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How to Safely Transport a Paddleboard in Your Subaru

How to Safely Transport a Paddleboard in Your Subaru | Beaverton, OR

If you love paddleboarding or want to learn, the Beaverton area is full of great spots for this fun sport, including the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and George Rogers Park on Lake Oswego. To get you started, here are some tips on how to transport your paddleboard safely atop your Subaru Forester, Outback, or other model.

Take advantage of the roof rack

Subaru SUV models come standard or available with raised roof rails, which are a must for transporting a paddleboard. If you opt for an Outback, those rails will also include integrated and retractable cross bars that you can use to tie down your board.

Add helpful Subaru accessories

If your Subaru SUV isn’t already equipped with roof cross bars for transporting a paddleboard, these are easy to add. Contact us here at CARR Subaru and we’ll help you order and install Aero or Thule® cross bars sold by Genuine Subaru Accessories. You can also order a specialized Thule® paddleboard carrier with room for two boards.

Protect and secure your board

To protect and secure your board on top of your Subaru Forester, Outback, or Ascent, you’ll need a few key pieces of equipment. A paddleboard bag will protect your board from the elements, and locking cargo straps will keep it from flying off the roof. The Thule® carrier comes with a built-in locking mechanism and protective padding to keep your board even more secure.

Contact our team at CARR Subaru in Beaverton to learn even more about how Subaru vehicles can enhance your outdoor adventures in Oregon.

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