Once you buy your paddle board, it is important that you take good care of it. This will help to prolong the life of your equipment. Here are a few tips on how to care for your blow up paddle board:

  • Storage

Use a protective bag when storing and carrying your SUP. This will help protect your board from damage.

Find a cool and dry spot to keep your equipment. This should be in a safe and cool environment. Before storing the board, make sure to first deflate it and dry it out. Detach any accessories that might be attached to it. This includes things like the leash or fins.

Then you need to roll it up before putting it away. It does not need to be rolled up too tightly.

  • Safe usage

Be careful when using your SUP boards in water. Take care not to place it on any sharp objects or rocks when putting it in the water and when taking it out. In addition, you should be careful when paddling and try to avoid any dangerous objects in your way that can damage the board.

Keep it away from sharp objects like corals, nails and sharp sticks as these can puncture a hole into the board

  • Cleaning

Clean the board before storing it. Use clean water and a bit of soap. If you want to store the board when it is inflated, ensure to keep it away from direct sunlight and other weather elements.

  • Don't overinflate

Don't overinflate the board since if it blows up, your warranty will be voided. Also, always ensure that the pressure is just right before use in case you stored it in its inflated form. This is because SUP boards tend to deflate slowly over time when not in use.

  • Frequent use

Plan on using the board on a regular basis. If it is left stored for too long without use, it can slowly start to fall apart.

  • Carry out repairs

In case of any damages to your SUP, do not panic as most of these can easily be fixed. Clean the SUP, let it dry and then carry out the necessary repairs as soon as you can. This will prevent the problem from getting worse.


Over time, your blow up paddle board will experience normal wear and tear. This includes getting dirty, stained and even scratched.

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However, you can be proactive in taking steps that will prolong the life of your board