How To Set Up Your Paddleboard

Step By Step Guide To Set Up And Put Away Your Inflatable Paddleboard

Unpack And Unroll

  • Unpack your board, pump, fin, paddle and ankle leash, lay them out in order ready to use.
  • Undo the strap and unroll your board on a flat, soft area of ground (Grass or Sand is ideal)

Connect The Pump And Inflate

  • Connect the hose to the pump at the top on the handle, ensure the dual action valve is closed (near the top of the pump) and connect the pump to the board (ensure the board valve is shut)
  • For the initial part of the inflation use the pump in dual mode (inflates on both push and pull), when pumping becomes difficult open the dual pump valve (the twist valve at the top of the pump), this switches to single action (only pump on the downward motion). At the same time you switch to single action, connect the fin by sliding it into the slot at the back on the underside. Continue with single action until you get to your desired pressure (see pressure table)

Assemble The Paddle, Attach The Ankle Leash And Check Everything Is Set Correct

  • Assemble your paddle by connecting the paddle, main shaft and the handle together setting the paddle length that suits you best. If at this stage you want the paddle to be held securely, undo the clamp and rotate clockwise to tighten (there is a small image to show the directions on the clamp)
  • Attach the ankle leash to the safety loop next to the valve
  • Most important step is to check all of your gear and make sure everything is set up correctly and safely

Have Fun

  • Get out on the water and have fun on your board. Be careful on the water and take any safety precautions necessary, look out for anyone around you

Clean Down

  • When you exit the water you should always clean down your board to avoid any build up of mould or bacteria
  • Cleaning down the board ensures that you do not contaminate any lake/water by carrying bacteria from one to the next
  • Cleaning down the board also helps improve the life of the board

Release The Pressure And Remove All The Air

  • To release the pressure, undo the valve cover and press the valve release. Caution with this stage as the board is under pressure and this will release the pressure very quickly to start, do not hold anything over the valve and do not look directly into the valve!
  • Once the pressure has released, remove the fin from underneath and compress the board to remove most of the air.
  • Once you have removed most of the air, close the valve and swap the pump to draw air out (the pipe attaches to the bottom of the pump). Connect it to the board and pump all the air out 

Roll up tight and Pack up

  • To best fit all the contents back into the bag, roll the board up as tight as possible starting from the nose. Once it is rolled up, use the supplied strap to hold it tight together
  • Take your paddle apart, collect all your items together and carefully pack your items, starting with the board.


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