CARE & HANDLING GUIDE
To get the most out of your new Catch Surf® board, please adhere to the following guidelines:
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING
When exposed to high temperatures and/or direct sunlight for extended periods of time beyond ordinary use, the board may bubble and/or fade in color. Boards are required to be stored in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight or heat. Do not leave in car for extended periods of time.
Any damage caused by excessive sunlight or heat exposure due to neglect is NOT covered under our LIMITED WARRANTY.
Impacts may damage your board and any damage caused by impacts is NOT covered under our Limited Warranty.
After every use make sure to rinse your board with fresh water to remove dirt, sand and salt residue; wipe down with a clean cloth or towel and store away from direct sunlight, in a cool, dry location. Do not use solvents or cleaners on your board.
Ensure board is rinsed with fresh water, wiped clean and dry before storing in board bag or board sock.
Due to nature of materials used in the construction of soft surfboards in general, there will be some water absorption, which is normal and not a defect. This water typically drains after each use.
Wax your board as you would any other surfboard. No basecoat needed.
When riding your board, we recommend using a surf leash and staying away from sharp reef and rocky shorelines as the skins may be compromised if impact occurs. Do not use your board in questionable conditions, shore-break, or extremely shallow conditions as this will void your warranty and may cause bodily harm.
This board is not meant for use as a lifesaving device or meant for use as a rental board/surf school board.
Following the rules of surf etiquette will also bring a long life to your new board.
When strapping the board onto vehicle roof racks, do not cinch the straps too tight, as it may crease the rails. Use a board bag as much as possible when mounting to your vehicle.
Do NOT use bodyboard repair products such as “The Blob®” or “Sponge Rez®”; as these products will damage your board and eat away the composite core.
For punctures, cuts, gashes, pealed seams, skin rips and/or de-lams use: 3M® 5200, Sikaflex® 291, Gorilla Glue® and/or hot-melt glue from glue gun. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for correct and safe use of these repair compounds.
Ensure repair area is clean and dry before attempting repairs. Allow 24 hours for repairs to cure and dry before use.