I don't have central air in my house, just a couple of window air units. I've got a window unit in my bedroom and one in my living room. My surfboard is in the 2nd bedroom - no window unit.
The way this summer has been shaping up, even in the rooms with the window units, the temp has been in the 80s in my house. The room with the boards is 83. Is it "ok" to leave the board in a room this hot as long as it's out of the sun, or should I purchase a window unit for this room?
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Thread: Surfboard Storage
Aug 11, 2010, 11:56 PM #1Junior Member
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Aug 12, 2010, 12:23 AM #2
you're fine...i keep mine in the living room w/ 2 windows, no a/c ( i can't stand it) & have had no problems. it's gotten well into the 90's this summer. heat doesn't really become an issue until you get into the 100's or so. just keep them out of direct sunlight.
maybe consider getting a window fan to aid circulation...just a thought.
Aug 12, 2010, 12:30 AM #3Junior Member
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Aug 12, 2010, 02:45 AM #4
I keep my boards in a homemade surfboard rack in board bags out side in the shady area on the back side of my house . IN the winter in the shed they go
I dont worry about anyone stealing my stuff either
1. I got a fenced in yard with a 6ft stockade fence with my dog out there most of the day
2. Everyone knows my boards and anyone that who would steal them woudnt get far cause I got people out side in my neighborhood all day
Aug 12, 2010, 04:06 AM #5
Just don't pile a lot of stuff on them. I went to a garage sale where a guy put 2 boards on top of 2 saw horses and proceeded to store some heavy stuff on top. One was an old Oceanside and the other was an old Yater. I asked about buying them but when he dug them out they were really out of shape. Shame of it was they were in really good condition but now looked like bananas.
Aug 12, 2010, 04:08 AM #6
Aug 12, 2010, 12:52 PM #7
I keep my boards in a shed all year (no heating/cooling). I put a stack of paper towels under the tail, and lean them against the wall.
Anybody know if keeping them up on their tails is okay? I havent had too many problems besides a few scratches but the towels fixed that. And is the cold in the winter in any way bad for them either? It gets to be freezing in there sometimes. (I can always move them inside for the offseason)
Aug 13, 2010, 04:54 AM #9
Aug 13, 2010, 03:07 PM #10Member
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Be extra careful if you have an EPS/Epoxy board. They are especially vulnerable to the sun and heat. An epoxy board can get delam bubbles if you leave it in the sun for like 5 minutes.