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.
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.