Thanks guys, but I actually got the idea a while back from Wild Bill D. I couldn't find his pic so I did this.
John L - Simple method for the surfboard (I'm ALL ABOUT simplifying things). The board in the pic is a 9' 8" performer with triple fin;
1). I used small toggle bolts (little bolts through a spring-loaded wing) in the ceiling. I used 2 toggles per end spaced 12" apart. I spaced the straps located at front & back of board about 24" from board ends which make for easier insertion of the board.
2) I added a fender washer (wide flat washer with small diameter hole for small bolt) to snug up the bolt head against the dry-wall (or sheet-rock).
3) You know those padded shoulder straps that come with luggage or a briefcase? I used (2) those and attached with cord to the toggle bolts.