Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier - Foam Block Style

Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier - Foam Block Style

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  • Surfboard
  • Paddle Board
  • Canoe
  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Swagman
  • Foam Blocks
  • Factory Bars
  • Naked Roofs
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Side Loading
  • No Load Assist
  • Non-Locking
Perfect for naked roofs or for any roof rack configuration, these foam blocks provide a simple solution for carrying your kayak, SUP, or surfboard. Non-skid blocks provide a platform to hold your board or boat hull side down. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Swagman. Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier - Foam Block Style part number S65156 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Swagman Watersport Carriers - S65156

Perfect for naked roofs or for any roof rack configuration, these foam blocks provide a simple solution for carrying your kayak, SUP, or surfboard. Non-skid blocks provide a platform to hold your board or boat hull side down.


  • 2 Rectangular foam blocks let you transport 1 kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or surfboard hull side down on your vehicle's roof
    • Fit most hull styles
    • Great for naked roofs and most roof rack crossbars
  • Laminated, anti-skid pads prevent blocks from shifting on vehicle's roof
  • Tie-down straps (S65137 - sold separately) secure canoe to your roof


  • Application: naked roofs and round, square, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Capacity: 1 canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or surfboard
  • Dimensions:
    • Overall length: 15-7/8"
    • Height at ends of block: 3-7/8"
    • Height at center of block: 2-1/2"
    • Overall width: 3-1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


65156 Swagman Coastal Rooftop Foam Block Hull Pads

Video of Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier - Foam Block Style

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Swagman Watersport Carriers - Surfboard - S65156 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier. The two rectangular foam blocks let you transport one canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board, or surf board on your vehicle's roof. This is designed to fit most hull styles. It's great for naked roof applications, but it also has these cutouts here so it will fit most roof rack cross bars, as well. On the bottom side, it features the laminated anti-skid pads that prevent the blocks from shifting on your vehicle's roof. Tie down straps are needed to fully secure your gear.

Straps are sold separately. If you're in need of some tie down straps, you can check out some options at etrailer.com. This is designed for naked roofs and round, square, elliptical, and most factory cross bars. Again, the capacity is one canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board, or surf board. When it comes to the dimensions of the blocks, each one measures the same.

So we'll just take a look at one of them. Overall length from edge to edge, it's about 16", maybe 15-7/8", right in that area. The height at the ends of the block: 3-7/8". The height here at the center: 2-1/2". The overall width, that's going to measure 3-1/2" wide.

These are covered with a limited lifetime warranty. That's going to do it for today's look at the Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier.

Customer Reviews

Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier - Foam Block Style - S65156

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for naked roofs or for any roof rack configuration, these foam blocks provide a simple solution for carrying your kayak, SUP, or surfboard. Non-skid blocks provide a platform to hold your board or boat hull side down.

- S65156

Have only had the opportunity to use this one time so far. The carriers fit on the crossbars well and the kayak sat on the carriers very well. The only problem I encountered was that the carriers had a tendency to slid along the crossbars. I added some two sided tape and this solved the problem. Very happy with product. 399058


The carriers have held up very well. I leave them on the crossbars all the time and there has no decomposing. Very happy with purchase.

Bill S - 07/05/2018


- S65156

I like etrailer, they are excellent with the videos and product descriptions. Concerning the product, expensive but probably a low volume item. I plan to use them to carry a kayak on top of a pop-up camper. I have assembled them to check the fit to the camper and my expectations have been met. 465793

- S65156

The product looks great fits well and I can’t wait to use them but I have to order my Kayak first so that might be a few weeks. Will be glad to review again when I am able to use them. I ordered them ahead so I would be able to transport it if I purchased it at a box store or found a local deal. 500092

- S65156

These foam blocks are perfect for what I needed to haul my kayak. Fit both my cross bar & work w/o racks on my bare van roof. 391635


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