SUP board care
This is a basic guide to keeping your SUP
board happy and well, Most people get a SUP board, jump in the water and think
they are set for life, until something goes wrong by then its too late.
SUP boards don't like
Your SUP board is basically a sealed unit.
This means that any change in temperature will effect the SUP board.Temperature
changes will effect the core of the SUP board. When it's hot the inside of the
SUP board will expand, and when it's cold, contract, Neither is good for the
SUP board as it puts pressure on the Glass (another reason 3 layers is better
than 2 or 1)
do I do?
keep it out of direct sunlight when your not
using it, if you are out on a sunny day (not in the water) the automatic
Air-vent will let the SUP board breath. This ensures there is no possible way
any pressure can build up inside the SUP board. The only time you need to touch
the Air-vent is if you are taking the SUP board onto a plane, at that point
completely unscrew it, store it in a safe place and remember to screw it back
on BEFORE you get into the water (repeat for your home-wood bound journey)
Another issue nobody thinks twice about is
protecting their new SUP board in when its in a bag. The bag is a great device
for protecting your SUP board when travelling from A- B, or long term storage,
but again in short, a bag can also (if left in direct sunlight) be another
outer layer to bake your SUP board for you.
When purchasing a bag, make sure it is vented
and also has some sort of heat reflection materials in the construction (like
our bags). This will greatly assist with keeping temperatures down inside the
bag, remember extreme temperatures and large change in temperatures often cause
damage to your SUP board.
entering the water....
Check the Air-vent is correctly tightened,
visually check for any potential damage that may have occurred while
travelling, check the sea conditions and understand what you are trying to
If heading out by yourself, take a mobile
phone in a water proof case (like ours), and also let somebody else know your
going out and where your heading, and possibly how long you will be.
When returning from the water, rinse off your
SUP board with fresh water, remove any sand also and make sure the SUP board is
Check your SUP board over for any cracks,
dents, dings that may have occurred while out in the water, if there are any
visible signs, these should be repaired by a qualified repairer who has vast
experience of repairing SUP or Surf boards. Using the wrong methods and
materials can again damage your SUP board.
Tip: If you damage your SUP board while out
on the water, get back to land as soon and as safely as possible. This will
help reduce any water ingress that will damage your SUP board.
Put your SUP board in a bag for the journey
home and store it out of direct sunlight. By following these instructions your
SUP board should last for many moons and give you many many hours of fun on the