Frequently Asked Questions
Why isn’t my PSI gauge reading when I start pumping?
The pump will typically not show a pressure reading until approximately 5 PSI. If you are pumping up the board and it looks inflated but is not reading a PSI value, just keep adding air! Also, refer to the next question.
The handle on my paddle won’t stay locked.
No problem! This can be fixed in seconds without the use of any tools. Simply open the clamp and gently spin it once clockwise. When you clamp it back down, it will form a tighter connection and the handle will lock in place at your desired height.
Air is leaking from around the valve, what should I do?
A simple tightening is all that is necessary. While the board is deflated and using the valve wrench that was included with your kit, gently tighten the valve by turning in the clockwise direction until it no longer spins. There is no glue at this point on the board, only a pinch seal, so properly and fully tightening your valve with the included wrench is all that you’ll need to do to stop air from escaping.
Is it possible to overinflate my board?
Using the included hand pump, it would be next to impossible to overinflate your paddle board. They are constructed with a factor of safety in mind and it is extremely unlikely that you will be able to add enough pressure to cause a rupture.
What PSI should my board be inflated to?
We recommend inflating your board to 12-15 PSI depending on rider height and weight as well as ambient temperature. On a hot sunny day, you may need slightly less air than on a colder day. If you stand on the board and the nose and tail are flat with the surface of the water, your board is properly inflated.
How do I deflate my board?
To deflate your board, simply press down on the valve stem and give it a gentle quarter turn in the clockwise direction; this will lock the stem in the open (down) position and you will hear air rushing out. Rolling or folding the board while the valve is open will help speed up the process. When you are done deflating, we recommend turning the valve stem in the opposite direction to close it (in the up position) so that it is ready for the next time you inflate. You do not need any extra tools or accessories to deflate your board.
I broke my fin/paddle/leash/pump/hose/
Sorry to hear that! Unfortunately our warranty does not cover accessories, but you can always order replacement parts by visiting the Accessories page of our website at rocpaddleboards.com/shop
Do the paddles float?
The paddles are designed to float for a short period but not indefinitely; if you become separated from your paddle on the water, retrieve it as soon as possible. If it becomes waterlogged, simply disassemble the paddle into two pieces to empty out any water it may have taken on while floating.
What’s the best way to keep my board in long term storage?
We recommend storing your board in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. If you’re putting it away for the season, it is recommended to gently wash the board to remove any dirt or debris. A solution of dilute dish soap and warm water can be used to clean off any parts that have become dirty. Once clean and dry, roll the board as you typically would and store in a cool dry place.
Are you really shipping in 4-8 days?
YES! All of our orders are processed as soon as they are received. We utilize various logistical access points across the country to ensure that you get your order as fast as possible.
Do I need a life jacket?
It is essential that you familiarize yourself with the local rules and regulations of your area prior to going out. In the United States, the US Coast Guard considers paddle boards as watercraft and thus requires that safety gear such as life jacket and signaling devices be carried while on the water.
Do you sell wholesale?
We are currently accepting wholesale orders for 2022! Please send an email to email@example.com and we would love to hook you up.
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