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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH531 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule Express Surf Strap - Stretchable Tie-Down - Qty 2. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts - TH531

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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

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (7 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.

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Great products and company.

I have been using this this strap weekly. Still fantastic.
Johnathan - 08/15/2021

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Love these straps, easy to use.

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

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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 etrailer.com

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

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Fast shipping, great product!


Ask the Experts about this Thule Accessories and Parts

  • Comparing Thule Cargo Control Options Surf Strap # TH531 and Load Straps with Cam Buckles # TH521
    The Thule Express Surf Strap, part # TH531, is specialized for use in securing a surf board on Thule or other roof rack crossbars and works best when used in conjunction with one of their crossbar pads, such as part # TH802 intended for round and square bars. The pads help stabilize and protect your surf board or other cargo from scratches. The Thule 9-foot Load Straps, part # TH521, feature polypropylene straps and padded cam-action buckles but require you to thread the strap through...
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  • Is Express Surf Strap Designed to Carry Two Paddleboards
    I spoke with my contact at Thule and she said that even though the Express Surf Strap would be long enough to secure two paddleboards stacked one on top of the other, it is not recommended because one board potentially could slide out from on top or beneath the other. We do have several carriers specifically designed to carry two paddleboards stacked. Check out the Yakima SUPDawg, # Y04075. This SUP carrier lets you transport up to 2 stand-up paddleboards on your vehicle's roof. I...
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  • Surfboard or SUP Pads & Thule Roof Rack for 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Hard Top
    On your 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, the Thule Surf Pad # TH845000 will work perfectly with the Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711520 (Black) or # TH711500 (Silver) and Thule Rapid Gutter Feet # TH300R. The WingBar crossbars are aerodynamic with a tapered shape and have integrated WindDiffusers which minimize wind noise so you can drive in peace. A great option to tie down your boards with the pads are the Thule Express Surf Strap - Stretchable Tie-Down # TH531. I have added links...
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  • What Crossbar Pads Will Work With the TracRac Ladder Rack Crossbars
    I do have a crossbar pad that will work with the the TracRack crossbars but the Malone SUP 30 Rack Pad Kit with Tie-Downs part # MPG312 will not as the crossbars themselves are wider than the actual pad. For a set of crossbar pads that will work with the TracRack crossbars I recommend using the Thule Surf Pad part # TH845000. You will also want to use the Thule Express Surf Strap part # TH531 to secure the cargo onto the pads.
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier for 4 Inch Wide Crossbars on 2003 Hummer H2
    Most standard kayak carriers, such as the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier # Y04073, are designed to mount onto crossbars that are up to 3-1/2 inches wide. There is not a bolt-mounting carrier available that will fit the wider 4 inch bars you have on your 2003 Hummer H2. For this reason, I recommend looking at the Thule Surf Pad # TH845000 along with the Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes # TH531. These pads will wrap around the 4 inch wide crossbars on your vehicle to provide a soft resting point...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack And Kayak Carrier For 2007 Honda Accord With Naked Roof
    The SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack, part # SR1002 is designed to fit your 2007 Accord. You will also need part # SR1116. This is the short roof adapter. The # SR1116 is needed for roofs that have curved or short roofs like your Accord. I called my contact at SportRack and asked about the recommendation to remove the roof rack when not in use and they told me it is dues to the wear and tear on the roof rack when empty and also the wear on the vehicle roof. Excessive wind noise is also...
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  • SUP and Surfboard Carrier for 2016 Subaru Forester With Factory Roof Rack
    I recommend checking out the Thule Shuttle # TH811XT, which is a confirmed fit for the factory roof rack on your 2016 Subaru Forester and can carry 2 surfboards or SUPs (the SUPs can be a maximum of 34" wide). It is easy to install with clamp-on brackets and comes with multiple tie-down straps to keep your boards in place.
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  • 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Roof Rack and Paddleboard Carrier Recommendation
    The most inexpensive route we offer for adding a roof rack to your 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI is to use the SportRack roof rack part # SR1010. Then for an inexpensive carrier you would want the part # TH844000 and then for straps part # TH531.
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  • Rack Options For Carrying A Paddleboard And Kayak
    If you have crossbars on your vehicle we may be able to come up with a solution for you to be able to carry a kayak and a paddleboard at the same time. You will need to determine if you have enough room to hold both items. I recommend the Thule SUP Shuttle Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier, part # TH811XT. It has a telescoping design that will allow paddle boards up to 34 inches wide. This carrier fits round, square, aero, elliptical and most factory crossbars, and can hold up to 2 paddleboards....
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  • Roof Rack Pads that Will Fit a MaxxTow Ladder Rack to Carry Stand Up Paddleboards
    Yes we do have some pads that will fit the crossbars on the MaxxTow ladder rack # MT70423. They are from Thule, # TH802. This pads will fit the large bars on Thule ladder racks that are nearly identical to the MaxxTow bars. Each pad is 24 inches long. I also recommend the Thule Express Surf Strap # TH531 to secure the SUPs to the ladder rack. The Express straps come in quantities of 2.
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  • Can Thule Surf Strap Secure a Surfboard to Thule Aeroblade Bar
    Usually people use a surf pad like the part # TH845000 with the strap kit part # TH531 that you referenced to secure a board to the roof rack of a vehicle. This would be a great option for your Tiguan that has Thule Aeroblade or the newer WingBar crossbars part # TH711420.
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  • Recommendation for Carrying Kayaks With TracONE Ladder Rack on 2018 Ram 1500
    You can carry kayaks with the Thule TracRac TracONE Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH27000XT that fits your 2018 Ram 1500 (all bed sizes). Since the bars are too wide for traditional kayak carriers you can use the Thule Surf Pad # TH845000 and to secure your kayaks you can use the Thule Express Surf Strap - Stretchable Tie-Down # TH531 along with the Thule Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes w/ Ratchets and Strap Loops # TH855XT.
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  • Roof Rack Carriers That Can Be Used For Multiple Watersport Equipment
    Unfortunately, the sport carriers do not have interchangeable parts. They are designed for a specific purpose and do not come with any additional parts that would allow you to carry a different item. We do have some carriers that can carry surfboards and kayaks and canoes or paddle boards. They are carriers like part # RRRWP05. These are simply pads that wrap around the crossbars and then you use tie-downs like part # TH531 and # TH855XT to secure the gear to your roof rack and your...
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  • Can you Carry Three Kayaks on a 2018 Honda CR-V
    The owner's manual for your 2018 Honda CR-V states that the roof load capacity for your vehicle is 165 lbs. This means that weight of the kayaks, roof rack, and carrier must not exceed the above capacity. In addition to weight restraints, you are also going to have the obviously size restriction issue. One of the only options we have to haul three kayaks on the roof of a vehicle is with the Thule Stacker part # TH830. However, it is not a guarantee that you will be able to fit all three...
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  • Can The Inno Locker Watersport Carrier Be Clamped Onto Crossbars?
    There is not an adapter that will allow the Inno Locker Watersport Carrier - Locking - Channel Mount - 1 Boat or 2 Boards # INXA445 to clamp onto crossbars since it utilizes the T-slot, so you will need to go with a different watersport carrier. If your crossbars are no wider than 3" and no taller than 1-1/4" then the Thule Top Deck Rooftop Kayak Carrier System with Tie Downs # TH881 will clamp-on without an issue. Another option that may work for you is the Yakima Crossbar Pads for...
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  • Surfboard Carrying Suggestions for 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The roof racks that will fit your vehicle will depend on the roof of your Grand Cherokee. If your roof has the flush-mounted rails with chrome strips that run along the edges of the roof, I'd recommend a Vortex Aero Crossbar rack from Rhino Rack, which consists of the following parts: Vortex Aero Crossbar in Black, part # RRVA126B-2 or in Silver, part # RRVA126S-2 Leg Kit, part # RRRCL4 Fit Kit, part # RRRCP27-BK You could use the Rhino Rack Surfboard carrier, part # RRRWP03. If...
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    As you mentioned in your question, most kayak carriers have a standard minimum crossbar spread of 24 inches. With the 21 inch spread on your Ford Edge roof rack, I recommend looking at the Thule Surf Pad # TH845000. These pads feature a split-bottom design that will simply wrap around the crossbars on your roof rack to provide a soft padding for your kayak. You will then be able to load the kayak hull side down/upside down without harming the kayak or crossbars. This will work just...
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrying Options For 2009 Jeep Wrangler With Hard Top
    The roof rack I recommend for your 2009 Jeep Wrangler is the Thule Roof Rack. This system has square 60 inch crossbars and has a weight capacity of 165 lbs. You will want to check your owner's manual or with your dealership to make sure you do not exceed the roof weight capacity for your Jeep. To order this roof rack system you will need part # TH712500 and part # TH300R. Since the kayak carriers we offer require a minimum of 24 inch crossbar spread I recommend the Thule Surf Pad,...
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    As long as you stay under the weight capacities for the roof of your Ram 2500 yes, the Darby Turbo-Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack # DTA968 that you referenced would work for you to transport your 10 foot portabote. Like you said you would need a pair of these. Since your Portabote folds down a surf board carrier like the Thule Express Surf Strap # TH531 would work well. See attached review video.
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  • Fit of Thule T-Rac Pro2 Truck bed Ladder Rack on 2012 Tacoma Doublecab Shortbed
    According to our friends at Thule, the T-rack Pro2 Truck Bed Ladder Rack, # TH37004XT, will fit all models of the 2012 Toyota Tacoma, regardless of bed size. It comes with 4 heavy-duty load stops that can hold your SUPs from moving side to side, but I also recommend adding some pads like the Thule Surf Pad, # TH845000, and straps like part # TH531.
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