7 helpful tips to care for your inflatable stand up paddle board

As with all premium products, caring for them is vital to their prolonged service. Inflatable stand up paddles boards are no exception. Despite their extreme durability and resistance to impact, a huge bonus over regular hard SUPs, inflatable SUPs still need some general care. Starboard have created this cool infographic with a few tips.

1. Cleaning

Clean the board after each use with fresh water and mild soap.

2. Avoid direct sunlight

If you need to leave the board inflated in direct sunlight, deflate it to at least 10 PSI, although direct sunlight should be avoided where possible.

3. Don’t use an air compressor

You can easily over inflate the board by using air compressor and void the warranty.

4. No dragging

Sharp debris can puncture your board, it is best not to drag it.

5. Use it frequently

Long-term storage can cause glue bonds to disintegrate. (Less of an issue as fusion and welding technologies evolve.)

6. Store at room temperature

Keep the boards sheltered away from extreme high and low temperatures, and excessive humidity.

7. Keep it dry

Dry the board off after each use and before storing to avoid mold damage.

So whether you are in the market for a Starboard inflatable paddle board, a Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP or a Fanatic inflatable paddle board, these 7 tips to looking after and caring for your board are very handy.

Get fit for summer on your inflatable paddle board

Are you ready for Summer? Warmer weather, longer days, motivated to get fit? Well, Green Water Sports take a look at why stand up paddle boarding is so good for us. A full body work out, out in the outdoors, and often paddling with friends are just some of the reasons.

Read the full article of Why stand up paddle boarding is so good for us here.

How to correctly hold a SUP paddle

how-to-hold-sup-board-paddle2Thinking about stand up paddle boarding this summer? You should be, everyone else is doing it! If you are going to try paddle boarding this summer for the first time, if you only know one thing, know this: The right way for a SUP paddle to be used!

Everyone does it, I’ve done it, it’s a rite of passage to SUPing bliss. What is it? Well, it’s paddling with the paddle the wrong way around!

On first glance it looks right and when you start on your knees it feels right, but once you’re standing it feels oh so wrong! Read the guide by Green Water Sports about how to hold a SUP paddle correctly and be prepared.

Paddle boarding or SUP health benefits

New to SUP? Green Water Sports wrote a great article “why paddle boarding is so good for us?” Then read their guides for choosing an inflatable SUP paddle board and choosing a SUP paddle.

Here is an excerpt from “Why is paddle boarding so good for us?” at GreenWaterSports.com:

Paddle boarding is a great all over body workout. Head to toe, every muscle is engaged in balancing on the board or during the paddle stroke with the bulk of the effort being done by the body’s ‘core’ muscles. As the name suggests, the core muscles are integral to the support and function of your whole body. A strong core is a strong body.

“It feels like you’re standing on an exercise ball, swimming and cycling at the same time!”

Read more of the SUP fitness article here.

Green Water Sports are the Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP specialists and they are the people to visit! Red Paddle Co SUPs use patented technology and techniques to produce the world’s best and most popular iSUPs (inflatable stand up paddle boards).