Spring into SUP Season: Get your Paddle Board ready for warmer waters

As winter loosens its grip and the promise of warmer, brighter days beckons, many paddle board enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the start of SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboarding) season. If you've stored away your Beachbum inflatable paddle board during the colder months, it's essential to give it some TLC before hitting the water again. Proper maintenance ensures not only a smooth transition into SUP season but also prolongs the lifespan of your beloved board. Here are some tips to help you get your inflatable paddle board ready for the upcoming season:

1. Inspect for Damage: Start by carefully examining your paddle board for any signs of damage. Look for punctures, tears, or abrasions on the surface, seams, and fins. Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage during use. You can use the repair kit provided for repairing most typical signs of wear.

2. Clean Thoroughly: Even if you rinsed your board before storing it, it's a good idea to give it a thorough cleaning before use. Use a mild detergent and fresh water to remove any dirt, salt, or grime that may have accumulated. Pay special attention to areas around the valves and handles where debris can collect.

3. Check Valves and Seals: Inspect the inflation valve for signs of wear or damage. Make sure they are clean and free from debris. Test the valves by inflating the board and ensuring it holds air without any leaks.

4. Pump It Up: Inflate your paddle board to the recommended pressure (PSI) using the pump it came with or one of our electric pumps. This not only ensures that it's ready for use but also allows you to check for any air leaks or abnormalities in the inflation process, which can save you huge disappointment on your first trip of the year.

5. Inspect Paddle and Accessories: Don't forget to inspect your paddle, leash, fins and any other accessories for signs of wear or damage. Replace any worn-out or damaged parts to ensure your safety and enjoyment on the water.

6. Store Properly: When not in use, store your inflatable paddle board properly after a fresh water rinse focusing on areas such as the inflation valve to prolong its lifespan. Keep it away from direct sunlight, extreme temperatures, and sharp objects that could cause damage.

7. Perform Regular Maintenance: Throughout the SUP season, perform regular maintenance checks on your board. Keep it clean, dry, and properly deflated after each use. Address any issues promptly to prevent them from worsening over time. "A stitch in time, saves nine".

By following these maintenance tips, you can ensure that your inflatable Beachbum paddle board is in top condition and ready for another season of adventure on the water. With proper care, your paddle board will continue to provide countless hours of fun for seasons to come. So, spring into action, and let the SUP adventures begin!