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How Long Does a Stand-up Paddle Board Last?

August 1, 2023
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Whether you’re a seasoned veteran with tons of experience or simply considering getting into the wonderful world of stand-up paddle boarding (SUP-ing), somewhere in your journey, you will probably think to yourself, “How long does a stand-up paddle board last?” As always, our team of SUP experts at Atoll Boards has everything you need to know, so keep on reading below!

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What is the Lifespan of an SUP?

Now, without further ado, what is the lifespan of an SUP? Well, as one would imagine, the answer is incredibly subjective. In other words, while there are some general expectations for how long a stand-up paddle board will last, the deciding factors are usually variables along the lines of how often it gets used, whether or not the board is properly stored, the quality of its cleaning, upkeep, and maintenance, and so much more. In other words, those seemingly little everyday details can have big effects on the lifespan of an SUP.

How Many Years Will My SUP Survive?

With all of that in mind, you’re probably wondering, “How much time can I get out of my SUP?” Or, to put it more dramatically, “How many years will my SUP survive?” Well, like any other outdoor gear, accessories, and equipment, the better care you take of it, the longer you can expect it to last. For those who don’t take good care of their boards, an SUP can become unusable in as little as three years; or, depending on the severity of the situation, it can go even quicker than that.

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On the other hand, if an SUP is properly stored, cleaned, and routinely maintained, then it’s relatively easy to get at least three to five years out of one board. Furthermore, a paddle boarder with outstanding diligence, discipline, and determination can certainly more than five years with their SUP. At the end of the day, it all comes down to you, the owner.

How to Take Care of Your SUP

Finally, let’s take a closer look at how to take care of your SUP. Lucky for you, our team at Atoll Boards has an entire separate blog entry that is specifically dedicated to this very topic. In it, we discuss proper cleaning techniques, the long-term effects of direct sunlight, whether or not you should keep your board inflated, and so much more. To read the full article, click here. Additionally, to learn more about how to safely store your paddle board, click here. And, last but not least, for a blog that’s all about packing up your inflatable stand-up paddle board (iSUP) at the end of SUP season, click here.

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Contact Our Team at Atoll Boards

We hope this helped to answer your question, “How long does a stand-up paddle board last?” Now that you have a better understanding of all the factors that go into the lifespan of an SUP, you’re better prepared to take good care of your current or future board. That said, if you’re in the market for a brand-new board, then consider our signature Atoll Boards. Made with the best materials available, our iSUPs are perfect companions for practically any type of paddling. Whatever your passion may be—SUP racing, touring, fishing, etc—an Atoll Board is sure to serve you well. For more information about our signature iSUPS, how to extend the lifespan of your current SUP, or anything else, please feel free to contact our team at Atoll Boards. We would be more than happy to help you in any way we can. Until then!

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