How To Clean Your Paddle Board

Cleaning your inflatable paddle board is very important to maintain its performance and longevity. Here are some general steps you can follow to clean your inflatable paddle board:

Materials you'll need
1. Mild soap or a specialized paddle board cleaner.
2. Soft brush or sponge.
3. Hose or bucket of water.

Paddle Board SUP cleaning tips


Rinse with Fresh Water
After each use, rinse your inflatable paddle board with fresh water to remove any saltwater, sand, or debris.

Prepare a Cleaning Solution
Mix a small amount of mild soap with water or use a specialized paddle board cleaner. Make sure the soap or cleaner is gentle and doesn't contain harsh chemicals.

Clean the Surface
Dip a soft brush or sponge into the cleaning solution and gently scrub the surface of the paddle board. Pay attention to areas with dirt, stains, or stubborn debris.

Focus on the Deck Pad
If your paddle board has a non-slip deck pad, pay special attention to cleaning it. Use a soft brush or cloth to scrub the deck pad, as this is where most dirt and grime accumulates.

Rinse Thoroughly
After cleaning, thoroughly rinse the entire paddle board with fresh water to remove any soap residue.

Dry Completely
Allow your inflatable paddle board to dry completely before storing it. You can let it air dry or use a clean, dry towel to speed up the process.

SUP Accessories
Make sure to repeat the same cleaning, rinsing and drying stages with any of the SUP accessories that come with your paddleboard.

Store your paddle board and accessories in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Make sure they completely dry before rolling up your board loosely and storing it in its bag. If you roll your SUP too tightly it can blister or damage the board.


  • Avoid using abrasive brushes or cleaning tools that could damage the surface of the paddle board.
  • If you notice any stubborn stains, you can try using a specialised stain remover designed for inflatable paddle boards.
  • Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines for cleaning and maintenance to ensure you don't void any warranties.

Regular cleaning and proper maintenance will help extend the life of your inflatable paddle board and keep it in good condition for many paddling adventures.


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