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Thule Express Surf Strap - Stretchable Tie-Down - Qty 2

Thule Express Surf Strap - Stretchable Tie-Down - Qty 2

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This stretchy but sturdy tie-down strap is designed to accommodate a number of boards, ranging from small surfboards to stand-up paddleboards. Loops fasten around the ends of the crossbars, and cinches tighten the board to your roof rack. 1-800-940-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH531 or order online at Free expert support on all Thule products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Thule Express Surf Strap - Stretchable Tie-Down - Qty 2. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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This stretchy but sturdy tie-down strap is designed to accommodate a number of boards, ranging from small surfboards to stand-up paddleboards. Loops fasten around the ends of the crossbars, and cinches tighten the board to your roof rack.


  • Stretchable tie-down strap secures different-size boards to your vehicle's roof rack
    • Accommodates shortboards, longboards and stand-up paddleboards
    • Works well with Thule Surf Pad crossbar pads and watersport carriers
  • 2-Piece strap can be used on roof racks without overhanging bars
    • Looped ends fasten around vehicle's load bars
    • Cinching system tightens boards to your roof rack
  • Sturdy, UV-resistant webbing is long-lasting


  • Quantity: 2 straps
  • Length: 61"
  • Width: 1"

531 Thule Express Surf Board Straps - Qty 2

Item # TH531

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Video Transcript for Thule Express Surf Strap Stretchable Tie-Down Review

Hi everyone. It's Evangeline here at etrailer. Hi everyone. It's Evangeline And today we'll be taking a look at our Thule Express Surf strap right here at etrailer. So this is gonna be the Express Strap. This is gonna be designed for your surf boards, your paddle boards.

What we have here is a stand up paddle board and what I did, was I have Thule Express Strap, and on the other side, I have the etrailer Cam buckle Strap which is what you are probably used to. So we'll talk about how this strap is used, and what makes it different from some of the other straps you may have. Now one of the major needs this answers is if you have a roof rack that does not have overhang, like this one has an overhang that we can use, but for those that don't have that, this still allows you to tie down your paddle board or your surf board without that overhang. So the main issue that this helps with, is that if you don't have overhang on your roof rack, as you can see, this is on the inside of the rack and you still have all that support, without having to go over to the edge of your roof rack system. The length of the strap itself is 61 inches long, or just a little over 5 feet.

What I did notice though, is we kinda maxed out the length here with our paddle board. So out paddle board is 31 inches wide, right where we have this strapped down. So if you have a paddle board or a surf board that's even wider than that, you may want to consider strapping it up, where it's a little bit more narrow or measuring your paddle board again and see if you need a different type of strap. So the main features here is gonna be, you have this nylon strap. We also have this bungee on the inside, so that can stretch around your board.

You have this plastic buckle in the middle, and then you have the hook on the other end. So all of this works together to secure your strap down to your roof rack system. So, let's take a look at how that works. This is what your strap is gonna look like. You're gonna have this large hoop and then on the other end, you're gonna have this hook, as well as this smaller loop.

So you're gonna take the hook, and the smaller loop and fit it through the larger loop as you go around to your cross bar. Then bring your strap across your board and then go to the other end, and bring it around your cross bar, so pull it as tight as you can get it, in order to fit into that hoop. So you have two loops that you can secure that hook into, and once you have that secured, go ahead and pull on the Cam buckle on top, in order to get all that tension. And just like that, you've strapped down your stand up paddle board. So you can do the same thing on your other cross bar. As you can see what I did with our Cam buckle Strap, was I did the similar thing. I went around the cross bar, over the board, and around the cross bar again. It's a very similar process with your normal Cam buckle Strap, But you have a little bit more tension with the Express Straps. So with this you are gonna get a set of two straps. Just remember that there may be other things you might be interested in Let's say bow and stern straps, depending on what you carry. Also I'm standing on the Moki Doorstep right now, which gives me that height to reach across the board, to tighten everything down. So a personal fact about these Express straps, is that they are certainly different. Are they better than your regular Cam buckle Straps Well I guess that's gonna have to be a personal preference. I do enjoy how easy it is to use the Cam buckle Straps, as well as how versatile these straps are, when used with other items like not a surf board, or not a stand up paddle board. But with our board here, this was a very easy process, as long as you get it into your cross bar over and you have enough width to tighten it down, it works out great. Another benefit of these Express Straps, is that you don't have to worry about your extra straps or your excess straps on you Cam buckles with tightening it down, and making sure they don't fly around. So you have your different pros, you have your different cons, I think whichever strap you have for your boards, they're gonna work out for you as long as you strap things down nicely, and properly. It's just a matter of which ones easier for you. And that was a look right here at our Thule Express Straps, here at My name is Evangeline, and I hope you enjoy the journey..

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Thule Express Surf Strap - Stretchable Tie-Down - Qty 2 - TH531

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

This stretchy but sturdy tie-down strap is designed to accommodate a number of boards, ranging from small surfboards to stand-up paddleboards. Loops fasten around the ends of the crossbars, and cinches tighten the board to your roof rack.


I've been using the Thule Express Surf Straps for about six months, and I just used them for the first time on a long road trip with great results. I drove over 2,000 miles at 75-85 mph and the straps kept my board secured to the roof of my Suburban without loosening. I couldn't be more happy with how well they perform! Another great Thule product from


These are easy to use, quiet, and they hold the board(s) securely. I’ve carried two boards with mine. My brother regularly carries four boards with his set of Thule straps. Great straps!


Fast and seamless delivery - I was really happy to be able to buy the Thule surf straps on when they were out of stock at other sites.


Great customer service! Keep up the good work!


My old surf straps plastic clips broke replaced with these and love them, thank you for making a better strap


Love these straps, easy to use.


Great products and company.



I have been using this this strap weekly. Still fantastic.


works perfect


Fast shipping, great product!






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