Here is a solution for those wakesurf board owners who want portable protection for their boards when loaded in a tower rack.
I have several wakesurf boards that are very light and, therefore, somewhat fragile. For example, I have 2 Ronix carbon fiber boards and a Ronix Technora board. And since I surf not only my own boat but others too, I wanted something to protect my boards when they are in a rack. I came up with a a neoprene board wrap that I dub the Board Belt.
I purchased a sheet of 6 mm neoprene (the thickest I could find) that was nylon covered on both sides. I choose a gray on one side, black on the other combination. I got mine at Foam Order, located in Richmond, CA. It is about $92 for a 83" x 51" sheet plus tax and shipping. That is enough material to make about 4 Board Belts. I then went to JoAnn Fabrics and bought a piece of 2" wide heavy elastic waistband. That was about $12 for the quantity I purchased.
I then cut the neoprene on the 83" side into about 20" wide strips. Now I had 4 53" x 20" pieces. My boards run from about 22" to 23" wide so 53" is more than enough length to wrap the board and have enough material for the inside joining.
I then located a auto upholstery shop to sew up the pieces together along with hemming the sides with the elastic band. I was charged about $40 for that work.
The finished product is a band that easily slip off or on the board, wet or dry, that cushions the board when in the racks. I have driven my boat is some pretty rough conditions with the boards in the racks and I have yet to get a ding in any my boards. BTW, I do not leave my boards in the racks once I'm finished surfing and am back at the dock. I take the down and either put them in their bags (the Board Belt fits fine) or cover them with towels.