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Guide On How To Maintain The Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board


SUP (stand-up paddle) boarding is the best outdoor activity for getting some fitness and taking in some breathtaking sights. Enjoy your time on the water, with other sports, and you will need the right equipment. You might take good care of your inflatable paddle board equipment to ensure that your investment in all of your SUP gear will last. The following advice helps you make your time on the water fruitful and pleasurable.

How should I wash my paddle board?

A paddleboard is simple to clean. The procedure is the same whether the board is rigid or inflatable. A cleaner, a sponge or soft brush, freshwater, and towels are all you need. A magic eraser could also be helpful if there are some scuff marks on your surface. While cleaning the board, don't forget to give your SUP paddle some TLC. Let's get going.



When should a paddle board be cleaned?

If you use your paddle board frequently, you should give it a thorough cleaning after each usage. You must rinse your inflatable paddle board or hardboard with fresh water once used in saltwater. You should also rinse it after each use if you use it in soil or oily water. It does not require rinsing after each use if you use it in comparatively clean freshwater. Ensure that the fin boxes, valves, and vents are clean and devoid of debris.

UV and Your surf

Both short-term and long-term direct sunlight exposure can seriously harm your board. Your SUP's core gets made of a water-resistant foam made of expanded polystyrene (DPS). This foam contains gas and air that can heat up, swell and pressure on the fiberglass and epoxy skin, causing bubbles, fissures, and splits to appear on Imagesthe board's outside.


Consider getting a board bag with a reflective front if you frequently leave your board outside. These board bags gets constructed from a unique cooling and reflective material that will shield your sun from intense rays. Another choice is a board cover with an elastic trim that covers one side of the board while allowing the other side to breathe. To avoid sun damage, you can spray your board with UV protective spray once or twice a year.


A good rule of thumb is to keep your SUP in the shade whenever you aren't paddling in the sun.

Set your board down

With the bottom facing up, place the board on the ground. Thus, the top of the board may be attractive to look at. It is not the portion that touches the water. If you lay the board down with the fin side up, you can easily prevent the fin from being harmed by the weight of the board pressing down on it. Although surface dings and scratches are annoying, gashes and broken fins are much worse.

Travel safely with your board.

It entails properly fastening it, starting with the fin. Make sure the straps aren't too tight when you fast the board to the roof of your car. Avoid squeezing the life out of your board because doing so will quickly develop pressure dents or split the edges.


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