Surf & Sport Testimonials

"I was googling surf racks and not finding much and then your racks appeared in my facebook advert window and I click on it.  I've looked at surf racks for the garage of our new house for a while and I can tell you your company has the most professional surf racks available to non-surf shops."  - SOLID Customer, Japan

TOM CARROLL

“It is a pleasure to give this testimonial for your website."
"My garage has been brimming with surfing equipment even before Stand Up Paddle style of riding waves came along. Then as if it were overnight, I was carrying on my car these 12 foot monsters! The real issue of course was what do I do with these humungous things!!!”
“Thanks to Trevor, his SOLID team and his infectious passion to design Simple, SOLID, Solutions for any sized surfboard storage, I now know my babies are safe, secure and ready for use anytime I choose".

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2 x NSW Champion (Schoolboys Champion in 1974 and Juniors Champion in 1977)
2 x Winner of the Pro Junior (1977 and 1980)
Joined the IPS World Tour and went professional in 1979
Top 5 finish in his 4th year on tour in 1982
Became the first goofyfoot surfer to win the World Title in 1983
Defended his World Title against Shaun Tomson and Tom Curren
2 x World Champion in 1984
Won the Surfer Poll 1984
First ever 3 x Pipe Masters Champion
During Carroll’s 1991 win at Pipe, in 8-12 foot surf he executed the most committed late drop and the
heaviest under-the-lip snap in history which is still embedded in everyone’s minds even today, stamping
his unprecedented authority on the wave
In 1988, Carroll earned surfing’s first million dollar contract. That same year Carroll look set to reclaim
his World Title for the 3rd time but due to an interference call was denied which led Carroll to step back
In 1991 Carroll returned to 3rd in the World Rankings
Carroll racked up 26 tour victories third only to Kelly Slater and Tom Curren
Carroll finished in the top 5 a total of 9 times

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LAYNE BEACHLY

“Over the years I’ve accumulated dozens of surfboards in every shape and size from all over the world but the delights of such a diverse quiver of boards are dampened by the serious storage dilemma which inevitably comes with it. Almost all the boards I’ve collected over the course of my career have such strong, significant sentimental value to me. They aren’t simply boards, but truly parts of my life.

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Many of the boards I have packed away in my garage represent specific milestones in my career and so the better looked after they are the more at ease I am. 
Due to my busy home life and relentless travel schedule, my garage was a maze of surfboards and board bags. It was challenging to find the right board that I’m looking for; looking from one board bag, to another and another until finally when I do find it, I see it’s in desperate need of repair. I was disheartened by the site of all my boards in my garage until the crew at SOLID RACKS offered to help me out. I jumped at the opportunity to be able to organise what essentially was my life.

Finding some time off in retirement, the crew at SOLID RACKS contacted me and naturally I thought this would be a perfect time to finally fix up my garage and show my boards the respect I really had for them! I was so excited to be getting decked out with some racks.
SOLID RACKS are just what they claim to be…. SOLID. They are simple yet very effective and perform as well as they look. I’m happier and stress free knowing my boards are being kept in a SOLID RACKS system.
Without the help of SOLID RACKS my most prized possessions would have lived out their lives in unorganised piles, damaged and dead to the world. However, with them all neatly stowed away, safe and sound in my SOLID RACKS they have come alive and I’m excited to surf each and every one of them.... in time, again.

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Layne Beachley
www.beachley.com.au
www.aimforthestars.com.au

7 x ASP World Champion
29 World Championship Tour Victories
Inducted into the US & AUS Surfing Hall of Fame (2006)
USA Teen Choice Awards Winner (2005)
Laureus World Alternate Athlete of the Year (2004)
Australian Female Athlete of the Year (2003)
NSW Athlete of the Year (2000, 2002, 2003)
Founder and Chief Executive of Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation

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BARTON LYNCH, 1988 WORLD CHAMPION

"I have been using SOLID RACKS for over a year. I have them in my boardroom, on my deck and also in the house where I want to show my boards off. SOLID RACKS are great, very strong, reliable and a quality product. They were very easy to Install and have been useful in creating space around my house.
I needed SOLID surfboard racks because there were boards laying all around my house and I hated how unorganised they were, now I know where every board is and they are ready for action at all times. I love knowing that they are safe and given the respect the boards deserve.

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SOLID RACKS are definitely the best rack on the market and are a must have for any serious surfer”.

Yours sincerely,

Barton Lynch

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www.thesurfersgroup.com

Won the Junior Pro in 1983
Broke into the top 16 in his Professional World Tour debut
2nd in the World on tour in 1985
3rd in the World on tour in 1987
Won the OP Pro in 1987 and 1991
Won the 1991 Rip Curl Pro
Won his Maiden World Title in 1988, in dramatic fashion at Pipeline
1993 Lynch Won the World Qualifying Series Tour (WQS)
In 1995 at the age of 32 he Won the Rio Surf Pro
Barton received the Association of Surfing Professionals’ (ASP) Sportsman Award in 1995
Barton also received the ASP Service to the sport award in 1997
13 consecutive years in the top 16
12 appearances in the top 10. The most of any surfer and an ASP record at the time
Inducted into the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame in 1998
Inducted into the Australian Sporting Hall of Fame in 2000
Placed in the top 4 on the World Tour ratings 8 times

Won 17 World Tour events

 

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ROB BAIN, O’NEILL ASIA PACIFIC MARKETING MANAGER

"Being a surfer with a quiver of boards, and having a family based around the ocean, we have a real need to store and protect our equipment.
The simplicity of a good rack system allows space, and keeps your boards out of harm’s way. The gun, the fish, the Shorty, all there at the ready when conditions are on.

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Solid Surf racks are just what they claim. A real SOLID system and SOLID people who run the business. I am really happy with my racking system from SOLID, and now just pray for swell".

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www.oneill.com

1st Coke Classic
5th ASP World Tour
3rd World Longboard Tour
4th World ISA Games and Aussie Captain for the winning team
Australian Junior Coach
3rd 2003 World Masters
O’Neill Australia/ Surfer

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BRUCE RAYMOND, ENTREPRENEUR AND SURFING LEGEND

"When I first saw the SOLID RACKS system I was blown away by its simple and clever approach to storing all kinds of sporting equipment.
Seeing my boards displayed like that reminded me why I love to surf.

Simply, SOLID RACKS are the best."

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Bruce Raymond 
Director - C4Waterman
Former Managing Director Quiksilver International
Australian Sports Medal awarded in 2000 by the prime minister on behalf of Queen Elizabeth for
services to the sport of surfing.
"Pioneering" Surfing hall of fame awarded to the Quiksilver Crossing by Surfing Australia 1999
Coach of the Winning Australian Open Surf Teams at the World Titles in France '1992 and Brazil '1995
Wipe-out stuntman at Sunset in the original 1978 Surf-Cult Movie - Big Wednesday
Finalist in the Duke Kahanamoku 1980 & 1981 at Waimea Bay
IPS/ ASP WCT
1977 - ranked 16th
1978 - ranked 16th
1979 - ranked 17th

 

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TODD BRADLEY, CEO/CO-FOUNDER C4 WATERMAN

"We first used the SOLID RACK SYSTEMS at a major C4waterman event in Vail Colorado. We featured the whole range of SOLID RACKS in our Corporate Booth that held SUPs, Paddles to Snowboards, I was so impressed with the entire system that I am redesigning our whole Retail shop to only utilize the SOLID RACK SYSTEMS.

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They are functional enough for industrial use, yet beautiful enough for your living room.

Thank you; Amazing work Trevor and the SOLID RACK Crew."

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Todd Bradley
CEO/Co-Founder
C4 Waterman

 

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ARCHIE KALEPA, C4 WATERMAN

"SOLID RACKS are amazing, very simple to assemble, strong and waterproof. The many systems that are available make them a must for every waterwoman or waterman that has more than 3 boards. For me I know what I want and what I need, and SOLID Racks are a must to hold all my toys that I ride on, from stand up boards to foil boards, to the big down winder board, they make my waterman lifestyle complete."

Archie Kalepa

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KNOWN AS A LEGENDARY BIG-WAVE SURFER, ARCHIE IS AN ACCOMPLISHED WATERMAN WHO IS ONE OF A HANDFUL OF MEN ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY TOW SURF THE ENORMOUS WAVES THAT BREAK ON MAUI'S NORTH SHORE EVERY WINTER. HE WAS RUNNER UP FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS BILLABONG GLOBAL XXL BIG WAVE AWARDS

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JOSH CONSTABLE, 5 X AUSTRALIAN LONGBOARD CHAMPION

"Trev, Nik and the team at SOLID recently decked out my place with their awesome SOLID Storage equipment.

Having accumulated a large and varied collection of boards over the years that required various storage solutions, SOLID Racks were able to solve all my problems with their strong and stylish SOLID surfboard racks.

Thanks Trev & Nikki, you're legends.

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Josh Constable
www.joshconstable.com

2006 ASP World Champion
5 x Australian Longboard Champion 03,04,07,08,09
2009 Australian Stand up Paddle Board Champion
(Only Surfer in the History of Australian Longboarding to accomplish this)
2009 Australian Longboard Title
In 2007 was voted most influential Surfer over the Past 15 years by American Longboard Magazine
3 x Noosa festival Champion 02,07,08
2006 Sunshine Coast Sport Star of the Year
2005 Suzuki Pro Tour Champion
2004 3rd ISA World Surfing Games (Olympics for Surfing)

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HARLEY INGLEBY, 2009 ASP WORLD LONGBOARD CHAMPION

"When I ordered 5 meters of wall racking for our garage I sort of thought there would be a bit of construction to do. I couldn't believe how simple it was. You literally just have to screw the SOLID rack into the wall and drop the tail protector on the floor. Done!"

Harley Ingleby

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Harley Ingleby
www.harleyingleby.com
2009 ASP World Longboard Champion
5 x Australian Longboard Magazine Peer poll winner
3 x Australian Longboard Circuit winner
2 x Australian Longboard Champion

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KAI OTTON, # 17 CURRENT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR

 

"Having my garage decked out with Solid Racks has made life a dream, my boards are stacked in nice and tight, so easy to access and no more dinged tails or wax bottoms, all time"

Kai Otton

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Rankings
12th 2007
15th 2008
17th 2009
Results
2nd Brazil WCT 2007
3rd Tahiti WCT 2007

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JEAN HAY AM

Dear Nicole

Firstly, my apologies for the delay in writing this letter to you but as you would understand it has been rather a hectic time around Manly- hectic and exciting.

I am writing to thank you for your assistance during the Australian Open of Surfing by providing the racks for the surfboard display at the Civic Ceremony held at Manly Council. The boards looked fantastic displayed on your beautiful wooden racks and the assistance by your staff when delivering and collecting was very much appreciated by Council's catering staff.

Once again, thank you for your very generous support.

Yours sincerely,

Jean Hay AM

Mayor of Manly and

Chair, Manly & Freshwater World Surfing Reserve Local Steering Committee

MATT GRIGGS, SURFING COACH, MENTOR

 

“Having a functional and dedicated area for your surfing equipment is one of life’s simple pleasures and nobody does it better than SOLID RACKS.”

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Matt Griggs
www.spartanmanagement.net

Professional Surfer for 10 Years
Held Roles writing for tracks magazine
2004 – 2008 International Team ‘Pit Boss’ for Rip Curl
Coached World Champion Surfers such as Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Pancho
Sullivan, Taylor Knox, Nathan Hedge, Ben Dunn, Owen Wright, Raoni Monteiro, Ricky
Basnett, Stuart Kennedy and Darren O'Rafferty.
Published Two Best Sellers - Surfers & A Wave Away

RYAN KENNY, ASL DVD PRODUCER

 

"Up until last year I have had boards stacked in the room corner, small dings and dents were a prevalent problem.

I was lucky to get in touch with the guys from solid racks. I have a system that holds 12 boards neatly against the wall of my garage. Since having the SOLID RACKS system, damaged boards from clanging on top of each other have become a thing of the past, I have never had a problem since installing them. The added bonus, is neat storage using the SOLID RACKS system; making a clean visual addition to any garage, room or factory. They are strong and can handle pretty much any board size or shape.

I recommend Solid Racks to any surfer who needs a strong good looking system to support any quiver!! "

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STEVE EVANS OAM, OLYMPIC MEDALIST, WORLD & COMMONWEALTH GAMES ROWING CHAMPION

"Whilst I was rowing I used surfing as my cross training activity which stood me in great stead for the arduous training regimen that was required to reach the top in rowing.

Since I stopped rowing I've become less flexible and have increased my quiver of boards to compensate!

Add to that a growing family who are into surfing, and all of a sudden you have a heap of expensive boards in your store-room getting bashed up by impatient young surfers champing to get into the line-up..... Although nobody ever seems to know how those little dings got there!

Not anymore. We now have a very organised storage room with all our boards in their own rack, easily selected and replaced by even our youngest.....

I'd recommend SOLID Racks to anybody who values their collection and needs to get their boards up off the ground, yet have easy access.

SOLID Racks haven’t improved my surfing, but they've certainly solved my storage problems! "

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Steve Evans OAM
Juniper Networks Australia Pty Ltd

www.juniper.net

Bronze Medal 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games 
Gold Medal 1986 World Championships
Gold Medal 1986 Commonwealth Games
15 times NSW State Champion
3 Times Australian Champion
and passionate part time surfer!!

DAVID & JUDITH HUNT – FAIRLIGHT NSW

"We have a variety of different ‘vessels’ for different purposes – the collection includes two sea kayaks, one ocean kayak and several surf skis – one for each of the family (and friends).

We don’t have a garage, and therefore we need to store this vast collection of vessels outside and the only place is the side of the house. We had done our best and two of the vessels were hung on metal kayak racks mounted to the brick wall which eventually started to work their way loose with wear. The other vessels were stored on their side on rubber mats on the ground. This made the side of the house look rather messy – it was dysfunctional and very impractical to manage – each unit had to be moved to get to the other and would often result in others falling over like dominos. It was frustrating.. 

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In early March 2011, we first saw examples of the SOLID Rack product on display at a kayak shop in Manly. They looked to be just what we needed so we enquired about where to get them. They told us of the Brookvale ‘SOLID Racks’ company.

We arranged to meet with SOLID Racks Managing Director, Trevor Drake. He suggested that he come and inspect the site and assess whether or not “Solid Racks” could provide a viable solution to our storage problems. Trevor took measurements of all the vessels and expeditiously sent us a computer generated plan of how the 10 vessels could be stored in an aesthetic and workable manner.

Within two weeks, SOLID Racks had professionally installed 4 separate Surf racks for all of the 10 vessels. The product is highly functional, looks great and is incredibly strong.

We’d highly recommend the services and products of SOLID Racks. They have been highly professional and efficient to deal with. Trevor and his team have provided first rate customer service by ensuring that the racks are ideally suited to our situation. The product is exceptional and we wouldn’t hesitate to use SOLID Racks services again. Thank you very much SOLID Racks "

David & Judith Hunt

MATTHEW OSMOND

To Trevor and the team at" SOLID RACKS",

I would like to thank you on behalf of, Pandanas - A product of Lingona Pty Ltd, Branxton NSW  Australia for your

  • Professionalism, You’re terrifically finished quality solid racks board display units, Quick response to producing the products required to meet our specifications and standards, on time delivery services, Great communication by all

On behalf of the team at Pandanas

Thanking You

 

Matthew Osmond