if you said the boards are supposed to be on top of the car and not on side of the freeway, you are right.
almost all the way to san-o on saturday we heard a loud noise inside the excursion. i looked back to see a couple on a harley waving their hands and pointing at the boards on the top of the car. a second later we heard another loud noise and saw our boards float through the air and slide into the side of the freeway. awesome. they were still attached to the front rack that broke off the car.
amazingly, the boards are pretty much fine- the fins are a little sanded down and my dad's board had a small ding, but no major damage. lucky.
you see, this is not the first time we have lost boards to the san clemente stretch of freeway. last time we lost three boards- lost them = major damage. by the time we got to the other side of the freeway (they flew over 4 lanes of traffic) to see what happened all we found were pieces of a board and the other two were gone. i still like to think i will paddle up next to some one on a bright red mctavish and ask where they got it, only to hear them tell me a cool story of how they watched it fall 60 feet from the sky to the side of the freeway and they pulled over and snagged it. at that point i would ask for it back.