Care of your Paddleboard
Caring for your inflatable stand up paddleboard is actually very simple. The majority of them are tough and able to withstand a fair amount of abuse. Therefore, it is just a matter of doing three things correctly in order to make sure it stays strong and lasts for many years.
3 Ways To Care For Your Inflatable SUP, according to iSupworld.com
1. Protect The Material
Make sure it is completely dried off after use before you store it away. Use an old towel to give it a quick wipe down so that any excess moisture is removed before storing it in its carry bag. This prevents any mould and mildew from growing on the material when it is not in use.
2. Avoid Dragging
Although inflatable stand up paddleboards are pretty tough it still makes sense to protect it as much as possible. One of the best ways to do this is to carry it to and from the water and avoid dragging it on rocks, gravel or over sharp debris when at all possible. Also, do not stand on it or place any heavy objects on it while it is on the shore.
3. Store It Away
It is important that when your board is not in use, that it is stored away in a dry and cool place. If you must keep your board outside, then it is recommended to cover it with a tarpaulin in order to protect it from falling debris and exposure to the elements. Also check the air pressure again before each use as the pressure can lesson over time when stored outside. Most importantly is do not store it in direct sunlight as the UV rays will wear the material down.
Finally, remember that when your inflatable SUP is in extreme heat the air pressure will increase. Therefore, after several hours of paddling in extreme heat it may be necessary to pull up on shore and let out a tiny bit of air pressure. Similarly, in extreme cold the air pressure will diminish and you may need to add more after several hours.