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Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier - Foam Block Style

Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier - Foam Block Style

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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

  • Surfboard
  • Paddle Board
  • Canoe
  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Swagman
  • Foam Blocks
  • Factory Bars
  • Naked Roofs
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • No Load Assist
  • Side Loading
  • 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.


  • 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 Coastal Kayak Carrier Review

Today we're going to be reviewing the Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier, part number S65156. The 2 rectangular foam blocks let you carry 1 Kayak, one stand-up paddle board, or one surf board on your vehicle's roof. It's great for your naked roof, as well as most crossbars, like your round, square, elliptical and most factory roof racks. The laminated anti-skid pads prevent the blocks from shifting on your vehicle's roof. The overall length is 15 7/8 inches. The height at each end is 3 7/8 inches.

The height at the center is 2 1/2 inches and the overall width is going to be 3 1/2 inches. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get it installed. We're first going to open up the slit here, at the bottom, and place it over our crossbar. We're going to fit it around and make sure that the 2 pieces fit fully around the bar, and line up with the front piece. Now we're ready to load up our Kayak. After you've got your Kayak in place, now will be the time to tie it down, and you're ready to hit the road.

Now, if you need any straps for tie downs, we suggest the Swagman Cam Buckle Cinch Straps, part number S65137. Here, on our test course, we'll start by going through the solemn. This is going to show us the side to side action, which simulates turning corners or evasive maneuvers. Once we get to the alternating speed bumps, we'll see the twisting action. This will simulate hitting a curb or pothole, or driving over uneven pavement.

Once we get to the full speed bumps, we'll see the up and down action. This will be just like driving in and out of a parking lot, garage, or driveway. That's going to complete our review of the Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier, part number S65156.Speaker 2: You could find this, and everything else, right here at etrailer.com. What's up, man.

Customer Reviews

Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier - Foam Block Style - S65156

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (6 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.

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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


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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

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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

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It shipped quickly and is in perfect condition. One really great thing is that there was minimal packaging....much less shipping waste. Thank you! I am sure the landfill and the oceans appreciate that too! 710608

- S65156

Overall this is a great product and it supports my NDK Explorer well. The only issue I have is the opening where the pad attaches to my TracRac bars is too small so I have to stretch it to make it fit. Once I get the pads on the rack bars the pads do not move, which is excellent. 640378

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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


Ask the Experts about this Swagman Watersport Carriers

  • How To Carry Kayaks On 2015 Ford Escape With Naked Roof and Moonroof
    Yes, the Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier part # S65156 can be used on the naked roof of the 2015 Ford Escape with moonroof as long as you do not put the foam block directly on the glass. If your moonroof is small enough to where you can place the blocks on either side of it and the kayak does not touch the glass you are good to go. You will need cam buckle cinch straps part # S65137 to tie the kayaks down. If your kayak is larger you may consider adjustable SportRack part # SR5527 to accommodate...
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  • SportRack Foam Block Roof Kayak Carrier Install on 2006 Ford Taurus with Moonroof
    I looked up pictures of a 2006 Ford Taurus like yours that has a moon roof and it looks like the best place to put the front foam block of the # S65156 is in front of the moon roof. If you put the front ones behind it the kayak would end up angle nose high quite a bit and there wouldn't be much room for the rear block. This is a universal install and you have a vehicle that may have a diminished roof capacity because of the moon roof so you will need to use your best judgment. I also...
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  • Padding Needed for Carrying Kayak with Load Extender
    We do have a variety of options to help protect your kayak. These range from the foam blocks # S65156 that you referenced to the linked page of crossbar pads like the Yakima part # Y07412 which are 20" long. If you can let me know what load extender you are using I can make more of a specific recommendation.
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  • Recommended Canoe Carrier for a Toyota Tundra with a Naked Roof
    Since your Tundra probably does not have a roof rack on the roof, then the Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier Foam Block Rooftop Canoe Carrie, # S65156, is a great option for you. The Swagman foam blocks will give you two foam cushioned spots to rest the canoe on the roof of the Tundra. The carrier also includes tie-down straps to secure both bow and stern of the canoe to your vehicle.
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  • Roof Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2014 Honda Odyssey EX-L with Moon Roof
    Foam block carriers such as Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier - Foam Block Style Item # S65156 are designed as a temporary, short-distance solution to carry a kayak. On a van that has sliding side doors they wouldn't work because on a naked roof it would require running straps through the interior of the vehicle. You would instead need a roof rack for your van. I can make some recommendations if you can tell me the year, make, and model of the van.
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  • What are the Measurements of Swagman Foam Block Kayak Carrier
    I went out to the warehouse and pulled Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier # S65156 to measure it. The length is 15-7/8 inches. At the ends it is 3-7/8 inches tall. At the center it is 2-1/2 inches tall. And it is 3-1/2 inches wide. This set of blocks does not come with straps so you would need to add some, # S65137. Since you are supposed to tie down the front and rear of a board or kayak, ding so would also hold the pads down in place so you would not have to run straps through the vehicle.
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  • Compatibility of 2015 Subaru Outback Factory Bars & Rooftop Kayak Carrier Systems
    Many roof kayak carriers are not capable of mounting to the typically larger-profile OEM factory roof rack bars on vehicles like your 2015 Subaru Outback. But we do offer a range that are compatible with factory crossbars. The link at right will show you all kayak carriers that will fit OEM roof crossbars. For example, Thule's Stacker # TH830 can hold up to 4 kayaks and it is shown in the linked video. For the absolutely lowest-cost option I suggest you consider a foam block type...
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  • Surfboard Carrier for 2017 Prius Prime with Naked Roof
    We can help you get your Prius Prime set for the surf. Since Thule, Yakima and Rhino-Rack do not yet offer aftermarket roof racks for your 2017 Prius Prime's naked roof your best bet for surf board transport is the Swagman Coastal Surfboard Carrier # S65156. This foam block carrier is inexpensive, lightweight and allows you to retain the car's normal appearance when you're not heading to the beach. The two linked videos will show you the features and installation of this carrier system.
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  • Kayak Carrier Options for 2013 Ford Escape with Factory Crossbars and Moonroof
    When it comes to matters of weight capacity the vehicle manufacturer always gets the final word. If Ford engineers have determined that the crossbars on the moonroof-equipped 2013 Escape have a maximum weight capacity of 45-lbs then we cannot recommend exceeding that limit by carrying two 40-50-lb kayaks. We can offer a safer solution for you if your Escape is equipped with a 2-inch hitch. We offer lightweight trailers such as the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08106. This trailer functions...
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  • What is the Maximum Bar Size the Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier Will Fit?
    Because the most narrow part of the Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier # S65156 is 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" wide, you're going to be limited to bars with no more than 2" diameter. Most round bars, like the Yakima Round Bar # Y00420, are 1-1/8" diameter. As long as you have a standard round bar on your vehicle, you shouldn't have any issues mounting the Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier on them.
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2012 Mini Cooper Carrying an Old Kayak
    The roof rack that you will want to use on your new 2012 Mini Cooper is the Rhino-Rack # RRRS721B. It has a great factory look to it. You can lay your old kayak directly on the roof rack, but I recommend using some sort of padding such as the Swagman Foam Blocks, # S65156, or an even better option would be a j-style carrier such as Swagman Contour J-Style Carrier, # S65148. The j-style carrier comes with straps, but the foam blocks do not. If you choose the foam blocks, then you...
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  • Recommended 2-Kayak Carrier for Use on Factory Roof Rack Crossbars on 2015 Subaru Outback
    We offer both individual kayak carriers like the Swagman Coastal # S65156 that you referenced and 2-kayak carriers that will fit the factory roof crossbars on your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon. I've linked the page showing you four options in a 2-kayak carrier that will fit factory bars. Using one carrier will slightly reduce the weight load on the roof, by eliminating the weight of a complete second carrier. This may be an important consideration depending on the vehicle's roof weight...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2014 Kia Optima with a Naked Roof
    The Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier part # S65156 will fit on to naked roofs like what you have on your 2014 Kia Optima so it would work well to carry your 10 foot kayak. This is a great, economic way to carry a kayak without having to also install an expensive roof rack. For straps you will need the # S65137 as well. Be sure to check the owners manual of your Optima to determine the roof capacity.
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  • How to Keep a Canoe form Sliding Back and Forth on a Roof Rack on a 2012 Hyundai Veloster
    Proper bow and stern tie-downs will keep your canoe from sliding back and forth on a roof rack. First, when the canoe is placed on the roof rack, you should secure it to the roof rack crossbars using tie-down straps that wrap around the canoe from one side to the other. these will keep the canoe from sliding side to side. Next, you will want to be sure your bow and stern tie-downs are properly situated. They should both be pulling down and in. If you have both bow and stern tie-downs...
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  • Will the Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier # S65156 fit Naked Roof of a 2008 Toyota Tundra
    Yes, the Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier # S65156 are designed to fit naked roofs like what you have on your 2008 Tundra. So for an economical option like what you said you are interested in this would be perfect. For cam buckle cinch straps you would also want the part # S65137.
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  • Quick to Use Kayak Carriers for a 2014 Cadillac SRX For Gifting a Kayak
    If you have a roof rack, you'll have an easier time with transporting the kayak with a J-style rack, which can be a great add on gift to make transporting the kayak easier for your son. I recommend the entry-level Swagman Contour, part # S65148 as a quick install to your roof rack's crossbars for easy, durable transport. The Contour includes two tiedown straps and bow and stern straps. Its' also compatible with most factory, round, square or elliptical bars. If you don't have a roof...
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  • Best Low-Cost Kayak Carriers for 4 Kayaks on 1997 Chevrolet Suburban K1500
    The first thing to check is the total combined weight of the four kayaks you want to transport. Kayaks vary a lot in their weight, from about 40-lbs for basic beginner kayaks to as much as 150-lbs for well-equipped fishing kayaks. Then check your printed owner's manual, if available, to confirm the vehicle's rated roof weight capacity. You can also have a local dealership run the vehicle's VIN to find out more about its capacities. The absolute lightest type of kayak carrier is the foam...
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  • Will Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier Stay On Vehicle With Nothing On Them?
    I reached out to my contact at Swagman and they confirmed that you can keep # S65156 on the vehicle with nothing on them and they will be fine. However, we do recommend removing them when not in use, as much as possible, to avoid excess wear and tear. I would also avoid highway speeds with this product attached, to avoid them falling off.
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  • Compatibility of Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier Foam Blocks on 1 Inch Round Galvanized Steel Pipe
    The Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier - Foam Block Style # S65156 will fit on 1 inch round pipe. The Yakima round crossbars these are often used on are 1-1/8 inch diameter for reference. I don't recommend drilling and using zip ties to hold them on as that could tear the foam and damage the carrier. I recommend removing the foam when Kayaks are not being transported as these blocks are not designed to stay in place. You may also be interested in the Swagman Cam Buckle Cinch Straps...
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  • Recommended Method for Carrying Water Craft on Roof of 1993 Mercury Grand Marquis
    None of our aftermarket roof rack makers offers a roof rack system for your 1993 Mercury Grand Marquis, so your best option for transporting kayaks and paddle boards is the foam block type of carrier shown on the linked page. The Swagman Coastal # S65156, along with Cam Buckle Cinch Straps # S65137, makes for a low-cost and lightweight kayak and paddle board carrying system for your Grand Marquis. One watercraft can be carried on each block/strap set. These foam carriers are offered...
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  • Foam Block or Padded Kayak Carrier for 2005 Chevy Trailblazer with Factory Roof Rack
    The Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier - Foam Block Style # S65156 does not have a "largest" crossbar they will fit because while the inside slot of the foam block is a bit less than 3 inches, when you put them over a crossbar the inside slot extends a bit so it is really difficult to say with any specific certainty the size they fit. I recommend measuring your crossbars and a better option, so long as they are no more than 3-1/2 inches wide and 1-3/4 inches tall are the Rhino-Rack SUP and...
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  • Roof Rack Solution Recommendation for 2017 Honda CR-V for Carrying Kayak
    Foam block style carriers like the Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier part # S65156 are designed to fit naked roofs like what you have on your 2017 Honda CR-V but these are ideally a temporary solution. If you plan to carry the kayaks regularly you'll want a roof rack with a more solid carrier. For that we have the Rhino Rack roof rack part numbers # RRVA137B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK284 which would work well then with a carrier like the part # TH848.
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  • Recommended Low Cost Kayak Carrier for Roof Rack System
    The Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack - Aero Crossbars # MPG215 are a confirmed fit for your 2017 Toyota 4Runner. You can use the roof rack without kayak cradle, but it isn't the best option. At the very least, I recommend the Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier - Foam Block Style # S65156 along with the Swagman Cam Buckle Cinch Straps - 1" x 10' - Qty 2 # S65137. This is the bare minimum to avoid direct contact and to soften the ride a little. A better option for a cost effective carrier that...
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  • Ladder Rack and Tonneau Cover Combination for 2018 Ford F-150 Short Box for Kayak Transport
    Thank you for all the details on your desired setup. In my opinion nothing compares to the combination of the TracRac SR adjustable ladder rack and BAK Revolver hard tonneau cover. Both of these are outstanding products and they are fully compatible with each other on your F-150 short box. The USA-made TracRac SR sliding ladder rack # TH43002XT-508 has a 1250-lb weight rating and includes adjustable load stops. This rack gives you the wide crossbar stance and weight capacity you...
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  • Surfboard Carrier Options for 2016 Ford Fusion
    To transport your two surf boards on an Aero style roof rack like the Rhino-Rack 2500-Series racks, shown on the linked page along with all options for your Fusion, I suggest using one of the pad or block style surf board carriers shown on the other linked page. As an example, Rhino-Rack offers their pad and tie-down kit # RRRWP05 which includes a set of two 33-1/2-inch long crossbar pads along with tie downs. Other sizes are offered too and similar products are available from Thule,...
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  • Kayak and SUP Carrying Options for 2011 Ram 2500 with Hard Tonneau Cover
    Thank you for the photo of your Ram's hard tonneau cover on which you wish to transport a kayak and/or stand-up-paddleboard (SUP). You have several ways to go here. The easiest lowest-cost option is to use foam block style carriers like # S65156 which can rest directly on the cover without the weight and expense of a rack. These foam blocks can also be used on rack bars if you prefer. No permanent modifications to your cover are required. We also offer a vacuum cup carrier from SeaSucker,...
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  • Aero Roof Rack and Watersport & Bike Roof Carriers for 2019 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
    Thank you for providing all the helpful details about your truck and your camping plans. I can help you with a cost-effective quality roof rack and carriers to let you do everything you want. I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero roof rack made of parts # RRVA137B-2, # RRRLKVA and # DK174. I recommend this rack because it costs substantially less than competing rack products from Thule but gives up little in terms of quality and styling. The clamp-on Vortex roof rack features the quiet...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Rockwood Hard Side Pop Up
    I pulled up pictures of your Rockwood Hard Side Pop-up camper and when the camper is in the down position you could have a roof rack like the Swagman Roamer LT Roof Rack for Pop-Up Campers and Camper Shells # S80510 installed on it as it more or less has a standard pop up roof when down. Only real difference is that when it is up it has an A shape. To carry the kayaks on this roof rack I recommend the Swagman Foam Block Kayak Carriers, part # S65156. These foam blocks fit over the...
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  • Bike and Canoe Carrier Options for Jayco 12HW Pop-Up Camper Trailer
    We offer specialized roof racks made just for pop-up camper trailers like your Jayco 12HW and we also offer RV bike racks in several varieties. As a starting point I suggest you confirm the weight rating for the camper top. An average adult bike can weigh 35-lbs or more, so 4 or 5 bikes along with a canoe can present a significant weight load for the camper's top. A great-value camper rack comes from Swagman, their Roamer LT Roof Rack for Pop-Up Campers # S80510. This square bar...
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