Tip #2: Join a local rideshare or invest in a bike rack.
Not all of us are lucky or rich enough to live within walking distance of the best breaks, so but instead of starting your engines (we're looking at you, Mr. Jeep Wrangler-stuffed-with-more-boards-than-you-need), start or join a local Meet-Up or post an ad on Craigslist to get in on some rideshare action.
Or, provided it's safe for you, buy a sturdy rack or trailer for your bike, and use the ride as your warm-up. Newer models will set you back around $100 but can fit two to three surfboards at a time.
Just don't drop in on any of the local surf shop owners, and they might let you lock up your extra boards inside.
Check out Green Life's guide to other paddling passions.
--Image from iStock/Mark Pinkerton