Here are some tips to remember for safe transport and storage:
- Long trips on the top of your vehicle add up to hours of unrelenting sun exposure, purchase a board bag designed for travel. Not only will your board be protected from the sun, excessive heat and flying road gravel, you won't have to scrape dead bugs off your board before you can paddle.
- Do not wrap the board in plastic or bubble wrap -- The greenhouse effect created by the sun can cause the temperature to build up to a point that the board may delaminate.
- Store the board inside, under cover and dry. Big temperature fluctuations from hot to freezing temperatures (for those of us in the colder climes) stress the materials.