How to Prepare for Paddle Boarding? Get Your Board Ready for the Season
SUP season is finally here! After months of cold weather and indoor activities, it’s time to get back out there and paddle in the sun. We know you’re ready, but is your board?
Before you hit the water, there are a few steps you’ll want to take to ensure a smooth season of adventures ahead. Read on to our paddle board preparation below.
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Here are 3 easy steps to prepare for paddle boarding:
- Step 1: Unroll your paddle board.
- Step 2: Check for leaks and clean your board.
- Step 3: Check on all your accessories.
Step 1: Unroll your paddle board
If your board has been rolled up in storage all winter, take it outside and unroll it on the grass or other soft surface. (No soft surface? Check out the iROCKER Board Mat.) Give it a good once-over to ensure no damage has occurred in storage.
If your board was stored in a cool, dry place away from the elements—we recommend a garage or basement—you should be good to go! However, if you do happen to notice any dry rot or damage to your board’s bungees or removable carry handles, these can be easily replaced.
Step 2: Check for leaks and clean your board all in one with a soap test
Step 3: Check on all your accessories as well!
If your board or gear needs a bit of maintenance, it’s always better to know early. Even if you aren’t planning to hit the water for a few weeks, give your SUP a look now. That way if you need to order any replacement parts or upgrade your accessories, you can order now and be ready to paddle out when the time comes!
We hope our little paddle board preparation guide was helpful! We’ll see you out there.
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