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    Where do you put a 9'6" longboard (SURFBOARD) on a Tesla Model S?

    Okay, this may seem frivolous to you, but it is a deal breaker for me: Where do you put a 9'6" longboard (surfboard) on a Tesla Model S? Does Tesla sell an accessory that allows you to carry a surfboard on the roof? Help!

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    I've seen some roof racks posted, not sure there's anything official but believe there are ones that fit. That's likely your only option without driving with the hatch up.
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    Yakima makes a roof rack that fits the Model S. You can buy it on their site (use 2012 for the model year, some kind of glitch on their website). You must buy the Pano Roof, because it's the only way to get the roof rack mount points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Otterholt View Post
    Okay, this may seem frivolous to you, but it is a deal breaker for me: Where do you put a 9'6" longboard (surfboard) on a Tesla Model S? Does Tesla sell an accessory that allows you to carry a surfboard on the roof? Help!
    If you're getting a pano roof, use the mount points for a Yakima (these will fit) or Thule (not sure) set of bars. If you go for a solid roof, the rack linked below really does work; they also have them for bikes and wider bars for paddle boards.

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    Thule has some surfboard specific racks that fit on their crossbars. you would need to ask Thule about the right mounting bracket for the MS.
    TMC has a thread for roof racks that you may want to go through.

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    This kinda needs to be in the "Technical" forum, but as others have suggested, get some roof rails if you've got the pano roof. If not, have it stick out the front passenger window
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Otterholt View Post
    Okay, this may seem frivolous to you, but it is a deal breaker for me: Where do you put a 9'6" longboard (surfboard) on a Tesla Model S? Does Tesla sell an accessory that allows you to carry a surfboard on the roof? Help!
    That will fit in the car!

    (Maybe without a passenger in the front though)
    curious now...I've fit 11' stuff + a surfboard(with seats up) but never a longboard. I think I only have an 8' something, will check.
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    I wonder if the front passenger seat would recline enough to give you a flat surface from front to back? My other car (Pontiac Vibe) can fold the passenger seatback completely flat in the forward direction, and with the rear seats folded flat, you have a fairly long deck on one side of the car for a ladder or something similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mknox View Post
    I wonder if the front passenger seat would recline enough to give you a flat surface from front to back? My other car (Pontiac Vibe) can fold the passenger seatback completely flat in the forward direction, and with the rear seats folded flat, you have a fairly long deck on one side of the car for a ladder or something similar.
    It does. My 11'2" board hung out the rear by about 6" when I reclined the front seat and folded down the rear seats. So a 9'6" should fit in the car. Otherwise roof rack with panoramic roof is the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jkam View Post
    It does. My 11'2" board hung out the rear by about 6" when I reclined the front seat and folded down the rear seats. So a 9'6" should fit in the car. Otherwise roof rack with panoramic roof is the way to go.
    Has anyone actually tested this theory? I'd love to know if my 10' and 9'6" boards would fit INSIDE...

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