As the weather warms up and summer plans are being made, it's time to prepare your SUP gear for a new season of fun on the water. Properly maintaining your board and accessories helps guarantee fun and worry-free days of paddling.
In this guide, we'll cover the essential steps to getting your paddleboard and accessories in top shape for the upcoming season.
Inflate your board to the manufacturers recommended pressure (15 PSI unless otherwise stated) and let it sit for 24 hours. If there is pressure loss that exceeds 1-2 psi, wait another 24 hours and check it again. Remember that pressure can vary with temperature changes, including the cooling effects of being on water, so ensure you're checking the pressure under similar conditions.
Go through your paddleboarding gear, ensuring that everything is in good working order.
Before the season starts, create a list of any gear you intended to buy or replace last season but didn't. Order any items you will need before you need them so that that you don’t end up having to rush a purchase at the last minute or do without something that will improve your paddle boarding experience.
When doing this, consider what you want to achieve with your paddling this year. Are you looking to enhance your skills and expand into different paddling activities that might require different equipment? Try out new places with different challenges? Organize your belongings differently on your board or on your trip to the water?
Taking care of your gear is an important part of the paddle boarding experience. By following the suggestions in this guide, you’ll ensure that your paddleboard and related equipment are in prime condition for the upcoming season. You can then head out onto the water with confidence, knowing you've taken all the necessary steps to ensure a safe and enjoyable time on the water.
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Check out our 2023 Inflatable Paddle Board Buying Guide or A Beginner's Guide To Choosing A Paddle Board where we further discuss board uses and shapes, features and accessories that are essential to your SUP experience.
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