Taking care of your paddleboard is important, never more so than when being used in hot weather.
All Paddleboards are made to be enjoyed outside, but the elements can cause damage over an extended period of time.
To avoid this we would recommend the following:
HIGH TEMPERATURE/DIRECT SUNLIGHT
All paddleboards have a recommended maximum PSI. When you’re not using your paddleboard on the water and it is left for an extended period of time in direct sunlight or high summer temperatures, the heat causes the air inside your board to expand, significantly increasing the board’s pressure past the recommended maximum and can cause paddleboards to warp and the seams to fail. Overinflation or inflation above manufacturer recommended PSI may invalidate any manufacturer warranty.
To prevent this from happening, we suggest the following steps to keep your board safe from being damaged by heat this summer!
- Never leave your board or deck pad exposed to the sun for an extended period of time
- Reduce the PSI in your board when transporting on a roof-rack
- Reduce the pressure on your board when not in use
- Regularly check the pressure of your board on hot sunny days
- As temperatures increase, reduce the pressure on the board
- Leave a portion of your board in the water where possible to keep it cool.
Generally, the pressure of your board will not increase significantly when it is in use as the water acts to keep the air in your board cool.
SALTWATER & ABRASIVE CLEANING PRODUCTS
Saltwater is a corrosive agent. To prolong the life of your paddleboard, we recommend washing any saltwater residue off your board with fresh water after every use.
Many domestic cleaning products contain abrasive chemicals which can damage your board. We recommend using fresh cool water to wash your board or use a cleaner designed for PVC & EVA to deal with any stubborn stains
Ensure your Paddleboard and accessories are completely dry before putting them away. This will prevent mold and staining on your board and accessories
SAND, GRIT, & MUD
Not removing sand, grit, and mud from your fin/skeg box, fin/skeg, and paddle will lead to difficulty in assembling and disassembling these items. We recommend that you disassemble your paddle and fin/skeg after each use and wash them thoroughly with fresh water.
If not removed, sand and mud can cause discolouration, staining, and damage to your board.
If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0203 5070015, we shall be happy to help.