What are some tips for maintaining your surfing equipment?

Prolonged exposure to the sun is a death sentence for surfboards. Take the board to a professional repair shop for dents, never leave it exposed to direct sunlight or a hot car, always store the surfboard in a board bag, rinse the salt off the surface of the board after surfing. To avoid any damage to the leg rope, it's also a good idea to remove it from the board after each wave. This prevents water wear and therefore does not get entangled between waves.

Maintaining a surfboard is a process similar to that of a wetsuit. Be sure to rinse the board with fresh water after each wave. You should also make sure to leave your board out of direct sunlight, however, if you have no other option, to ensure that your board is well maintained, it's best to look for a surfboard bag. One of the easiest ways to maintain your table is to store it correctly.

When not in use, store the surfboard in a board bag, which can be purchased at most surf stores. The board bags are also perfect for traveling or taking the board back and forth to the beach and also help prevent scratches, scratches and dents on the fiberglass. The heat can be just as bad for your board as it is for your wetsuit. It can cause the fiberglass coating on the plate to weaken and yellow.

With this in mind, don't leave it in your car's bike rack or exposed to the sun for a long time. Store your board in a cool, shady place in a safe position. Boards that are knocked down and hit can cause other problems. Airlines don't always handle surfboards with care and there's nothing worse than arriving at the surf destination of your dreams with a badly damaged surfboard.

When learning a new sport, or in the case of surfing, a new way of life, it's just as important to learn to take care of your equipment as it is to learn to surf. You don't want water to get on the board, a local surfboard shaper can fix a cut or dent on the surfboard, and it's always easier to fix small dents than having to buy a new board. It's quite common for surfers to place a little wax on a small dent to keep it airtight, especially if they notice a small crack just before paddling into the waves. Always talk to your fellow local surfers, who know where you can surf, how the waves break, how shallow the reefs are, and any problems.

Those who wear a wetsuit usually rinse their wetsuit, so whenever you do, simply rinse your surfboard as well and then clean it until it's dry. When you go surfing, it's also a good idea to check for compression marks or dents before and after each wave to make sure the board is in good condition. Also, start fixing your own dents and make it a routine to check the condition of your surfboard after each wave. Although luggage carrier straps have been improving over the years, it's always good practice to carry the board in a board bag at all times.

In fact, it's not just a good investment for someone who doesn't plan to surf abroad. Undoubtedly, most minor damage to surfboards occurs when you travel to the beach, and especially in the parking lot. Fixing a delaminated surfboard is expensive and also adds random areas of greater weight (due to the additional resin used), which ultimately affects performance. After surfing, there are a few things you should do to ensure that your surfboard stays in the best possible condition.

It's definitely a good practice to keep your board in your bag until the last minute, when you're 100% ready to go surfing (just before quickly waxing the board). For larger dents or for damage that you would rather not address yourself, don't surf the board until it's fixed and be sure to dry it before taking it to your local styler or dent specialist. The thicker bags provide the extra padding and protection needed to attach the surfboard to the roof of the car and, of course, if you're flying with your favorite board for a surf trip abroad. As soon as you return from surfing, dry your board and check if there is even the slightest crack (dent).