If you love your inflatable paddle board and you want it to last a long time, you must take care of it. Below are a few tips on how to secure your SUP and accessories for transport, along with the most efficient way to pack everything in your travel bag!
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So, you’re staring at your board and accessories and wondering, “how am I ever going to fit everything perfectly in that bag?” It’s actually quite simple. We'll show you how!
After removing your accessories, deflate your board. Remove the cap from the valve, press down on the valve pin to release the air, and then twist it slightly so it stays open. The air pressure will be strong, so keep your face away from the valve when doing this.
Fold the board, like a tortilla, starting at the nose. When you reach the tail, press on the valve for the remaining air to escape.
STEP 3Secure and tighten the folded paddle board with the retention strap. This will also help you carry the board to its bag.
Place the board in the travel bag with the fin boxes facing up.
STEP 5Place the pump hose, repair kit, and leash in the pouch on the side of the bag.
STEP 6Place your fins in their pouch and slide the fins pouch in the pocket at the front of the bag.
STEP 7Place the pump in the bag with the base of the pump at the bottom of the board bag.
STEP 8Place the 3 pieces of your paddle in between the layers of your folded board. Make sure to place the blade and handle upward in the bag.
STEP 9Once everything is in its place, secure the board with the retention belts in the bag.
STEP 10Close the bag with the zippers.
Position the zippers at the top of your bag so that your accessories don’t fall out the next time you open your bag.