I did a bit of research and Santa Cruz uses what they call 'powerlyte technology' on the pumpkin seed line of boards. I can't find exactly what goes into 'powerlyte technology' but if it is similar to the methods used by tuflite or resin8 then the damage is probably worse then it seems.
Assuming that the methods are similar...... This type of board consists of a high density foam (such as corecell or divineycel) vacuum bagged onto a low density EPS core. The high density foam is pretty much waterproof and it will protect the water-sucking EPS core if the epoxy/fiberglass shell is compromised. If you are seeing bubbles coming through a crack that means that water has penitrated the EPS core and both the epoxy shell and high density foam are busted.
In other words.... your board is no longer water tight. Follow South Bethany's advice and take it to someone who has experience fixing compsands. Your local surf shop should be able to point you in the right direction but be leery. Most of the summer time help are high schoolers or college kids who sell shirts, baggies, and the occasional surfboard. They work in retail, not the surfboard industry (usually). I don't have any experience with any of the surf shops in the area so i cant recommend anyone.
I plan on taking a trip down to IRI this weekend so if you want me to take a look at it I would be happy too. Send me a PM.
Yankee..i wasn't trying to be harsh about your support your local shaper suggestion...i only buy boards from local guys myself, so i know all of them around here, and none of them want any part of a surftech repair. Thats just not their thing...not my thing either.
Doc at Ocean Atlantic Surf shop may be able to help. He's a local shaper and the first person I'd go ask in the MD/DE area.
Sounds like you need some epoxy resin- the box says "epoxy resin." Avoid the suncure unless you want a quick fix. Who wants to go to the shop everytime you get a ding. Its part of surfing. Like anything the more repairs you make the better you will get.
On a traditional PU/PE dings can be easily fixed at home with some suncure or dingall. An EPS/epoxy board can be fixed with epoxy resin at home as well.
Your problem is more complicated because 1) the board has layers and 2) the core has been compromised. If you just sand it down and glass over the ding you might shave off the high density layer. Your board will be weaker and more prone to snapping. Also, you might trap water in the board which will not only add weight, it will also rot the core and increase your chances of lamination.
haha ok im not really sure what to do anymore.. but thanks everybody.. ill probably ask around and ask some shops
They're not really either tuff, or lite, eh?