A Comprehensive Guide to Properly Storing Paddle Boards

If you are a paddle board enthusiast, you know how important it is to store your boards correctly. Storing them properly not only increases their lifespan but also ensures they remain in perfect condition for the next time you want to use them. In this blog post, we will be discussing how to store paddle boards effectively.

Location and Space

The first thing to consider when storing your paddle board is location and space. The ideal storage location should be dry, cool, and free of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. You can choose between indoor or outdoor storage depending on the available space in your home.

If you go for indoor storage, ensure that the space has enough room for the size of your board and its accessories such as paddles and leashes. On the other hand, if outdoor storage works best for you because of limited indoor space, avoid leaving your paddleboard directly on grass or soil as moisture can seep into the board causing damage over time.

Rack Storage

Racks are an excellent option when it comes to storing both single-board or multiple-board collections conveniently while keeping them organized at all times.

When buying a rack system for storing your SUPs (Stand Up Paddleboards), look out for one that is made from sturdy materials such as metal or coated steel with padding where necessary. Avoid hanging too many boards on one rack; otherwise, they might get damaged during retrieval.

Wall Storage

Wall mounts provide another great option for those seeking more accessible storage solutions within their homes while maintaining aesthetic appeal throughout their living spaces.

For wall-mounted racks comprising hooks attached directly onto walls using screws or nails, ensure that enough distance exists between individual hooks so that each board suspends levelled without rubbing against others stored alongside it.

Also note: If spanning beyond 6 feet horizontally along any single wall section where mounting hardware must be installed into drywall, consider adding wooden studs behind the wall surface for added support.

Cover Storage

If you do not have enough indoor or outdoor space to store your paddleboard, a cover is an excellent way to protect it from harsh weather elements such as sun, wind and rain. Covers come in different sizes that are tailored to specific board lengths and widths so be sure to measure your board properly before purchasing one.

Ensure that the selected cover is breathable allowing airflow around the board; otherwise, moisture can accumulate inside due to condensation forming on its surface.

Conclusion

Storing your paddle boards correctly should be a top priority if you want them always in perfect condition. Whether using racks or covers, ensure they are stored in dry cool areas with no direct sunlight exposure while avoiding overcrowding when storing. If possible invest in high-quality storage solutions made of durable materials for optimal protection. We hope this guide has been helpful towards guiding better storage practices for SUPs!

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