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Essential Tips for Caring for Your Inflatable SUP Board

The video features Raul from Starboard providing tips and tricks on how to take care of an inflatable SUP board. He emphasizes some dos and don’ts:


  1. Check the area for debris and sharp objects before inflating or deflating your board.
  2. Keep the air valve closed to prevent water and sand from entering.
  3. Rinse your board with fresh water after paddling sessions to prevent salt damage.
  4. Release some pressure if storing the board partially inflated overnight.


  1. Do not use a compressor to inflate your board, as it might exceed the recommended pressure.
  2. Avoid storing the board in direct sunlight or freezing conditions.
  3. Do not strap an inflated board to your car roof for long drives or busy roads.
  4. Never leave the fin attached when the board is resting on it.
  5. Avoid standing or sitting on the board while on land.
  6. Do not paddle or drag the board in shallow waters near rocks or reefs.
  7. Do not drag the board behind a boat or jet ski tied by the leash.
  8. Do not pack your board with gear before it is in the water.

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About the author: Julian Kidd
I have been an avid stand up paddle boarder since 2009. I retired from a decade of professional kiteboarding to focus on SUP. Green Water Sports grew from this love of all things SUP. As well as being a keen paddle boarder, I'm a football fan, closet petrol head, web tinkerer, husband and father.