10 Ways To Keep Yourself, Surfboard and Equipment Looking and Performing Like New.

10 Ways To Keep Yourself, Surfboard and Equipment Looking and Performing Like New. -

10 Ways To Keep Yourself, Surfboard and Equipment Looking and Performing Like New.

10 Ways To Keep Yourself, Surfboard and Equipment Looking and Performing Like New.

Keeping yourself and your surfing equipment in tiptop shape is a big part of the sport.

  1. Do Stretch Exercises Prior To and Following Each Ride: Your hamstrings, shoulder and spine need a good stretch before paddling out and will prevent cramping and soreness by doing this before and after.
  2. Drink Only Water!!: You always want to reach for a cold beer or soda after a ride on a hot day but water has many health benefits that your body needs to perform at a top level.
  3. Protein Diet: Turkey, fish, cheese, lean beef, eggs and yogurts eaten 30-60 minutes after each ride will build muscles and give you the energy you need to succeed. 
  4. Keep Ears Dry!: Salt water can cause surfers (swimmers) ear rather quickly. make sure to properly dry and drain your ears after each and every ride to prevent this from happening.
  5. Wash Surfboard With Fresh Water: Salt water can cause corrosion to fiberglass and surfboards. Make it a habit to wash and rinse your board after each ride and it will last much longer providing years of enjoyment.
  6. Dry Well Before Storing: Many of us use a storage bag. Make sure your board is bone dry prior to storing in your bag to prevent mildew and moisture which can cause corrosion over time. 
  7. Check For Dings/Cracks: Its good to know your board and to check after each ride for dings and/or cracks as these can become bigger problems if not tended to right away!
  8. Rinse/Dry Wetsuit: This one speaks for itself but a fresh water rinse can do wonders for your wetsuit after going in salt water. 
  9. Remove/Replace Old Wax: After a few rides you will want to strip your old wax and apply a new fresh coat. 
  10. Always Use A Leash!: This is a hot topic lately and I recommend never going out without one. It provides safety not only to yourself but to others around you. 

By getting into the habit and routine of doing these few little things, you will have a much better and easier time next time you paddle out.

Have fun and stay safe!! 


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