How do I locate a leak or puncture?
Inflate the board and listen carefully for any air escaping.
Apply a thin coat of mild washing up liquid and watch for bubbles – the air escaping through the leak will form bubbles in the washing up liquid.
Make note of the location of the leak and clean off any remaining washing up liquid.
How do I fix it?
- The repair kit enclosed will be suitable for most repairs.
Deflate the board and ensure the affected area is clean and dry.
- Cut a section from the repair patch that is approximately 4 cm larger than the puncture to ensure the damaged area is fully covered.
- Coat the punctured area with a layer of adhesive and place the patch over the affected area. Use the roller to ensure that the patch is sealed flat.
NOTE: If the patch does not hold, use an extra layer of adhesive.
- Wait 24 hours to allow the adhesive to fully dry and then slowly reinflate the board to the correct PSI ensure the patch has stuck properly.
My board is leaking air from the valve
Air leaking from the valve is rare.
If you do find a leak coming specifically from the valve, please contact us for further information and guidance.