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Aqua Marina have produced a series of helpful ‘How To‘ videos on storing, assembling and repairing your iSUP board.
- Read through and follow the instructions in your SUP user manual.
- Ensure the value on your SUP is in the correct upward position before pumping or air will escape when you disconnect the hose.
- Attach the gauge to your pump so you can read the air pressure as you pump.
- Make sure your hose is connected properly to both the SUP board’s valve and to the pump.
- Start pumping. It can take up to 3PSI before the gauge shows a reading, so keep pumping.
- Pump to 15PSI and disconnect the hose from the SUP board valve.
- Secure the dust cap to protect the valve.
Your board will start to take shape with as little as 3-5PSI, but keep pumping. Most SUP boards need to be pumped to 15PSI. Double check the specification in your user manual for the correct pressure.
Just like a car tyre, when your board is properly inflated it will be stiff and rigid so that you can barely make an impression with your thumb.
Aqua Marina have provided a helpful video on how to assemble and store your iSUP.
Always inflate your SUP board to the recommend PSI before going out on water.
Aqua Marina have provided a helpful video on how to assemble,pump and store your iSUP (inflatable stand up paddleboard).
Yes, Aqua Marina has provided user manuals and documentation for their 2021 range. The information contained within these documents, including the safety advice can be applied to most types of SUPs.
Aqua Marina 2021 inflatable stand up paddleboard user manual.
YES, staying safe in/on water is the most important thing.
We know wearing a life vest/jacket can be cumbersome and reduce paddle stroke maneuverability, so we offer Restube. The Restube device uses a CO2 cartridge. It’s small, light and clips on like a belt around the hips. Unlike other flotation devices, you only inflate Restube if and when you need to! Add a Restube to your SUP package when choosing your new SUP board.
Take a look at the RNLI’s post for more information on stand up paddleboarding safety visit the.
There are a few things to take into consideration when choosing the right SUP board such as your weight, SUP board length and width. We wrote a helpful blog article ‘What SUP board is right for me?’ that goes into detail on what you need to know.
There are some dos and don’ts when it comes to minding your paddle board and you can read all about SUP board care here. Here’s a few top tips to get you started.
- Do store a SUP board in a cool dark place
- Do rinse a SUP board periodically or after use on salt water
- Do dry a SUP board after washing
- Do remove fin(s) before folding/rolling a SUP board
- Do wipe away any grit, gravel or sand
- Don’t bend the fin plates
- Don’t store in direct sunlight
- Don’t over inflated your SUP board
- Don’t drag a SUP board across rough ground
- Don’t transport a SUP board at full pressure
- Don’t transport a SUP board next to rough or sharp objects
You can stand up paddleboard in rivers, lakes and in the sea. There’s no shortage of watery locations in this country! We wrote an article on our blog that goes into more detail.
If you are new to stand up paddle boarding, fear not! There are lots of great resources online to get you out on the water in no time. Below are some beginner tips to help you get started.
Instructions & Assembly
We recommend that you read the documentation that comes with your iSUP package, go through and assemble the accompanying accessories so you know what all parts are named and what they are for.
Pumping your iSUP
Usually a SUP board needs to be inflated to no less that 15PSI. This can vary depending on the board you have, so make sure to read the instructions. Using an under inflated board on the water will impede your SUPing progress and could cause accidents. Try pumping your board at home first to learn about the hose, gauge, pump and how it connects to your SUP.
Yes, yes it is. All you need is a calm and preferably dry day to take your stand up paddleboard out on the water. During the colder months it is advised to wrap up, take a towel and a change of clothes… just in case. There are a few things to bear in mind, have a look at this article on our blog for some tips and advise.
Fixing a leaking valve on an iSUP board is easy, all you need to do is tighten the valve. In some cases you may need to reassemble the valve and remove any debris.