of the water is truly becoming a mess.
SSR is a local family owned business that builds custom, free standing real wood surfboard racks. We’ve designed them to be efficiently sized without having to drill anything into the wall, and that we deliver free of charge, already built. We use all hand picked wood, with a glossed stain, padded foam arms and premium turf, not just to take care of your (increasingly expensive) surf equipment, but also to mirror the elegant style surfers are known for. We have enjoyed building everything from a compact 4 Board Rack for an Encinitas college student to store in his apartment bedroom to a spacious 8 board Rack for a father son duo in Laguna Niguel to start organizing their 25 board quiver piled up to the waist in their garage. We have also accommodated for custom orders such a large 3 Board SUP, Boogie Board and Wetsuit Rack for a Carlsbad Mom to store along the side of her house, and a 3 Skim Board Rack for a husband wife pair in Mission Beach to store in their condo living room. Along with private clients, we have also worked with real estate agents to provide a one of a kind house warming gift for their new owners. The point is, we got you covered. Surfers are flexible, so are we.
Our family started this as a one-off garage cleaning project during the pandemic, but due to the increasing number of requests from our neighbors and friends we are now opening up the offer to your family as well. Based out of Solana Beach, we are focusing solely on our immediate San Diego community to help clean up the mess and store your surf equipment properly to keep it long lasting. We are grateful for all the local surfing families we’ve been able to meet so far and look forward to connecting with even more.