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    Weird Blisters on Bottom of Board

    Hey everyone,
    I have had pressure dings on the bottom of my boards before, but never blisters/bumps. These look big when the light hits them like in the picture, but they are only about 3 inches long and less and an inch wide and you can barley feel them. (the board is 9'2''). It doesn't look like a delam, but like a blister is forming from deep within the 8oz glassing. I am super careful with my boards, but lately, my wife has been coming to the beach with me, so after an early morning surf, we hang on the beach and I keep the board in a sock, but in the hot hot heat.

    Is this the result of putting a wet board in a sock and letting it sit in the sun? I was hoping the sock would be enough to keep the sun off it.

    I can live with these small bumps because they don't look or feel bad, but I don't want it to get worse. Do you recommend I start using a day bag if I plan on being at the beach for a while?
    Thanks.

    Blister.jpg

  2. #2
    heat and fiberglass don't play nice. post some better/clearer pics.

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    ^don't leave your board or your wetsuit or yourself in the sun for too long, big ol hydrogen bunga bunga

    Delam man. Push on it, squishy right? You did a great job describing it, blister n the sun.
    Bummer. Plenty of knowledge out there on fixin delams; have fun.
    Last edited by zaGaffer; Jul 2, 2013 at 06:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    ^don't leave your board or your wetsuit or yourself in the sun for too long, big ol hydrogen bunga bunga

    Delam man. Push on it, squishy right? You did a great job describing it, blister n the sun.
    Bummer. Plenty of knowledge out there on fixin delams; have fun.
    It's stiff. Not squishy at all, can't press it down or move it. Maybe it's not that bad yet, or I'm weak (impossible, I bench 400lbs while banging a hindu chick). But I will start researching delam repair.

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    Surf it til it dies. I like that. Kind of like party til she's cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    Surf it til it dies. I like that. Kind of like party til she's cute.
    Sorry, I had to take that out. I've broken a lot of boards, made me melancholy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassplayer View Post
    Hey everyone,
    I have had pressure dings on the bottom of my boards before, but never blisters/bumps. These look big when the light hits them like in the picture, but they are only about 3 inches long and less and an inch wide and you can barley feel them. (the board is 9'2''). It doesn't look like a delam, but like a blister is forming from deep within the 8oz glassing. I am super careful with my boards, but lately, my wife has been coming to the beach with me, so after an early morning surf, we hang on the beach and I keep the board in a sock, but in the hot hot heat.

    Is this the result of putting a wet board in a sock and letting it sit in the sun? I was hoping the sock would be enough to keep the sun off it.

    I can live with these small bumps because they don't look or feel bad, but I don't want it to get worse. Do you recommend I start using a day bag if I plan on being at the beach for a while?
    Thanks.

    Blister.jpg
    the odds of becoming the world surfing champion on your board had decreased dramatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post
    the odds of becoming the world surfing champion on your board had decreased dramatically.
    I'm still my mom's favorite surfer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassplayer View Post
    I'm still my mom's favorite surfer!
    That was funny, that's what my mom tells me too...my board bag is a reflective silver color and insulated w/ 5mm of neoprene on the inside, my boards stay amazingly cool in there, I still get too nervous to leave them in the sun tho.

  10. #10
    Has your board been whoring around ?