This is an add-on to the SUP ceiling rack system (which already holds one SUP), which you already need to have for this add-on to work. This add-on will allow you to hold a total of two SUPs on the same system.
SUP Add-on to the Ceiling Rack System by GateKeeper
About the Modular SUP Ceiling Rack System
This ceiling rack system by GateKeeper is a modular system and was originally designed for surfboards, but can be modularized to add an SUP rack below the initial ceiling mount piece. There is a ceiling base mounting piece that attaches to the ceiling (truss rafters, or ceiling joists thru the drywall is fine). This base piece is designed to mount to the ceiling and hold one surfboard. It only holds boards up to about 25 wide, so it wont work for must SUPs. The optional modular add-ons attached below this base can be either for a surfboard or a stand up paddle board (up to 32 wide). This SUP ceiling rack system is a package of the mounting piece and the SUP modular add-on. Even though there is an extra surfboard module above the SUP storage rack, this can be quite useful for a paddle, a surfboard, fishing poles, or whatever. The whole system is made with all-steel, welded construction, and padded by nitrile foam cushioning. The maximum recommended weight capacity is 120 lbs.
With the SUP Add-on, your ceiling rack system will look like this
The Challenges of Storing a Stand Up Paddle Board
While stand up paddle boards may seem just like an oversized surfboard, there are in fact quite a bit larger which leads to storage issues that many new SUP enthusiasts dont consider when first buying a stand up paddle board. Its not uncommon for an SUP to be eleven or twelve feet long. Theyre also over 30 inches wide, but thats not really the storage issue problem. The vast majority of surfboards can be stood up in some out of the way corner as theyre typically less than 8 feet in length (aside from the longest long boards). Racks for surfboards typically only come into play if youre got a whole quiver (multiple surfboards for multiple wave conditions) of surfboards, or if youre merely interested in displaying your board as a conversation piece.
When youre looking for a place to store an SUP its less about options and more about where this thing will fit, if at all. You cant store a stand up paddle board vertically unless you have twelve foot or higher ceilings. Few houses do, and even fewer do when youre near the beach or the water where space always seems to be at a premium and living spaces seem to get smaller to compensate. An interesting aside here is that SUP retail shops even have to consider this issue when sourcing space as many retail spaces have 8or 10 ceilings, which really put a crimp on SUP display options. Even storing an SUP horizontally is a challenge as many storage type rooms, aside from the garage (which apartments dont tend to have), arent 12 feet long. Thus what happens is your storage room options boil down to larger rooms like living rooms, recreation rooms, garages, or outside. In an apartment, the living room is typically the only choice. Unless youre going to hide it behind the couch (which isnt a bad idea), an SUP wall rack is an essential space saving investment. In a house with a garage, thats youre natural solution, yet floor space is usually at a premium. Using SUP wall racks or a ceiling rack system is an effective way to tap into unused overhead space. Outside storage is fine if its secure (these things are quite expensive) and covered so as to avoid exposure to the sun (which will create havoc on a board over time).
While stand up paddle boards have a somewhat variable useful life depending on usage, the best SUP wall racks and SUP ceiling racks are made of durable materials and thus can easily last decades. Thus its a pretty good investment to get your boards up and out of the way to minimize out of the water damage, which is probably the most significant risk to the life span of your stand up paddle board.
SUP Rack Construction All steel, welded construction using one inch diameter tubular steel support arms
SUP Surf Rack Cushioning High-quality tubular nitrile foam cushioning
SUP Wall Rack Mounting 2 wide wall mounts secured with 3 long quarter inch lag screws for stud mounting.
SUP Rack Finish Matte black powder coated finish