How to Repair a Bodyboard
If you’ve been bodyboarding for quite some time now, we absolutely know the feeling when it gets its first dent. While it could be very frustrating, it is a relief to know that you can easily repair your bodyboard by yourself and without asking for professional help. If you’ve been surfing and had your bodyboard damaged by getting a hole in the deck or if it has been struck by a rock, you may need to take some time off to educate yourself with the basics of repairing a bodyboard.
In this post, we will be talking about everything that you need to know about how to repair a bodyboard. This task is very easy and gets you bodyboarding again in no time. All you need to do is to refer to this guide and let us help you make the most out of your bodyboard. Keep reading if you want to know more about it.
Can You Repair a Bodyboard By Yourself?
You can always seek professional help from a local to perform the repair for you. That is if we haven’t convinced you that you can do this all by yourself. One of the greatest advantages of using a bodyboard instead of a surfboard is that the bodyboard is a lot easier to repair.
Repairing a surfboard would also mean that you need to gather materials including fiber cloth and polymer, especially if you’re using a PU board. Repairing a surfboard would also seem like you’re performing surgery on it, as you’ll be cutting some of its parts loose, filling it in, as well as sanding it to have a smoother finish from before, and all of these tasks depend on the damage it has incurred.
With a bodyboard, on the other hand, you wouldn’t be required to do these. Repairing a regular bodyboard will only take you a maximum of 15 minutes.
What Are the Common Types of Bodyboard Dings?
How to Repair a Small Hole in Your Bodyboard
Prolonged sun exposure, rocks, as well as sharp corals, can potentially damage your bodyboard, which results in a non-waterproof and heavy bodyboard that wouldn’t last long. Given the dings mentioned in the earlier section, it is important to note that you must refrain from using super glues or any other products that are abrasive, as these will likely burn the bodyboard’s core. Doing so could also make your bodyboard end up in the trash.
If you’re repairing your bodyboard just by yourself, you should see to it that you also protect the core of the sponge while you try your best to prevent the bodyboard from getting waterlogged. If you neglect to repair this problem, salt water is likely to cause the deterioration of the bodyboard’s polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene (PE) foam. If you’ve found a small hole in your bodyboard, here’s what you should do:
How to Repair a Bodyboard
For all other dings that have been mentioned in the earlier section, here are some of the steps that you should take note of:
Tips on How to Repair a Bodyboard
Repairing your bodyboard is very easy and it’s something that you can do all by yourself. If you’re not confident enough, then you may seek assistance from a professional to do the repairs for you. Just remember to refer to this guide when in doubt. After all, we believe that we have provided you with everything that you need to know to be able to do this task right the first time.