Many touring Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs) come with recessed anchor points pre-installed on the deck. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install a bungee cord lashing system that can be used to stow your essential touring gear. A lashing system allows you to secure your PFD, sandals and dry bag on your SUP. We recommend storing important items in a dry bag, because no one likes a soggy lunch or cell phone!
Thread the bungee cord through the anchor point at the top left of your SUP.
Thread the bungee cord through the anchor point at the top right of your SUP.
Adjust the bungee cord so that there is an equal length on either side of the top anchor points.
Cross the two ends of the bungee cord in the middle of your SUP and thread them through the opposite anchor points at the bottom of your SUP.
Make sure that the two ends of the bungee cord are stretched taut and evenly across all four anchor points, then tie them together in an overhand knot.
Double check that bungee cord tension is taut, load your gear, secure with an optional carabiner, then start your paddle adventure!
Repeat steps 1 through 6 for SUPs with a second set of anchor points behind the stand mat. The bungee cord will loosen over time, so you will need to untie the overhand knot, take out the slack, then re-tie the overhand knot.