Unless you are regularly driving off-road for surf, trucks aren't all that practical for surf IMO. Most truck beds are too short to even fit a board inside without it hanging over the edge. I kind of like being able to lock my boards and wetsuits inside my car and not worry about them, but that's just me
x a million worst mistake I ever made was trading my car for (a toyota truck ) thinking it would make my surfing easier. I dont know what I was thinking. This thing is a pain in the ass even going to the supermarket (have to go straight home after because cant leave stuff in my uncovered truck bed) parking it is a biitch anywhere in socal usually, cant get a good nap or sleep in the cab of a truck like you can in a car when your on the road. Higher roll over risk, really a two seater that middle seat is worthless, in my opionion worse on gas than any car I have ever owned. But and this is a big but these little fuggers hold their value like no other. I am an inch away from makin the jump back to a car. Was looking at subaru wagons (I dont care what it looks like they are safe and look to be the perfect fit for a traveling surfer) until then
IMHO, unless you work in construction or related field, pickup trucks are worthless. Can't carry anything, can only comfortably carry 2 people, not comfy at all to sleep in the back, exposed to elements, exposed to break-ins. I suppose they're good for taking up to the mountains, filling them up with snow, and taking back to barrio but...
Yeah, surfmut, I'm looking at one of those 2012 Subaru Outbacks myself. Would be nice if I could snag one this weekend and then sell the Explorer. About that time.