Re: I have a dilemna
there's 4 options for transporting a bigger board.
1) hard rack. your typical thule or yakima roof rack. fairly expensive initially, but in the long run, it's definitely worth it. super secure, you can carry all kinds of crap on it; bikes, kayaks, canoes, skis, snowboards, kegs, etc, etc..
2) soft rack. you can usually find them at any surfshop. dakine makes them, fcs does too, and a slew of others. good for short distances/infrequent use.
3) foam blocksxstraps. similar to a soft rack, in that it's not permanent, but less secure. but good for those 'in a pinch' situations.
4) inside the car. since you have an accord, you should be able to lay down the back seats. if you get a small enough longboard (8'4") ish, you'll be able to put it through the trunk and into the passenger cabin. you might have to move the front passenger seat around or lay the back of it completely down, but it works.
either way, get a bigger board. if most of the trips you'll be taking are short and don't involve much highway speeds, a soft rack will be more than suitable. if you're planning on carrying other large objects or long distance travelling with highway speeds, a hard rack will make the most sense. the foam blocks are really a last ditch option. i'd consider how often you're carrying your, and any one else's board, and how many people you'll usually be transporting. because with the seat down, you can really only carry you and your board. you'd be surprised what you can fit in a car. i had an 88 jetta and i could fit an 8'4" board in the front passenger seat. i had to lay the seat the whole way down, but it fit. the back seat didn't lay flat, otherwise i probably could have fit a 9 footer through the trunk.