It's safe to leave a stand-up paddle board (SUP) inflated for an extended period of time. Here are some tips for leaving your paddle board inflated.
Check the manufacturer's recommendations:
The first thing you should do is check the manufacturer's recommendations for how long you can leave your SUP inflated. Most manufacturers will specify a maximum amount of time that the board can be left inflated without damaging it. Paddle Co. boards can be left inflated indefinitely if the board is stored properly. For long-term storage, we recommend letting a little air pressure out of the board. This will help relieve some of the pressure on the seams of the PVC material and can help prevent extra stress if temperature fluctuations cause changes in air pressure over time.
Store the board properly:
If you're going to be leaving your SUP inflated for an extended period of time, it's important to store it properly to ensure that it stays in good condition. Avoid storing the board in direct sunlight or extreme temperatures, as these can cause the board to become damaged or degrade over time. Store the board in a dry, well-ventilated area, and consider using a protective cover to protect it from dust, dirt, and other contaminants.
Consider using a board storage rack:
If you have the space, you may want to consider using a board storage rack to store your SUP when it's not in use. A board storage rack can help to keep the board off the ground and protect it from damage, and it can also make it easier to access the board when you're ready to use it.
Clean the board before storage.
If you’re looking to store your board away for an extended period of time we would recommend cleaning your board first, soapy water will do the job making sure your board is free from any salts and grime it might have picked up during use. To prevent mold make sure your board is dry before storage.