Below is a leaflet
we give to anyone buying a new surfboard
Caring for your Surfboard
Surfboards are fragile and do not have an indefinite lifespan.
As soon as you start using it it has already started its
journey to its use by date. It's up to you, the owner, to
make sure that your surfboard remains in as good of condition
as possible. The greater care you take of your board, the
greater performance and lifespan it will have
Surfboards should always be kept indoors,
away from the elements. Prolonged exposure to sun, rain, and
even morning dew will compromise a surfboard's structural
integrity over time. Do not leave your board leaning up against
a wall, remember most dings happen at home.
your board unsecured in your pick-up. It might get
dinged bouncing around or worse yet, air will get under it
and it'll take to the skies.
heat and temperature change. Translation: do to not
leave your board in a car or the back of a pick-up on a hot
day. In 30 degree heat a car can reach up to 65 degrees in
a little over an hour. A board expands and contracts under
extreme temperature change, delaminating in the process.
Rinse your board after use to remove all the salt, there is
nothing worse than a rusted fin screww that won't com out
when you need it to. At the end of each season clean all the
wax off your board. It is a good way to examine the deck for
any cracks that may be letting in water, which could lead
Invest in a board bag or a board sock.
Generally, board bags are a bit more expensive than socks,
but they're equipped with a shoulder strap and insulated,
which offers protection from the sun's harmful rays.
near rocks and reefs
Use a leash at breaks where there are rocks or cliffs.
When belly-riding into the beach, be cautious of shallow reef
Unfortunately, every surfboard will eventually meet the day
when it suffers some type of ding.
surfing your dinged-up board. The more water it takes
in, the faster it will turn into a water-logged yellow version
of what it once was, eventually collapsing and delaminating.
Small dings are relatively
common, and can easily be fixed - at least temporarily - with
a bit of solar resin. UV solar resin is available at any surf
shop, and is pretty easy to use. Always ensure that you leave
your surfboard a few days out of the water before repairing
to ensure any water inside gets out.