How to ensure my board will have the best lifespan:
1. Don't leave it out in the sun
2. Rinse it off with fresh water after each use
3. Let it dry completely before putting it away.
This especially means letting the foam deck pad dry
4. Store in a dry, cool place. In other words, don't let it bake in your hot car
5. Do not drag it, drop it, smash into things at high speed with it.
Whilst our inflatable SUP Boards are extremely durable, they do require a little TLC (tender loving care). With proper care, and maintenance, your XTERRA BOARD can keep up with you for years! If you want your board to last, and live through some crazy adventures then here are some do’s and don’ts
YES. This is true for all boards, both epoxy/hard, soft-tops and inflatables. The sun will damage mostly anything left in the sun for prolonged periods of time.
If you've inflated your board and it's just sitting out on the sand or grass, drape a towel over it. Or, put it under some shade.
Here are some side effects if left out in the sun other than when you are boarding:
Ideally, store your board clean, dry and free of any debris; somewhere secure to prevent theft, and in a cool, shaded, dry place.
Many people choose to inflate and deflate their boards each time they go out. That's the beauty of the boards - they inflate and deflate quickly, and they store nicely in our car or garage.
Please note that if you are inflating and deflating the board a lot the deck pad edges may need a little glue (provided in your repair kit).
Some people deflate their board slightly, folding it in thirds and storing on a shelf in their garage.
Yes. Although we recommend deflating, and rolling up the board and packing it into your XTERRA Backpack, you can inflate your board to the recommended PSI, and leave the board inflated for as long as you like.
Make sure if not in use, it is stored in the shade, and in a cool dry place. As well as away from any potentially harmful objects, to prevent any damage to the board.
In the winter months, if you use your board, before inflating, make sure to bring your board indoors, and give it time to warm up to the rooms temperature BEFORE inflating. This will prevent the board from cracking. The cold weather can harden the board.