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#2808788 - 06/15/18 07:05 PM Rental car keys - what you do with 'em while you surf
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Traveling to OZ soon and wondering what you do with your rental keys when your in the water as everythings electronic these days.

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#2808893 - 06/16/18 06:11 AM Re: Rental car keys - what you do with 'em while you surf [Re: CCKeith]
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lock car. go sit on beach ABOVE tide line. pretend like you're gabriel and pray. when you do your sky-point
quick bury them if no-one looking. dont forget where.

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#2809141 - 06/16/18 08:01 PM Re: Rental car keys - what you do with 'em while you surf [Re: CCKeith]
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i like medium sized rocks if they are around. lift, place key underneath, remember where that rock is.
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#2809268 - 06/17/18 09:01 AM Re: Rental car keys - what you do with 'em while you surf [Re: obslop]
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Originally Posted By: obslop
i like medium sized rocks if they are around. lift, place key underneath, remember where that rock is.


Between your memory/the other medium size rocks that look similar and watchful eyes you didn't see were around... that can be a dangerous game.

I have been on the losing end of both. bricks

Bring a lock box and hang it somewhere underneath the car.

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#2811027 - 06/21/18 08:41 AM Re: Rental car keys - what you do with 'em while you surf [Re: CCKeith]
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Like the lock box idea , sometimes the rental car has a valet key attached to the key unit , pop it out and your good to go

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#2833009 - 08/14/18 01:11 PM Re: Rental car keys - what you do with 'em while you surf [Re: CCKeith]
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take a baby diaper, roll it up and rub in dirt like its used, put keys in that and leave under car.

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#2833144 - 08/14/18 04:32 PM Re: Rental car keys - what you do with 'em while you surf [Re: CCKeith]
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lock box a good idea but some of those electronic keys are bulky and do not quite fit.
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#2833185 - 08/14/18 06:21 PM Re: Rental car keys - what you do with 'em while you surf [Re: CCKeith]
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Some cars wont lock no matter how you try to lock them with the valet key. (Looking at you, Jeep). But a Toyota I had would lock if you manually locked the drivers side with the valet and the fob inside. For the shitty ones that dont have that feature, I found it easier to just pop the battery out of the fob and take the valet key.

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#2837295 - 08/24/18 01:26 AM Re: Rental car keys - what you do with 'em while you surf [Re: CCKeith]
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Had to solve this problem about a month ago in Costa Rica without the luxury of planning ahead. I ended up buying a bag of ziplock freezer bags. The really good quality thick ones with the blue lip. I triple bagged the electronic key fob using fresh bags every morning and put it into the front pocket of my Billabong board shorts that zipped completely shut.

I surfed up to HH+ powerful waves over the course of 5 days and it worked well.

A little bit of water always seemed to get inside the first bag, the second bag usually contained a few drops, and the inside of the third bag was always bone dry.

I was lucky to have the boardshorts with the zippered pockets though. Otherwise it might have been a bit sketchy.

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#2837642 - 08/25/18 02:43 AM Re: Rental car keys - what you do with 'em while you surf [Re: delmartian]
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I bought one of those little dry bags for your phone for 20 bucks and put it in my back pocket of my boardshorts.

Worked fine but I'm still paranoid about it.

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#2837881 - 08/25/18 09:01 PM Re: Rental car keys - what you do with 'em while you surf [Re: CCKeith]
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On my trip to Kauai this summer I wrapped it in a crumpled up paper towel and put
it in a ziplock freezer bag, then hid it in the bushes. Worked for me (knocks on wood).
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#2838451 - 08/27/18 04:07 PM Re: Rental car keys - what you do with 'em while you surf [Re: Oceanslide]
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I would be concerned with a) locals seeing you do this and thinking you're littering b) locals seeing you do this and proceeding to steal all your shit.

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#2838593 - 08/27/18 11:30 PM Re: Rental car keys - what you do with 'em while you surf [Re: CCKeith]
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again....thsi is a bullsh!t nightmare brought to you by that awesome thing called technology!

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#2840105 - 08/31/18 09:30 AM Re: Rental car keys - what you do with 'em while you surf [Re: CCKeith]
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I usually bury them in the sand and mark the spot with seagull feathers, kelp or driftwood. Yesterday a dog pissed on them.

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#2866456 - 10/27/18 12:16 AM Re: Rental car keys - what you do with 'em while you surf [Re: CCKeith]
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Just bought a Loksak on amazon- supposedly good up to 60 feet below the surface (we'll see!). It was $10.

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