With winter just around the corner, it’s important to ensure your inflatable stand-up paddle board (SUP) is properly stored away for the colder months. There are a few simple steps you can take to make sure your board stays in top condition until you’re ready to hit the water again – so let’s have a look at what they are.
First of all, give your SUP a good scrub down before packing it away. Any dirt or debris left on the surface can cause damage over time, so it’s worth investing a few extra minutes to get into any hard-to-reach areas. Once you’re finished, leave your board outside in direct sunlight for an hour or two to dry – this will help eliminate any moisture and prevent mold from forming during storage.
The next step is to deflate your board completely and roll it up as tightly as possible before securing with string or straps. This might take some practice at first but try not to worry – inflatables can be quite forgiving. To finish off, wrap your board in bubble wrap and place inside a large plastic tub or cardboard box which should protect against dust or water damage while keeping out curious critters like mice.
And that’s all there is to it! If you follow these steps then rest assured knowing that come springtime, your inflatable SUP will be ready for action once again. Investing just a few minutes of maintenance now will save plenty of time (and hassle!) later down the line – so don’t forget about prepping your boards before winter sets in.