SUP Care Instructions

To help you maintain the vibrant artwork and ensure the longevity of your paddleboard, we've compiled a comprehensive list of care instructions.
Caring for your paddleboard is an essential part of the SUP experience. Proper maintenance will not only extend the life of your board but will also ensure your safety while out on the water.
  1. Clean with Fresh Water: Always rinse your board with clean water after use. Use a soft cloth to gently clean the surface when needed.

  2. Avoid Scrubbing and Detergents: To protect the board material, the artwork, and the protective layer surface, refrain from using scrubbing materials and detergents. Stick to gentle cleaning methods.

  3. Dry Before Storing: Ensure the board is fully dry before packing it away to prevent mildew and mold growth.

  4. Handle Carefully on Land: Be careful not to put undue pressure on the fin box, and avoid pushing or bending the board when folding.

  5. Check Water Depth: Before getting on the board, ensure the water is deep enough so the fin doesn't touch the bottom, which could cause damage.

  6. Avoid Storage with Sun Exposure: Store your board in shade when not in use. If left for prolonged periods then the art work might fade (the protective layer is to prevent this). 

  7. Avoid Sharp Objects: Keep your board away from sharp objects that could potentially puncture it, both in and out of water.

  8. Proper Inflation and Deflation: Inflate your paddleboard to the recommended PSI to avoid over-inflation, and allow for slow deflation to avoid stress on the materials.

  9. Store Properly: Keep your board in a cool, dry place when not in use. Avoid leaving it in a hot car for an extended period.

  10. Regular Inspection: Perform a regular check for any wear and tear or damage before and after each use. This proactive step can help prevent small issues from becoming larger problems.

  11. Avoid Dragging on Ground: When transporting your paddleboard, try to carry it instead of dragging it on the ground to prevent potential damage or scratches.

  12. Limit Load: Avoid overloading your paddleboard. Exceeding the weight limit can effect balance of the board.

  13. Surface Care: Do not stand on the board when it's on a hard or rough surface as this can cause damage to the bottom of the board.

  14. Use the Carry Handle: Use the built-in carry handle when moving the board on land.

  15. Proper Fitting of Accessories: Be gentle when attaching and removing any accessories, such as fins, to prevent damage to the attachment points.

  16. Avoid Abrasive Surfaces: Be mindful of where you use and rest your paddleboard. Abrasive surfaces, like concrete or rocks, can scratch or puncture the board.

  17. Beware of Extreme Temperatures: Extreme cold can make the board lose PSI and potentially become wobbly, while extreme heat can cause over-inflation and damage to the board. Keep temperature and temperature changes in mind. Inflate the board outside and use a PSI change calculator to plan out your day (add pressure or remove pressure). 

  18. Regular Maintenance: Regularly check for leaks or valve problems and fix them promptly to ensure the longevity of the board.

  19. Use a Protective Bag: If possible, use a protective bag or cover during transportation or storage to prevent dust, dirt, and physical damage.

  20. Patch up Minor Punctures: Minor punctures or leaks can be repaired using the repair kit included.