Rope wishes it was this bad-ass.Keep a pair of Thule Load Straps around for securing small loads like a surfboard, paddleboard, or kayak to your roof rack. (It's also useful for strapping unruly passengers on the outside of your vehicle.) Wrap these synthetic straps around your load bars, feed the tail end back through the metal-cam cinch, and crank away until your gear is secure. At nine feet long, you should have enough length to tie down just about anything board-ish, and plenty of things that aren't. Thule even added bumpers to the buckles so your fresh ice-cream paint job won't catch a scratch or ding from these straps.