Inflatable paddle boards have been quite popular now. When it comes to storage, do you know how to take care of them to maintain their longevity?

  1. Clean and Dry: Before storing your paddle board, make sure it’s completely clean and dry. Rinse off any sand, salt, or debris with fresh water, and use a mild soap if needed. Allow the sup board to air dry thoroughly to prevent mold and mildew growth.
  2. Deflate Properly: Deflate the inflatable sup board completely. Remove the pump valve and press down on the board to expel as much air as possible. Ensure the paddle board is flat and compact before moving on.
  3. Roll It Up: Carefully roll up the deflated sup board. Start from the end opposite to the fins, making a tight and even roll. This helps prevent creases and damage. Keep the fins facing up during rolling.
  4. Protect the inflatble sup board: Use the provided or a suitable storage bag to protect the rolled-up sup board. If a bag isn’t available, you can use a clean sheet or a tarp. Make sure it’s clean and dry to avoid moisture build-up.
  5. Store Indoors: The ideal storage location is indoors in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing the stand up paddle board in direct sunlight, as prolonged exposure to UV rays can damage the material. Extreme temperatures can also be harmful, so avoid extremely hot or cold environments.
  6. Avoid Pressure: Do not place heavy objects on top of the rolled-up inflatable paddle board, as this can deform the sup board over time. Store the paddle board in a place where it won’t be subjected to excessive weight or pressure.
  7. Regular Check-Ups: Periodically check on your inflatable paddle board, especially if it’s stored for an extended period. Make sure the isup board remains dry, clean, and free from pests or rodents that might chew on it.
  8. Protect the Fins: If possible, remove the fins from the sup board before storage. Fins are more susceptible to damage when the inflatable sup board is rolled up, so storing them separately or in a protective bag can help.
  9. Inflate Occasionally: To prevent the inflatable paddle board from developing permanent creases, it’s a good idea to partially inflate the sup board every few weeks while it’s in storage. This helps maintain its shape.

By following these storage guidelines, you can ensure that your inflatable paddle board remains in good condition and ready for your next adventure on the water. Enjoy your paddling!

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