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Windsurfing equipment should not only be stored correctly in order to ensure that your monetary investment is kept safe but so that you can ensure that all of your gear is working at optimum capacity and that you will be safe while out on the water. Hence, let’s breakdown some of the essential tips that you will need to protect your windsurfing gear so that it will last for as long a period as possible.
Cleaning Your Gear
One of the most important tasks to do after a session out on the water is to hose down your board. This is non-negotiable as the sand and salt will, over time, contribute to the degradation of the quality of your board if not properly cared for. In addition, you should find a place to store your board that will ensure that it is kept safe, dry and secure, preferably mounted onto a wall with the use of a wall rack. Furthermore, don’t skimp out by merely rinsing your board after windsurfing, be sure to thoroughly wash any remnants of sand off of all of your equipment and personal particulars that you use for windsurfing, this includes the mast and your helmet.
Ensure that neither your board or any of your other equipment for that matter is stored in a place with direct sun exposure, such as a patio or on top of a car roof. This is due to the fact that the sun will over time cause the paint to peter out and it could have adverse effects on other parts of your windsurfing toolkit, including the material which comprises your sail. As we are on the topic of the sail it is a good time to mention ideal storage methods, if at all possible consider hanging it up neatly to airdry, an alternative method to consider is folding it.
No More Tangles
A final step would be to ensure that the ropes and your harness lines are not only kept apart but that they are stored in different compartments as well. This step will ensure that your next trip doesn’t start with an enormous knot to fix, but also that these materials will endure. Finally, if you do live in an area with extremely high temperatures or are considering storing your equipment in a space where it gets really hot, think again as this can also damage your equipment. In conclusion, be sure to effectively store your windsurfing gear in order to make the most out of your equipment and be as safe as possible while out on the water