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Yakima Introduces WaveHog Surf Rack Package

Package includes protective pads, locking straps and unique nose/tail tie-down system

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Expanding its reach to the surf category and increasing cargo management options, Yakima, an innovator in vehicle racks for boats, bikes, camping, winter sports gear, trailer and cargo solutions, will introduce its first surf rack package, the WaveHog (MSRP: $129). The WaveHog Package consists of everything a surfer or stand up paddleboarder needs to transport their board safely and securely. The package includes: one (Stand Up Paddle) S.U.P. Brah, (MSRP $30) a pair of RipCords (MSRP $85) and a set of SoulPads (MSRP $39). These products will be unveiled at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, August 3-6 in Salt Lake City, Utah, booth #32101, and will be available at retail beginning fall of 2010.

“This is one-stop-shopping for surfers,” said Mike Zoormajian, category business manager for Yakima. “The WaveHog has all components to get their board from point a to point b. The added security gives surfers peace of mind so they can focus on the activity they enjoy the most.”

To prevent theft, RipCord uses locking tie-down straps with a braided stainless cable encased in sturdy one-inch webbing. The SoulPads are an aerodynamic, EVA-foam platform for safe board transport, designed to cushion the board and mount to all styles of factory or aftermarket crossbars. The S.U.P. Brah is a unique bow and stern tie-down system designed to secure paddleboards (or longboards or windsurfers) to a vehicle. All components of the WaveHog system are also available separately.

About Yakima
Yakima is a world leader in the design and manufacture of cargo management equipment solutions for outdoor enthusiasts. Yakima’s products include: vehicle racks for bikes, boats, ski equipment and gear, a line of cargo boxes and bags for a variety of needs, as well as high performance multi-sport trailers. Yakima Products is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon. For more information, visit