If you want to keep your dream board looking good and performing well for years to come, you must learn how to take care of it now that you have saved enough money to purchase it.
No matter the surfboard types, there are a few fundamental guidelines that all surfboards must follow. You may already be aware of some of these, but you'd be surprised how few people follow them. Continue reading to find the proper way to care for a surfboard.
How to maintain your surfboard
After each surf, wash your surfboard
Salt seems very corrosive, and even though fiberglass is a tough material, if you repeatedly let salt water and sand sit on your board, damage will eventually occur. To make sure that your board stays as new as possible for a long time, it's essential to rinse off all of your gear and thoroughly dry it after each surf. Saltwater can also cause corrosion and deteriorate your fin boxes, fin fastenings, and leash.
Using a surfboard bag
After investing money in the ideal board, purchasing a high-quality surfboard bag is a must if you want to enjoy it for many years. The last thing anyone needs is a scratch on their brand-new stick, and the best way to avoid that is with a good board bag since most dings occur during transit or storage. A standard 5mm padded bag is ideal for extra protection in your car, general storage, and use on a roof rack.
Storing it in a cool place
Always keep your surfboard in a cool, shaded area; direct sunlight can dry it out, resulting in cracks that let water seep in. Delamination, where the foam segregates from the outer coating, is brought on by water. Be sure to keep the boards out of reach of animals and insects.
Keep your surfboard out of the sun
Please refrain from leaving your board in the sun if you love surfing on it. The new surfboard will be damaged by the sun's UV rays and temperature. Long-term sun exposure causes surfboards to fade and turn yellow.
If your board receives too much direct, intense sunlight in the summer, it will overheat and delaminate. Additionally, it may weaken and crack the board's and fiberglass's outer layer.
All-black surfboards aren't something we'd advise buying because they heat up much more quickly and are more likely to delaminate because black soaks up more light and heat.
Many of these suggestions may seem obvious, but you'd be genuinely shocked by how many don'ts we encounter while surfing daily. Finding the right board for you can take some time. To make sure your favorite surfboard gear lasts as long as possible, ensure that you follow these care instructions.
What makes a surfboard more stable?
Simply put, a longer board is more stable and simple to paddle. WIDTH is a measurement of the board's width at its widest point. Without needing to increase the length, a surfboard can become more steady and forgiving by enlarging its width.
Can heat damage a surfboard?
All boards are killed by heat. Enough heat can cause resin and fiberglass to break away from the foam, leaving horrifying bubbles on the board. With some "surfboard surgery," these delaminated pores can be repaired, but the scars almost always linger.
Do surfboards break easily?
There aren't many surfers who can say they've never broken a board. Your surfboard will likely frequently sustain dents, small farts, and board breaks. Even so, it is possible to prevent incidents of this nature and lower the chance of a surfboard breaking.