Know this: According to the California Highway Patrol, in 2017, 175,351 vehicles were stolen with a value of approximately $1.3 billion. In that year, one vehicle was kyped every three minutes. So as a surfer, or anyone who has to leave a vehicle alone while playing outdoors for extended periods of time, you’re probably thinking, “What the heck should I do with my key?”
Hiding or securing car keys is one of the easiest obstacles to overcome – yet still one of the most maddening at times. Wetsuits have those nifty little loops and pockets. There’s the old-school throw-it-on-a-makeshift-necklace routine. But then again, most modern car keys are part of an electronic fob system, meaning taking it in the water with you is an instant expense (see hundreds of dollars). Fair enough, just go to a hardware store, make a standard copy, and bring that hard copy in the water with you while the fob stays locked away in your car. Problem solved, riiight….